Default view
Education Courses Clinical oncology

Clinical oncology

Method of evaluation
semi-final examination
Year in the curriculum
4 or 5
Semester in the curriculum
Practical lessons
veterinary (English)
Allow for
  • Vet EN

Course description

Name of the course:  Clinical oncology
Specialization: Veterinary
Term of the subject: Elective: 8th semester

Number of lectures/semester


18 hours of lectures

16 hours of  practicals

Credit: 2
Prerequisites: Veterinary Pathophysiology, Laboratory diagnostics, Clinical diagnostics
Place of lectures/ semesters, practicals

See detailed schedule for actual year

Preliminary: Marek lecture hall bldg O, internal medicine practical room

Field practice: Veterinary Haematology and Oncology Center (1148 Budapest, Bolgárkertész u. 31.)


Name of Department: Department of Clinical Pathology and Oncology
Responsible teacher (email): Dr. Péter Vajdovich ([Click to see email])
Teacher(s) take part in teaching:

Department of Clinical Pathology and Oncology: dr. Milán Miskolczi, dr. Márton Márialigeti, dr. Anna Berta, dr. Péter Vajdovich

Guest lecturers: dr. Judit Benczik, dr. Valéria Dékay, dr. Péter Pazár


Aim of subject: To provide overview about the most important neoplastic diseases of dogs and cats, including the imaging techniques, laboratory testing and therapeutic options. To emphasize the interdisciplinary character of oncology. To provide case studies and field practice.


Lectures theme

Hour The precise schedule of lectures is planned every year individually – mostly involves Friday afternoons and may involve occasionally Saturdays.

The schedule of the field practice is individually arranged during the semester.

1.  Tumorgenesis
2. Oncologic cytology
3. Oncologic histology
4. Molecular diagnostics in oncology
5. Imaging in oncology (MRI, PET-CT)
6. Imaging in oncology (endoscopy)
7. Radiotherapy
8. Chemotherapy
9. Adjuvant therapies: photodynamic therapy, immunetherapy
10. Alternative therapies
11. Oncologic surgery – basic, principles, case studies
12. Nutrition in oncology
13. Intracranial and (neuro)endocrine tumors
14. Tumors of the motoric system 1. bone tumors – osteosarcoma
15. Tumors of the motoric system 2. cartilage, joint and muscle tumors
16. Oncologic surgery of the motoric system
17. Tumors of the respiratory system
18. Soft tissue sarcoma
19. Tumors of the heart and the oral cavity
20. Gastrointestinal tumors
21-22. Haemopoietic tumors in dogs 1. and 2.
23. Haemopoietic tumors in cats
24. Tumors of the spleen (haemangiosarcoma)
25. Tumors of the urinary tract
26. Male and female genital tumors
27. Mammary tumors
28. Surgery of mammary tumors
29. Tumors of the eyes
30. Skin tumors I.
31. Skin tumors II.
32. Mastocytoma
33. Melanoma
34. Frequent tumors of exotic animals
35-36. Field practice
Recommended literature
  Lecture notes available for students in pdf formta on the web site of the department/faculty.

Withrow and MacEwen’s Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th EditionPrint Book Author(s) : Withrow  & Vail &    Page. Release Date: 21 Nov 2012. Saunders. ISBN: 9781437723625. Pages: 768

Practical lessons theme

We provide possibility for field practice in the Veterinary Hematology and Oncology Centre. The minimum 2 hours of field practice gives insight to diagnostic and therapeutic procedures in oncology (blood testing, USG, X-ray, cytology, oncologic surgery, photodinamic therapy, chemotherapy). There is a possibility to see more field practice than the minimal 2 hours, in case of interest do not hesitate to contact the contactperson for studetns (

Evaluation description

Type and method of exam:
Prerequisite: attendance on the practicals (max. 30% justified absences i.e. 10 hours from the 36 – absence because of obligatory clinical practice is included). One day involves usually 4-6 hours!

Type of exam: written test and essay

Method of exam: first a simple choice test is attended, then 1 essay question – paper based or electronical.

Exam information

Grading scheme:
excellent: 85-100%

good: 75-84%

satisfactory: 65-74%

passing: 51-64%