Course: Small Animal Internal Diseases I

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Course title Small Animal Internal Diseases I
Course code 1660/V1MZ1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 3
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Svoboda Miroslav, Prof. MVDr. CSc.
  • Schánilec Pavel, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Agudelo F. Carlos, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Žertová Hana, MVDr.
  • Filipejová Zita, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Humpová Kateřina, MVDr.
  • Vávra Miloš, MVDr.
  • Crha Michal, Doc. MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Ceplecha Václav, MVDr.
  • Hřibová Barbora, MVDr.
  • Proks Pavel, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Raušerová Leona, MVDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Lectures (Topic/Extent): Syllabus of lectures (range 28 hours) 1.Specificity of physical examination in cats compared with dogs (2 hours) 2.Dermatological patient - approach and principles of diagnosis (scrapings, cytology, Wood) (2 hours) 3.The indication for testing by imaging methods from the perspective of the clinician (2 hours) 4.Clinical manifestations and diagnosis of diseases of the respiratory tract (2 hours) 5.Cardiology patient - principles of diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases I. (X-ray, blood pressure, EKG equipment, ultrasound examination) (2hours) 6. Cardiology patient - principles of diagnostics of cardiovascular diseases II. (Technique and interpretation, ultrasound examinations) (2 hours) 7.Principles of the approach to critical patients (2 hours) 8.Introduction to Gastroenterology - principles of diagnostics of gastrointestinal diseases (2 hours) 9. Principles of diagnosis of diseases of the liver and pancreas (2 hours) 10.Urological patient - principles of diagnostics, urinalysis and urinary sediment (2 hours) 11.Neurological patient - diagnostic approach and principles of therapy (2 hours) 12.Clinical Oncology - introduction, diagnostic approach and principles of treatment (2 hours) 13.Immunoprophylaxis of the dog and cat, vaccination recommendations, serious infections (2 hours) 14.Antiparasitic programs, zoonosis and imported infections of dogs and cats (2 hours) Syllabus exercises (range 14 hours) 1.Clinical examination of the dog and cat (total recapitulation) (2 hours) 2.Neurological patient (2 hours) 3.Seminar imaging diagnosis in dogs and cats (2 hours) 4.Cardiology patient (2 hours) 5.Urological patient (2 hours) 6.Patient with GIT disease (2 hours) 7.Credit exercises (2 hours) The condition for the credit is passing all syllabus practicals and mandatory internships at the clinic (ambulance, hospitalization). One absence per semester exercise maximum is allowed. More absences must be excused for serious reasons and will be assessed individually.

Learning activities and teaching methods
unspecified, unspecified
Learning outcomes
The subject Internal medicine of small animals covers practising/accuracy of clinical examination of dogs and cats and complex diagnostic process (clinical, para clinical and laboratory diagnostic methods), sampling and critical evaluation of results, list of differential diagnoses, further and specific diagnostic methods, confirming of diagnosis/diagnoses, therapeutic protocol and management in a broad spectrum outpatients as well as inpatients of Small animal clinic. Students are taught different approaches of safe manipulation with dogs and cats, how to collect samples of biological material (blood, urine etc.), welfare of sick animals, daily care and management of patients reflecting current health status including records keeping. Students are educated in wide spectrum of internal diseases according to organ systems and important infectious & parasitic diseases in dogs and cats as well as preventive and prophylactic measures.

Prerequisites: 1. Finishing of clinical propedeutics' of small animals 2. Fininshing of diagnostic imagines' of small animals Corequisies: 1. Simultaneous attending of other clinical disciplines dealing with small animals

Assessment methods and criteria
Credit requirements: 1. Active attendance at all practical trainings. 2. Approved credit patient.
Recommended literature
  • ETTINGER, S. J.; FELDMAN, E. C.; ET AL. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Volume 1. Elsevier - Saunders, 2005.
  • ETTINGER, S. J.; FELDMAN, E. C.; ET AL. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Volume 2. Elsevier - Saunders, 2005.
  • NELSON, R., COUTO, G. ET AL. Small Animal Internal Medicine. Mosby, 2009. ISBN 9780323048811.
  • SCHREY, C. F. Vyšetřování psa a kočky v obrazech. Praha, 2010. ISBN 978-80-247-3147-6.
  • SVOBODA, M., SENIOR, D. F., DOUBEK, J., KLIMEŠ, J. A KOL. Nemoci psa a kočky - I. díl.. ČAVLMZ - Noviko, Brno, 2000. ISBN 80-902595-2-9.
  • SVOBODA, M., SENIOR, D. F., DOUBEK, J., KLIMEŠ, J. A KOL. Nemoci psa a kočky - II. díl.. ČAVLMZ - Noviko, Brno, 2001. ISBN 80-902595-3-7.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine Veterinární lékařství (01) Veterinary medicine and veterinary prevention 4 Summer