MS238S – Clinical Genetics – a practical guide to inherited disease and genetic testing

£447.00 (+VAT)

Join RCVS & European Specialist in Small Animal Medicine Eleanor Raffan for three 2-hour sessions. Includes 12 months access to all of your course materials.

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  • Join Dr Eleanor Raffan BVMS CertSAM DipECVIM-CA PhD MRCVS for three 2-hour online sessions
  • Owners and breeders are increasingly seeking genetic tests to understand their pets and inform breeding practices. This course will refresh your knowledge of small animal genetics, cover the pros and cons of genetic testing and consider how genetic results should be applied to improve companion animal health.
  • Comprehensive notes to downloaded
  • Self-assessment quizzes to ‘release’ your 8 hours CPD certification (don’t worry, you can take them more than once if you don’t quite hit the mark first time)
  • A whole year’s access to recorded sessions for reviewing key points (and in case you miss a live session!)
  • Superb value for money – learn without travelling
  • Watch the live events or the recordings on your iPad!



Session 1: Friday 10th September 2021   2pm-4pm (UK time)

Back to basics

What you’ll learn:

  • From genes to disease – clinically focussed refresher on genes, inheritance and mechanisms of genetic disease
  • Demystifying genetic testing – techniques and practicalities.
  • Illustrated with practical examples such as testing for relatedness and breed composition.
Session 2:Friday 24th September 2021   2pm-4pm (UK time)

Does he have the gene for..?

What you’ll learn:

  • Genetic testing for diseases and traits with simple inheritance.
  • Explaining the benefits, problems, pitfalls and practicalities.
  • Planning breeding based on genetic test results.
Session 3: Friday 8th October 2021   2pm-4pm (UK time)

Managing complex inherited disease

What you’ll learn:

  • Current genetic testing for complex traits.
  • Alternative routes to genetic improvement including hip and elbow schemes.
  • The future of managing complex genetic diseases.


The price includes all 3 sessions, notes and quiz – 8 hours of CPD

*No traffic jams, accommodation hassles, pet or childcare, rota clashes, locum fees ……….. just great CPD and a valuable ongoing resource.

*overseas customers will not be charged VAT

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