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MULT208-0111: Principles of Medicine
Module 2 of Organ System and Pathophysiology and ABVP Core Examination Review

INSTRUCTOR(S): Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Linda Kidd, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Kathy Freeman, DVM, BS, MS, PhD, DipECVCP, FRCPath, MRCVS
Stefanie Klenner, DVM, Cand.Dip.ECVCP
Robert Rosenthal, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology) DACVR (Radiation Oncology)

COURSE OPEN: January 27 - March 6, 2011
REAL TIME SESSIONS: Thursdays, February 3, 10, 17, 24; 9:30pm-11:30pm ET (USA)

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Practice Sessions: In order to prepare you for a successful experience in your CE course, we request you attend a practice session prior to the first RTS. Times and dates will be listed in your course confirmation email. Expect to spend up to 1 hour at one of the 2-4 practice sessions held prior to the first RTS.

Level and Prerequisites: This course provides an introduction to the principles of diagnostic medicine, problem-based medical records, evidenced-based medicine and proper use of laboratory diagnostic testing information. It would serve at the foundation for more comprehensive courses on these topics and also prepare participants to apply these principles in the organ-system-based modules that follow.
VIN CE course: open to veterinarians. This course has been submitted for RACE approval for veterinarians.

The course builds on the foundation created in the "Pathologic Basis of Disease," covering concepts in clinical reasoning and practice. Focus will be on clinical decision making and the diagnostic process including assessment of laboratory data, problem-based medicine and evidenced-based medicine.

This course consists of four (4) 2-hour Real Time Sessions; library materials; interactive message board discussions; and a multiple choice test designed to enhance course effectiveness and material retention.

Upon completion of this course, the participant should be able to

Course Materials: Course materials will be available in the course library prior to each Real Time Session.
Required textbook: Recommended textbook:

About the Instructors: The instructors for this course reflect a topic-specific expertise and were assembled because of their ability to teach discipline-specific content in relationship to clinical cases.

Course Outline:
Week 1: (Real Time Session February 3): Principles of diagnosis
Instructor(s): Katherine James and Linda Kidd
Required reading (prior to Feb 3 Real Time Session): None Content:

Week 2: (Real Time Session February 10): Principles of diagnosis con't
Instructor(s): Katherine James and Linda Kidd
Required reading): None
Content: Week 3: (Real Time Session February 17): Interpretation of tests
Instructor(s):Kathy Freeman
Required reading: None.
Content: Week 4: (Real Time Session February 24): Interpretation of tests (continued) & Evidence-based medicine
Instructor(s): Stefanie Klenner, Kathy Freeman, Robert Rosenthal
Required reading: None.
Content: CE CREDITS: 8

Tuition: Member $160 ($144 early bird special if enrolled by January 20, 2011).
Non-Member $253 ($228 early bird special if enrolled by January 20, 2011).

Register for all 6 courses in the Organ System series by the start date of Pathologic Basis of Disease on November 11, 2010 and you will receive a discounted tuition rate of Member/$1312, Non-Member/$1916.

** NOTE: To ensure participants are ready and prepared for classes, enrollment will close when the maximum number of participants is reached or at 5pm ET the day of the first Real Time Session unless otherwise noted. If the first Real Time Session is on a weekend, course will close on the Friday before the first Real Time Session.

**For more on how online CE works see the Participant's Resource Center:


  1. Enrollment qualifications: VIN CE courses are open to VIN member and non-member veterinarians. Veterinarians enrolling in a VSPN CE course must be a VIN member. Veterinary support staff must be a VSPN member to enroll in a VSPN CE or a VIN CE course open to VSPN member enrollment.
  2. Each enrollee must be able to receive emails from and addresses. Email is our major form of communication with participants; personal emails are highly recommended rather than clinic/hospital email addresses.
  3. Each person is individually responsible for his/her own registration. To ensure that all information received is secure and correct, please do not enroll for a course on behalf of another individual.
  4. For further assistance call 1-800-700-INFO (4636) or email (VIN CE) Include the course title, your full name, and contact information in your correspondence.
Note: "This course has been submitted for approval for 8 continuing education credits in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE approval; however participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery of continuing education." Call VSPN/VIN CE at 1-800-700-4636 for further information. (Attendees are encouraged to check with their licensing jurisdiction(s) for information regarding recognition by their board).

Course withdrawal and refund policy: Withdrawal prior to the listed start date of a course entitles the registrant to a complete refund or a credit toward a future VIN CE course, whichever is preferred. Withdrawal within 1 week after the listed start date (i.e. including no more than one real-time session) entitles the registrant to a credit toward any future VIN CE course. (This policy does not apply to courses with only one real-time session.) After the first real-time session, a registrant may withdraw due to special circumstances and receive prorated credit towards a future VIN course. These requests will be handled on an individual basis. The amount of the prorated credit will be determined based on 65% of the time remaining in the course at the time of withdrawal. It is not possible to withdraw retroactively.
Note: To ensure rapid handling of your request for withdrawal, we recommend that you call the VIN/VSPN office at 1-800-700-INFO (4636).

*For More Information on VIN's Upcoming CE Courses check the Course Catalog at

Katherine James, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (SAIM)
VIN Education Coordinator

VIN CE Services:
1-800-846-0028 or 1-530-756-4881 or direct line to VIN/VSPN from the United Kingdom: 01452226154
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