|OSU College of Veterinary Medicine Curriculum Materials|
Format: The nine contact hours in small
animal clinical endocrinology is large group case discussion. You have had a substantive
course in endocrinology with strong clinical correlations. The notes for the course
provide a concise review of the most important endocrinopathies in dogs and cats. This
course attempts to bridge basic and clinical information with problem solving of typical
The cases are available on the colleges web site. They are arranged in 2 parts. Part one is construction of the initial plan following the Problem Oriented Approach (POVMR). Part one also provides results of an initial database (hemogram, UA and biochemical profile) and requires your interpretation and assessment. You will have several opportunities to practice clinical pathology. Part 2 is the advanced database and plan. Part 2 also contains self-assessment multiple choice questions and additional examples of the disease represented by the case in question.
Important: Review the notes and answer the learning issues described in the cases. The self-assessment questions provide a good way to assess comprehension and retention of key concepts.
There are no lectures in this course! Students must be willing to discuss the cases. You will be called on from time to time so come prepared.
We hope you have fun and will learn in this alternate instructional format.