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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 1,2 and 3

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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 1,2 and 3

Key Points

  • Qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Learn the advanced therapy methods used to treat animals on land and in water
  • Complete 25 days of physiotherapy training
  • Access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualifications

About your Diploma

This Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. 
 
This course will allow students to qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist with the added benefit of Advanced Animal Hydrotherapy. After completing the three parts, students will have gained the skills, knowledge and practical training required to treat animals in the water and on land. 
 
The qualification is a Level 6 Diploma, split across three parts.
  • Part 1 includes Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy.
  • Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. (Not included in this payment)
OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science (National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Part 1

  • An Introduction to Hydrotherapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Small Animals
  • Gait Analysis and Biomechanics
  • Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions
  • Introduction to Small Animal Massage
  • Maintenance of Hydrotherapy Equipment and Water Balance
  • Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy
  • Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques
  • Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy
  • Professional Practice Management
  • Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy
  • Small Animal Behaviour
  • Small Animal First Aid
  • Tissue Healing Process
  • Advanced Pool and Treadmill Techniques
  • Business Management in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Canine Nutrition
  • Conditions and Surgical Procedures in Small Animals
  • Feline Behaviour, Nutrition and Handling
  • Higher Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Canine Laser Therapy
  • Introduction to Small Animal Physiotherapy
  • Land-based Exercise for Small Animals
  • Pool and Treadmill Operations and Water Management
  • Practical Skills in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Professional Practice in a Hydrotherapy Centre
  • Small Animal Massage Therapy
  • Stress and Small Animal Hydrotherapy

Part 2

  • Advanced Gait Assessment
  • Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Advanced Canine Nutrition
  • Analysis of Sporting Activities
  • Application of Electrophysical Agents
  • Business Management for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
  • Customer Service for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
  • Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for the Canine Athlete
  • Injury and Tissue Repair
  • Lifelong Learning Skills and Understanding
  • Mechanical Locomotion and Kinesiology
  • Multidisciplinary Teamworking
  • Practical Application of Strength and Conditioning Exercises
  • Principles of Electrophysical Agents
  • Principles of Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Rehabilitation of the Geriatric Patient
  • Research Methodology
  • Small Animal Welfare
  • Tissue Response to Exercise and Training

Part 3

  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Canine and Feline Behaviour
  • Advanced Neuro Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for Rehabilitation of the Injured Patient
  • Pathology
  • Physiotherapy Exercise Prescription
  • Physiotherapy Techniques
  • Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation
  • Professional Practice Including Communication and Conduct
  • Professional Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapists
  • Professional Project
  • Professional Skills for Veterinary Physiotherapists
  • Rehabilitation of the Juvenile Patient
  • Small Animal Ethics and Legislation
  • Treatment Case Study
  • Understanding Pain

Requirements for Entry

The minimum age to access this qualification is 18 and students must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).
Students are required to access a veterinary physiotherapy clinic to complete 800 hours of clinical practice. 
 
Students must have good physical health and mobility and be able to do the following during their practical placement: 
  • Handling a variety of animals of all shapes and sizes, whilst kneeling.
  • Accommodate your position to suit the body language and behaviour of the animal.
  • Provide strength, stability, and balance.
  • Comfortable with the confinement of an aquatic treadmill.
  • Able to move around an above-ground pool
  • Walkthrough a 1-metre water level under the resistance and hydrostatic pressure of a heated hydrotherapy pool.
  • Suitable fitness to perform 40 hours of practical training.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and several practical assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.  

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed your portfolio of evidence and the practical assessment across all parts (1,2 and 3) you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

Open College Network West Midlands

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Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Starting your Career

This course is the perfect choice for students wishing to qualify and work as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. Following completion of this qualification, learners can join membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. Stonebridge College has the Accredited Education Provider status.

Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 1,2 and 3

Key Points

  • Qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Learn the advanced therapy methods used to treat animals on land and in water
  • Complete 25 days of physiotherapy training
  • Access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualifications

About your Diploma

This Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. 
 
This course will allow students to qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist with the added benefit of Advanced Animal Hydrotherapy. After completing the three parts, students will have gained the skills, knowledge and practical training required to treat animals in the water and on land. 
 
