Online courses

VETcpd

logo vetcpd courses

I organise online tutored cytology and haematology courses in collaboration with the platform VetCPD. These courses are primarily addressed to general practice veterinarians but can also be attended by veterinary students, veterinary nurses and laboratory technicians. These courses are now available on demand, which means you can start them anytime and you can complete them at your own pace. All these courses also feature DIGITAL CASES to make the experience more real, the same as sitting in front of the microscope.


The online skin cytology course has also been approved for three hours of RACE continuing education credits by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.

  • How are these online courses structured? 

    • The courses are composed of a series of modules, each containing a webinar and pdf study material. The short webinars (you can watch them whenever you want) give you the basics you need to know on a certain topic. The study material (that you can print and keep) contains the same information organised in an organic way, a few more details and some useful photos.
    • Cytology cases will give you the chance to put into practice what you have learnt. These will also include a few digital cases to make the experience more real, the same as if you are sitting in front of the microscope. 
    • There will also be an online forum where you can ask any question related to the topics discussed in the course. The tutor is expected to reply on weekly basis.
    • At the end of the course, you will take a final exam (MCQs) and, once you have passed, you will receive a certificate of participation. Multiple attempts are allowed, so don’t worry!
    • All course material will be available for 1 year from the registration date.

     

  • What makes these courses unique?

    • We are the first provider in the world to integrate digital cytology cases within an online course for teaching purposes.
  • What makes these courses different from the tutored versions?

    • Course material of these courses is exactly the same as the tutored versions. However, in the on-demand editions there will be no direct interaction with the instructor (myself), except for the forum. This is the perfect solution for those that prefer approaching online courses at their own pace and do not need extra motivation.

    How much time is required for each course to be completed

    • The amounts of time required to complete each online course varies and depends on your speed and how much time you want to invest. 3-4 hours per week should be considered enough. There are no live sessions, therefore you can plan your study time for when it is more convenient for you. We know how busy the life of a vet sometimes (often) is.
    • All course material will be available for 1 year from the registration date.
  • Do these courses count as CPDs?

    • In the United Kingdom, these online courses count as 8 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development. For the other countries, we recommend you checking with the professional body or regulator of your country as rules and requirements may vary.
    • The online skin cytology course has also been approved for three hours of RACE continuing education credits by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.

  • How are these online courses structured?

    • The courses are composed of a series of modules, each containing a webinar and pdf study material. The short webinars give you the basics you need to know on a certain topic. The study material (that you can print and keep) contains the same information organised in a nice way, a few more details and some useful photos.
    • Practical cases will give you the chance to put into practice what you have learnt. These will include a few digital cases to make the experience more real, the same as if you are sitting in front of the microscope. Solutions will be posted a few days after, and you will have the possibility to share your reports and have them checked by your tutor.
    • There will also be an interactive online live forum to interact with your tutor where you can ask any question related to the topics discussed in the course. The tutor is expected to reply on daily basis.
    • At the end of the course, you will take a final exam (MCQs) and, once you have passed, you will receive a certificate of participation. Multiple attempts are allowed, so don’t worry!
    • All course material will be available for several months after the registration date.

     

  • What makes these courses different from the on-demand editions?

    • Course material of these courses is exactly the same as the on-demand editions. However, in the tutored courses there will be a more direct interaction with the instructor (myself) that will encourage you to go through the course material by sending you regular emails during the 3 weeks of the course. This is particularly useful for those that are looking for extra motivation.
    • You will also have the possibility to ask questions on the live forum and to have your cytology/haematology reports checked and corrected by the tutor. 

     

  • How much time is required for each course to be completed

    • The amounts of time required to complete each online course varies and depends on your speed and how much time you want to invest. 3-4 hours per week should be considered enough. There are no live sessions, therefore you can plan your study time for when it is more convenient for you. We know how busy the life of a vet sometimes (often) is.
    • All course material will be available for several months after the end of the course.

     

  • Do these courses count as CPDs?

