Small Animal Surgery
Small Animal Surgery
The programme is delivered over 22 modules. The first part of the programme will focus on soft tissue surgery and the second part on orthopaedic surgery.
A total of 9 fully hands-on sessions will allow you to pratise all the taught techniques.
The programme has been designed to enable you to:
- Gain a General Practitioner Certificate in Small Animal Surgery qualification- GPCert (SAS)
- Develop new enthusiasm and confidence in your surgical capabilities
- Gain qualifications which put you at the forefront of your field
- Access training which is developed and delivered by world-renowned experts teaching the latest techniques
- Increase your knowledge and reduce the need for external referral
- Provide the skills needed in everyday practice
- Benefit from a structured approach utilising taught, practical and case based learning
All in a flexible and convenient way to fit learning around busy schedules.
The Small Animal Surgery programme is split into two parts; part one covering soft-tissue surgery and part two orthopaedic/spinal surgery. Each part includes four, hands-on practical sessions where you can practice your surgical skills in a supervised and safe environment.
This will run alongside the taught course and will offer easy access to module notes, case-discussions via a forum, plus additional material such as relevant articles, videos and presentations.
This program includes
- 12 months free subscription of Bitesize
- An online learning platform which includes a forum and additional learning resources
- Notes and other supporting learning materials
- Refreshments and lunches
01 - Surgical Asepsis and Basic Operative Techniques. Wounds and Wound HealingTBC | University of Nicosia
Instrumentation and instrument handling Antiseptics, sterilisation techniques and use of antibiotics Gloving and gowning Principles of wound healing - primary and delayed closure, secondary healing Principles of reconstructive surgery - skin flaps and grafts Principles and uses of surgical drains Hernias – hiatal, perineal, inguinal, umbilical, diaphragmatic, prepubic, peritoneo-pericardial
02 - Gastrointestinal Surgery ITBC | University of Nicosia
Salivary gland diseases - mucocoeles, trauma, hypersialism, neoplasia Oesophageal foreign bodies, trauma, strictures, diverticulum, neoplasia The stomach - hiatal hernias, gastric foreign bodies, dilatation/volvulus, gastric outflow disease, gastric neoplasia
03 - Gastrointestinal Surgery IITBC | University of Nicosia
Intestinal surgery - serosal and omental patching, obstructions and foreign bodies, neoplasia Megacolon, rectal prolapse and stricture The anus and perianal area - atresia ani, anal sac disease, anal furunculosis Liver, spleen and pancreas surgery
04 - Urinary and Reproductive Tract SurgeryTBC | University of Nicosia
Obstructive diseases of the urinary tract - ureters, bladder and urethra Urinary tract trauma - kidneys, ureters, bladder and urethra Urinary incontinence Urinary tract neoplasia Disorders and surgery of the female and male reproductive tracts
05 - Oral and Pharyngeal Surgery - The EarTBC | University of Nicosia
Surgery of the lips and cheeks, tongue and hard palate Maxilla/mandible - maxillectomy and mandibulectomy Pharyngeal surgery Tonsillar surgery The ear - lateral wall resection, vertical canal ablation, total canal ablation/lateral bulla osteotomy, ventral bulla osteotomy, haematomas
06 - Surgery of the Upper Airways - Laryngeal and Tracheal SurgeryTBC | University of Nicosia
• The nose – neoplasia • The nasal sinuses • BOAS - Brachycephalic obstructive airway syndrome • Laryngeal diseases – paralysis, collapse, trauma, stenosis, neoplasia • Tracheal surgery - tracheotomy, tracheostomy, collapse, resection/anastomosis, trauma, foreign bodies, neoplasia
07 - Surgery of the abdominal and thoracic cavitiesTBC | University of Nicosia
• Peritonitis – pathophysiology, clinical signs and treatment • Chest wall diseases – neoplasia and trauma • Chylothorax • PDA • Thoracic surgery: Instrumentation, Thoracic drainage, Thoracotomy procedures, Lung lobectomy, Pericardectomy
08 - Surgical OncologyTBC | University of Nicosia
Principles of oncologic surgery Surgery for skin tumours, oral tumours, gastrointestinal tumours, urogenital tumours and chest wall tumours Feline specific tumours
09 - Reconstructive Surgery - Practical SessionTBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Wound closure - Tension relief, prevention of ‘dog ears’, relaxing incisions. Pedicle flaps - Advancement flaps, rotational flaps, transposition flaps Muscle and omental flaps - External abdominal oblique muscle flap, omental transposition Skin grafts - Full thickness skin grafts and stamp grafts
