Course Format: Distance learning, assessment only - encouraging independent, adult-centred, self-directed learning
Enrolment: October - June
Assessment: Case report and exam
Timetable: March - September
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How to enrol as a new CertAVP candidate.
At the end of the module, candidates should be able to:
- Recognise faults due to defects in processing and film handling, and deficiencies in film identification; recognise problems relating to density, contrast and sharpness, due to inadequate radiographic procedure; and recognise, from films, deficiencies in radiation safety procedures
- Recognise and describe normal radiographic anatomy – candidates should possess a detailed knowledge of the relevant normal radiographic anatomy of the horse and its variation with breed and age
- Apply the principles of radiological interpretation – the recognition of tissue types; formation of shadowgraphs; effects of superimposition and multiple shadows. Changes in opacity, size, shape, position and function of organs. The use of simple positional and contrast aids to elucidate radiographic problems. The applications of these basic principles to the evaluation of radiological signs in relation to clinical problems of the distal limb and head of the horse
- Understand the principles of and apply diagnostic ultrasonography to problems affecting the musculoskeletal system of the distal limb
Dagmar Berner, Dr.med.vet. DipECVDI MRCVS
Lecturer in Equine Diagnostic Imaging
The Royal Veterinary College
Marianna Biggi, DVM PhD FHEA DipECVDI MRCVS
Large Animal Radiologist, European Veterinary Specialist in Diagnostic Imaging