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Postgraduate Certificate (PgC) in Small Animal

Medicine

Two Years

Clinical Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Includes case based discussion webinar.

  • Discuss the different sampling techniques and sample processing, and identify factors that may affect them
  • Understand the rationale behind selection of appropriate tests
  • Describe the investigative approach to regenerative anaemia, non-regenerative anaemia and abnormal haemostasis
  • Discuss the clinical pathology associated with hepatobiliary and renal disease
  • Use the developed knowledge to interpret laboratory data from clinical patients
  • Use the acquired information to direct further diagnostic investigations

This module runs from 2pm-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
17 Oct 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Marta Costa
18 Oct 2017 Hatfield - Fielder Centre Marta Costa
31 Oct 2017 Benchmark House - Sheffield Marta Costa
TBC Online TBC

Cytology

Includes a case based discussion webinar.

  • Describe and understand the principles and practical aspects of cytologic sample collection, storage and preparation
  • Describe the correct principles of routine cytologic sample examination
  • Understand the different cytological characteristics of effusions, aspirates and lavage samples
  • Describe the pathologic principles used to formulate a cytologic diagnosis

Time: 1pm-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
14 Nov 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Marta Costa
16 Nov 2017 Hatfield - Fielder Centre Marta Costa
21 Nov 2017 Benchmark House - Sheffield Marta Costa
TBC Online TBC

Diagnostic Imaging

  • Understand the principles of radiography and radiology
  • Understand the situations where contrast radiography is useful and appreciate the importance of radiation protection
  • Understand the principles of the use of ultrasound imaging
  • Be aware of the basic principles of CT and MRI

Time 2pm-8pm

 

WhenWhereSpeaker
01 Dec 2017 Swindon - Alexandra House Virginie Barberet
06 Dec 2017 Hatfield - Fielder Centre Virginie Barberet
05 Dec 2017 Benchmark House - Sheffield Virginie Barberet

Diagnostic Imaging – Practical

Practical Session: Film reading and abdominal ultrasound

  • Case based discussion
  • Film reading session
  • Practical abdominal ultrasound scanning

Time – 9.30-5pm – dates will be allocated to delegates via venues

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House Virginie Barberet
TBC Benchmark House - Sheffield Virginie Barberet

Respiratory Disease

Delivered during four live webinars.

  • Describe the generic diagnostic approach to respiratory disease in the dog and cat
  • Understand the importance of diagnostic aids (radiography, endoscopy) in the investigation of respiratory disease
  • Understand the pathophysiology and differential diagnosis of coughing and respiratory distress including nasal and pharyngeal disease and pleural and pulmonary disorders
  • Describe the principles of primary and ancillary respiratory therapeutics

At 2pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
05 Feb 2018 Online Susanna Silva
12 Feb 2018 Online Susanna Silva
19 Feb 2018 Online Susanna Silva
26 Feb 2018 Online Susanna Silva

Cardiovascular Medicine I

  • Understand and describe the principles and importance of physical examination in patients with suspected cardiac disease 
  • Understand the principles of electrocardiography 
  • Describe and understand the approach to electrocardiographic interpretation and identify common arrhythmias
  • Describe the evaluation of thoracic radiographs in cardiac patients 
  • Understand the basic principles of of echocardiography and its role in diagnosis of cardiac disease

Time – 2pm-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
07 Mar 2018 Swindon - Alexandra House Joel Silva
08 Mar 2018 Hatfield - Fielder Centre Joel Silva
14 Mar 2018 Benchmark House - Sheffield Joel Silva

Cardiovascular Medicine II

Includes a case based webinar.

  • Describe and understand the events involved in the pathophysiology of cardiac failure
  • Define systolic and diastolic failure
  • Appreciate the species differences in prevalence of congenital and acquired cardiac diseases
  • Describe the major congenital cardiac diseases in dogs and cats
  • Describe and understand the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of acquired valvular, myocardial and pericardial diseases
  • Discuss the therapeutic options and their applications in patients with cardiac disease

Time – 2pm-8pm

 

WhenWhereSpeaker
11 Apr 2018 Swindon - Alexandra House Joel Silva
12 Apr 2018 Hatfield - Fielder Centre Joel Silva
25 Apr 2018 Benchmark House - Sheffield Joel Silva
TBC Online TBC

Gastroenterology I – Vomiting and Diarrhoea

  • Describe and understand the pathophysiology of regurgitation and acute and chronic vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Understand and discuss the diagnostic approaches to regurgitation, vomiting and diarrhoea
  • Describe the principles and basic use of endoscopy in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease

Time – 2pm-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
30 Apr 2018 Swindon - Alexandra House Susana Silva
02 May 2018 Hatfield - Fielder Centre Susana Silva
04 May 2018 Benchmark House - Sheffield Susana Silva

Gastroenterology II – Diagnosis and Management of Liver and Pancreatic Disease

Includes a case based webinar.

  • Understand the pathophysiology of hepatic and hepatobiliary disease
  • Describe the diagnostic approach to the jaundiced patient
  • Describe the investigative approach to suspected hepatobiliary disease
  • Describe and understand the pathophysiology of exocrine pancreatic disease
  • Describe the investigative approach to acute and chronic exocrine pancreatic diseases
  • Discuss therapeutic options in hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease

Time – 2.00pm-8.00pm

 

WhenWhereSpeaker
01 Jun 2018 Swindon - Alexandra House Susana Silva
04 Jun 2018 Hatfield - Fielder Centre Susana Silva
08 Jun 2018 Benchmark House - Sheffield Susana Silva
TBC Online TBC

Immunology

Delivered during 4 live webinars.

