VMLL 1030 - Post Graduate Medicine I

  • Noncredit

At Colorado State University, Post Graduate Medicine I is a semester long, lecture-based, intensive training opportunity for clinical internists. This course is principally designed for residents training in large or small animal internal medicine. Nevertheless, it is also ideal for any specialist veterinarian seeking a contemporary, intensive exploration of a wide-ranging series of topics in the field of veterinary medicine.

The course materials are presented as a series of on-line lectures, with video of presenters, and complete PowerPoint presentations. Notes are provided, together with additional reading material as needed. The course instructors include many of the best known experts in the field today, typically authors of numerous book chapters and frequent presenters at national and international meetings. The quality of the material is excellent, and guaranteed to be invaluable for any internist or specialist.

The three module course covers the fundamentals of medicine and clinical applications in infectious diseases, endocrinology, and critical care medicine and extends these discussions to the current literature and translational research. The course is taught by CSU faculty who are recognized throughout the world as the top authorities in the field.


Infectious Diseases: This section will provide instruction on systemic protozoans, Rickettsial diseases, Leptospirosis, Bartonella, Borrelia, Mycoplasma, Mycobacterium, Pythium, Prototheca, influenza and Salmonella. Areas of emphasis will include immunotherapy of infectious diseases, new antimicrobials, and zoonotic diseases.

Endocrinology: This section consists of lectures covering the latest developments in veterinary endocrinology. The course covers recent advances in our understanding of the pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders involving the pituitary, thyroid, and adrenal glands as well as the endocrine portion of the pancreas.

Critical Care Medicine: This module consists of instruction on timely topics pertaining to emergencies and critical care. It begins with a discussion of shock and trauma. Subsequent topics include multi-organ failure, pulmonary failure/ARDS, sepsis and the use of catecholamines/pressors/inotropes. The course then presents an update on CPR standards, a review of coagulation pathways and a discussion of critical care monitoring.

For course information, please contact Lori Kogan Lori.Kogan@ColoState.EDU

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.

Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.


Lori Kogan
Lori Kogan

(970) 491-7984 | Lori.Kogan@colostate.edu

Lori Kogan, Ph.D. is a Professor of Clinical Sciences for the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University and a licensed psychologist. She is the editor of the Human-Animal Interaction Bulletin, an open-access, online publication supported by Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. She is also the founder/director of Pets Forever, a non-profit program and service learning course designed to help low income elderly and disabled pet owners. She has published numerous journal articles and book chapters, and given invited presentations on topics related to human animal interactions in both psychology and veterinary medicine venues. She is currently engaged in several research projects pertaining to the intersection of the human animal bond and veterinary medicine.

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