Medical oncology - insight into diagnostics and chemotherapy online
Course Length: Six weeks
Course Format: An intensive tutor-moderated online learning experience. Resources include online presentations, electronic course notes, supplementary reading, case assessments and discussion forums in which participants review and discuss cases with their colleagues and the tutor
- Cytology vs. histopathology
- Immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry
- PARR and Flow Cytometry
- Chemotherapy protocols and monitoring
- Safe handling of chemotherapy agents
- Mammary carcinoma
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Respiratory tumours
About this course
Would you like to strengthen your confidence and enhance your skills in diagnosing and managing cancers in dogs and cats?
This course will provide you with an overview of different diagnostic tools used in oncology, when they are indicated and how to interpret the results including their advantages and disadvantages for different neoplasms. We will focus on diagnostic procedures that can be used in general practice to diagnose lymphoma,, mammary carcinoma, soft tissue sarcoma, and respiratory tumours. Once a cancer has been diagnosed, there are a variety of chemotherapy protocols available and choosing between them can be challenging. This course therefore aims to discuss the advantages of certain protocols over others, their safe administration, adequate monitoring of patients to limit side effects, and how to treat adverse events.
Why do this course?
This course will equip you with the necessary knowledge to decide the optimum diagnostic tools to use to diagnose and monitor cancer and when and how to administer the correct chemotherapy treatment.
Irina Gramer, Dr.med.vet DipECVIM-CA (Oncology), MRCVS
Lecturer in Oncology
The Royal Veterinary College