  • Understand the basis of immune function and the immune response
  • Describe the pathophysiology of and diagnostic approach to common immune-mediated diseases in small animals
  • Understand the basis of therapy for immune-mediated diseases
  • Discuss the use of common immunosuppressive therapies
WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Online Nat Whitley

Emergency Medicine

  • Describe the elements involved in major body system assessment and stabilisation of the acutely ill or emergency patient
  • Describe the use of the emergency laboratory database and its interpretation
  • Understand the principles involved in fluid, electrolyte and transfusion therapy
  • Describe and understand the principles and practical aspects of critical patient monitoring
  • Understand how to recognise cardiopulmonary arrest in small animals
  • Understand the application of basic and advanced cardiac life support

This module includes a practical session where the following techniques will be reviewed:

  • Placing a tracheostomy tube
  • Thoracocentesis
  • Chest drain placement and appropriate management
WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC

Endocrinology I

  • Understand the underlying principles of endocrine anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology
  • Describe the clinical signs and diagnostic approach to adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid disorders in dogs and cats
  • Understand the basis of medical and (where appropriate) surgical management for diseases affecting the adrenal, thyroid and parathyroid glands

Time – 2pm-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC
TBC Hatfield - Fielder Centre TBC
TBC Benchmark House - Sheffield TBC

Endocrinology II

Includes a case based discussion webinar.

  • Understand and describe the pathophysiology and clinical signs associated with endocrine pancreatic disease
  • Describe the investigation and management of diabetes mellitus and diabetic ketoacidosis in the dog and cat
  • Understand the causes of failure to control diabetes and the approach to the unstable diabetic patient
  • Understand the pathophysiology of pituitary endocrine diseases
  • Describe the clinical signs, investigation and management of pituitary endocrine disease in the dog and cat

Time – 2-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC
TBC Hatfield - Fielder Centre TBC
TBC Benchmark House - Sheffield TBC
TBC Online TBC

Medical Oncology

  • Understand the principles of tumour biology and staging
  • Describe the general investigative approach to the cancer patient
  • Understand the principles of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and surgical oncology
  • Describe the therapeutic management of common canine and feline neoplasms
  • Recognise and manage common oncologic emergencies

 

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Online TBC
TBC Online TBC
TBC Online TBC
TBC Online TBC

Dermatology

  • Understand a problem-solving approach to skin diseases
  • Describe the steps involved in dermatologic examination in cats and dogs
  • List and understand the techniques used for the laboratory investigation of skin disease and when they should be used
  • Describe a rational problem-solving approach to pruritus, its investigation and treatment
  • Describe a rational problem-solving approach to alopecia, its investigation and treatment
  • Recognise common presentations of bacterial, parasitic and fungal skin disease
  • Describe common dermatologic manifestations of systemic disease and their pathogenesis

Includes one hour practical session

Time – 1pm-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC
TBC Hatfield - Fielder Centre TBC
TBC Benchmark House - Sheffield TBC

Medical Neurology

Delivered during 4 live webinars.

  • Understand the principles of functional neuroanatomy
  • Describe the principles involved in the neurologic examination and localisation of lesions
  • List and understand further diagnostic techniques used in investigation of neurologic disease
  • Describe the investigation and management of common neurologic syndromes
  • Understand the steps involved in the investigation and management of seizures in dogs and cats
WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC
TBC Hatfield - Fielder Centre TBC
TBC Benchmark House - Sheffield TBC
TBC Online TBC

Urology I

  • List and describe the diagnostic techniques used in investigation of urinary disease
  • Understand the pathophysiology of acute and chronic renal failure, glomerular disease and proteinuria
  • Describe the investigative approach to and therapeutic management of acute and chronicrenal failure, glomerular disease and proteinuria

Time – 2-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC
TBC Hatfield - Fielder Centre TBC
TBC Benchmark House - Sheffield TBC

Urology II

Includes a case based discussion webinar.

  • Describe and understand the factors involved in the development of crystalluria and urolithiasis in cats and dogs
  • Understand the principles of management of lower urinary tract disease in cats and dogs
  • Describe the possible causes of urinary incontinence, their diagnosis and management
  • Classify canine prostatic diseases and understand their pathogenesis, diagnosis and medical management

Time – 2-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC
TBC Hatfield - Fielder Centre TBC
TBC Benchmark House - Sheffield TBC
TBC Online TBC

Infectious diseases

Delivered during 4 live webinars.

  • List the major infectious diseases in dogs and cats
  • Describe the diagnosis and management of common infectious diseases in dogs and cats
  • Describe the clinical signs of significant imported diseases occurring in dogs and cats
  • Understand the principles of vaccination and vaccination regimes
  • Describe the steps involved in the pet travel scheme
  • List notifiable diseases in dogs and cats

Time – 7:30pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Online TBC
TBC Online TBC
TBC Online TBC
TBC Online TBC

Ophthalmology

Includes a case based discussion webinar.

  • Understand how to perform an ophthalmic examination
  • Describe the medical management of the most frequent ophthalmic diseases
  • Appreciate the ocular manifestation of systemic diseases
  • Discuss the available therapeutic options

Time – 1-8pm

WhenWhereSpeaker
TBC Swindon - Alexandra House TBC
TBC Hatfield - Fielder Centre TBC
TBC Benchmark House - Sheffield TBC
TBC Online TBC
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