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Emergency Medicine and Surgery

Postgraduate Certificate

Current interest in small animal accident and emergency medicine and surgery is greater now than ever before.

This exciting modular programme is dedicated to providing high quality, relevant, clinically useful information for the small animal practitioner. Information that is practically relevant is presented using an approach based around the major organ systems.

Your learning options:

The Emergency Medicine & Surgery programme is provided by Improve International in collaboration with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS) and Harper Adams University.

Complete the one-year programme (all modules) and achieve the General Practitioner Certificate (GPCert) by passing the required assessments with the International School of Veterinary Postgraduate Studies (ISVPS).

Continue on to the Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) that combines the GPCert clinical studies, plus reflective practice, and successful completion of the Advanced Practitioner Module with Harper Adams University. The PgC represents Masters Level 7 within the Quality Assurance Agency’s framework for higher and further education. It provides 60 transferable academic credits.

After successfully completing your PgC, you may apply for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status. This is subject to meeting all of the other entry requirements set out by the RCVS in the Applicant Guidance Notes. 

The Programme Tutor will discuss which learning option you wish to progress and advise the necessary requirements to support you.

Inclusive learning support 

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A subscription to Harper Adam’s online e-library providing access to 1,000s of scientific articles and abstracts

Access to our online learning management system: Moodle – This provides access to course notes, discussion forums and other study resources, including surgical videos and webinars

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A dedicated Programme Tutor will support every individual during their programme to ensure a rewarding and successful learning journey

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Places on the programme are limited to ensure the best possible learning experience

Emergency Medicine and Surgery practical session 

This practical day will provide you with the opportunity to practise the following techniques in the wet-lab:

  • Tracheotomy and chest drain placement
  • Emergency abdominal surgery including the approach to the acute abdomen and peritonitis, enterotomy and enterectomy
  • Gastric dilation/volvulus and gastropexies
  • Urinary obstruction including urethrotomy in the dog and perineal urethrostomy in the cat 

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 13 January 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
13 Jan 2021
9 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Swindon
Ben Blacklock, Gayle Hallowell, Guillaume Chanoit, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Brigite Pedro, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Venue: Sheffield
Start date: 23 March 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
23 Mar 2021
7 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Sheffield
Mark Longley, Ben Blacklock, Chris Linney, Gayle Hallowell, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Route to a PgC

Frequently Asked Questions

Postgraduate Certificates

If coming from a non-European country – how would face to face module attendance work?
What is a Postgraduate Certificate (PgC)?
What is the criteria for enrolment?
Over what time period can I take the taught modules?
Are Improve’s Postgraduate Certificates academically equivalent to the RCVS CertAVP and other postgraduate certificates?
I have previously achieved a GPCert. Can I use this towards a PgC?
Is my practice suitable for studying towards a postgraduate certificate?
Where are the taught programmes held?
How are Improve’s PgC programmes different to other providers?
How many hours will I spend on my certificate?
How will I be assessed?
What resources will be available to support me through the PgC?
Will Improve’s PgCs enable me to apply for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner Status?
How can I fit a modular CPD programme into my busy life?
I want to register on a modular course but I may be away for some of the modules. Does this mean I will miss out?

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 13 January 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
13 Jan 2021
9 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Swindon
Ben Blacklock, Gayle Hallowell, Guillaume Chanoit, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Brigite Pedro, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Venue: Sheffield
Start date: 23 March 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
23 Mar 2021
7 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Sheffield
Mark Longley, Ben Blacklock, Chris Linney, Gayle Hallowell, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Route to a PgC

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 13 January 2021

The Initial Approach to the Emergency Patient
13 Jan 2021 | Swindon

The aim of this module is to become familiar with the initial approach to the emergency patient and how to maximise success. The effective performance of a primary survey and prioritisation will be discussed followed by the secondary survey with a particular focus on the respiratory system. The relative value of different catheter types and vascular access and various types of monitoring and laboratory assessment will be evaluated. Some of the concerns regarding nosocomial and zoonotic infection in our veterinary patients will be discussed before finally applying the principles we have learned to clinical scenarios. This module will set the scene for later modules that will build and expand on specific areas of emergency medicine.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the administrative, legal and ethical issues involving the critically ill patient
  • Appreciate triage systems and detail a suitable initial patient assessment
  • Explain emergency vascular access techniques including jugular and intra-osseous routes
  • Understand pain management, stabilisation and monitoring
  • Review health and safety concerns and precautions including managing a situation involving potential zoonoses
  • Be familiar with infectious diseases and preventative healthcare

