Unlike heart disease, chronic renal insufficiency and arthritis, cancer is potentially curable.
Advances in chemotherapy and other treatment options have increased the options for palliative care, so that animals can have a prolonged life rather than a prolonged death. This course provides an overview of cancer biology, common chemotherapeutics, other therapies including surgery and radiation, paraneoplastic syndromes, lymphoma, sarcomas, round cell tumours and the complete approach to the cancer patient.
Develop the skills to obtain a tissue diagnosis without compromising the patient, tailor treatment plans for patients with co-morbidities and curate comprehensive palliative care protocols where the emphasis is on quality of life. Know that you are offering your patients – and their people – the most contemporary options and maximising the patient’s welfare.
I find that the CVE oncology course provides a good foundation and certainly helps with my internship program.
Rosemary Soh (2020 participant)
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Develop the skills to obtain an appropriate tissue diagnosis of cancer without compromising the Patient
- Develop the skills to stage patients with neoplastic disease using appropriate diagnostic modalities
- Develop comprehensive treatment options for clients including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and newer options.
- Administer cytotoxic agents safely
- Develop a medical treatment plan for patients suffering from common neoplastic disease
- Tailor chemotherapy treatment plans for patients with co-morbidities
- Develop a comprehensive palliative care plan with an emphasis on quality of life
- Understand the rapid pace of change in oncology and know where to source the latest information and protocols
- Introduction to oncology: Mechanisms of oncogenesis and metastasis
- Introduction to chemotherapeutics and chemotherapy drugs
- The other therapies: surgery, radiation, hyperthermia and new alternatives
- Paraneoplastic syndromes
- Canine lymphosarcoma
- Feline lymphosarcoma
- Round cell tumours
- The complete approach to the patient with cancer
This online course comes with:
- Comprehensive notes, images, journal articles and additional readings
- Self-reflection tasks to review your current knowledge and focus on the topic at hand
- Discussion forums for conversation, debate and sharing cases with your peers and tutors
- A monthly assignment to assess your understanding of each topic. Individual feedback and explanations will be provided by your tutor
- A 2-day workshop held in Sydney
2-day workshop: Sydney, September 2024 - Date TBA
What is Distance Education?
Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD
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.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.
|Member* Super Early Bird
|Member* Early Bird
|Member* Full Rate
|Practical Oncology Distance Education
*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.