Internal Medicine: Keys to Understanding - Distance Education
Three enthusiastic and knowledgeable tutors guide you through 10 modules designed to increase your confidence in your ability to diagnose and treat your small animal patients.
Using a system-oriented method, the aim of this updated course is to assist you in developing a structured approach that can be applied to any internal medicine problem. Such a framework can be a powerful navigation tool to aid in more rapidly and reliably reaching a diagnosis and developing a treatment protocol, ultimately improving patient outcomes.
If you are planning on sitting the small animal medicine membership examinations for the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists (ANZCVS), the course will form a great foundation and framework for your study.
A 2-day interactive workshop will provide opportunity for you to refine your interpretation of key information and develop an approach that is able to be applied confidently across a vast range of internal medicine problems.
This course have been an invaluable tool in reducing the stress I experience as a veterinarian. I've found that the knowledge I've gained has allowed me to approach each case I see with increased confidence. This is empowering!
Pascal Urlings, SA
By successfully completing this course, you will:
- Develop a framework of understanding in the vast field of internal medicine
- Improve your interpretation skills
- Gain a better mental approach to internal medicine problems
- Gain confidence in your general approach to small animal medical cases
- Introduction to the medical way of thinking and Respiratory diseases
- Endocrinology 1
- Endocrinology 2
- Hepatic and pancreatic diseases
- Gastrointestinal system
- Anaemia and bleeding disorders
- Urinary tract disease
This distance education course includes an optional 2-day interactive workshop in Melbourne VIC. Dates to be confirmed.
What is Distance Education?
Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD
All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.
Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the optional 2-day interactive workshop, with an emphasis on working through case studies and group discussion.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.
Pay as you learn
Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We’ll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.
BVSc MVS CertSAC FACVSc
Darren Merrett graduated from Melbourne University in 1984. After three years in private practice he returned to Melbourne University, first as an intern and then as a resident. Darren completed a residency at Bristol University, UK before returning to gain fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in 1994. After obtaining fellowship, Darren established a private medical referral service in Melbourne where he became the senior partner in the medical department of the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Service. Darren is one of the leading internists in Australia who provides much appreciated expert back-up to many general practitioners. Darren is one of the tutors of the CVE Internal Medicine - Keys to Understanding DE course.
Jen graduated from the University of Melbourne in 1997. She spent four years working in mixed practice in rural Victoria before working in several UK practices over the following year. On her return to Australia Jen worked in Brisbane for two years; both in general practice and at the University of Queensland as a small animal clinician. Jen attained membership of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in 2004 and then worked at Queensland Veterinary Specialists as an intern before beginning a residency at Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre. She attained Fellowship of the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in 2010 and was subsequently registered as a specialist in small animal medicine. Jen is a co-tutor in the CVE Distance Education course Internal Medicine – Keys to Understanding.
BVSc MVS PhD MACVSc Dipl. ACVIM
Steven graduated from the University of Sydney in 1983 with second-class honours in Veterinary Science. After graduation, Steven worked for 2 years in private practice in Sydney followed by a medical internship at the University of Melbourne. Steven then undertook an Internal medicine Residency at the University of Florida, followed by two years as a clinical instructor at the University of Florida. Steven worked in an internal medicine referral practice in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1992 and 1993 then returned to Australia studying equine herpesvirus infections with Professor Michael Studdert. In 1998, Steven was awarded a PhD from the University of Melbourne. Steven has lectured in Veterinary Virology at the University of Sydney in 1998 and 1999 and was a Senior Lecturer and Associate Professor of Small Animal Medicine at the University of Melbourne from 1999-2009. Steven worked in small animal referral practice at Advanced Vetcare from 2010 to 2018 before starting his own consultancy business. Steve is currently involved in supplying research services and performing private consulting in Melbourne. His special interests include clinical and molecular aspects of medical diseases and the interaction between infectious diseases and the host immune response.