    Reference sources or notes for the additional learning objectives on the recumbent patient will be provided


Speaker: Gayle Hallowell MA VetMB PhD CertVA DipACVIM-LAIM DipACVECC FHEA MRCVS
Laboratory Diagnosis, Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine
14 Jan 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand sampling techniques, processing, storage and data recording
  • Apply knowledge to using the microscope to examine blood smears, urinary sediment and basic cytology and be able to diagnose common acute and chronic conditions seen in general practice
  • Assess haemostasis
  • Interpret clinical laboratory medicine information including haematology, biochemistry, electrolyte and arterial and blood gas analyses
  • Consider when transfusion should be considered and appreciate that there are no ‘magic’ numbers
  • Select appropriate blood products and protocols to minimise adverse outcomes
  • Manage common conditions leading to haematological abnormalities requiring transfusion

Speaker: Sara Gould BVetMed DSAM MRCVS
Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Sedation and Therapeutics
24 Mar 2021 | Swindon

Emergency patients very often require anaesthesia or sedation and analgesia to proceed with diagnostic tests or the treatment of their conditions. Due to the severity of their condition administering anaesthesia can be challenging. This module will provide detailed information about safe anaesthetic and analgesic options available to minimise the anaesthetic risk for the emergency patient. The potential interactions between commonly used anaesthetic and analgesic drugs and therapeutic drugs used for the emergency patient will be explored. By the end of this course the practitioner will have a good understanding of the safest approach to anaesthetise, sedate and provide analgesia to the critical patient.

Key learning objectives:

  • Detail an approach to patient stabilisation prior to anaesthesia
  • Select appropriate parenteral and inhalational anaesthetic regimes and appreciate their relative advantages and disadvantages. Sedation versus anaesthesia
  • Have an understanding of anaesthetic equipment and monitoring techniques and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Explain the selection of NSAIDs, opioids, local anaesthetic and topical treatment options for the emergency patient
  • Understand the pharmacokinetics, potential interactions and adverse effects of commonly used therapeutic agents including anti-microbials and anti-parasiticides in addition to anaesthetics and anti-inflammatories in the emergency patient
  • Consider the use of neuromuscular blockers

Speaker: Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano DVM CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS
Neurological and Neuro-Toxicological Emergencies
25 Mar 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Perform a neurological examination
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests and apply them to individual cases, including radiography and CSF analysis
  • Understand how to manage common neurological emergencies
  • Appreciate the fundamentals of neurosurgery
  • Recall the common toxicities such as insecticides, molluscicides, rodenticides,herbicides, household preparations and plants
  • Diagnose, treat and assess the prognosis of patients presented with the common poisonings

Speaker: Mark Lowrie MA VetMB MVM DipECVN RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and EBVS®️ European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Renal, Urinary Tract, Reproductive and Paediatric Emergencies
19 May 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Apply diagnostic techniques including laboratory investigations and imaging to these cases
  • Investigate and manage common renal and urinary tract emergencies
  • Understand the principles of renal, ureteral, bladder and urethral surgery
  • Formulate an approach to cystocentesis and the placing and maintenance of urinary catheters and appreciate their limitations
  • Improve your knowledge of normal reproductive physiology and function and the physiology of conversion from foetal to neonatal circulation
  • Appreciate the common important clinical signs associated with reproductive and paediatric emergencies
  • Plan a diagnostic approach to these cases and manage common conditions

Speaker: Tobias Grave GPCertSAP DACVECC DECVECC MRCVS
Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies
20 May 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Detail the common metabolic conditions requiring urgent or emergency therapy
  • Be familiar with the impact of metabolic disturbances on the patient’s major body systems
  • Devise an approach to the diagnosis and management of common diseases including hypoadrenocorticism and diabetes mellitus
  • Understand key diagnostic tests and their application
  • Appreciate the complications encountered during therapy, their prevention and management

Speaker: Tobias Grave GPCertSAP DACVECC DECVECC MRCVS
Supporting the Emergency Patient
28 Jun 2021 | Swindon

There are many different emergencies that can present to us in practice but each and every one of these patients needs triage and stabilisation to enable us to safely manage their underlying disease. This module aims to help practitioners to develop a measured approach to fluid therapy and management of circulatory shock. Specific techniques for venous access, including central line placement, will also be discussed. Blood gas analysis can be a daunting and bewildering task but our discussion surrounding acid-base disturbance will focus on providing a simplified approach to enable you to rapidly assess cases without over-complicating matters. Finally we will consider how to spot patients in need of nutritional support and how to provide this in the different clinical situations we might face.

