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Warwickshire College Group

Veterinary Physiotherapy

UCAS Code: 56D2

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level


or Three A2 Levels (dependent on grades) including two Sciences from Biology, Chemistry or Physics

Kitemarked Access to HE (Science Route)

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Five GCSE's at grade C or above including English Language, Science and Mathematics.

or BTEC/C&G Level 3 extended Diploma in Animal Welfare or a related subject

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About this course

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Course option


Full-time | 2020

Other options

4.0 years | Sandwich | 2020


Veterinary nursing

This course is an excellent opportunity for students wishing to qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist whilst studying a degree qualification. Recognised by the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), studies will combine academic study and occupational competence. Graduates will be eligible for entry to the NAVP which works for the promotion of professional standards, provides insurance, CPD opportunities and recognition within the industry. Students study the equivalent of eighteen 20 credit modules over the three year duration of the full time course. Level 4 modules provide an introduction to industry relevant aspects of animal behaviour, anatomy, welfare, handling, animal biomechanics, palpation and massage. Moreover, the legal aspects of working with animals and key principles of professional practice are introduced. Level 5 modules aim to focus on the practice of veterinary physiotherapy and further develop knowledge and capabilities in advanced biomechanics, applied animal behaviour and welfare along with the development of palpation and massage techniques. At this stage manual/electro therapies will be studied in addition to, remedial and alternative therapies, movement assessment, exercise prescription, prehabilitation and rehabilitation involving the use of treadmills / spa and hydrotherapy treatments. A business element will also be studied to equip student with the knowledge and skills to potentially start and grow their own business.Level 6 module specific elements associated with the veterinary physiotherapy profession such as clinical practice with the canine and equine and specialist equine practice incorporating farriery, saddlery, dentistry, veterinary procedures and advanced diagnostics. A dissertation (double module) will also be produced creating opportunity to investigate areas within the veterinary physiotherapy industry. Case studies form an important and significant element of this final year, readying students for practice.Students will be required to obtain relevant case studies throughout the programme to reflect diverse and accomplished vocational experience.This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.


Modules may include:
Level 4:
Professional Practice and Animal Law
Functional Anatomy for Physiotherapy
Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
Dynamics of Animal Movement
Animal Practice and Palpation
ASSET (academic study skills and employability)

Level 5:
Research Design and Analysis
Neurology and Orthopaedics
Veterinary Therapeutic Techniques
Enterprise Development
Biomechanical Assessment and Exercise Prescription
Applied Animal Management and Therapy

Level 6:
Dissertation (Double module)
Animal Clinical Practice
Clinical Placement
Collaborative Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapy
Advanced Physiotherapy and Diagnostics

Assessment methods

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for instance 100% coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (reports, essays, presentations or practicals) thus allowing students to develop a range of transferable skills and build entrepreneurial expertise.

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Course location:

Moreton Morrell College


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