Medical Mystery Tour
Veterinarians must make rapid decisions every day about diagnostic and treatment options for their patients. Clinical reasoning skills form the cornerstone of those decisions as well as a sound and appropriate (to the case) knowledge base. The latter also must include an understanding of important pathophysiological principles relevant to the patient’s clinical problem. However, knowing the facts is not the same as knowing what to do. Knowledge is only useful if it can be accessed, formulated and applied to the problem at hand. In this course we will use a case based approach to enhance your clinical reasoning skills as well as your knowledge base and understanding. The lectures are entirely case based rather than subject based so that clinical thinking can be articulated clearly and important knowledge relevant to that case presented in an appropriate context. Each case discussion will cover the logical approach to one or more clinical signs, interpretation of clinical pathology and other diagnostic aids appropriate to the case and, where relevant, management options. The case discussions will be interactive with opportunity for you to explore particular clinical questions of interest.
At the end of the day we will have discussed the logical diagnostic approach to several common clinical signs, enhanced your confidence in interpreting clinical pathology especially related to the liver, pancreas and kidney and discussed how to solve diagnostic or management dilemmas relating to several important clinical disorders.
Speaker: Jill Maddison BVSc, DipVetClinStud, PhD, FACVSc, MRCVS, SFHEA & David Church BVSc PhD MACVSc MRCVS
Intended for: Veterinary Surgeons