The qualification is a Level 6 Diploma, split across three parts.
  • Part 1 includes Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy.
  • Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. (Not included in this payment)

Modules

Part 1

  • An Introduction to Hydrotherapy
  • Anatomy and Physiology of Small Animals
  • Gait Analysis and Biomechanics
  • Hydrotherapy and Related Conditions
  • Introduction to Small Animal Massage
  • Maintenance of Hydrotherapy Equipment and Water Balance
  • Practical Administration of Hydrotherapy
  • Practical Advanced Aquatic Treadmill Techniques
  • Practical Aquatic Treadmill Therapy
  • Professional Practice Management
  • Small Animal Assessment for Hydrotherapy
  • Small Animal Behaviour
  • Small Animal First Aid
  • Tissue Healing Process
  • Advanced Pool and Treadmill Techniques
  • Business Management in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Canine Nutrition
  • Conditions and Surgical Procedures in Small Animals
  • Feline Behaviour, Nutrition and Handling
  • Higher Anatomy and Physiology
  • Introduction to Canine Laser Therapy
  • Introduction to Small Animal Physiotherapy
  • Land-based Exercise for Small Animals
  • Pool and Treadmill Operations and Water Management
  • Practical Skills in Small Animal Hydrotherapy
  • Professional Practice in a Hydrotherapy Centre
  • Small Animal Massage Therapy
  • Stress and Small Animal Hydrotherapy

Part 2

  • Advanced Gait Assessment
  • Advanced Massage Techniques
  • Advanced Canine Nutrition
  • Analysis of Sporting Activities
  • Application of Electrophysical Agents
  • Business Management for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
  • Customer Service for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners
  • Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for the Canine Athlete
  • Injury and Tissue Repair
  • Lifelong Learning Skills and Understanding
  • Mechanical Locomotion and Kinesiology
  • Multidisciplinary Teamworking
  • Practical Application of Strength and Conditioning Exercises
  • Principles of Electrophysical Agents
  • Principles of Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning
  • Rehabilitation of the Geriatric Patient
  • Research Methodology
  • Small Animal Welfare
  • Tissue Response to Exercise and Training

Part 3

  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • Advanced Canine and Feline Behaviour
  • Advanced Neuro Physiotherapy
  • Clinical Practice
  • Clinical Reasoning
  • Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for Rehabilitation of the Injured Patient
  • Pathology
  • Physiotherapy Exercise Prescription
  • Physiotherapy Techniques
  • Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation
  • Professional Practice Including Communication and Conduct
  • Professional Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapists
  • Professional Project
  • Professional Skills for Veterinary Physiotherapists
  • Rehabilitation of the Juvenile Patient
  • Small Animal Ethics and Legislation
  • Treatment Case Study
  • Understanding Pain

Requirements

Requirements for Entry

The minimum age to access this qualification is 18 and students must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).
Students are required to access a veterinary physiotherapy clinic to complete 800 hours of clinical practice. 
 
Students must have good physical health and mobility and be able to do the following during their practical placement: 
  • Handling a variety of animals of all shapes and sizes, whilst kneeling.
  • Accommodate your position to suit the body language and behaviour of the animal.
  • Provide strength, stability, and balance.
  • Comfortable with the confinement of an aquatic treadmill.
  • Able to move around an above-ground pool
  • Walkthrough a 1-metre water level under the resistance and hydrostatic pressure of a heated hydrotherapy pool.
  • Suitable fitness to perform 40 hours of practical training.

*You will have access to the course for 12 months only. You can purchase course extensions here

Assessment

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and several practical assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.  

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed your portfolio of evidence and the practical assessment across all parts (1,2 and 3) you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

Qualifications

Open College Network West Midlands

Open College Network West Midlands logo

x

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

Starting your Career

This course is the perfect choice for students wishing to qualify and work as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. Following completion of this qualification, learners can join membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP) as a Veterinary Physiotherapist. Stonebridge College has the Accredited Education Provider status.

OUR PASS RATE
Animal Care & Veterinary Science
86.8%
(National Average 74.9%)

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