Endocrinology: Who’s in crisis?

A detailed look at the investigation and management of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats.

Course Price

£175

Start Date

01/03/2021

Duration

8 Weeks

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This veterinary thought exchange online tutored course takes a more detailed look at the investigation and management of endocrine diseases in dogs and cats.

Endocrine diseases are common in small animal practice, but their investigation can be confusing and their management very challenging. How much do we really need to investigate that increased calcium? How unstable can my diabetic dog really be? What is the best test to diagnose Cushing’s disease and how best do I monitor? We aim to answer all these questions and much more.

The course is run by our very own Scott Kilpatrick (EBVS and RCVS Recognised Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine). The course runs over an eight-week period and takes around 10 hours to complete. The course is delivered via video webinars and supplemented with discussion forums and live chats with the course tutor, giving you the opportunity to ask questions or discuss cases you may be facing in your practice.

Course Curriculum:

Lesson 1: Canine and Feline Hypothyroidism… do cats get that?!
  • Understand the pathophysiology of hypothyroidism.
  • Review the best practice in diagnosis… is it really that easy?
  • Consider the best treatment options and what happens when they do not respond.
01/03/2021
Lesson 2: Feline and Canine Hyperthyroidism… do dogs get that?!
  • Understand the pathophysiology of hyperthyroidism… is it just older cats?
  • Review the options for diagnosis… not just T4.
  • Learn about the most up to date treatment considerations.
08/03/2021
Lesson 3: Diabetes Mellitus… not that sweet.
  • The differences between cats and dogs.
  • Review the challenges of diagnosis and the possibility of concurrent disease.
  • Understand the most up to date options for insulin choice and monitoring.
14/03/2021
Lesson 4: Diseases of the Parathyroid Gland… from calcium to calcitonin.
  • Calcium… how high is too high?
  • Review the most common conditions of the parathyroid gland.
  • What are the options for treating disorders of calcium?
22/03/2021
LIVE Q&A and Case Discussion Thursday 1st April 2021 (8-9pm GMT)
  • Your chance to discuss any cases you are struggling with.
  • We will bring along a few interesting cases too!
29/03/2021
Lesson 5: Hyperadrenocorticism… What would Harvey say?
  • Pathophysiology… from the pituitary to the adrenal gland.
  • Review the various diagnostic options… and pick the best one.
  • Understand the best treatment options… do I take the adrenal gland out?
05/04/2021
Lesson 6: Hypoadrenocorticism… what would Obama do?
  • Pathophysiology… when the cortisol runs out.
  • Diagnosis… do I really need to do an ACTH stimulation test at 3am?
  • Treatment… crisis at the Whitehouse.
12/04/2021
Lesson 7: Canine and Feline Growth Hormone Disorders… from surgery to somatostatin.
  • Understand the significance of growth hormone disorders in small animal practice.
  • What is the best way to diagnose these conditions?
  • Learn about the intricacies of treatment options.
19/04/2021
LIVE Q&A and Case Discussion Thursday 22nd April 2021 (8-9pm GMT)
  • Your chance to discuss any cases you are struggling with.
  • We will bring along a few interesting cases too!
20/04/2021

Course Benefits:

  • Course written and delivered by Internal Medicine specialist.
  • Eight weeks access to video recorded tutor lessons and discussion forums.
  • Brilliant value for money- 10 hours certified CPD for only £175!
  • Learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or doggy care!
  • Learn in the comfort of your own home and at a time that suits you.
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet.
  • Get 30% off annual membership by buying this course.

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