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Skin Cytology for General Practice

11th October 2021 - 31st October 2021


Skin Cytology: This comprehensive course will give you the basics you need for in house skin cytology from sampling techniques, to slide examination approach, culminating in the cytological presentation of the most common inflammatory and neoplastic conditions affecting small animals. Skin cytology case challenges and diagnostic algorithms will also be provided to help you understand the concepts presented and to consolidate your knowledge.

This Skin Cytology explores the following topics:

  • Module 1: Sampling techniques, slide staining and submission of cytological samples to external laboratories
  • Module 2: Approach to slide examination and how to write a cytological report
  • Module 3: Inflammatory skin lesions and response to tissue injury
  • Module 4: Round cell tumours (skin and subcutis)
  • Module 5: Epithelial tumours (skin and subcutis)
  • Module 6: Mesenchymal tumours (skin and subcutis)
  • Module 7: Ear cytology
  • Module 8: Cytology cases
  • Module 9 Digital cytology cases NEW
  • Module 10: Final MCQ exam to gain your CPD certificate

The course has been recently updated with a selection of digital cytology cases. This is a brand-new feature, introduced for the first time in a cytology course and in collaboration with Lacuna Diagnostics. Digital cytology allows you to visualise the smear at the computer having the same experience and freedom as sitting in front of the microscope. We strongly believe this is the best way to learn cytology as, when solving clinical cases from pictures, you are biased by the fact the pathologist has selected for you the most relevant fields. See below how a digital cytology slide looks like. After you looked at the digital cases, you will have the opportunity to watch a recorded video guided solution the tutor has prepared for you. We hope you will enjoy this new feature and you are excited, as we are, to try this for the first time in an online course!

This is how a digital slide would look like when you receive your case assignment

Vet CPD Online Tutored Courses take approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace and at any time over the course’s 3-week period. There are webinars to watchdownloadable course notes and cytology cases to work through, plus – what makes our courses unique – a busy clinical forum where questions and answers are posted and where delegates have access to the instructor for the duration of the course. This always generates lively discussions and the idea that no one should leave a course with any unanswered questions. At the end of the course there is a final exam plus a Certificate of Completion for your CPD records.

All our Tutored Online CPD Courses are written and taught by an expert in the relevant field. The tutor for this course is: Francesco Cian DVM, DipECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Veterinary Clinical Pathology, Batt Laboratories, Coventry, United Kingdom

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