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Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal Distance Education

Diagnostic Imaging: Musculoskeletal Distance Education

Beyond broken bones - Increase your diagnostic accuracy and confidence.

This comprehensive course will take your understanding of skeletal imaging and pathology to a new level. Learn to refine the quality of your digital images and enhance your interpretation of radiographs of the appendicular and axial skeleton and joints.

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Dogs, cats and exotics are all discussed with tutor -written notes, case studies, self-assessed quizzes and individual feedback enhancing the application of your learning. Make the most of the online forum to ask questions and share cases. Get to know your tutor and colleagues at the one-day face to face workshop. As well as conventional radiography, ultrasound, CT and MRI will be introduced where appropriate.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Improve your knowledge and expertise in the technical aspects of veterinary radiography that contribute to image formation (Introductory Module)
  • Improve your radiologic expertise as it applies to radiography of musculoskeletal structures
  • Increase your understanding of the comparative radiographic appearance of aggressive and benign bone disease
  • Be able to evaluate radiographic changes that involve joints of the axial and appendicular skeleton
  • Understand when advanced imaging studies such as CT and MRI are more useful than routine survey radiography


  1. Compulsory Introductory Module*
  2. The Appendicular Skeleton
  3. The Axial Skeleton
  4. The Joints
 This distance education course includes an optional 1-day workshop held in Sydney. Date to be confirmed.

Diagnostic Imaging Program

Our year-long Diagnostic Imaging DE course has been broken down into 3 manageable and independent parts: Thoracic, Musculoskeletal and Abdominal Imaging.


Each is a discrete unit on its own but together they form a formidable imaging educational program. Each unit has an interactive workshop – a major drawcard – where you have the opportunity to apply the theory you have learnt under the watchful eye of your tutor. You also benefit from the group experience of learning with, and from, your peers.

The introductory imaging module is a prerequisite for each unit; this needs to be completed only once, prior to studying your first unit. If you enrol in all 3 units, the whole program comprises 10 modules.


*Note: if travel restrictions impact on workshops running as face to face events, arrangements will be made for an online alternative.

What is Distance Education?

Premium, intensive online veterinary CPD

All CVE Distance Education (DE) programs are mentored by leading veterinary experts who will provide individual feedback and advice on completion of each monthly module. Each module may include written content, technique videos, self-reflections, quizzes and online submission of monthly assignments.

Maximise the opportunity to expand and consolidate your learning by participating in the tutor moderated group discussion forum and attending the optional 1-day workshop to put into practice the knowledge you have gained by working through case studies and technical skills.

Who should enrol?

This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians.

Pay as you learn

Choosing your DE course is a big commitment, so there’s no need to add further stress by paying your course up front. To pay as you learn, you will need a AU$1,000 deposit to secure your place, followed by 50% of the total course fee 10 days prior to course commencement date. We'll arrange simple monthly direct debits from your credit card over 3 or 6 months.
Note: Payment Plan will incur an additional AU$250 administration fee, and Early Bird rates do not apply if you choose the payment plan option.

Course fees Member* Super Early Bird Member* Early Bird Member* Full  Rate Non-member Rate 
Musculoskeletal Imaging $1956 $2010 $2065 $2174
Compulsory Imaging Module $619 $636 $653 $688

*Members include: Practice, Professional, Part-time Professional, Recent Graduate, and Academic members.

Loyalty DE Discount: Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses. Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms. To redeem your discount contact the CVE via email or phone +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm).

Note: Compulsory introductory imaging module only needs to be completed once. If you enrol in other parts of the CVE Diagnostic Imaging program you will not be required to complete this module again.

Distance Education
Saturday, 01 May 2021 to
Tuesday, 31 August 2021
135 CPD Point/s

Super Early Bird
30 Sep 2020
Early Bird
31 Jan 2021

Delivered Online

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Dr Sarah E. B. Davies
Sarah Davies
Dr Sarah E. B. Davies
Sarah Davies
Sarah Davies graduated from The University of Sydney in 2003. Following completion of small animal rotating internships in Adelaide (Adelaide Veterinary Specialist and Referral Cen...


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