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MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy


Course Description

The MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy programme is designed to optimise and enhance the competencies of Chartered Physiotherapists to produce technically competent, effective and safe veterinary physiotherapy practitioners in line with current professional standards. Individuals will be encouraged and supported through critical reflection on the similarities and differences relating to practice in the human field of physiotherapy.

In particular the course promotes the philosophy of life-long learning and encourages students to develop their skills in critical thinking. You will be encouraged to critically analyse research and evidence and apply your findings to practice.

The course is accredited and endorsed by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and is being run with input from the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT).

The course aims to help you recognise your role and responsibilities in the field of veterinary physiotherapy and animal welfare. It will enhance your clinical skills as well as your capacity to deal with complex relationships between animals, their owners/handlers and other healthcare professionals. The course will also introduce you to the legal, ethical and financial issues involved in veterinary physiotherapy/ private practice.

Hartpury College will provide a stimulating, supportive and sensitive learning environment which will enable you to maximise your learning and facilitate your development as a self-directed and reflective learner.

Hartpury College has a high standard of teaching facilities and an excellent library. Information technology facilities include multimedia laboratories and various health and social care and veterinary databases enabling you to carry out searches of available literature relating to topics of interest. Modules tend to be taught in two day blocks. This means that the teaching is condensed to allow the Masters study to occur round other commitments in our students' lives.

The campus is equipped with excellent equine and animal science facilities including laboratories, hydrotherapy both canine and equine, treadmills both canine and equine, a world class championship arena and much more.

Visit the MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy page on the Hartpury College website for more details!



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Entry Requirements

You must be a Physiotherapist registered with the Health Care Professions Council. You will also need to be a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, having first completed a BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, and be a category B member of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT) for insurance purposes. A minimum of one year post graduate experience of working as a human Physiotherapist is desirable. Please see our web site for further information.

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