Course: Small Animal Internal Diseases III

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Course title Small Animal Internal Diseases III
Course code 1660/V1MZ3
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
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.
  • Filipejová Zita, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Vávra Miloš, MVDr.
  • Crha Michal, Doc. MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Ceplecha Václav, MVDr.
  • Hřibová Barbora, MVDr.
  • Proks Pavel, MVDr. Ph.D.
  • Baranyiová Eva, Prof. MVDr. CSc.
  • Kučera Jaroslav, MUDr. CSc.
  • Hanzálek Zdeněk, MVDr. Ph.D.
Course content
Syllabus of lectures (range 28 hours) 1.Imaging methods in the diagnosis of a cancer patient (2 hours) 2.Urinary tract infection and urolithiasis of dogs and cats (2 hours) 3.FLUTD and feline idiopathic cystitis (2 hours) 4.Management of acute and chronic renal failure (2 hours) 5.Disease of the liver, peritoneum, and exocrine pancreas (2 hours) 6.Intracranial diseases (2 hours) 7.Seizures - differential diagnosis and therapy (2 hours) 8.Diseases spine and peripheral nervous system (2 hours) 9.Faults behavior of dogs and cats (2 hours) 10.Study diets in practice (2 hours) 11.Endocrinology of dogs and cats II. (Diagnosis and treatment of selected endocrinopathies). (2 hours) 12.Diseases of aging and old animals (2 hours) 13.Intoxication of the dog and cats (2 hours) 14.Veterinary Practice Management (2 hours) Syllabus exercises (range 28 hours) 1.Specialized exercises Gastroenterology (2 h) 2.Specialized Exercise Cardiology (2 h) 3.Specialized exercises Neurology (2 h) 4.Specific exercise endocrinology (2 h) 5.Specialized exercises Urology (2 h) 6.Specialized seminar behavioral disorders (2 h) 7.Internship ambulance (6 h) 8.Internship hospitalization (6 h) 9.Credits exercises (2 h) 10.Credit test (2 h) The condition for the credit is passing all syllabus exercises 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. Students may proceed to the exam who get credit from all three semesters, including the successful completion of the final test. The exam consists of a practical part (examination of an unknown patient, differential diagnosis, interpretation of clinical and laboratory findings) and the theoretical part (2 questions out of 115). In the event that a student in the practical exam receives a grade of 4 (failed), there may be another attempt to retake it one or more weeks later. If a student fails the test of theoretical knowledge, the practical test must be repeated only if it the grade received was 3 (good).

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 Internal medicine of dogs and cats I and Internal medicine of dogs and cats II Corequisies: 1. Simultaneous attending of other clinical disciplines dealing with small animals 2. Internal medicine represents basis for an elective state exam Dog's and cat's diseases

Assessment methods and criteria
Credit requirements: 1. Active participation in all practical trainings and colloquiums 2. Clinical work and emergency 3. Credit test Exam: (divided into two days) 1. Practical exam (unknown patient) 2. Theoretical exam (topic overview is available)
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.
  • SVOBODA, M., SENIOR, D. F., DOUBEK, J., KLIMEŠ, J. A KOL. Nemoci psa a kočky - I. díl. Brno, 2008. ISBN 978-80-86542.
  • 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 5 Summer