Key learning objectives:

  • Assess, recognise and treat shock
  • Develop your appreciation of the indications for the different types of fluid therapy with their advantages and disadvantages and the need for electrolyte supplementation.
  • Review techniques for venous access : sites, catheter placement, preparations and complications including advanced techniques and intraosseous techniques
  • Have a general understanding of acid-base balance and its treatment
  • Explain the need to monitor for complications during treatment and to record central venous pressure
  • Appreciate the importance of acute malnutrition
  • Formulate a plan to provide enteral, total parenteral and partial parenteral nutrition

Speaker: To be confirmed.
Respiratory Tract Emergencies
29 Jun 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the general approach to dyspnoea
  • Utilise and interpret a range of diagnostic techniques for respiratory patients including auscultation, radiography, endoscopy and arterial blood gas analysis to localise the underlying cause
  • Appreciate the methods of oxygen delivery and be able to monitor the efficacy of treatment
  • Review the problems associated with oxygen delivery
  • Explain the techniques available for drainage of the pleural cavity

Speaker: To be confirmed.
Emergencies in Rabbits, Rodents and Cage Birds
1 Sep 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Interpret the practical findings of a physical examination
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations of emergency conditions
  • Manage common emergency conditions
  • Approach the anaesthesia and analgesia of these species in emergency situations

Speaker: Richard A. Saunders BSc (Hons) Zoology BVSc RCVS CertZooMed RCVS, Dipl ZooMed (Mammalian)
Ophthalmological Emergencies
2 Sep 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Perform a practical ophthalmological examination
  • Recognise normal features and variants
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations including the red eye, ocular pain, ocular discharge and blindness
  • Understand the medical and surgical management of common ocular conditions including corneal ulceration, uveitis and glaucoma
  • Consolidate your understanding of ocular manifestations of systemic disease
  • Select current ocular medications and have an understanding of therapeutics

Speaker: Ben Blacklock BVSc DipECVO MRCVS
The Principles of Surgery and the Approach to Trauma and Wound Management
3 Nov 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Stabilise a patient prior to surgery, plan surgery and manage complications
  • Appreciate the indications for immediate surgical intervention
  • Understand surgical asepsis, theatre protocol and the rational use of anti-microbials in surgical patients
  • Approach the acute management of haemostasis, abdominal and respiratory trauma
  • Approach external soft tissue wounds, myocardial injury and musculoskeletal trauma

Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit DEDV PhD DECVS DACVS FHEA FRCVS
Gastrointestinal Emergencies
4 Nov 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Approach the acute abdomen
  • Understand the common emergency conditions affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver and pancreas
  • Formulate a diagnostic plan, including the use of imaging modalities, and effective monitoring strategies for these cases
  • Consolidate your appreciation of appropriate surgical intervention

Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit DEDV PhD DECVS DACVS FHEA FRCVS
Cardiovascular Emergencies & CPR
22 Nov 2021 | Swindon

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the cardiovascular assessment and management of patients presented with cardiovascular emergencies
  • Utilise and interpret a range of diagnostic techniques including ECGs, radiographs, echocardiographs and laboratory data
  • Diagnose and manage acute canine congestive heart failure, feline cardiomyopathy and aortic thromboembolism
  • Recognise and manage pericardial disease and understand how to perform pericardiocentesis
  • Identify and manage cardiac arrhythmias
  • Consider the predisposing factors likely to result in cardiac arrest, how this changes the approach to CPR and determining prognosis following CPR
  • Understand the various components of CPR (DABC) and their various importance

Speaker: Brigite Pedro DVM MSc DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS
Emergency Medicine & Surgery - Practical Session
8 Dec 2021 | Swindon

This practical day will provide you with the opportunity to practise the following techniques in the wet-lab:

