Webinar Plus: Diagnostic modalities for GI, liver and pancreatic disease

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

Course Format: A mixture of weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), self-assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums

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Course Information

Key Areas
  • Developing a logical approach to common clinical signs related to disorders of the gut, liver and pancreas
  • Interpretation of clinical pathology relevant to the gut, liver and pancreas
  • Principles of abdominal imaging
  • Principles of abdominal surgery relevant to the gut liver, and pancreas
About this course

Do you sometimes struggle to decide what diagnostic test is going to be most helpful for a patient you suspect has GI, liver or pancreatic disease?

Do you struggle to decide whether the radiograph has confirmed your suspicion of an intestinal obstruction? Does the thought of doing a liver, pancreatic or intestinal biopsy send shivers down your spine? Then this multidisciplinary course is the one for you.

Why do this course?
In the first three weeks we will tackle the diagnostic challenges relating to liver, pancreatic and gut disease. We will discuss a logical approach to the clinical signs a patient with abdominal disorders may present with and clin path interpretation challenges. The role of abdominal radiology vs abdominal ultrasound and other imaging modalities such as CT will be discussed – is there one modality that is always best? And then finally, the principles of surgical procedures involving the gut, liver and pancreas will be reviewed.

Throughout the course there will be ample opportunity for discussion between participants, to have all of your queries and concerns answered by the tutors as well as case studies on which to practice your decision-making skills.

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.30pm to 2.30pm London time:

Wednesday 3rd May
Wednesday 10th May
Wednesday 17th May (Please note on this date there will be a live Q&A with the tutor at 11.30am London time. A recorded version of the lecture will be made available to view before this Q&A.)
Wednesday 24th May


Cathy Beck, BVSc DipVetClinStud MVS GCUT FANZCVS (Radiology)
Coordinator of the University of Melbourne Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Ultrasound
Consultant Radiologist, VetCT

Jill Maddison, BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS
Professor of General Practice
The Royal Veterinary College

Rhiannon Strickland, BVetMed MVetMed PGCertVetEd DipECVS FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery
The Royal Veterinary College