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Cardiology DL: Induction (21-22)

Welcome to Cardiology Distance Learning

In this module we will:

  • Introduce you to the online learning platform
  • Explain how the interactive lessons work
  • Find our more about you
  • Cover important resources and contact details

Facilitator: Bethany Dunne

The Fainting Patient and Cardiovascular Manifestations of Systemic Disease (21-22)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Differentiate syncope from other causes of falling
  2. Understand and manage episodic falling and “exercise-induced collapse”
  3. Successfully investigate fainting patients
  4. Become familiar with available diagnostic techniques and therapies for fainting
  5. Understand the pathophysiology and management of systemic hypertension and pulmonary hypertension

Facilitator: Bethany Dunne
Module Tutor: Domingo Casamian
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Anatomy and Physiology (21-22)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Recall and understand cardiovascular anatomy
  2. Revise the embryological development of cardiac structures and how developmental defects can lead to common congenital abnormalities
  3. Integrate your knowledge of the cardiac cycle, excitation-contraction and control of cardiac output into your understanding of the cardiovascular system
  4. Improve your comprehension of haemodynamics
  5. Discover the intricacies of cardiac action potentials

Facilitator: Bethany Dunne
Module Tutor: Yolanda Martinez

The Cardiac Patient (21-22)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Explore the topic of human perception of health-related quality of life of cardiac patients
  2. Appreciate the importance of best standard of care in veterinary cardiology
  3. Collect a directed and targeted patient’s history
  4. Recognise clinical signs associated with cardiovascular disorders
  5. Become familiar with cardiovascular examination with a particular emphasis on chest percussion techniques and cardiac auscultation.

Facilitator: Bethany Dunne
Module Tutor: Kieran Borgeat

Thoracic Radiography (21-22)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Review how to obtain thoracic radiographs of diagnostic quality
  2. Develop a systematic approach to the interpretation of thoracic radiographs
  3. Improve your ability to recognise radiographic signs of congestive heart failure
  4. Review non-cardiac radiographic abnormalities of the thorax and common artefacts
  5. Explore selective and non-selective angiography as an investigative tool

Facilitator: Bethany Dunne
Module Tutor: Chris Linney

ECG and Arrhythmias (21-22)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Perfect your ability to acquire and analyse Electrocardiograms
  2. Recognise tachyarrhythmias, bradyarrhythmias and their clinical significance
  3. Understand anti-arrhythmic therapy and your pharmacological options
  4. Familiarise yourself with pacemaker therapy
  5. Consider Electrophysiological studies and radio frequency ablation

Module Tutor: Pedro Oliveira

Echocardiography I (21-22)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Develop your understanding of echocardiographic imaging and basic machine settings
  2. Familiarise yourself with M-mode, how to interpret what you see and what it can tell you about your patient
  3. Review B-mode and the different images used to assess cardiac function at different levels of the heart
  4. Explore 3D acquisitions and how they can advance your skills in echocardiography

Module Tutor: Lance Visser

Pathophysiology of Heart Failure (21-22)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Familiarise yourself with the progressive model of heart failure;
  2. Transform your understanding of activation of the sympathetic nervous system;
  3. Revise activation of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone system;
  4. Understand alterations in the peripheral vasculature;
  5. Develop your knowledge of the complexity of myocardial remodelling and reversed remodelling.

Module Tutor: Liz Bode