Improve International is to launch mini-modular courses in four special interest areas.

Managing director of Improve, David Babington.

The courses aim to fill a gap for vets who want to develop a more in-depth knowledge of dentistry, oncology, neurology and ultrasound.

Set to start this autumn, the dentistry, oncology and neurology courses provide two days of study each month for three months, making six days of CPD in total. Ultrasound delegates study for two days each month for two months, making four days of CPD in total. Each course – neurology apart – contains a practical element.

David Babington
is managing director of Improve. He said: “Veterinary surgeons wanting to develop skills in specific areas have two choices, either to embark on a full-scale certificate programme, or to attend one-day sessions in their area of interest. For those without the time or resource to commit to a certificate programme, but who are keen to develop their skills to a high level, attending a one-day course may not give them the expertise, or the practical experience, they seek.

“Our mini-modular courses aim to bridge that gap. They are high quality programmes led by recognised international experts, and each gives a thorough grounding in the subject specifically geared to the requirements of the small animal general practitioner. They aim to give delegates in-depth knowledge, practical experience and the confidence to take their new skills back into practice.”

The mini-modular courses are open to veterinary surgeons across Europe with teaching based at Improve’s training headquarters in Swindon, which offers wet-lab facilities.

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