Course code Vete4101

Credit points 2

Radiology II

Total Hours in Course40

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for laboratory classes24

Date of course confirmation22.11.2017

Responsible UnitClinical Institute

Course developers

author Klīniskais institūts

Armands Vekšins

Dr. med. vet.

author Klīniskais institūts

Evija Eihvalde

Mg. med. vet.

Prior knowledge

Vete2013, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals I

Vete2014, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals II

Vete2015, Anatomy of the Domestic Animals III

Vete4077, Radiology I

Vete4111, Clinical and Laboratory Diagnostics II

Vete6022, Physiology I

Vete6023, Physiology II

Course abstract

Study course is design to provide students with knowledges and practical skills of veterinary radiology, interpretative different area radiographs and write report.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Knowledges: students expand current knowledge of a specific area of interests related to different breed animal radiographs. Assessment – three tests.
Skills: perform radiographic examination to different breed animals. Assessment – at practical works.
Competence: to analyze radiographs, write radiology reports. Assessment – three tests and at practical works.

Course plan

1. Introduction. Artefacts. Usage of contrast media. Radiology reports. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
2. Vertebral column. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
3. Thoracic imaging - indications, normal anatomy, views, position. Interpretation. Esophagus, trachea. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
4. Thoracic imaging – lung parenchyma, bronchial tree, heart. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
5. Thoracic imaging – clinical cases. Test – thoracic imaging. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
6. Abdominal imaging - indications, normal anatomy, views, position. Interpretation. Gastrointestinal tract. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
7. Abdominal imaging – urogenital system, lymph nodes, spleen. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
8. Abdominal imaging – clinical cases. Test – abdominal imaging. KEGA presentations. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
9. Appendicular skeleton – indications, normal anatomy, views, position. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
10. Appendicular skeleton – most common diseases in small animal medicine. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
11. Appendicular skeleton – most common diseases in equine medicine. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
12. Appendicular skeleton – clinical cases. Test – appendicular skeleton. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
13. Skull imaging – indications, normal anatomy, views, position. Interpretation. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
14. Skull imaging – most common diseases. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
15. Skull imaging – rare diseases. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.
16. Skull imaging – clinical cases. Test – skull imaging. KEGA presentations. 1 h lectures, 1,5 h practical works.

Requirements for awarding credit points

Successfully completed four tests and KEGA work.

Description of the organization and tasks of students’ independent work

Clinical and Epidemiological Case Analysis (KEGA) – students should write radiograph report. Radiographs is issued by lecturer.

Criteria for Evaluating Learning Outcomes

Student skills are assessed in accordance with the procedures specified in the tasks of the practical work.
The study course tests are evaluated in accordance with the criteria of the 10 point system scale indicated in the LLU Study Regulations. At the end of semester students should pass exam. To get access to exam, all tests and KEGA work must be evaluated with a successful grade.
Additional opportunity: students can get a cumulative exam if for the first time all tests is passed with grade above 7. One test can be rewritten.

Compulsory reading

1. Brien R., Barr F. BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Abdominal Imaging. British Small Animal veterinary Association, 2012. 252 p. 2. Barr F., Kirberger R. BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Musculoskeletal Imaging. British Small Animal veterinary Association. 2006. 286 p. 3. Holloway A., McConnell. BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Radiography and Radiology. British Small Animal veterinary Association. India: Replika Press: 2013. 392 p. 4. Butler J., Colles C.M., Dyson S., Poulos S., Poulos P. Clinical Radiology of the Horse. 2nd edition. Oxford, UK; Ames,Iowa: Willey-Blackwell, 2008. 748 p. 5. Thrall D.E. Textbook of Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology. 6th Edition. USA: Elsevier, 2013. 847 p.

Periodicals and other sources

LLU Fundamentālās bibliotēkas datu bāzes

Notes

Compulsory course of study program Veterinary medicine, 6th semester.