Clinical Pathology for Nurses

Veterinary Nurse Day Course

Course Date and Venue:

Darlington
Thursday 22nd March 2018
10am – 4.30pm

Cumbernauld
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
10am – 4.30pm

Lecture Summary:

Effective and targeted laboratory work up plays a vital part in obtaining a diagnosis in small animal practice. Nurses with a good understanding of the techniques involved in taking, handling and analysing diagnostic samples play an important part in this process.

This course will introduce you to the principles you need to confidently take and process samples of blood and urine and will provide you with an understanding of the information obtained from these diagnostic samples.

Clinical cases will be used to illustrate common examples of conditions you will see in practice.

We will cover –

Basics of blood and urine sample collection
Sample artefacts and pitfalls and how to avoid them
Introduction to haematology: from auto analysers through to blood smears
Biochemistry and how it helps in diagnosis
Urinalysis and basic microscopic examination of samples

Course Tutor:

Professor James W Simpson SDA BVM&S MPhil FHEA MRCVS

Course Fee:

£180 + VAT Includes tuition, course notes, refreshments and lunch.

red blood cells under microscope

Darlington
Thursday 22nd March 2018
10am – 4.30pm

Cumbernauld
Wednesday 23rd May 2018
10am – 4.30pm

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