VMLL 1070 - Post Graduate Medicine IV

  • Noncredit

The postgraduate medicine course is a semester long, lecture-based, intensive training opportunity for 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.

At Colorado State University, this is the foundation course for the majority of our veterinary residents, and is considered absolutely vital preparation for postgraduate trainees preparing for board certification.

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. At Colorado State University we believe this course is the reason for the high rate of success our residents enjoy in taking their board exams.

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.

Modules: while residents in training are encouraged to enroll for the entire semester of postgraduate medicine lectures, many specialists prefer to select a specific unit from the course. These can be taken as self-contained modules, encompassing all the lectures and accompanying materials for a specific topic.

GI Liver/Pancreas (VMLL1071): this unit consists of 13 lectures, focusing on diseases of the liver and pancreas. In addition to medicine topics, there will also be presentations on nutritional therapies for particular disorders, and ultrasound imaging of these organs. The material is presented by a team of faculty members from CSU, led by Dr. David Twedt, as well as a guest lecturer from Texas A&M University.

Pharmacology (VMLL 1072): the pharmacology unit consists of 10 hours of instruction by Dr. Dan Gustafson, who leads the clinical pharmacology program and is a member of the Animal Cancer Therapy. Dr. Gustafson will review the state-of-the-art principles of drug therapy, dosing regimens and variability in drug actions.

Respiratory (VMLL 1073): the respiratory section consists of 10 hours of lectures taught by a team of medical internists and critical care experts. The topics covered present a comprehensive review of respiratory disease, as well as ventilator management and care of the critical care patient. Information on pulmonary vascular disease, the latest information on canine influenza, and respiratory imaging will round out this unit.

Renal/Urinary (VMLL 1074): the renal/urinary unit consists of 11 hours of lecture, presented by a renowned team of small-animal clinicians led by Dr. Mike Lappin. The topics to be covered all aspects upper and lower urinary tract disease, including a detailed overview of incontinence, and a special focus of feline lower urinary tract disease.

For course information, please contact Lori Kogan at 970-491-7984 or email her at Lori.Kogan@ColoState.EDU

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

Important Information

When accessing RamCT the course number will appear as VS 704 rather than VMLL 1070. Please note that although VS 650 is a credit course through Clinical Science, VMLL 1070 is a noncredit course and will not appear on a transcript, have credits attached nor will you earn a grade.This course consists of 44 clock hours of lecture. The accompanying hands-on laboratory sessions are not available online.This is an “live” course. This course is being captured this semester so lectures are not available in advance..


Lori Kogan
Lori Kogan


Dr. Kogan, a licensed psychologist is an assistant professor of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences and the College Outcomes Assessment Coordinator. She is also an affiliate staff member of the University Counseling Center and the Psychological Counselor for veterinary students. She holds an M.S. degree in Experimental Psychology and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology. Her areas of research include outcomes assessment and the human-animal bond.