Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine I

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Combined course

19.04.2021 – 23.04.2021

01.05.2021 – 07.05.2021

EURO 3.150.-

Total hours: 80
ATF hours (Austria, Germany, Luxembourg, Switzerland): TBA
ECTS credits (Master & Certificate): 10

Principal Course Master:

Prof. Dr. Erik Teske DECVIM-CA (NL)

Course Masters:

Dr. Lisette Overduin, DECVIM-CA (NL)
Dr. Hans Kooistra, DECVIM-CA (NL)
Prof. Dr. Edward Hall, DECVIM-CA (UK)

Course Overview
This veterinary course on internal medicine is designed for veterinarians who wish to broaden their knowledge in internal medicine 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 to solve most of the problems in daily practice and to facilitate their collaboration with specialists in referral clinics.
The complete training programme consists of three periods of two weeks (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 succesive years. The course language will be English.
Topics
– Course I: Clinical pathology (Blood results), cytology, ECGs, Gastroenterology, Hepatology – Small Animals
– Course II: Cardiology, Pulmonology, Endocrinology, Nephrology/urology, Feline Medicine – Small Animals
– Course III: Neurology, Oncology, Haematology, Intensive care/emergency medicine, Immunology – Small

Course program (online live sessions)

Monday 19/04/21
9.00 – 12.30 hrs:
– Introduction Course masters and participants, Layout course
– Introduction into a critical assessment of laboratory results.
Biological variation, flaws in measurements, reproducibility, test validity, inter- and intra-observer variability, sensitivity and specificity of a test, predictive values and diagnostic strategies will be discussed. (Teske)
Tuesday 20/04/21
8.30 – 12.30 hrs:
– Protocolled approach to internal medicine. The principle of protocolled approach will be explained. Some examples will be given. (Overduin)
Wednesday 21/04/21
8.30 -12.30 hrs:
– Case report (Overduin)
– Blood chemistry in daily practice: A case-oriented approach to the interpretation of biochemical blood profiles (Overduin)
Thursday 22/04/21
8.30 -12.30 hrs:
– Case report (Overduin)
– Case oriented approach to the interpretation of electrocardiography. Part I (Overduin)
Friday 23/04/2021
8.30 -12.30 hrs:
– Introduction into Clinical Cytology (Teske)
– Case discussions Clinical Cytology (Teske)

Course program (onsite Utrecht/NL)

Saturday 01/05/21
Morning 9.00 – 12. 30 hrs:
– Welcome (Overduin and Teske)
– Endocrinology Part I (Kooistra)
Afternoon: 13.30 -17.00 hrs
– Endocrinology Part II (Kooistra)
Sunday 02/05/21
Morning 8.30 – 12. 30 hrs:
– Case report (Teske)
– Gastroenterology Part I (Ed Hall)
Afternoon: 13.30 -17.00 hrs
– Gastroenterology Part II (Ed Hall)
Monday 03/05/21
Morning 8.30 – 12. 30 hrs:
– Case report (Overduin)
– Gastroenterology Part III (Ed Hall)
Afternoon: 13.30 -17.00 hrs
– Gastroenterology Part IV (Ed Hall)
– Gastroenterology Part II (Ed Hall)
Tuesday 04/05/21
Morning 8.30 – 12. 30 hrs:
– Case report (Teske)
– Hepatology Part I (Hille Fieten)
Afternoon: 13.30 -17.00 hrs
– Hepatology Part II (Hille Fieten)
Wednesday 05/05/2021
Morning 8.30 – 12. 30 hrs:
– Case report (Overduin)
– Case oriented approach tot he interpretation of ECG. Part II (Overduin)
Afternoon: 13.30 -17.00 hrs
– Endocrinology Part III (Kooistra)
Thursday 06/05/2021
Morning 8.30 – 12. 30 hrs:
– Case report (Teske)
– Hepatology Part III (Hille Fieten))
Afternoon: 13.30 -17.00 hrs
– Hepatology Part IV (Hille Fieten)
Friday 07/05/2021
Morning 8.30 – 12. 30 hrs:
– Laboratory tests in clinical haematology: Overview of the diagnostics tests for the anaemic patient and diagnostic approach to the bleeding patient (Christine Piek)
Afternoon: 13.30 – 17.00 hrs
– Case reports and Blood results interpretation (Teske, Kooistra)
EXPECTED END: Around 16.00 hours