This course aims to develop and improve your skills and capacity to conduct in house cytopathology as an adjunct to your canine and feline case management.
The course will take you through a logical and streamlined approach to cytopathology starting with cytopathological specimen collection and preparation; followed by establishing a common-sense approach to examining and interpreting cytopathological smears; and applying that approach to the diagnosis of common degenerative, inflammatory and neoplastic diseases affecting skin and lymph nodes. The course is designed to gradually and surely build your confidence and cytopathological experience so that you will be able to more effectively reach a diagnosis and apply that to case management.
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Describe and perform effective cytolopathological specimen preparation to enhance the likelihood of diagnostic success
- Develop an effective framework for the evaluation of cytopathological specimens
- Analyse and interpret cytopathological specimens to formulate a fundamental diagnosis that relates to the pathogenesis of the lesion
- Construct appropriate fundamental differential diagnoses for cytopathological specimens collected from skin masses
- Evaluate cytopathological specimens collected from peripheral lymph nodes to formulate an effective investigative pathway
- Fundamentals of preparing and examining cytopathological specimens
- How to identify and differentiate pathological processes in cytopathological smears: Neoplasia, Inflammation and degeneration
- Cytopathological Identification of Common (and some Uncommon) Skin Masses. How far can you go in diagnosis?
- Cytopathology of Peripheral Lymph nodes: is it neoplastic, reactive or inflamed?
|Recent Grad / Part-time Member||$303|
|Non-member / eMember||$607|