Body Systems and Medical Pharmacology
Day 1 - This highly applicable module will enable you to feel more confident in your clinical examination skills to identify more subtle changes than just temperature, pulse and respiratory rates. With a logical approach to a variety of abnormalities you will come away from this module full of renewed enthusiasm for a medical diagnostic challenge.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Appreciate clinical assessment and how it that can be used to narrow down location of a respiratory problem.
- Explain the typical presentations, treatment and follow up required for a variety of respiratory diseases in small animal practice including feline asthma/bronchitis, chronic canine bronchitis, lungworm, pneumonia and nasal disease.
- Discuss the common signs of acute and chronic gastrointestinal disease and logical approaches to investigating the underlying causes
- Describe the most common gastrointestinal diseases and how to treat and/or manage them successfully.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of liver disease in the cat and dog
- Compare pancreatitis in cats and dogs in relation to presentation and treatment options
- Recognise the importance of the classification of chronic kidney disease in relation to management and monitoring
- Become familiar with the diagnostic, therapeutic and monitoring challenges of a variety of endocrine diseases including those associated with the pancreas, adrenal and thyroid glands
Day 2 - This highly applicable module will enable you to feel more confident in your clinical examination skills to identify more subtle changes than just temperature, pulse and respiratory rates. With a logical approach to a variety of abnormalities you will come away from this module full of renewed enthusiasm for a medical diagnostic challenge.
Key Learning Objectives:
- Appreciate the challenges involved in getting the best out of laboratory tests including sampling methods and test selection
- Describe a general approach to all poisoning cases including what resources are available, what diagnostic tests may help and how to treat common toxicities
- Discuss rational drug use– consider how we protect antibiotic use, other considerations in therapeutic trials in medicine cases and monitoring for side effects
- Consider traditional UK infectious diseases - how they are diagnosed, managed and treatment options
- Become familiar with infectious diseases new to the UK and discuss the challenges in diagnosis and treatment of these conditions
- Describe how antibody testing can be useful in vaccination protocols
- Be familiar with WSAVA vaccination guidelines
Comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on each day.
Payment Terms & Conditions
- Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
- Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
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- Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
- Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
- Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.