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Online courses

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VetCpd

On demand online courses

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vetcpd

Online courses

ESAVS

ESAVS

Online courses

UNISVET

UNISVET

Online courses (italian)

OnDemand

VetCpd

On demand online courses

vetcpd-logo-800-285

vetcpd

Online courses

ESAVS

ESAVS

Online courses

UNISVET

UNISVET

Online courses (italian)

Dr Cian organises online tutored cytology and haematology courses in collaboration with the platformĀ 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 featureĀ DIGITAL CASESĀ 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) gives 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 casesĀ 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 online live forum to interact with your tutor where you can ask any question related to the topics discussed in the course.
    • 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 donā€™t worry!

What makes these courses special?

    • All our online products are tutored courses, which means there will be a direct interaction between you and the tutor. You will have the possibility to ask questions on the live forum and to have your cytology/haematology reports checked and corrected by the tutor. If you prefer to attend the course in a quieter way and not having any interaction, that is not a problem. We want everybody to feel comfortable and attend the course in the way they prefer.
    • We are the first provider in the world to integrate digital cytology cases within an online course for teaching purposes.

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.

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

11 – 31st October 2021

This comprehensive oline course will give you the basics you need for in house cytology from sampling techniques, to slide examination approach, culminating in the cytological presentation of the most common inflammatory and neoplastic skin and subcutaneous conditions affecting dogs and cats. Cytology case challenges (including digital cytology cases!) and diagnostic algorithms will also be provided to help you understand the concepts presented and to consolidate your knowledge.

  • Module 1: Sampling techniques, slide staining and submission of cytological samples to external laboratories
  • Module 2: Approach to slide examination and how to write a cytological report
  • Module 3: Inflammatory skin lesions and response to tissue injury
  • Module 4: Round cell tumours (skin and subcutis)
  • Module 5: Epithelial tumours (skin and subcutis)
  • Module 6: Mesenchymal tumours (skin and subcutis)
  • Module 7: Ear cytology
  • Module 8: Pictures based cytology cases
  • Module 9: Digital cytology cases

This comprehensive oline course will give you the basics you need for in house cytology from sampling techniques, to slide examination approach, culminating in the cytological presentation of the most common inflammatory and neoplastic skin and subcutaneous conditions affecting dogs and cats. Cytology case challenges (including digital cytology cases!) and diagnostic algorithms will also be provided to help you understand the concepts presented and to consolidate your knowledge.

Module 1

Sampling techniques, slide staining and submission of cytological samples to external laboratories

Module 2

Approach to slide examination and how to write a cytological report

Module 3

Inflammatory skin lesions and response to tissue injury

Module 4

Round cell tumours (skin and subcutis)

Module 5

Epithelial tumours (skin and subcutis)

Module 6

Mesenchymal tumours (skin and subcutis)

Module 7

Ear cytology

Module 8

Pictures based cytology cases

Module 9

Digital cytology cases

After the success of the first edition that was sold out, we have planned for November a second edition of theĀ 

ESAVSĀ Online Course CYTOLOGY 1

This course covers the basics of cytology + cytology of skin/subcutis, lymph nodes and cavitary effusions. The course will take place online on 1 – 5 November 2021. It is an intensive 5-days course with frontal live sessions, cytology practicals with the use of digital cytology, Q&A sessions, study material and diagnostic algorithms to download.Ā 

Dr Cian also organises 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.