Graduate Certificate in Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care

      Course overview

      • 1 year part time
      • Online
      • Available to domestic and international students.
      • Start Year Intake - March and Mid Year Intake - July


      This course focuses on emergency and critical care (ECC) of the dog and cat. The course will cover both the fundamental pathophysiological and clinical aspects of ECC. In this way, the course will provide the theory required for preparation of the ANZCVS ECC membership examinations.

      Passing of ANZCVS ECC membership examinations are a mandatory requirement before a veterinarian is able to sit specialty veterinary examinations within Australia and thus the course will be of assistance to those entering into a residency position in this area. Specifically this course leads to the ability to identify and address life threatening conditions such as, but not limited to, major trauma, toxicities, sepsis, acute abdomen, cardiac failure, respiratory and ventilatory failure, renal failure and urethral obstruction.

      Students will develop knowledge in the techniques necessary to perform emergency and critical care procedures and develop knowledge in the monitoring of these patients. Students completing this course will gain understanding and confidence when dealing with ECC patients through didactic course work, use of realistic case studies and assessment that provides feedback and re-enforcement of material.

      Flexible online learning

      Students have the flexibility to study in their own time and location as all course materials are only available online. Course materials can be accessed through the eLearning Education app on smartphones and tablets with iOS, Android or Windows systems.

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