Course responsible:Hege Cathrine Mittet Brun-Hansen
Teaching and exam period:See semester schedule
About this course
- Be able to use light microscope and know how a "Köhler" setting is performed.
- Be able to perform pipetting and know how a pipette is adjusted.
- Be able to calibrate a refractometer.
- Know how blood samples must be treated for diagnostics, storage and shipment, and be able to safeguard the test materials in a way that is gentle on the materials and gives the greatest probability for the most correct test results.
- Be able to assess if a blood sample is of diagnostic quality, and to perform differential count in the blood smear.
- Be able to identify platelet clumps and estimate the platelet count in the blood smear.
- Be able to perform bacteriological analysis using Uricult, including analysing the result.
- Be able to perform streak plate techniques on solid growth media according to aseptic guidelines.
- Be able to Gram stain bacterial cultures and differentiate between Gram-positive and Gram-negative cells as well as determine cell morphology by use of light microscopy.
- Know the basic principle of antimicrobial susceptibility testing and interpretation.
- Have knowledge on relevant factors that can affect the reliability of a urine test.
- Be able to prepare urine samples for diagnostic and shipment, and have knowledge about the most common diagnostic findings on microscopic examination of sediment.
- Be able to perform urine stix analysis and specific weight by refractometry.
- Know about the principles and procedures for taking and preparation of skin samples and be able to identify the most common parasites and diseases in and on the skin.
- Be able to take stool samples or instruct owner to do this for virological, bacteriological and parasitological examination.
- Be able to perform flotation, McMaster and SNAP test techniques on fecal samples to detect parasites.
- Know about the principles around treatment and shipment of different types of biopsies, including fine needle aspiration.
- Be able to correctly treat a semen sample and have knowledge on how sampling of semen is performed. The student must also know how a semen sample is evaluated.
- Know about the principles and methods for quantification of immunoglobulins in serum or plasma.
- Have knowledge about principles behind and execution of rapid tests for measuring inflammation and autoimmunity in dogs.
- The student should know how to maintain and treat diagnostic equipment, including microscopes, centrifuges and refractometer.
- Know the main principles for blood transfusion and how to test recipient and donor before transfusion.
The course is a 2 week theoretical and practical teaching followed by one week where there will be arranged a practical exam.
The teaching will be a combination of theory and practice where the students learn how different samples are taken and how they should be treated to give reliable results.
- Clinical practice including simple laboratory course from the first year of study. External practice and the subject DYR206: Pathology and animal nursing
- Mandatory participation to course activity and lectures.
Requirements for eqipment:
Practical teaching is given in the laboratory auditorium. Lab coats are mandatory.
- Passed / Not Passed