9 Mar 2020

Anatomy, Physiology of the Skin , Cutaneous Pathological Processes, Clinical Exam and Diagnostic Techniques



Key learning objectives Day One:

  • Compare gross and histological anatomy of the skin of companion animals
  • Have an understanding of the function and physiology of skin of companion animals
  • Understand the pathological processes occurring in skin disease
  • Have an understanding of how pathological processes relate to clinical signs and the diagnosis of disease
  • Hypersensitivity reactions types I, II, III, IV in the skin and examples of specific skin diseases involving these processes
  • Understand the skin response to insults including physical, chemical and microbiological
  • The pathogenesis of skin neoplasia

Key learning objectives Day Two:

  • Understand clinical history taking and its interpretation in the diagnosis of skin disease.
  • Perform a general clinical examination
  • Perform a detailed examination of the skin
  • Have an ability to accurately describe skin lesions
  • Understand the key diagnostic tests and their use
  • Understand the diagnosis and management of common skin diseases
  • Understand the complications encountered during therapy, their prevention and management
  • Know the principles of the collection of samples from the skin relating to skin diseases and interpretation
  • Know how to collect samples for microbiology – skin scrapings, hairs, acetate strips and impression smears
  • Understand the use of intradermal skin testing and serology in the diagnosis of allergy
  • Understand the use of clinical chemistry in the diagnosis of skin disease
  • Know the basic cytology of samples collected from the skin including masses and discharging sinuses
  • Understand skin and skin mass biopsy


Comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on the day.

Booking Options

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Paired consecutive modules (Does not include ESVPS registration) £1,195.00 £0.00 £1,195.00

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  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://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. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key Information

Anatomy, Physiology of the Skin , Cutaneous Pathological Processes, Clinical Exam and Diagnostic Techniques
9 Mar 2020
10 Mar 2020
2 Day Course
Day 1
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
Day 2
08:30 Registration
09:00 Course starts
16:30 Course finishes
12 CPD hours
Jon Hardy
Price: £1,195.00 + VAT

Alternative Start Dates

No alternative dates at present


Improve International was established in 1998 by a group of veterinary surgeons from across the UK. We run Continuous Professional Development training for veterinary professionals to help develop the skills and knowledge required in practice. Our programmes utilise a combination of review lectures, case-based discussion and, where applicable, hands-on practical sessions. We are an international organisation with offices in the UK and Portugal.



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