At Colorado State University, Post Graduate Medicine IV is a foundation course for the majority of our veterinary residents, and is considered absolutely vital preparation for postgraduate trainees preparing for board certification. 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.
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.
GI Liver/Pancreas: The GI Liver/Pancreas unit consists of 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.
Pharmacology: The Pharmacology unit consists of instruction about state-of-the-art principles of drug therapy, dosing regimens and variability in drug actions.
Respiratory: The Respiratory section consists 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: The Renal Urinary unit consists of lectures presented by a renowned team of small-animal clinicians. The topics to be covered include all aspects of 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 Lori.Kogan@ColoState.EDU
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
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.