Clinical Pathology Distance Education with Sandra Forsyth

Clinical Pathology Distance Education with Sandra Forsyth   |   Course - Postgraduate

Posted by Centre for Veterinary Education
Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney, 2006, NSW, AU


1 February - 30 September 2020 | Online CPD + 1 x 2-Day Workshop

Event Description

Achieve accurate, rapid diagnoses by refining your skills and making the most of in-house clinical pathology.

Do you want to maximise the benefits of your bench-top analyser and in-house pathology? Achieve rapid, cost-effective diagnoses with increased confidence? Ensure that your bench-top analyser is providing accurate information? This course will expand and refine your diagnostic skills across a range of modalities including biochemistry, haematology, acid-base balance, endocrinology, blood smear evaluation and cytology. You will be guided through a range of practical techniques that will grow your confidence, ensure you are getting the best out of your in-house machines, and enable you to go further in pursuit of a diagnosis.

Learning Outcomes The aim of this distance education program is to provide an overview of clinical pathology and assist you in developing and refining your approach to disease diagnosis, while extending the range of tests you can perform and interpret in-house. On successful completion of this course you will be able to:
  1. Develop and refine your interpretation of biochemical data, electrolyte abnormalities and acid-base parameters;
  2. Refine your technique in making and evaluating blood smears;
  3. Confidently interpret haematological data and identify and describe abnormalities in erythrocyte and leucocyte morphology;
  4. Undertake appropriate quality assurance for your in-house laboratory;
  5. Confidently undertake and interpret tests specific to haemostasis, lipids and proteins;
  6. Refine your ability to assess and interpret data from tests specific to renal, hepatic and exocrine pancreatic function;
  7. Develop and refine your skills in best-practice collection and handling of cytological samples and in the interpretation of aspirates;
  8. Confidently interpret the results from endocrine testing;
  9. Get the best results from external pathology services

  1. Introduction to Haematology and Disorders of Erythrocytes and Leukocytes
  2. Disorders of Haemostasis, Plasma Proteins and Lipids
  3. Diagnostic Cytology
  4. Practical use of In-clinic Analysers and Evaluation of Blood Glucose Abnormalities
  5. Laboratory Evaluation of Hepatic and Exocrine Pancreatic Disease
  6. Renal Disorders and Urinalysis
  7. Electrolyte Imbalances and Acid-Base Disorders
  8. Laboratory Evaluation of Thyroid and Adrenal Disorders

Event details

Event Type

Course - Postgraduate



Species Specialization

  • Companion animals

Event Location

This event will take place in Veterinary Science Conference Centre, Sydney, 2006, NSW, AU

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