10 - Gastrointestinal and Urinary Tract Surgery - Practical SessionTBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Oesophageal foreign bodies - Pre-op management, anaesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical technique, post-op care and assessment Gastric dilatation volvulus - Temporary and permanent gastropexy Nephrectomy and nephrotomy - Partial nephrectomy, ureteronephrectomy, indications for nephrotomy Urethrostomy - Prescrotal, scrotal, perineal, prepubic
11 - Head and Neck Surgery - Practical SessionTBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Total ear canal ablation (TECA) - Suture materials and special instruments, post-op care and assessment, complications Ventral bulla osteotomy - Suture materials and special instruments, post-op care and assessment, complications Thyroid surgery - Thyroidectomy in the dog, thyroidectomy in the cat demonstration Unilateral arytenoid lateralisation - Pre-op management, anaesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical technique, post-op care and assessment
12 - Thoracic Surgery - Practical SessionTBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Thoracotomy - Pre-op management, anaesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical technique, post-op care and assessment Lung lobectomy - Partial and complete lobectomy Pericardectomy - Subtotal and total Patent ductus arteriosus (PDA) - Pre-operative management, anaesthesia, surgical anatomy, surgical technique, post-op care and assessment
13 - Orthopaedics I - Joint Diseases of the ForelimbTBC | University of Nicosia
Conditions of the shoulder including luxation, osteochondrosis and dysplasia. Excision arthroplasty. Conditions of the elbow including luxations, elbow dysplasia, developmental disease and un-united anconeal process. Developmental carpal disease, carpal hyperextension and arthrodesis and luxations of the carpus and foot Growth plate disorders
14 - Orthopaedics II - Joint Diseases of the HindlimbTBC | University of Nicosia
Conditions of the hip, including dysplasia, luxations, arthroplasty and total hip replacement Conditions of the stifle, inlcuding patellar luxation, osteochondrosis and cruciate rupture Conditions of the hock, including osteochondrosis and luxation
15 - Fracture Repair ITBC | University of Nicosia
The initial assessment of the fracture patient Descriptions and applications of fracture classification Principles and decision making in fracture repair Methods of fracture fixation and implants, including plating and external fixation devices
16 - Fracture Repair IITBC | University of Nicosia
The principles of fracture reduction, including both closed and open techniques Options for bone grafting including both cancellous and cortical grafts Stabilisation of specific fractures of the fore and hindlimb Approaches to the following complications: Delayed union / Non-union / Mal-union / Osteomyelitis
17 - Practical – Joint Diseases of the ForelimbTBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Shoulder joint – surgical approaches, bicipital tenotomy Elbow joint – surgical approaches, treatment of elbow dysplasia (medial coronoid disease, OCD, UAP and radio-ulnar incongruity) Carpal arthrodesis
18 - Practical – Joint Diseases of the HindlimbTBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Hip joint – femoral head and neck ostectomy Stifle joint I – extracapsular repair of cranial cruciate ligament disease, meniscal inspection Stifle joint II – surgical correction of a luxating patella by tibial tuberosity transposition
19 - Practical – Internal FixationTBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Surgical repair of a fractured radius using a bone plate and screws Surgical repair of a fractured humerus using an intramedullary pin and a bone plate and screws Surgical repair of a fractured femur using an intramedullary pin and a bone plate and screws
20 - Practical – External Fixation & Bone GraftTBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Cancellous bone grafting – harvesting cancellous bone from the proximal humerus Review of external fixation equipment – pins, bars and clamps Surgical repair of a fractured tibia with a type II linear frame Surgical repair of a comminuted radial fracture with a type Ib linear frame
21 - Spinal surgery ITBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Lesion localisation – the neurological examination and its interpretation The application of neurodiagnostics The approach to and management of paraplegia and tetraplegia Neurological emergencies, including cranial trauma and status epilepticus
22 - Spinal surgery IITBC | Improve International CY Practical Facilities
Theory and demonstration of: Cervical disc surgery Thoracolumbar disc surgery Lumbosacral disc surgery CSF tap and myelography
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