LFKM10374 Companion Animal Neurology - Advanced diagnostic approach to the neurological patient

Responsible DepartmentDepartment for Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Earliest Possible YearPost experience Master´s Programme
DurationOutside schedule
Credits5 (ECTS)
Level of CoursePost experience masters programme
ExaminationContinuous Assessment

written examination and oral examination

Portfolio Examination

All aids allowed

Description of Examination: The students will be continuously assessed based on the following: Students have to participate at least 80% of the practical course. As a part of the course the student will have to perform oral presentations and hand in a number of in written exercises/cases and procedure protocols.

7-point scale, internal examiner

Dates of Exam:
Organisation of TeachingPractical 5-days course at University Hospital For Companion Animals (Universitetshospitalet for Familiedyr)
Block PlacementOutside schedule
Week Structure: Outside schedule, Week 47, 2013
Language of InstructionEnglish
Mandatory PrerequisitesDoctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM); at least two years of companion animal practice work experience; and certified Danish Fagdyrlæge. *If fagdyrlæge-edducation from another country, please provide documentation of education and recertification.
Course Content
Having completed the course, the student should be able to:

. Identify neurological patients suitable for advanced neurological diagnostic procedures
. Collect and interpret CSF samples
. Recognize the indication for serological test and interpretation of these
. Identify appropriate image modality and have knowledge of common diagnostic imaging hallmarks of the neurological patient.
. Understand the interpretation of CT, MRI
. Evaluate pros and cons for CT and MRI
Teaching and learning Methods
A combination of theoretical lectures, demonstrations, hands-on practice and case-based practice.
Learning Outcome
The purpose of this course is to further develop the diagnostic skills of the participant when approaching the more complicated neurological patient. The participant should be able to combine knowledge from paraclinical disciplines as diagnostics imaging, cytology and haematological (including serology) with the clinical findings at an advanced level. A wet-lab practice of cerebrospinal fluid tap and interpretation will be included. Conventional diagnostic imaging as well as advanced image modalities such as computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) - indication, interpretation and therapeutic consequences. is addressed.
Cases of neurological patients and clinical work-up will be used to demonstrate the above-described disciplines.
Course Literature
Recommended literature list will be posted 1 month prior to course start.
Course Coordinator
Mette Berendt, mbe@life.ku.dk, Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences/, Phone: 353-32922
Course Fee
DKK 30.000
Study Board
Study Committee V