VETERINARY MEDICINE: RADIOLOGY OF THE ABDOMEN AND PARENCHYMATOUS ORGANS
Course meets the requirements for 15 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.
RACE Subject Category: Medical; Delivery Method: Interactive Distance; Program Number 753385.
This course does not require employment.
|Course Focus - Learning Objectives - Completion Requirements
Veterinary Medicine: Radiology of the Abdomen and Parenchymatous Organs is designed to help participants hone their radiographic evaluation skills. The course does not utilize practice resources.
The course presents instructor provided radiographic images and scenarios for participant evaluation with instructor feedback and guidance.
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- develop a working knowledge of proper positioning and radiograph technique
- evaluate normal and abnormal anatomy of the abdominal cavity including the pancreas, adrenals, lymph nodes, peritoneal, and retroperitoneal spaces
- recognize relevant radiographic anatomical landmarks
- recognize abnormalities and list potential causes as well as basic pathophysiology
- compare and contrast congenital and developmental abnormalities
- differentiate potential hernias
- distinguish abdominal masses/retgroperitoneal masses
- diagnose pneumoperitoneum and ascites
Instructor Graded Scenario Based Radiograph Evaluation Assignments: Designed to help the participant apply the newly learned skills and knowledge to the evaluation of images
Comprehension Quizzes: Must be submitted with a score of 80% or better, multiple attempts
A certificate of completion is provided.
|Flexible Open Enrollment and the Activity Requirements
This course is designed to be as schedule friendly as possible as we understand it can be hard to fit interactive CE into an already busy life. Open enrollment allows students to enroll in this course at any time. Students can expect to be able to access their course with 48 hours of enrollment submission.
The participant is not expected to be online in the course at any specific times as there are no real time lectures. The instructor will respond to an assignment submission, or a forum question, within 48 hours, with extended time for holidays.
In order to remain in the course, a student must post assignments for grading on a regular, frequent, basis. Module or final exams, or just logging into the course, does not meet this requirement. As long as the participant continues to make regular progress, course access time is not set to a specific deadline.
However, the course is not designed to take months to complete. If 30 days elapses without submitted assignment activity, the student will be removed from the course and graded as incomplete, as the lack of activity will indicate the student wishes to drop the course.
But What If Something Comes Up?:
There are times that students will have situations that interfere with their ability to work the course on a regular basis. In that case an email to VetMedTeam, as soon as such a situation arises, will allow us to work with the student to adjust the time frame. It all comes down to communication.
Reading content within the course is provided via PDF therefore the ability to download files and open PDFs is required.
It is recommended that participants utilize a program such as MS Word to create, and save, their assignment submission to their computer. Then the information can be pasted into the assignment submission area.
When asked what aspects of the course liked best some responses were:
...Always to be organized when evaluating a case. The fact we need to judge quality of x-rays and technique first is a very good learning
...the feedback from the radiologist
...The practical nature of this course made it an invaluable CE experience.
...The direct application of the reading material to the radiographic cases. Instructer feedback was excellent and encouraging
Robert Cruz, DVM, MSc. Dipl. ACVR
Dr. Cruz completed his degree in veterinary medicine from the University of Zulia, Venezuela. He completed a combined residency/master of science program in Veterinary Radiology/Radiological Health Sciences, respectively, at Colorado State University. He then obtained the diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Radiology(ACVR). Dr. Cruz was a visiting assistant professor at Oklahoma State University and an assistant professor of veterinary radiology at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada. He then decided to go into private practice. He is currently a consultant/staff radiologist at Antech Imaging Services.
Dr. Cruz has multiple publications in indexed scientific journals. In addition he has had research papers/abstracts, from previous university work, presented, in oral and poster format, at scientific meetings in America and Europe.
Price: $189.00 USD
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