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Internal Medicine: A Problem Solving Approach Distance Ed

Internal Medicine: A Problem Solving Approach Distance Ed

Perennially popular tutors Jill Maddison and Sue Bennett present this course where the learning begins the way it does in the clinic: with a focus on the presenting problem.

This 8-module course will advance your problem-solving skills to develop a rational, pathophysiologically-based approach to diagnosing and managing internal medicine cases.

An emphasis on reflection and self-analysis of the way you process and work up cases will challenge you and help you to improve your approach in practice. In this way you will be able to develop a logical problem-solving framework that will carry through into more successful and rewarding management of your patients.

The workshops will provide an opportunity to interrogate your methodology and discuss approaches with your peers and tutors. If you are interested in sitting the small animal medicine membership examinations for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), this is a wonderful preparation for you.

Past Participants


IMPS is a practice changing approach to assessing and working up cases that wasn't taught at my University. The modules are well structured and achievable with appropriate cases in the assignments to consolidate learning by way of thinking and problem solving, not cutting and pasting sections of text from the notes. Jill & co have done an outstanding job structuring the course and I recommend it to anyone wanting to develop a rational approach to medical cases to make their work lives a bit easier.

Kim Benning

This course was fantastic at reinforcing the principles of small animal medicine problem solving and has made me a better clinician. Jill’s feedback for my assignments was always very detailed, helpful and encouraging. This course has inspired me to pursue further small animal medicine specialist training.
Josie Martin, 2021 Participant

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Develop a clear and logical approach to clinical problems
  • Broaden your knowledge base in small animal medicine
  • Gain a greater understanding of evaluation of clinical pathology
  • Improve your productivity through more expedient diagnoses
  • Improve the value of the service you provide to your clients
  • Gain confidence in your general approach to small animal medical cases

Modules

  1. Clinical reasoning, problem solving, vomiting
  2. Diarrhoea
  3. Anorexia & weight loss
  4. Polyuria/polydipsia & urinary incontinence
  5. Jaundice, pale mucous membranes and pyrexia
  6. Epistaxis & haematuria
  7. Coughing, sneezing & effusions
  8. Episodic weakness & seizures

What is Distance Education?

Premium, intensive online veterinary CE

All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.

Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the optional interactive workshops, with an emphasis on working through case studies and group discussion. This course has two workshop which are held in Sydney. One single day workshop at the beginning of the course and one 2-day workshop at the conclusion of the course.

Course Delivery

This online course comes with:

  • Comprehensive digital notes, videos and journal articles
  • Self-assessment and self-reflection exercises to test your knowledge and understanding
  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutors
  • A monthly assignment based on case studies. Individual feedback and explanations will be provided by your tutors
  • 2 online workshops with an emphasis on working through case studies and group discussion

Workshops

This course is complimented with an optional 2-day workshop (face-to-face). Dates to be confirmed. Plus 3 online seminars during the course.

The CVE expects to be running face-to-face workshops in 2023. In the event that a COVID emergency leads to the cancellation of a workshop, the CVE will work with its tutors to provide a virtual workshop alternative.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

Registrant Type Super Early Bird  Early Bird  Full Rate 
Member* $7450
$7655 $7860
eMember / Non-member  $8275 $8275 $8275

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.

Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email [email protected] or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

Distance Education
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 to
Thursday, 30 November 2023
277 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
30 Jun 2022
Early Bird
31 Oct 2022

Delivered Online
Distance Education
Wednesday, 01 February 2023 to
Thursday, 30 November 2023
277 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
30 Jun 2022
Early Bird
31 Oct 2022

Delivered Online

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Tutor/s

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Jill Maddison
BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS
Jill is a graduate of the University of Sydney. She completed an internship at the University of Sydney, spent 18 months in full time private practice in Sydney then completed a re...
Sue Bennett
BSc BVMS MANZCVS FANZCVS
Sue Bennett is a graduate of Murdoch University and spent the first half of her working life in general practice before training for specialist qualifications in Small Animal Medic...
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Jill Maddison
BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS
Jill is a graduate of the University of Sydney. She completed an internship at the University of Sydney, spent 18 months in full time private practice in Sydney then completed a re...
Sue Bennett
BSc BVMS MANZCVS FANZCVS
Sue Bennett is a graduate of Murdoch University and spent the first half of her working life in general practice before training for specialist qualifications in Small Animal Medic...

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