  • Tracheotomy and chest drain placement
  • Emergency abdominal surgery including the approach to the acute abdomen and peritonitis, enterotomy and enterectomy
  • Gastric dilatation/ volvulus and gastropexies
  • Urinary obstruction including urethrotomy in the dog and perineal urethrostomy in the cat

Speaker: Guillaume Chanoit DEDV PhD DECVS DACVS FHEA FRCVS

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 13 January 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
13 Jan 2021
9 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Swindon
Ben Blacklock, Gayle Hallowell, Guillaume Chanoit, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Brigite Pedro, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Venue: Sheffield
Start date: 23 March 2021

The Initial Approach to the Emergency Patient
23 Mar 2021 | Sheffield

The aim of this module is to become familiar with the initial approach to the emergency patient and how to maximise success. The effective performance of a primary survey and prioritisation will be discussed followed by the secondary survey with a particular focus on the respiratory system. The relative value of different catheter types and vascular access and various types of monitoring and laboratory assessment will be evaluated. Some of the concerns regarding nosocomial and zoonotic infection in our veterinary patients will be discussed before finally applying the principles we have learned to clinical scenarios. This module will set the scene for later modules that will build and expand on specific areas of emergency medicine.

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the administrative, legal and ethical issues involving the critically ill patient
  • Appreciate triage systems and detail a suitable initial patient assessment
  • Explain emergency vascular access techniques including jugular and intra-osseous routes
  • Understand pain management, stabilisation and monitoring
  • Review health and safety concerns and precautions including managing a situation involving potential zoonoses
  • Be familiar with infectious diseases and preventative healthcare

    Reference sources or notes for the additional learning objectives on the recumbent patient will be provided


Speaker: Gayle Hallowell MA VetMB PhD CertVA DipACVIM-LAIM DipACVECC FHEA MRCVS
Laboratory Diagnosis, Clinical Pathology and Transfusion Medicine
24 Mar 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand sampling techniques, processing, storage and data recording
  • Apply knowledge to using the microscope to examine blood smears, urinary sediment and basic cytology and be able to diagnose common acute and chronic conditions seen in general practice
  • Assess haemostasis
  • Interpret clinical laboratory medicine information including haematology, biochemistry, electrolyte and arterial and blood gas analyses
  • Consider when transfusion should be considered and appreciate that there are no ‘magic’ numbers
  • Select appropriate blood products and protocols to minimise adverse outcomes
  • Manage common conditions leading to haematological abnormalities requiring transfusion

Speaker: Sara Gould BVetMed DSAM MRCVS
Anaesthesia, Analgesia, Sedation and Therapeutics
27 Apr 2021 | Sheffield

Emergency patients very often require anaesthesia or sedation and analgesia to proceed with diagnostic tests or the treatment of their conditions. Due to the severity of their condition administering anaesthesia can be challenging. This module will provide detailed information about safe anaesthetic and analgesic options available to minimise the anaesthetic risk for the emergency patient. The potential interactions between commonly used anaesthetic and analgesic drugs and therapeutic drugs used for the emergency patient will be explored. By the end of this course the practitioner will have a good understanding of the safest approach to anaesthetise, sedate and provide analgesia to the critical patient.

Key learning objectives:

  • Detail an approach to patient stabilisation prior to anaesthesia
  • Select appropriate parenteral and inhalational anaesthetic regimes and appreciate their relative advantages and disadvantages. Sedation versus anaesthesia
  • Have an understanding of anaesthetic equipment and monitoring techniques and their advantages and disadvantages
  • Explain the selection of NSAIDs, opioids, local anaesthetic and topical treatment options for the emergency patient
  • Understand the pharmacokinetics, potential interactions and adverse effects of commonly used therapeutic agents including anti-microbials and anti-parasiticides in addition to anaesthetics and anti-inflammatories in the emergency patient
  • Consider the use of neuromuscular blockers

Speaker: Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano DVM CertVA DipECVAA MRCVS
Neurological and Neuro-Toxicological Emergencies
28 Apr 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Perform a neurological examination
  • Select appropriate diagnostic tests and apply them to individual cases, including radiography and CSF analysis
  • Understand how to manage common neurological emergencies
  • Appreciate the fundamentals of neurosurgery
  • Recall the common toxicities such as insecticides, molluscicides, rodenticides,herbicides, household preparations and plants
  • Diagnose, treat and assess the prognosis of patients presented with the common poisonings

