Webinar Plus: Interpreting the numbers – understanding clinical pathology in medical cases

Key Information

CPD Hours: 16 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

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

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27 Sep - 24 Oct 21
£349.00

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The content was extremely useful and presented in such a way that held my attention even after a long day at work.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Interpreting tests in the clinical context – why the numbers don’t always tell the full story and the importance of clinical reasoning
  • Making sense of the biochemical profile – what can it tell you and what can it not?
  • – Liver and pancreatic enzymes, bilirubin, bile acids, cholesterol
  • – Electrolytes, calcium, phosphate
  • – Urea and creatinine
About this course

What does a positive PLI really mean? Does every patient with azotaemia have renal failure? How helpful is SDMA in answering this question?

Clinical pathology tests are a very important part of the diagnostic tools veterinary practitioners need to diagnose and manage diseases in small animal patients. They are also frequently run to screen patients in preparation for anaesthesia or in geriatric patients as part of a “health profile”. Abnormal or even normal results in a well or unwell patient can create confusion rather than clarity if they are not critically reviewed as an integral part of the clinical assessment of all data relevant to the patient and presenting problem(s).

Why do this course?
The course will enhance your ability to make sense of clinical pathology tests that are run every day in practice but can sometimes be more confusing than illuminating.

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 2.00pm London time including a 30 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Monday 27th September - Interpreting tests – why the numbers don’t always tell the full story 
Monday 4th October - Making sense of the biochemical profile – what can it tell you and what cannot it not? Liver, pancreatic enzymes, bilirubin, bile acids, cholesterol 
Monday 11th October - Making sense of the biochemical profile – what can it tell you and what cannot it not? Electrolytes, calcium, phosphate 
Monday 18th October - Making sense of the biochemical profile – what can it tell you and what cannot it not? Urea and creatinine

Tutors

David Church, BVSc PhD MACVSc FHEA MRCVS
Professor of Small Animal Studies
The Royal Veterinary College

Emma Holmes, BVetMed MVetMed DipACVP FHEA MRCVS
Lecturer in Veterinary Clinical Pathology
The Royal Veterinary College

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