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SAM DL (Aus): Induction (21-23)

Welcome to SAM Distance Learning

In this module we will:

  • introduce you to the online learning platform
  • explain how the interactive lessons work
  • find out more about you
  • cover important resources and contact details

1. Clinical Pathology (21-23)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Discuss the different sampling techniques and sample processing, and identify factors that may affect them
  2. Understand the rationale behind selection of appropriate tests
  3. Be able to describe the investigative approach to regenerative anaemia, non-regenerative anaemia and abnormal haemostasis
  4. Converse the clinical pathology associated with hepatobiliary and renal disease
  5. Use the developed knowledge to interpret laboratory data from clinical patients
  6. Direct further diagnostic investigations using the information you have acquire

Module Tutor: Bruce Parry

2: Immunology (21-23)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Appreciate the basis of immune function and the immune response to better understand the pathophysiology of immune-mediated disease
  2. Develop your diagnostic approach to common immune-mediated diseases in small animals
  3. Transform your understanding of the basis of therapy for immune-mediated diseases
  4. Discuss the use of common immunosuppressive therapies

Module Tutor: Lydia Hambrook

3. Cytology (21-23)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Discuss the different sampling techniques and sample processing, and identify factors that may affect them
  2. Understand the rationale behind selection of appropriate tests
  3. Be able to describe the investigative approach to regenerative anaemia, non-regenerative anaemia and abnormal haemostasis
  4. Converse the clinical pathology associated with hepatobiliary and renal disease
  5. Use the developed knowledge to interpret laboratory data from clinical patients
  6. Direct further diagnostic investigations using the information you have acquire

Module Tutor: Bruce Parry

4. Diagnostic Imaging (21-23)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  1. Review the principles of radiography, radiology and the significance of radiation protection
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of radiological interpretation and the indications for radiography 
  3. Appreciate the use of contrast radiography in a variety of situations and using a variety of techniques
  4. Understand the principles of ultrasound imaging and its indications
  5. Familiarise yourself with the basic principles of advanced imaging
  6. Compare and contrast CT and MRI as diagnostic tools

Module Tutor: Randi Drees

5. Gastroenterology I (21-23)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:

  1. Develop your understanding of deglutition and dysphagia
  2. Describe and explain the pathophysiology of regurgitation and acute and chronic vomiting and diarrhoea
  3. Enhance your diagnostic approach to regurgitation, vomiting and diarrhoea
  4. Describe the principles and basic use of endoscopy in the diagnosis of gastrointestinal disease and when it is indicated
  5. Review the therapeutic options applicable to gastrointestinal disease

Module Tutor: Mellora Sharman

6. Gastroenterology II (21-23)

By the end of this module, you should be able to:
  1. Improve your understanding of the pathophysiology of hepatic and hepatobiliary disease
  2. Devise a systematic diagnostic approach to the jaundiced patient
  3. Perfect your investigative approach to suspected hepatobiliary disease
  4. Understand the pathophysiology of exocrine pancreatic disease
  5. Describe the investigative approach to acute and chronic exocrine pancreatic diseases
  6. Discuss therapeutic options available for hepatobiliary and pancreatic disease

7. Respiratory Diseases (21-23)

By end of this module you will be able to:

  1. Improve your understanding of the importance of a detailed and thorough physical examination
  2. Integrate a dyspnoea algorithm into your investigations of respiratory disease
  3. Develop an understanding of the importance of diagnostic aids in the investigation of respiratory disease ; radiography, endoscopy, ultrasonography and cytology
  4. Consolidate your knowledge of upper and lower airway disease, parenchymal and pleural space disease
  5. Familiarise yourself with the principles of primary and ancillary respiratory therapeutics