Speaker: Mark Lowrie MA VetMB MVM DipECVN RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Neurology and EBVS®️ European Specialist in Veterinary Neurology
Renal, Urinary Tract, Reproductive and Paediatric Emergencies
5 Jul 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Apply diagnostic techniques including laboratory investigations and imaging to these cases
  • Investigate and manage common renal and urinary tract emergencies
  • Understand the principles of renal, ureteral, bladder and urethral surgery
  • Formulate an approach to cystocentesis and the placing and maintenance of urinary catheters and appreciate their limitations
  • Improve your knowledge of normal reproductive physiology and function and the physiology of conversion from foetal to neonatal circulation
  • Appreciate the common important clinical signs associated with reproductive and paediatric emergencies
  • Plan a diagnostic approach to these cases and manage common conditions

Speaker: Tobias Grave GPCertSAP DACVECC DECVECC MRCVS
Endocrine and Metabolic Emergencies
6 Jul 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Detail the common metabolic conditions requiring urgent or emergency therapy
  • Be familiar with the impact of metabolic disturbances on the patient’s major body systems
  • Devise an approach to the diagnosis and management of common diseases including hypoadrenocorticism and diabetes mellitus
  • Understand key diagnostic tests and their application
  • Appreciate the complications encountered during therapy, their prevention and management

Speaker: Tobias Grave GPCertSAP DACVECC DECVECC MRCVS
Supporting the Emergency Patient
13 Sep 2021 | Sheffield

There are many different emergencies that can present to us in practice but each and every one of these patients needs triage and stabilisation to enable us to safely manage their underlying disease. This module aims to help practitioners to develop a measured approach to fluid therapy and management of circulatory shock. Specific techniques for venous access, including central line placement, will also be discussed. Blood gas analysis can be a daunting and bewildering task but our discussion surrounding acid-base disturbance will focus on providing a simplified approach to enable you to rapidly assess cases without over-complicating matters. Finally we will consider how to spot patients in need of nutritional support and how to provide this in the different clinical situations we might face.

Key learning objectives:

  • Assess, recognise and treat shock
  • Develop your appreciation of the indications for the different types of fluid therapy with their advantages and disadvantages and the need for electrolyte supplementation.
  • Review techniques for venous access : sites, catheter placement, preparations and complications including advanced techniques and intraosseous techniques
  • Have a general understanding of acid-base balance and its treatment
  • Explain the need to monitor for complications during treatment and to record central venous pressure
  • Appreciate the importance of acute malnutrition
  • Formulate a plan to provide enteral, total parenteral and partial parenteral nutrition

Speaker: To be confirmed.
Respiratory Tract Emergencies
14 Sep 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the general approach to dyspnoea
  • Utilise and interpret a range of diagnostic techniques for respiratory patients including auscultation, radiography, endoscopy and arterial blood gas analysis to localise the underlying cause
  • Appreciate the methods of oxygen delivery and be able to monitor the efficacy of treatment
  • Review the problems associated with oxygen delivery
  • Explain the techniques available for drainage of the pleural cavity

Speaker: To be confirmed.
Emergencies in Rabbits, Rodents and Cage Birds
11 Oct 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Interpret the practical findings of a physical examination
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations of emergency conditions
  • Manage common emergency conditions
  • Approach the anaesthesia and analgesia of these species in emergency situations

Speaker: Richard A. Saunders BSc (Hons) Zoology BVSc RCVS CertZooMed RCVS, Dipl ZooMed (Mammalian)
Ophthalmological Emergencies
12 Oct 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Perform a practical ophthalmological examination
  • Recognise normal features and variants
  • Formulate a diagnostic approach to common presentations including the red eye, ocular pain, ocular discharge and blindness
  • Understand the medical and surgical management of common ocular conditions including corneal ulceration, uveitis and glaucoma
  • Consolidate your understanding of ocular manifestations of systemic disease
  • Select current ocular medications and have an understanding of therapeutics

Speaker: Ben Blacklock BVSc DipECVO MRCVS
The Principles of Surgery and the Approach to Trauma and Wound Management
8 Nov 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Stabilise a patient prior to surgery, plan surgery and manage complications
  • Appreciate the indications for immediate surgical intervention
  • Understand surgical asepsis, theatre protocol and the rational use of anti-microbials in surgical patients
  • Approach the acute management of haemostasis, abdominal and respiratory trauma
  • Approach external soft tissue wounds, myocardial injury and musculoskeletal trauma

