Medical oncology - insight into diagnostics and chemotherapy online

Key Information

CPD Hours: 42 hours

Course Length: Six weeks

Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include online presentations, electronic course notes, case assessments, supplementary reading material and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss cases with their colleagues and the tutor

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30 Sep - 10 Nov 24

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Up-to-date information about diagnosis and treatment on common types of tumours.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Cytology vs. histopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry
  • PARR and flow cytometry
  • Chemotherapy protocols and monitoring
  • Safe handling of chemotherapy agents
  • Lymphoma
  • Mammary carcinoma
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Respiratory tumours
About this course

Would you like to strengthen your confidence and enhance your skills in diagnosing and managing cancers in dogs and cats?

This course will provide you with an overview of different diagnostic tools used in oncology, when they are indicated and how to interpret the results including their advantages and disadvantages for different neoplasms. We will focus on diagnostic procedures that can be used in general practice to diagnose lymphoma, mammary carcinoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and respiratory tumours. Once a cancer has been diagnosed, there are a variety of chemotherapy protocols available and choosing between them can be challenging. This course therefore aims to discuss the advantages of certain protocols over others, their safe administration, adequate monitoring of patients to limit side effects, and how to treat adverse events.

Why do this course?
This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge to decide the optimum diagnostic tools to use to diagnose and monitor cancer and when and how to administer the correct chemotherapy treatment.

Course notes
In line with the RVC’s environmental policy we are trying to reduce our use of paper, therefore we will not be supplying printed course notes. The course notes will be available electronically as a downloadable pdf on the course which can be printed.


Alexandra Guillén, DVM DipECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Oncology
The Royal Veterinary College

Andy Yale, BVMedSci BVM BVS PGDipVCP MVetMed DipECVIM-CA (Oncology) MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Oncology
The Royal Veterinary College

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