Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine I

registration open

 

Utrecht / Netherlands

11.10.2021 – 22.10.2021

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),
Dr. Hille Fieten (NL),
Dr. C.J. (Christine) Piek (NL)

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 (week 1 / subject to change)

Monday 11/10/21
Morning (START AT 9.00 HOURS)
– Introduction
– Case discussion (Teske)
– 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)
Afternoon
– Protocolled approach to internal medicine. The principle of protocolled approach will be explained. Some examples will be given. (Overduin)
– (END OF DAY AROUND 17.00 HOURS)
Tuesday 12/10/21
Morning (START AT 8.30 HOURS)
– Case discussion
– Blood chemistry in daily practice: A case-oriented approach to the interpretation of biochemical blood profiles (Overduin)
Afternoon
– Laboratory tests in clinical haematology: Overview of the diagnostics tests for the anaemic patient and diagnostic approach to the bleeding patient (Christine Piek)
Wednesday 13/10/21
Morning
– Case discussion
– Hepatology Part I (Hille Fieten): Diagnostic workup liver diseases; icterus and
cholestasis; hepatoencephalopathy; liver circulatory diseases; hepatitis in dogs; biliairy diseases; feline liver disease
Afternoon
– Hepatology Part II (Hille Fieten): Diagnostic workup liver diseases; icterus and
cholestasis; hepatoencephalopathy; liver circulatory diseases; hepatitis in dogs; biliairy diseases; feline liver disease
Thursday 14/10/21
Morning
– Case discussion
– Hepatology Part III (Hille Fieten): Diagnostic workup liver diseases; icterus and
cholestasis; hepatoencephalopathy; liver circulatory diseases; hepatitis in dogs; biliairy diseases; feline liver disease
Afternoon
– Hepatology Part IV (Hille Fieten): Diagnostic workup liver diseases; icterus and
cholestasis; hepatoencephalopathy; liver circulatory diseases; hepatitis in dogs; biliairy diseases; feline liver disease
Friday 15/10/2021
Morning
– Case oriented approach to the interpretation of electrocardiography Part I (Overduin)
Afternoon
– Case discussions and Blood results interpretation (Overduin, Kooistra and Teske)
EXPECTED END: Around 16.00 hours

Course program (week 2 / subject to change)

Monday, 18/10/21
Morning (STARTS AT 8.30 HOURS)
– Case discussion
– Gastroenterology: I (Hall)
Afternoon
– Gastroenterology: II (Hall)
Tuesday, 19/10/21
Morning
– Case discussion
– Gastroenterology: III (Hall)
Afternoon
– Gastroenterology: IV (Hall)
Wednesday, 20/10/21
Morning
– Endocrinology Part I (Kooistra): Topics: Introduction into endocrinology; hypothyroidism, thyroid tumours; hyperadrenocorticism
Afternoon
– Endocrinology Part II (Kooistra): Topics: Introduction into endocrinology; hypothyroidism, thyroid tumours; hyperadrenocorticism
Thursday, 21/10/21
Morning
– Clinical Cytology: Introduction and Case discussions (Erik Teske)
Afternoon
– Endocrinology Part III (Kooistra): Topics: Introduction into endocrinology; hypothyroidism, thyroid tumours; hyperadrenocorticism
Friday, 22/10/21
Morning
– Case discussion
– Case oriented approach to the interpretation of ECG. Part II (Overduin)
Afternoon
– Case discussions and Blood results interpretation (Overduin, Teske, Kooistra)

EXPECTED END: AROUND 16.00 HOURS

Course location

Hotel Mitland Utrecht BV, Ariënslaan 1, 3573 PT Utrecht