    • In the United Kingdom, these online courses count as 8 hours towards your Continuing Professional Development. For the other countries, we recommend you checking with the professional body or regulator of your country as rules and requirements may vary.
    • The online skin cytology course has also been approved for three hours of RACE continuing education credits by the American Association of Veterinary State Boards.

ESAVS

logo esavs courses

ESAVS CYTOLOGY AND HAEMATOLOGY COURSES

Individual Courses and Comprehensive Study Program

The ESAVS laboratory diagnostic certificate consists of five one-week modules.  Some of these (e.g. CYTOLOGY I, CYTOLOGY II, HAEMATOLOGY) are entirely held online as interactive live webinars. Others (e.g. HAEMATOLOGY AND CYTOLOGY PRACTICAL) will be an onsite course. These courses can be taken all together as part of the certificate program or individually.

Berlin, February 2023

This on-site course will allow all participants to acquire further experience in canine and feline cytology and haematology. Each day, we will cover a different area and will start with a short frontal lesson that will provide a general summary of the topic with a very practical approach. After this, the participants will have a chance to review with individual microscopes a wide selection of cytology/haematology cases selected by the course masters. These will then be collegially discussed and special guidance to cytology/hematology reporting will be given. At the end of each day, more advanced cases will be also presented and discussed. Ample time for Q&A will be given throughout the week.

 

Online, April 2023

This online course will cover all aspects of haematology from the pre-analytical phase (sample collection, choice of instruments, quality control) to the analytical phase (blood sample analysis, blood smear preparation and examination). Large part of the course will be dedicated to the microscopic examination of all blood components (red blood cells, leukocytes, platelets) with a very practical approach, including diagnostic approach to anaemia. Day 4 will be entirely dedicated to myelo and lymphoproliferative disorders, including advanced diagnostic techniques (flow cytometry, PARR) that are often needed to confirm and/or refine a diagnosis of leukaemia. There will also be space to discuss coagulation disorders, blood typing, and transfusion medicine, which are all topics of major clinical relevance.

Similarly to the other courses, every day the participants will be presented with haematology cases to solve and digital blood smears to look at in order to put in practice what they learned during the course. Digital haematology gives you the same experience as being in front of the microscope and is the best way to learn haematology from home.

 

Online, October 2023

Cytology is an especially valuable diagnostic aid in veterinary medicine. It has the advantage of being an inexpensive technique with a lower degree of invasiveness and is able to provide a diagnosis with a very rapid turnaround time.

This online course will give you the basics you need for in house cytology from sampling techniques, to slide examination approach, and will focus in particular on the cytological presentation of the most common canine and feline pathological conditions of skin, ears, lymph nodes and selected fluids (cavitary effusions, urine). This will be achieved with a selection of online live webinars, written study material and diagnostic algorithms that the tutors have prepared for you.
The course will also include digital cytology cases that will help you gaining experience with the concepts learned throughout the course and will give you the same experience as being in front of the microscope. Every afternoon, you will have a few hours to solve these cases on your own, make a diagnosis and attempt to write a cytology report. These cases will then be discussed all together with the instructors at the end of the day.
You will also have the opportunity to interact with the tutors not only during the online classes, but also through an online forum and in dedicated online video sessions on Zoom.
At the end of the course, you will be presented with an online exam that will test your knowledge of all the topics discussed in the course and you will be asked to solve a clinical case and write a cytology report.

Unisvet

logo unisvet courses

I also organise online tutored cytology and haematology courses in collaboration with UNISVET. Some of these courses are in Italian language and are addressed to general practitioners; others are in English language and are addressed to a wider public.

ON DEMAND

In questo corso online si parlerà diffusamente di citologia cutanea, con particolare riferimento alle neoplasia delle cute e del sottocute.  Il corso si compone di 6 moduli, ciascuno composto di uno o più webinars disponibili on demand. Sono inoltre presenti casi citologici digitali e algoritmi diagnostici.

Contact form

Newsletter

Sign up to our monthly newsletter, you will receive exclusive cytology content, useful links to cool cytology pages, special discounts to our cytology courses, fun facts and much more 💻 🔬