Canine Medicine

Key Topic Overview

8 hours CPD


The structure of this course has been designed to give an overview of

some key topics. The course has been divided into 8 modules:


Module 1: Chronic Diarrhoea


Learning Objectives and Module Content:
● Demonstrate a systematic approach to the chronic diarrhoea case.
● Understand the basic principles and applications of diagnostic aids.
● Demonstrate a thorough and logical diagnostic approach to investigation, treatment and prognosis.

 


Module 2: Lungworm


Learning Objectives and Module Content:
● Achieve a systematic understanding of the consequences of lungworm infection and demonstrate a thorough and logical diagnostic approach to investigation and treatment.
● Understand the principles and applications of diagnostic aids.
● Understand appropriate management and prevention.

 


Module 3: Cushings


Learning Objectives and Module Content:
● Achieve a systematic understanding of hyperadrenocorticism and demonstrate a thorough and logical diagnostic approach to investigation and treatment.
● Demonstrate the ability to communicate with owners in such a way as to achieve optimum results when commencing and continuing treatment.
● Achieve the ability for critical reflection on past cases, diagnosis and management and consider how approach in future may differ.

 


Module 4: Pancreatitis

 

Learning Objectives and Module Content:


● Achieve a systematic understanding of the pathophysiology of pancreatitis and demonstrate a thorough and logical diagnostic approach to investigation, diagnosis (including the use of diagnostic aids) and treatment.
● Demonstrate the ability to communicate with owners in such a way as to achieve optimum results for future management and prevention.
 

 

Module 5. Diabetes Mellitus


Learning Objectives and Module Content:


● Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the pathophysiology of diabetes mellitus and demonstrate a thorough and logical diagnostic approach to investigation and treatment (including ketoacidosis).
● Demonstrate the ability to communicate with owners in such a way as to achieve optimum results in their practice circumstances.

 


Module 6: Uroliths


Learning Objectives and Module Content:


● To enhance the depth and breadth of knowledge and understanding of the management of uroliths, including diagnostic approach, investigation and rational
therapy.
● Demonstrate the ability to communicate with owners in such a way as to achieve optimum results in their practice circumstances.

 

 

Module 7: Addison’s

 

Learning Objectives and Module Content:

● Achieve an understanding of how hypoadrenocorticism cases may present and a logical diagnostic approach to investigation, treatment and management.
● Demonstrate the ability to communicate with owners in such a way as to achieve optimum results in their practice circumstances.
● Demonstrate the ability to recognise the appropriate case for onward referral.

 


Module 8: Clinical Cases


● Discussion of case examples from modules 1-7.
● Achieve the ability to critically reflect on clinical work.


Following the 8 modules, there is a final MCQ exam to gain CPD certificate.