6 Jan 2021

The Cardiac Patient & The Cardiovascular System


The Cardiac Patient & The Cardiovascular System


This clinically based programme will address the fundamental principles underlying cardiac disease, discuss common presentations of cardiac disease and thoroughly review current diagnostic and therapeutic techniques. You will have the opportunity to become fully informed about commonly utilised diagnostic procedures via practical ECG interpretation, film reading and hands-on echocardiography. Wherever possible, modules will include an interactive, practical element. Problem solving and case based material will feature strongly throughout the course enabling you to extend your knowledge of cardiology in an informative and interactive manner.


Key learning objectives Day One:

  • Recognise human perception of health-related quality of life of cardiac patients
  • Appreciate the importance of best standard of care in veterinary cardiology
  • Collect a directed and targeted patient’s history
  • Recognise clinical signs associated with cardiovascular disorders
  • Become familiar with cardiovascular examination and blood pressure measurement techniques

Key learning objectives Day Two:

  • Understand cardiovascular anatomy and its diversity amongst species
  • Recognise major embryological processes that can lead to common congenital abnormalities
  • Cardiac cycle, excitation-contraction and control of cardiac output
  • Haemodynamics and endothelial functions
  • Understand cardiac action potentials and arrhythmogenesis

Available Dates

Future dates for this course are being developed. If you would like to know when this course becomes available, please fill click below to register your interest.