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  MSc/PGDip Veterinary Physiotherapy

University of Liverpool    Department of Veterinary Science

Full time & Part time See Course PGDip, MSc 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time
Medicine (26) Veterinary Sciences (35)

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The University of Liverpool offers a specialist programme called the Veterinary Physiotherapy PGDip/MSc for Chartered Physiotherapists looking to expand their skills to animals. Recognized by the ACPAT, this programme provides a route for 'Category A' membership. The PgDip can be completed in one year full-time or two years part-time, with modules covering topics like anatomy, biomechanics, and veterinary physiotherapy practice. The MSc option includes a research project and is available only on a full-time basis. Practical training is an essential part of the programme, allowing students to apply their knowledge. Entry requirements vary based on the programme and include academic achievement and relevant experience.

About the course

The University of Liverpool’s Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Veterinary Physiotherapy is a specialist programme aimed at Chartered Physiotherapists who wish to translate their knowledge and skills developed on humans into practice on animals.

The programme is recognised by the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) as an upgrading route for ‘Category A’ membership.

PgDip Programme Structure

In order to be awarded the Postgraduate Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy, students must successfully complete the following six modules over one year full time (comprising three 12 week trimesters), or two years part time:

Principles of Veterinary Physiotherapy & Approach to the Animal Patient

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Entry Requirements

Academic achievement of 2.1.

Applicants wishing to apply who have only achieved 2.2 will be considered on a case by case basis. In order to be considered, academic references supporting academic experience and aptitude will be required. For MSc applicants references should also support research experience and aptitude.

Eligibility for registration with the Health Professions Council (or equivalent Physiotherapists Registration Board for international delegates)
References from a veterinarian and a physiotherapist (human or animal) in support of the applicant's suitability for the programme.

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