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  Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Analgesia and Pain Management)


Harper Adams University    Postgraduate study at Harper Adams

Full time & Part time See Course MSc, PGDip, PGCert 2 years (part time)(maximum 6 years)
Veterinary Sciences (35)

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Unleash your potential with the Advanced Veterinary Nursing (Analgesia and Pain Management) programme at Harper Adams University. This accredited course, recognised by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), offers a comprehensive exploration of pain management for veterinary nurses. Dive deep into acute, chronic, and neuropathic pain development, learning about both pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical treatment options. Develop the skills to assess pain and create tailored pain management plans for animal patients. With a flexible structure, you can choose from a Graduate Certificate, Postgraduate Certificate, or even pursue a full MSc. The programme combines distance learning with optional study days, providing a blend of theory and practical application. As a Registered Veterinary Nurse, this programme is your gateway to advancing your academic and professional skills. Join us and be part of a community dedicated to excellence in veterinary care. Your journey to becoming a pain management expert starts here.

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This certificate will allow nurses to develop their knowledge of anatomy and physiology of acute, chronic and neuropathic pain development, as well as exploring the consequences of untreated pain.

It will build on knowledge of pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical options for treating and managing pain. Whilst developing a student’s ability to assess pain and synthesise appropriate multimodal pain management plans for veterinary patients.

The development of the new RCVS post-registration framework has allowed for the creation of accessible, flexible and focused areas of study, allowing veterinary nurses to further their academic skills alongside their professional skills.

This course is accredited by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)

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You must be a Registered Veterinary Nurse. Typically, applicants with a registerable qualification from a Further Education background will enrol on the Graduate Certificate. Typically, applicants with a Higher Education (degree) background will enrol on the Postgraduate Certificate. The most appropriate qualification for individual applicants will be considered depending on their individual profile. You will also need time, energy and commitment.


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