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Introduction to Practical Endoscopy


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This practical two–day hands-on course will focus on the techniques of both flexible and rigid endoscopy in the dog. The course will provide an overview of selecting and handling endoscopes and cover the techniques used in endoscopy of the upper and lower intestinal tract, the respiratory tract and lower urinary tract. The delegates will enjoy the opportunity to perform endoscopy in the School of Veterinary Medicine and Science’s wet lab and enjoy extensive hands-on opportunities over the two days. 



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Course Leader

Mark Dunning and Rob White
Course Description

Topics to be covered include: 

  • Upper intestinal endoscopy (including acquiring biopsies and foreign body removal) 
  • Lower intestinal endoscopy (including ileal entry) 
  • Lower respiratory tract endoscopy  
  • Lower urogenital tract in the bitch 

By the end of the course you will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of endoscopy
  • Have a working knowledge of how to select the most appropriate endoscopic equipment for intestinal, respiratory and urinary tract endoscopy 
  • Be comfortable with the manipulation and direction of both rigid and flexible endoscopes in vivo 
  • Be comfortable with the technique for obtaining endoscopic biopsies and endoscopic foreign body removal 
  • Be proficient in the J-manoeuvre 
  • Be proficient in negotiating the pylorus
  • Be proficient in placement of PEG tubes

This course is designed for veterinary surgeons with all levels of experience. It will provide invaluable experience for those who are new to endoscopy and those veterinary surgeons wanting to gain further experience with using endoscopes and refining their technique. The course would also be of value to those veterinary surgeons undertaking further professional qualifications in small animal medicine. 

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Introduction to Practical Endoscopy (10% discount for booking online)
15/10/202416/10/20240£1665.00[Read More]
Introduction to Practical Endoscopy (20% discount for alumni)
15/10/202416/10/20240£1480.00[Read More]

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