Speaker: Mark Longley
Gastrointestinal Emergencies
9 Nov 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Approach the acute abdomen
  • Understand the common emergency conditions affecting the oesophagus, stomach, small intestine, large intestine, liver and pancreas
  • Formulate a diagnostic plan, including the use of imaging modalities, and effective monitoring strategies for these cases
  • Consolidate your appreciation of appropriate surgical intervention

Speaker: Mark Longley
Cardiovascular Emergencies & CPR
6 Dec 2021 | Sheffield

Key learning objectives:

  • Understand the cardiovascular assessment and management of patients presented with cardiovascular emergencies
  • Utilise and interpret a range of diagnostic techniques including ECGs, radiographs, echocardiographs and laboratory data
  • Diagnose and manage acute canine congestive heart failure, feline cardiomyopathy and aortic thromboembolism
  • Recognise and manage pericardial disease and understand how to perform pericardiocentesis
  • Identify and manage cardiac arrhythmias
  • Consider the predisposing factors likely to result in cardiac arrest, how this changes the approach to CPR and determining prognosis following CPR
  • Understand the various components of CPR (DABC) and their various importance

Speaker: Chris Linney BVSc GPCertSAP CertAVP(VC) DipECVIM-CA (Cardiology) MRCVS
Emergency Medicine & Surgery - Practical Session
7 Dec 2021 | Sheffield

This practical day will provide you with the opportunity to practise the following techniques in the wet-lab:

  • Tracheotomy and chest drain placement
  • Emergency abdominal surgery including the approach to the acute abdomen and peritonitis, enterotomy and enterectomy
  • Gastric dilatation/ volvulus and gastropexies
  • Urinary obstruction including urethrotomy in the dog and perineal urethrostomy in the cat

Speaker: Mark Longley

Venue: Sheffield
Start date: 23 March 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
23 Mar 2021
7 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Sheffield
Mark Longley, Ben Blacklock, Chris Linney, Gayle Hallowell, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Emergency Medicine and Surgery Pricing

Payments Initial
Payment
Total
Payable
Payment Options All prices exclude VAT
PgC/GPCert Programme £9,495.00 £0.00 £9,495.00
PgC/GPCert Programme (Deposit and 12 Monthly Payments) £750.00 £995.00 £9,995.00
PgC/GPCert Programme (Deposit and Payment in Full) £8,500.00 £995.00 £9,495.00
Please note:

The fees include ALL registration and exam fees to achieve both a GPCert from ISVPS and a PgC from Harper Adams University

*You can choose to attend these programmes over a period of 2-3 years and pay for each pair of modules as you go. Paired module prices which apply to these programmes; Cardiology, Dermatology, Emergency Medicine & Surgery, Exotic Animal Practice and Ophthalmology, do NOT include examination fees payable to ISVPS and Harper Adams University. Please contact us for more information regarding these fees, if you wish to eventually complete all the modules and gain the GPCert/PgC.

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  5. In addition, if paying by direct debit, we must receive the completed mandate prior to course commencement.
  6. Please also see our full terms and conditions on our website. www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Improve International reserves the right to close the intake early if the number of applications received exceeds the number of available places.
  4. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to applicants once we have received a completed application form.

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 13 January 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
13 Jan 2021
9 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Swindon
Ben Blacklock, Gayle Hallowell, Guillaume Chanoit, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Brigite Pedro, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Venue: Sheffield
Start date: 23 March 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
23 Mar 2021
7 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Sheffield
Mark Longley, Ben Blacklock, Chris Linney, Gayle Hallowell, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Route to a PgC

Venue: Swindon
Start date: 13 January 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
13 Jan 2021
9 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Swindon
Ben Blacklock, Gayle Hallowell, Guillaume Chanoit, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Brigite Pedro, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Venue: Sheffield
Start date: 23 March 2021

PgC/GPCert Small Animal Emergency Medicine and Surgery
23 Mar 2021
7 Dec 2021
p
14 Day Course
Sheffield
Mark Longley, Ben Blacklock, Chris Linney, Gayle Hallowell, Maria Angeles Jimenez Lozano, Richard A. Saunders, Sara Gould, Tobias Grave, Mark Lowrie, Daniel Lewis
£9,495.00 + VAT

Route to a PgC