Take the pain out of problem medical patients

Problem Orientated Medicine for Advanced Practitioners
Mini Series

Get all the help you need with problem orientated medicine cases in this easy to attend, fully guaranteed, Online Mini Series™ from CPD Solutions

  • Develop effective strategies to work up complex medical cases in your practice
  • You have a whole year’s access to recorded sessions and study notes for reviewing key points
  • Superb value for money – you learn without travelling or paying for accommodation, childcare or petcare
  • Watch the recordings on your iPad, mobile, PC or tablet
  • Self-assessment quiz to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification

Prompt me to use the problem list approach to more complex cases.

Very useful in complex cases, ensuring no differentials missed. Reinforcing the systematic approach.

What will I learn on this course?

Session 1

The Problem Orientated Approach to Medicine - What It Is and How It Can Help

  • How to use problem orientated medicine to localise disease aetiology anatomically and categorically
  • How to assess evidence from the literature and diagnostic testing to see when to test and when to believe your results
  • How to review positive and negative predictive values to assess laboratory test information in your clinic
  • How to evaluate what testing can and can’t tell us about your patient’s disease

Session 2

Endocrine Challenges - How to Stop Hormones Catching You Out

  • Review how the problem orientated approach to medicine can help in complex endocrine cases in a case based interactive manner
  • New approaches to diagnosis of unusual cases
  • Problem diabetics – what can be done to sort them out
  • Thyroid disease – unusual presentations to catch you out
  • Atypical Cushing’s – the debate so far

Session 3

Gastrointestinal Disease – Vomiting (When It Is and When It’s Not!) and Diarrhoea (How to Stem the Flow!)

  • How to use the problem orientated approach to localise gastrointestinal disease both anatomically and by likely cause
  • How to investigate how to differentiate vomiting and regurgitation in more difficult cases
  • Explore new methods of diagnosing gastro oesophageal reflux
  • How to evaluate rational use of antacids and anti emetics
  • How to diagnose inflammatory bowel disease
  • Different treatment regimes in inflammatory bowel disease
  • Does problem orientated medicine work? Occam’s razor vs Hickam‘s dictam
  • Case based discussion

Meet the Presenter....

Ian Battersby

BVSc DSAM DipECVIM-CA MRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Ian was awarded the RCVS and European Diplomas in Small Animal Internal Medicine in 2005 and RCVS Specialist status in 2007.

Ian works in the internal medicine department at Davies Veterinary Specialists, and with Ronan Doyle developed the DVS interventional radiology service. Ian is the current  Vice Chair of the Small Animal Medicine Society and chaired the group which developed the BSAVA/SAMSOC, ‘ARE YOU PROTECTING?’ antibiotic poster. Ian was awarded the BSAVA Melton award in 2013 for meritorious contributions to small animal practice. Ian’s other interests include his work as Specialist Medicine Consultant for the charity Mission Rabies and is a trustee of the charity.

Rebecca Littler

MA VetMB PhD DSAM MRCVS RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine

Rebecca graduated from Cambridge and initially worked in general practice.

She then followed her passion for Internal Medicine by completing a PhD on GI disease in the GSD and the RCVS Diploma in Small animal Medicine. She is an RCVS recognised specialist in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Rebecca joined North West Surgeons to start an internal medicine referral service in 2009.

This has now grown to include three full time medics with support from, anaesthesia, diagnostic imaging and cardiology. Rebecca maintains an interest in all aspects of small animal medicine, but is especially fascinated by GI and Endocrine disease

Watch the recordings at a time convenient to you!

This course will help me focus my thoughts when dealing with tricky cases to think more logically in a problem solving manner to make sure I am not missing any key points/differentials

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12 months access to recordings and course materials is included

Please note that these are webinar recordings and not live events.
Full details on how to access the Mini Series will be emailed to you.


Take advantage of the easy Online Mini Series™ format and increase your confidence when dealing with your problem orientated medicine cases

Just £397 + VAT*

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  • Overseas customers in the EU; provide your VAT number and we will refund the VAT.
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Price includes...

  • All 3 sessions
  • Notes and quiz (8 hours CPD)
  • PLUS unlimited access to recordings and all course materials for 12 months!
  • No traffic jams or accommodation hassles
  • No child or pet care to arrange
  • No rota clashes to worry about and no locum cover needed

Just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource


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Very thorough and comprehensive courses. The course notes are a great addition too.

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