Webinar Plus: Interpreting the numbers – understanding clinical pathology in medical cases

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About the course

About this course

What does a positive PLI really mean? Does every patient with azotaemia have renal failure? How helpful is SDMA in answering this question?

Clinical pathology tests are a very important part of the diagnostic tools veterinary practitioners need to diagnose and manage diseases in small animal patients. They are also frequently run to screen patients in preparation for anaesthesia or in geriatric patients as part of a “health profile”. Abnormal or even normal results in a well or unwell patient can create confusion rather than clarity if they are not critically reviewed as an integral part of the clinical assessment of all data relevant to the patient and presenting problem(s).

Why do this course?
The course will enhance your ability to make sense of clinical pathology tests that are run every day in practice but can sometimes be more confusing than illuminating.

Course details
Course format: A mixture of two-hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded versions throughout the course), online case assessment exercises, supplementary reading material and tutor-moderated online discussion forums
Course length: Four weeks
Relevant to CertAVP modules: Small Animal Practice (B-SAP.1), Small Animal Medicine (C-SAM.8, 9 and 10), Clinical Pathology (C-VP.2)

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 2.00pm GMT including a 30 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Tuesday 9th October
Tuesday 16th October
Tuesday 23rd October
Tuesday 30th October


Professor of Small Animal Studies 
The Royal Veterinary College 

Jill Maddison, BVSc DipVetClinStud PhD FACVSc SFHEA MRCVS 
Professor of General Practice 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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