Develop an ordered and logical approach to imaging and evaluation of the abdomen.
This course focuses on a radiographic approach to abdominal imaging but will be supplemented with discussion of other imaging modalities. The usefulness of ultrasonography will be explored for imaging abdominal viscera and, where relevant, the application of other diagnostic tools such as computer tomography (CT) will be discussed and demonstrated.
Develop an ordered approach to imaging the vomiting dog or cat and gain an appreciation for the imaging appearances of common abdominal diseases. Dogs and cats are discussed with tutor-written notes, case studies, self-assessed quizzes and individual feedback enhancing the application of your learning. Make the most of the online forum to ask questions and share cases. Get to know your tutor and colleagues at the one-day face to face workshop.
Listen to tutor Zoe Lenard tell you more about this course -
The course assumes that you have some experience with radiography. Additionally, the course includes a self-paced introduction that will cover key pre-requisites.
It was a good feeling to able to use what I was learning immediately in practice
Bronwyn Sharman, QLD - 2018 Abdominal Imaging DE Participant
Learnt a lot of good practical tips as well as important theory.
Scott Martin, NZ - 2018 Abdominal Imaging DE Participant
Diagnostic Imaging Program
This course is part of our year-long Diagnostic Imaging Program which has been broken down into 3 more manageable parts: Abdominal, Musculoskeletal and Thoracic Imaging.
Each is a discrete unit on its own but together they form a formidable Imaging educational program.
The other units are:
Diagnostic Imaging: Thoracic, commencing March 2022
Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal, commencing June 2022
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Improve your knowledge and expertise in the technical aspects of veterinary radiography that contribute to image formation
- Develop an understanding of the benefits of using radiography to evaluate the abdomen, in the context of all imaging modalities
- Gain an understanding of the comparative modalities (especially ultrasound, and also CT and other modalities) in abdominal imaging, and applications of each modality
- Develop an ordered and logical approach for imaging and evaluation of the vomiting dog or cat
- Gain an appreciation of the possible imaging appearances of common abdominal diseases including pancreatitis, liver and splenic disease, intestinal obstruction and peritoneal effusions
- Gastrointestinal Tract
- Abdominal Viscera and Cavities
- The Urogenital System
This distance education course includes an optional 1-day workshop held in Sydney. Date to be confirmed.
This online course comes with:
- A set of detailed written notes, images and videos
- Self-assessed quizzes 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 and technical skills. Individual feedback and explanations will be provided by your tutors
- A 1-day workshop to put into practice the knowledge you have gained by working through case studies and technical skills
Workshop Dates & Structure
1-Day Workshop, Sydney: TBA
*Note: if travel restrictions impact on workshops running as face to face events, arrangements will be made for an online alternative.
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 1-day workshop to put into practice the knowledge you have gained by working through case studies and technical skills.
'The webinar tutorials were amazing along with the shared cases on the forum and breakdown of what was actually being seen on those radiographs. The encouragement to apply yourself and do something that was out of my comfort zone (contrast study) was actually really fun.'
2020 course participant
'Zoe was a great tutor. She was engaging, encouraged participation and provided useful feedback'.
2020 course participant
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.
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*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.