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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 2

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28 units
326 guided
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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 2

Key Points

  • Study the advanced methods used by Veterinary Physiotherapists and Animal Hydrotherapists.
  • Learn the advanced therapy methods used for small animals on land and in water.
  • Discover in-depth knowledge on animal rehabilitation and various therapies and treatments.
  • Gain 25 days of physiotherapy training and assessments.
  • Plus 800 hours of clinical practice experience.

About your Course

The Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree-level qualification. This qualification will enable you to become a qualified Small Animal Physiotherapist and work with animal patients in and out of the water.

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, AIM Qualifications Assessment Group.

Students must complete 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training and have prior experience in the animal industry.

The course includes 51 mandatory units, split across three parts.

  • Part 1 includes Level 4 in Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 2 includes Level 5 in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Level 6 in Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. (Not included in this payment)

You must complete all parts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) to obtain a certificate and become qualified in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Veterinary Physiotherapy.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of blended online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

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

Modules

Advanced Gait Assessment

  • Study conducting gait analysis and recognising normal and abnormal gait patterns
  • Learn how to attribute these findings to a patient problem using clinical reasoning
  • Learn how to recognise abnormalities in gait which may form because of compensations

Advanced Massage Techniques

  • Develop palpation skills and apply these skills to manual techniques
  • Learn skills to assess a patient before application, evaluate the response and the passive range of motion
  • Learn stretching techniques and joint mobilisations

Advanced Canine Nutrition

  • Analyse the content of commercial and home-cooked diets
  • Study the effects of obesity, weight reduction and how to assist owners 
  • Study the nutritional requirements of a hospitalised patient
  • Learn how diet and health can affect the performance of the canine athlete

Analysis of Sporting Activities

  • Learn the common UK sports that dogs participate in
  • Discover canine conditioning and learn which injuries affect dogs participating in various sports
  • Understand the principles behind rehabilitating sporting dogs

Application of Electrophysical Agents

  • Learn how to clinically reason which patients would benefit from electrophysical agents
  • Demonstrate the safe application of these therapies and know the contraindications and precautions

Business Management for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners

  • Develop business skills with web platforms and social media
  • Learn the VAT and the VAT registration process
  • Learn how to increase business profits and methods of expansion
  • Develop a knowledge of how to cope when running a business in the face of adversity

Customer Service for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners

  • Develop excellent customer service skills during a physiotherapy service
  • Learn how to develop the right environment for patient and owner
  • Learn how to maintain professionalism and handling with complaints

Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for the Canine Athlete

  • Learn how to assess a canine athlete, create treatment goals based and then clinically reason treatment techniques
  • Evaluate an athlete canine's response to treatment, prepare them to return to function, and how to prevent re-injury

Injury and Tissue Repair

  • Study the effects of damage to the musculoskeletal system
  • Study tissue response to injury, inflammation, regeneration, and repair

Lifelong Learning Skills and Understanding

  • Understand how lifelong learning can provide benefits to the animal rehabilitation industry
  • Develop methods of adopting lifelong learning and how to better succeed in a career and improve animal welfare

Mechanical Locomotion and Kinesiology

  • Study the principles of biomechanics and how this relates this to the functions of the MSK
  • Study the biomechanics of locomotion, described by kinetics and kinematics and application
  • Learn kinesiology in methods of rehabilitation and conditioning

Multidisciplinary Teamworking

  • Understand how a Multidisciplinary Teamwork (MDT) approach can benefit professionals and clients in vet and sport medicine
  • Understand the different roles in veterinary care and sport medicine

Practical Application of Strength and Conditioning Exercises

  • Understand the use and the benefits of strength and conditioning exercises
  • Learn what level to start and develop an exercise program based on the patient’s response
  • Understand the contraindications for strength and conditioning exercises

Principles of Electrophysical Agents

  • Explore the physical principles behind electrical therapies
  • Learn about thermal therapies, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation including NMES and TENS, pulsed magnetic field therapy and shockwave therapy

Principles of Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning

  • Study how the musculoskeletal system responds to strength and conditioning, at the cellular and a gross level
  • Discover different types of strength and conditioning training can have different effects on body tissues
  • Learn about the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, and haematological and biochemical systems

Rehabilitation of the Geriatric Patient

  • Explore how the ageing process affects the cells, organs, and musculoskeletal system
  • Investigate how diet and exercise can affect the ageing process
  • Understand which neurological and orthopaedic conditions commonly affect the geriatric patient
  • Learn how to assess, clinically reason treatment techniques for and how to adapt an exercise programme 

