Commencing with sections on Clinical Pathology and Fluid and Electrolyte Disorders, the course progresses to population medicine, internal medicine, basic surgery, anaesthesiology, radiology, cardiology, ophthalmology and dermatology as detailed below, with each speciality including relevant aspects of applied pharmacology. The number of lecture hours varies according to the specialty area. The course is presented on a systems basis, focusing on clinical examination to detect the signs of alteration in function, pathophysiology of clinical signs, and therapeutics including strategies for the diagnosis and treatment of the most important veterinary diseases. To strengthen the level of knowledge and to transfer the previously learned into practice, different laboratories including anaesthesia, basic surgery, cardiology and imaging will be offered. The course focuses on small and large animal species and also covers the most relevant areas in small ruminants, pigs, exotics, wildlife and zoo animals.
Introduction to Surgery
Surgical Exercises and other labs
Fluids, Electrolytes and Acid-Base
This course provides a sound foundation for clinical rotations in later parts of the program. A variety of pedagogical techniques are used, including lectures, live animals, cadaver and mannequin laboratories, wet lab exercises, dry lab exercises and discussion, demonstrations, large group case discussions and auto-tutorials.