AD135 – Advance25-Abdominal Ultrasound
This course commences on 30th October 2023, with the last session taking place on 6th December 2023. The forum will remain open for two weeks after the last session.
Advance25TM Courses help you to develop your knowledge and clinical skills in a defined area of small animal practice. These fully flexible online courses include tutor support and interaction via live sessions and discussion forums. There’s no need to log on for the live sessions as your course materials are all recorded, and you have full access for a 12 month period. The course runs for a six week period, and you’ll get tutor support for a further 2 weeks in case you need to catch up. After that, you’ll still have full access although the tutor support will end. Complete your learning and get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.
This entirely online course in Abdominal Ultrasound is specifically designed for vets in practice who want to advance their scanning skills and interpretation to the next level. It’s a general level course, suitable for beginners and those with some experience. Through interactive sessions, discussions of how to obtain and interpret scanning images and videos and how to apply these to cases that you’re likely to see in practice, you’ll be able to use your new knowledge and skills from Day One of the course.
This six week course is fully flexible – there’s no need to attend live sessions as all course materials are recorded and you get full access for 12 months from the course start date. Full tutor support is provided for 8 weeks from the start of the course.
What you’ll learn:
Session 1- Getting the most out of your ultrasound machine. The diagnostic usefulness of ultrasound is very dependent on image quality. In this session we’ll give you the knowledge and confidence that you need to optimise your ultrasound images.
Session 2 – Ultrasonography of the canine and feline liver and spleen. Here we’ll familiarise you with the imaging techniques, the normal ultrasound appearance and the ultrasound appearance of commonly encountered pathology in the liver and spleen
Session 3 – Ultrasonography of the canine and feline GI Tract. We’ll familiarise you with the imaging techniques, the normal ultrasound appearance and the ultrasound appearance of commonly encountered pathology in the GI tract
Session 4 – Ultrasonography of the canine and feline urogenital tract. We’ll familiarise you with the imaging techniques, the normal ultrasound appearance and the ultrasound appearance of commonly encountered pathology in the urogenital tract
Session 5 – Ultrasonography of the canine and feline pancreas, adrenals and abdominal lymph nodes. In this session we’ll guide you round the ‘landmarks’ – including the large abdominal vessels- used to consistently locate the pancreas, adrenals and lymph nodes. We’ll familiarise you with the normal ultrasound appearance of these structures and improve your confidence in recognising the typical appearance of commonly encountered pathology.
Session 6 – Introduction to Ultrasound Guided Sampling Techniques. Many of the abnormalities identified during ultrasound examination of the canine and feline abdomen are non-specific. For example, multiple nodules identified in the liver may be due to benign nodular hyperplasia or multifocal or metastatic neoplasia. In this session we’ll guide you through the advantages, disadvantages and limitations of ultrasound-guided sampling techniques.
As the course is online, you can take part from anywhere in the world and still enjoy access to the course tutor for discussion and questions.
Complete the course with enhanced confidence in your ability to perform abdominal scans and interpret them effectively; for better management of your small animal patients. And get your CPD Certificate for 25 Hours of CPD.
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What do Vets Say About this Course?
‘I felt it was a very comprehensive initial introduction to abdominal scanning.’
Vanessa McGrath MRCVS
‘It will give me confidence to try scans myself rather than passing them onto more experienced and confident scanners.’
Siobhan Barbara McInerney MRCVS
‘I found this course to be excellent in its content and presentation. Most useful was the ultrasound technique, seeing images of the various organs and pathologies.It is a brilliant course to take if you are a beginner and have not had a lot of experience in ultrasound.’
Lesley Burgoyne MRCVS
‘I have already been more confident in using US, begun to complete a more systematic and organized examination on all my US patient, and I also find it much easier to identify what I actually see on the display.’
Melinda Papp MRCVS
‘Logical approach to scanning various abdominal organs, found the speaker to be very good.’
Morna Lincoln MRCVS
Esther Barrett MA VetMB CertVR DVDI DipECVDI MRCVS
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