Improve your skills in treating bone fractures. Open reduction and internal fixation of fractures using bone plates and screws is a common and effective modality of treatment for fracture management in small animal practice. This workshop is designed to allow participants to use and appreciate the instruments employed to correctly and effectively apply bone plates and screws for simple fracture fixation in long bones. Principles of bone plating and screw application will be revised over a series of lectures with case studies used to highlight these principles. This will be followed with a practical session where participants will practice surgical approaches to the femur, tibia, humerus, and radius on a cadaver. Simple fractures will be created and all participants will have the opportunity to apply a compression and a neutralisation plate.
Diagnostic dilemmas – a case based journey online. During this podcast your expert tutor will present a series of medical cases for you to review. Together, you will go on a problem solving jouney that will illustrate the clinical reasoning steps that are needed to solve them.
Clinical reasoning can have a positive impact on clinical outcomes – but flawed clinical reasoning can lead to errors, with potentially dire consequences. The 2017 Partners in Veterinary Education Conference program will explore the themes of clinical reasoning, error management and error disclosure in veterinary practice. Our speakers and panellists will share their experiences and perspectives across a range of disciplines, from the medical field, pathology, production, mixed and companion animal practice. The conference will be an informative, thought provoking day. You will have the opportunity to meet our recent graduates (and perhaps catch up with interns you've played a role in training) at the Cocktail Party. Please mark the date in your diary. There is no cost to our Partners in Veterinary Education to attend this conference, it is a way of us thanking you for your contribution to veterinary education and the development of our profession.
This 1.5-day seminar offers you the opportunity to learn from highly regarded and experienced clinicians. Some are residents who completed their degrees only a few years ago and have their fingers on the pulse in terms of what recent grads are looking for, while others are more seasoned practitioners with a wealth of experience to share.
Our inaugural South Africa Field trip last year was so successful, we’re running it again! In collaboration with Wildlife & Ecological Investments (WEI), Dr Derek Spielman of the University of Sydney and the Centre for Veterinary Education presents this innovative opportunity to explore the wonders of South Africa.
Gain exposure to the latest updates in behavioural medicine. This course aims to present an overview of, and assist you in improving your approach to, the diagnosis and management of behavioural cases. It will provide you with the opportunity to extend your skills and knowledge in a range of topics about animal behaviour and behavioural medicine so you will better understand learning theory, the relationship between behaviour and organic disease, psychotropic medications and how to manage anxiety, aggression and other common behavioural problems.
Enhance your clinical and diagnostic skills to treat and manage your cardiac and respiratory cases with confidence. Cardiology and respiratory disease are so closely linked that it is natural to study them jointly. In particular, the vexing question of whether a case is cardiac or respiratory, or a combination of both will be one of the major focuses for the course. Participants will first build a sound platform of clinical and diagnostic skills and will then apply these to a full range of real clinical problems – from nasal and upper respiratory through to cardiac, pulmonary, pleural and mediastinal disease processes.
Achieve accurate, rapid diagnoses by refining your skills and making the most of in-house clinical pathology. Do you want to maximise the benefits of your bench-top analyser and in-house pathology? Achieve rapid, cost-effective diagnoses with increased confidence? Ensure that your bench-top analyser is providing accurate information? This course will expand and refine your diagnostic skills across a range of modalities including biochemistry, haematology, blood smear evaluation and cytology. You will be guided through a range of practical techniques that will grow your confidence, ensure you are getting the best out of your in-house machines, and enable you to go further in pursuit of a diagnosis.
Diagnose and manage a wide range of dermatological conditions with confidence, and enjoy those skin consults. Why be flustered when you can flourish? Skin conditions are common in companion animal practice. The underlying cause varies and may be complex, even in animals with similar clinical presentations such as pruritis or hair loss. Dermatology consultations will remain frustrating – for veterinarians and clients alike – if you always simply reach for the same treatment without identifying and addressing the underlying cause (or causes). This course equips you to develop a logical approach to the diagnosis and management of skin conditions.