Pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of heart failure
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 technique
Key learning objectives Day two
- Understand classification and clinical presentation of intracavitary and extracavitary cardiac tumours
- Become familiar with the management of primary cardiac tumours
- The anatomy and physiology of the pericardium
- Understand aetiology and pathophysiology of pericardial effusion and tamponade
- Become familiar with clinical management of pericardial effusion
Comprehensive course notes, lunch and refreshments on each day.