Internal Medicine

Individual Courses and Comprehensive Study Program

This veterinary training program on internal medicine is designed for veterinarians who wish to broaden their knowledge in the internal medicine field of companion animals.
By attending the three modules of the training program listed below, veterinarians can expect to acquire post-academic training in the majority of `disciplines` of internal medicine.
Some subjects for which a special course is organised will be discussed in short sessions; the other subjects will be discussed more extensively.
The intensive training will be at an advanced level with major emphasis on case-oriented and problem-solving approaches. The aim of the course is to give participants a sufficient level of competence in veterinary internal medicine, allowing them to solve most of their problems in daily practice and to facilitate their collaboration with specialists in referral clinics.
The complete training program consists of three two-week periods (10 days each), during which lectures, demonstrations, case presentations and laboratory studies will be presented. The periods of two weeks will be given during three successive years.

Internal Medicine I
In week one of the first module, general topics from internal medicine will be discussed, e.g. problem based approach of cases, diagnostic laboratory tests, ECG’s and cytology. Apart from theory, there will also be wet labs in cytology and ECG. In addition, diagnostic topics specific for haematology and endocrinology will be discussed by specialists in this area. In week two, the disciplines gastroenterology and hepatology will be discussed in relation to diseases, diagnostics, and therapeutic approaches.

Internal Medicine II
In the second module, the problem based approach will be repeated in the discussion of several cases. As in all three modules, the evidence based medicine approach will be leading in the discussion of cases, tests and treatments. During the second module nephrology, endocrinology, haematology, cardiology, respiratory diseases, and urology will be elaborated on. A special short course on feline medicine, highlighting the differences to dogs, will be given as well.

Internal Medicine III
In the last module, the remaining disciplines in internal medicine round up the program. There will be oncology, emergency care that includes a wetlab session at the university, immunologic diseases and case based neurology. As in all modules the informal direct interaction is an important factor.

Case Based Internal Medicine

 

“Case Based Internal Medicine” is a new program offering comprehensive coverage of the discipline that meets all requirements for obtaining the ESAVS/UL Certificate and Master degrees.
It differs from our classical Internal Mrdicine program in Utrecht only in structure and presentation. The new program is based on one week courses, each one of which can be taken independently and in any sequence.

Gastroenterology & Hepatology
Clinical work-up of internal medicine gastrointestinal, liver and pancreatic problems will be presented in a case oriented approach. Typical and less common problems of dogs and cats presented with diseases involving the entire gastrointestinal tract including hepatopathies and pancreatopathies will be used to demonstrate a structured and problem-oriented work-up. These cases will serve as bases to discuss physiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic tests such as laboratory investigation and diagnostic imaging plus treatment plans including drugs, diet or surgical options. International guidelines and flow-charts, if existing, as well as updated literature information will be presented to the delegates during the work-up of the cases. On the final day of the course, cases will be presented for interactive discussion and delegates are responsible to solve each case, i.e. find a diagnosis and set up a management plan.

Nephrology & Endocrinology
Clinical work-up of internal medicine nephrology/urology and endocrine problems will be presented in a case oriented approach. Typical and less common problems of dogs and cats presented with upper and lower urinary tract diseases as well as with endocrinopathies will be used to demonstrate a structured and problem-oriented work-up. These cases will serve as bases to discuss physiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic tests such as laboratory investigation and diagnostic imaging plus treatment plans including drugs, diet or surgical options. International guidelines and flow-charts, if existing, as well as updated literature information will be presented to the delegates during the work-up of the cases. On the final day of the course, cases will be presented for interactive discussion and delegates are responsible to solve each case, i.e. find a diagnosis and set up a management plan.

Infectious Diseases & Neurology
Clinical work-up of internal medicine infectious diseases and basic neurology problems will be presented in a case oriented approach. Typical and less common problems of dogs and cats presented with infectious diseases (2 days) and neurological problems (2 days) will be used to demonstrate a structured and problem-oriented work-up. These cases will serve as bases to discuss physiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic tests such as laboratory investigation and diagnostic imaging plus treatment plans including drugs, diet or surgical options. International guidelines and flow-charts, if existing, as well as updated literature information will be presented to the delegates during the work-up of the cases. On the final day of the course, cases will be presented for interactive discussion and delegates are responsible to solve each case, i.e. find a diagnosis and set up a management plan.

Cardiology & Respiratory Diseases
Clinical work-up of internal medicine upper and lower respiratory and cardiac problems will be presented in a case oriented approach. Typical and less common problems of dogs and cats presented with diseases involving the entire respiratory tract or cardiac abnormalities will be used to demonstrate a structured and problem-oriented work-up. These cases will serve as bases to discuss physiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic tests such as laboratory investigation and diagnostic imaging, blood pressure measurement and ECG interpretation plus treatment plans including drugs, management, diet or surgical options. International guidelines and flow-charts, if existing, as well as updated literature information will be presented to the delegates during the work-up of the cases. On the final day of the course, cases will be presented for interactive discussion and delegates are responsible to solve each case, i.e. find a diagnosis and set up a management plan.

Haematology, Immunology & Oncology
Clinical work-up of internal medicine hematologic, immunologic problems and basic oncology will be presented in a case oriented approach. Typical and less common problems of dogs and cats presented with diseases involving clinical and laboratory abnormalities involving the entire hematologic system (red and white blood cells, thrombocytes) and oncologic cases will be used to demonstrate a structured and problem-oriented work-up. These cases will serve as bases to discuss physiology and pathophysiology, diagnostic tests such as laboratory, cytologic and pathologic investigation and diagnostic imaging plus treatment plans including drugs, radiation therapy or surgical options. International guidelines and flow-charts, if existing, as well as updated literature information will be presented to the delegates during the work-up of the cases. On the final day of the course, cases will be presented for interactive discussion and delegates are responsible to solve each case, i.e. find a diagnosis and set up a management plan.

Haematology, Immunology & Oncology
Clinical work-up of internal medicine emergency and critical care and toxicologic problems will be presented in a case oriented approach. Typical and less common problems of dogs and cats presented with intoxications and internal medicine emergencies will be used to demonstrate a structured and problem-oriented work-up. These cases will serve as bases to discuss physiology and pathophysiology, initial emergency treatment, diagnostic tests such as laboratory investigation, blood pressure measurement and diagnostic imaging plus treatment plans including fluid therapy, ventilation, drugs or surgical options. International guidelines and flow-charts, if existing, as well as updated literature information will be presented to the delegates during the work-up of the cases. On the final day of the course, cases will be presented for interactive discussion and delegates are responsible to solve each case, i.e. find a diagnosis and set up a management plan.

Upcoming courses

Course Date Registration Status
Internal Medicine I
Utrecht, Netherlands
16/11/2020 - 27/11/2020waiting list open
Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases, Immunology & Basic Neurology
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
18/11/2020 - 22/11/2020registration open

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