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Applied Clinicopathological Diagnostics

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Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
Semester in the curriculum
Practical lessons
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  • Vet EN
  • Vet DE

Course description

Prerequisites:    “Laboratory diagnostics” completed
Place of lectures/practicals    Vet. Univ. campus (1078 Budapest István u. 2) Building O – laboratory diagnostics practical room

Name of Department:    Department of Clinical Pathology and Oncology
Responsible teacher (email):    Dr. Péter Vajdovich ([Click to see email])
Teacher(s) taking part in teaching:    Department of Clinical Pathology and Oncology:  dr. Péter Vajdovich, dr. Márton Márialigeti, dr. Milán Miskolczi, dr. Anna Berta
Department and Clinic of Equine Medicine: dr. Zoltán Bakos
Aim of subject:    To provide recap, overview and some advanced details about the most important Clinicopathological evaluations of companion animals: methodology and interpretation of blood, urine, faeces, free body cavity fluids and CSF. To improve lab-result interpretation skills with the help of case studies.

Lectures theme

Schedule of lectures and practicals
Hour    The precise schedule of lectures is planned every year individually – mostly involves Friday mornings 8.15-11.00
1.      Definition of veterinary laboratory diagnostics and general aspects
2.     Validation in lab.diagnostics
3.     The lab of the clinical practicioner
4.     Minerals
5.     Acid-base evaluation, electrolite evaluation
6.     Haemostasis I (thrombocyte disturbances)
7.     Haemostasis II (coagulopathies)
8.     Haematology tests
9.     Haematology automated cellcounters
10.     Evaluation of blood smears, RBCs and reticulocytes I.
11.     Evaluation of blood smears, RBCs and reticulocytes II.
12.     Pathology of RBCs I.
13.     Pathology of RBCs II.
14.     White blood cells
15.     Liver
16.     Exocrin pancreas
17.     GI system
18.     Proteins
19.     Excretory system I (Kidney)
20.     Excretory system II (urine)
21.     Excretory system III (urine)
22.     Glucose, lipids and ketonbodies
23.     Endocrine tests I (pancreas, adrenal gland)
24.     Endocrine tests II (hypophysis, thyroid gland)
25.     Introduction to clinical cytology
26.     Body cavity fluids
27.     Horses lab. diagnostics – most important facts and myths from the practitioner
28.     Case studies
29.     Case studies
30.     Case studies

Recommended literature
Lecture notes available for students in pdf format on the web site of the department/faculty.
Elizabeth Villiers (Editor), Laura Blackwood (Editor).BSAVA Manual of Canine and Feline Clinical Pathology, 2nd Edition. ISBN: 978-0-905214-79-5. 464 pages, April 2005
Veterinary Hematology and Clinical Chemistry, Mary Anna Thrall, Glade Weiser, Robin Allison, Terry W. Campbell, John Wiley & Sons, 2012.

Practical lessons theme

See in the schedule for lectures.

Evaluation description

Type and method of exam:
Prerequisite: attendance on the practicals (max. 30% justified absences)
Type of exam: written test and essay, oral – interpretation of a given laboratory result
Grading scheme:
excellent: 85-100%
good: 75-84%
satisfactory: 65-74%
passing: 51-64%
Approx. 1-2 weeks before the start of the course a “teaser” is sent to the year representatives of 4th and 5th year students, which includes an invitation to join the course, general information about the course and more precise timing of the lectures.
If you have any question, please contact the “contact person for students”.

Exam information

See above in evaluation.