Research Methodology

  • Explore methodology based on research questions
  • Understand what methods to use for different research questions and how to apply such methods in practice

Small Animal Welfare

  • Learn how to assess the welfare needs of small animals particularly, dogs, cats, and rabbit
  • Discover how to monitor the health needs and care for dogs, cats, and rabbits
  • Understand the impact of stress and animal behaviour on animal welfare

Tissue Response to Exercise and Training

  • Study the changes in specific tissues following a period of immobilisation following injury
  • Understand how to remobilisation during rehabilitation
  • Discover the effects on tissue of specific conditions and their rehabilitation
  • Learn how to examine tissue response to both strength and endurance training

Entry Requirements

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, AIM Qualifications Assessment Group Learners are required to complete 800 hours of clinical practice at a veterinary surgery and 25 days of physiotherapy training.

When studying the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy you will be asked to show your knowledge and provide evidence of your studies. Your written online assessments will be marked by a tutor.

Assessment will take the form of a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit. Students will be assessed on their portfolio of evidence which includes practical assessments taken throughout the qualification.

In addition, students are required to attend 25 days of practical training plus 800 hours of physiotherapy clinical practice.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

After completion, students will be awarded the AIM Qualifications Assessments Group Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. This is the equivalent of a bachelor's degree with honors, graduate certificates, and graduate diplomas.

To achieve the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy, learners must achieve 458 credits from the 51 units in parts 1, 2, and 3.

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

Careers

This qualification is designed for those who want to be able to practice Small Animal Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy or for those who wish to start their own small animal business as a qualified Animal Physiotherapist.

Following completion of this qualification, learners can join membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP)

Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 2

Key Points

  • Study the advanced methods used by Veterinary Physiotherapists and Animal Hydrotherapists.
  • Learn the advanced therapy methods used for small animals on land and in water.
  • Discover in-depth knowledge on animal rehabilitation and various therapies and treatments.
  • Gain 25 days of physiotherapy training and assessments.
  • Plus 800 hours of clinical practice experience.

About your Course

The Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree-level qualification. This qualification will enable you to become a qualified Small Animal Physiotherapist and work with animal patients in and out of the water.

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, AIM Qualifications Assessment Group.

Students must complete 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training and have prior experience in the animal industry.

The course includes 51 mandatory units, split across three parts.

  • Part 1 includes Level 4 in Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 2 includes Level 5 in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Level 6 in Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. (Not included in this payment)

You must complete all parts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3) to obtain a certificate and become qualified in Small Animal Hydrotherapy and Veterinary Physiotherapy.

Getting Started

learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Our online courses give you the flexibility to engage with your studies whenever suits you best.

The benefit of blended online learning means that you can plan your studies around your existing commitments. So, you’re able to progress with your learning in a way that works for you, without the stressful balancing act.

What’s more, we have dedicated and experienced online tutors to support you throughout your course. As well as all the material being readily available as soon as you enrol so you’re able to start right away.

Modules

Advanced Gait Assessment

  • Study conducting gait analysis and recognising normal and abnormal gait patterns
  • Learn how to attribute these findings to a patient problem using clinical reasoning
  • Learn how to recognise abnormalities in gait which may form because of compensations

Advanced Massage Techniques

  • Develop palpation skills and apply these skills to manual techniques
  • Learn skills to assess a patient before application, evaluate the response and the passive range of motion
  • Learn stretching techniques and joint mobilisations

Advanced Canine Nutrition

  • Analyse the content of commercial and home-cooked diets
  • Study the effects of obesity, weight reduction and how to assist owners 
  • Study the nutritional requirements of a hospitalised patient
  • Learn how diet and health can affect the performance of the canine athlete

Analysis of Sporting Activities

  • Learn the common UK sports that dogs participate in
  • Discover canine conditioning and learn which injuries affect dogs participating in various sports
  • Understand the principles behind rehabilitating sporting dogs

Application of Electrophysical Agents

  • Learn how to clinically reason which patients would benefit from electrophysical agents
  • Demonstrate the safe application of these therapies and know the contraindications and precautions

Business Management for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners

  • Develop business skills with web platforms and social media
  • Learn the VAT and the VAT registration process
  • Learn how to increase business profits and methods of expansion
  • Develop a knowledge of how to cope when running a business in the face of adversity

Customer Service for Small Animal Rehabilitation Practitioners

  • Develop excellent customer service skills during a physiotherapy service
  • Learn how to develop the right environment for patient and owner
  • Learn how to maintain professionalism and handling with complaints

Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for the Canine Athlete

  • Learn how to assess a canine athlete, create treatment goals based and then clinically reason treatment techniques
  • Evaluate an athlete canine's response to treatment, prepare them to return to function, and how to prevent re-injury

Injury and Tissue Repair

  • Study the effects of damage to the musculoskeletal system
  • Study tissue response to injury, inflammation, regeneration, and repair

Lifelong Learning Skills and Understanding

  • Understand how lifelong learning can provide benefits to the animal rehabilitation industry
  • Develop methods of adopting lifelong learning and how to better succeed in a career and improve animal welfare

Mechanical Locomotion and Kinesiology

  • Study the principles of biomechanics and how this relates this to the functions of the MSK
  • Study the biomechanics of locomotion, described by kinetics and kinematics and application
  • Learn kinesiology in methods of rehabilitation and conditioning

Multidisciplinary Teamworking

  • Understand how a Multidisciplinary Teamwork (MDT) approach can benefit professionals and clients in vet and sport medicine
  • Understand the different roles in veterinary care and sport medicine

Practical Application of Strength and Conditioning Exercises

  • Understand the use and the benefits of strength and conditioning exercises
  • Learn what level to start and develop an exercise program based on the patient’s response
  • Understand the contraindications for strength and conditioning exercises

Principles of Electrophysical Agents

  • Explore the physical principles behind electrical therapies
  • Learn about thermal therapies, therapeutic ultrasound, electrical stimulation including NMES and TENS, pulsed magnetic field therapy and shockwave therapy

Principles of Strength Training and Cardiovascular Conditioning

  • Study how the musculoskeletal system responds to strength and conditioning, at the cellular and a gross level
  • Discover different types of strength and conditioning training can have different effects on body tissues
  • Learn about the respiratory system, cardiovascular system, and haematological and biochemical systems

Rehabilitation of the Geriatric Patient

  • Explore how the ageing process affects the cells, organs, and musculoskeletal system
  • Investigate how diet and exercise can affect the ageing process
  • Understand which neurological and orthopaedic conditions commonly affect the geriatric patient
  • Learn how to assess, clinically reason treatment techniques for and how to adapt an exercise programme 

Research Methodology

  • Explore methodology based on research questions
  • Understand what methods to use for different research questions and how to apply such methods in practice

Small Animal Welfare

  • Learn how to assess the welfare needs of small animals particularly, dogs, cats, and rabbit
  • Discover how to monitor the health needs and care for dogs, cats, and rabbits
  • Understand the impact of stress and animal behaviour on animal welfare

Tissue Response to Exercise and Training

  • Study the changes in specific tissues following a period of immobilisation following injury
  • Understand how to remobilisation during rehabilitation
  • Discover the effects on tissue of specific conditions and their rehabilitation
  • Learn how to examine tissue response to both strength and endurance training

Entry Requirements

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Small Animal Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, AIM Qualifications Assessment Group Learners are required to complete 800 hours of clinical practice at a veterinary surgery and 25 days of physiotherapy training.

Assessment

When studying the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy you will be asked to show your knowledge and provide evidence of your studies. Your written online assessments will be marked by a tutor.

Assessment will take the form of a range of in-depth theory assessments for each unit. Students will be assessed on their portfolio of evidence which includes practical assessments taken throughout the qualification.

In addition, students are required to attend 25 days of practical training plus 800 hours of physiotherapy clinical practice.

When are you assessed?

As you’re in control of how you learn, you’re also in charge of when you hand in your assignments.

This enables you to take as long as you need to thoroughly understand the unit before completing any assignments.

Qualifications

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group

AIM Qualifications Assessment Group logo

After completion, students will be awarded the AIM Qualifications Assessments Group Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. This is the equivalent of a bachelor's degree with honors, graduate certificates, and graduate diplomas.

To achieve the Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy, learners must achieve 458 credits from the 51 units in parts 1, 2, and 3.

AIM Qualifications and Assessment Group is a leading Awarding (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) offering award-winning qualifications and nominated end-point assessment services.

AIM has over thirty years of experience in developing high-quality qualifications that meet the needs of employers and learners. They approve the colleges, training providers, and other education centres that deliver their qualifications and work closely with them to ensure high-quality delivery.

AIM is also regulated by the public regulator governing qualifications in England – Ofqual.

Careers

This qualification is designed for those who want to be able to practice Small Animal Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy or for those who wish to start their own small animal business as a qualified Animal Physiotherapist.

Following completion of this qualification, learners can join membership organisations such as the Register of Animal Musculoskeletal Practitioners (RAMP)

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

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