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Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 3

Key Points

  • Qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Learn the advanced therapy methods used to treat animals on land and in water
  • Complete 25 days of physiotherapy training
  • Access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualifications
 
This Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. 
 
This course will allow students to qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist with the added benefit of Advanced Animal Hydrotherapy. After completing the three parts, students will have gained the skills, knowledge and practical training required to treat animals in the water and on land. 
 
The qualification is a Level 6 Diploma, split across three parts.
  • Part 1 includes Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment
  • Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. 
 
For more information about Stage 1, click here. For more information about Stage 2, click here.
 

Qualification: Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 3

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).

Students must complete all three parts (part 1, 2 &3) and 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training to receive their certificate and qualification.

Requirements for Entry

The minimum age to access this qualification is 18 and students must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).
 
Students are required to access a veterinary physiotherapy clinic to complete 800 hours of clinical practice. 
 
Students must have good physical health and mobility and be able to do the following during their practical placement: 
  • Handling a variety of animals of all shapes and sizes, whilst kneeling.
  • Accommodate your position to suit the body language and behaviour of the animal.
  • Provide strength, stability, and balance.
  • Comfortable with the confinement of an aquatic treadmill.
  • Able to move around an above-ground pool
  • Walkthrough a 1-metre water level under the resistance and hydrostatic pressure of a heated hydrotherapy pool.
  • Suitable fitness to perform 40 hours of practical training.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the anatomical structures contained within the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, including the functions and physiology of each of the systems
  • Have learned about the impact of physiotherapy on the body 
 
Advanced Canine and Feline Behaviour
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have studied the behavioural implications which may arise as a result of pain
  • Understand how a patient’s behaviour may change in response to fear
  • Know how to deal with aggressive canine and feline patients
  • Know how to use behavioural modification and training techniques to make the session a positive experience for the patient
 
Advanced Neuro Physiotherapy
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Understand spinal reflexes and the information they give about a patient’s neurological function
  • Know how to perform a full neurological exam on a small animal patient
 
Clinical Practice
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have undertaken a minimum of 800 clinical practice hours across the duration of your training
  • Have had the opportunity to observe and apply aspects of learning and practical skills required for the veterinary physiotherapy profession
 
Clinical Reasoning
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with clinical reasoning in the rehabilitation setting
  • Understand how clinical reasoning errors occur
 
Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for Rehabilitation of the Injured Patient
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the common injuries which patients are referred for rehabilitation
  • Have learned how to create treatment goals for patient rehabilitation
  • Know how to develop a hydrotherapy/ physiotherapy treatment plan for rehabilitation 
  • Know how to evaluate the response to a treatment plan for rehabilitation
 
Pathology
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the anatomical structure of the cell and the function of the components which make up the cell
  • Have explored the causes of cellular damage and how different types of injury affect the cell in different ways
 
Physiotherapy Exercise Prescription
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to ensure the home environment is suitable for the patient
  • Understand how the stage of the healing affects the exercises prescribed
  • Know how to develop an exercise prescription for a specific patient
 
Physiotherapy Techniques
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the different physiotherapy techniques which can be used for rehabilitation
  • Understand what techniques and equipment can be used to enhance patient strength, range, and balance during a physiotherapy session
 
Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the principles and goals of rehabilitation
  • Understand how differences in morphology can impact on the rehabilitation of small animal patients
  • Have had the opportunity to consider the different rehabilitation settings in which therapies can take place
 
Professional Practice Including Communication and Conduct
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have developed an understanding of the professional practice
  • Know how to promote good practice in the veterinary hydrotherapy and veterinary physiotherapy setting
  • Know how to effectively use communication and codes of conduct relating to the industry
 
Professional Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapists
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have explored the ethics and legislation surrounding professional rehabilitation practice
  • Have learned about professional membership for physiotherapists
 
Professional Project
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have conducted a supervised project
  • Have developed an understanding of how to formulate, conduct, analyse and present a project
 
Professional Skills for Veterinary Physiotherapists
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to implement competent, compassionate and safe animal handling
  • Understand what health and safety precautions must be undertaken to deliver a safe physiotherapy service
  • Understand the professional behaviour requirements for a veterinary physiotherapist
  • Know how to keep professional records as a physiotherapist and the importance of doing so
 
Rehabilitation of the Juvenile Patient
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the development of the skeleton, and the skeletal differences which may exist amongst juvenile patients
  • Understand the exercise considerations for skeletally immature animals
  • Know about common conditions juvenile patients are referred for rehabilitation for
  • Understand the ways to adapt the rehabilitation session for the juvenile patient
 
Small Animal Ethics and Legislation
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have explored ethics relating to small animals with a focus on dogs, cats, and rabbits
  • Have learned about different ethical viewpoints and sentience
  • Be able to relate these topics to small animal legislation
 
Treatment Case Study
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have constructed a 2500–3000-word case study about a particular patient and their treatment session
 
Understanding Pain
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the physiological mechanisms surrounding pain and the complexity of managing chronic pain
  • Know how patient behaviour may be affected by pain
  • Know the pharmaceuticals commonly prescribed by veterinary surgeons to treat pain

 

For more information about Part 1, click here. For more information about Part 2, click here.

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and several practical assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.  

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed your portfolio of evidence and the practical assessment across all parts (1,2 & 3) you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

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

Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 3

Key Points

  • Qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Learn the advanced therapy methods used to treat animals on land and in water
  • Complete 25 days of physiotherapy training
  • Access veterinary physiotherapy clinics to complete 800 hours of clinical practice
  • Gain a recognised Ofqual regulated qualifications
 
This Level 6 Diploma in Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy is an advanced degree equivalent Ofqual regulated qualification. 
 
This course will allow students to qualify as a Veterinary Physiotherapist with the added benefit of Advanced Animal Hydrotherapy. After completing the three parts, students will have gained the skills, knowledge and practical training required to treat animals in the water and on land. 
 
The qualification is a Level 6 Diploma, split across three parts.
  • Part 1 includes Advanced Small Animal Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment
  • Part 2 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy. (Not included in this payment)
  • Part 3 includes Veterinary Physiotherapy which is the final stage. 
 
For more information about Stage 1, click here. For more information about Stage 2, click here.
 
Animal Care and Veterinary Science
OUR PASS RATE
(National Average 74.9%)
86.8%

Qualification: Veterinary Physiotherapy with Hydrotherapy Level 6 Diploma (RQF) - Part 3

This course is for learners aged 18+ who must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).

Students must complete all three parts (part 1, 2 &3) and 800 hours of clinical practice, and 25 days of practical training to receive their certificate and qualification.

Requirements for Entry

The minimum age to access this qualification is 18 and students must have a Level 3 Diploma in Hydrotherapy (including treadmill unit – with either ABC/SEG, Open College Network West Midlands or OCN London).
 
Students are required to access a veterinary physiotherapy clinic to complete 800 hours of clinical practice. 
 
Students must have good physical health and mobility and be able to do the following during their practical placement: 
  • Handling a variety of animals of all shapes and sizes, whilst kneeling.
  • Accommodate your position to suit the body language and behaviour of the animal.
  • Provide strength, stability, and balance.
  • Comfortable with the confinement of an aquatic treadmill.
  • Able to move around an above-ground pool
  • Walkthrough a 1-metre water level under the resistance and hydrostatic pressure of a heated hydrotherapy pool.
  • Suitable fitness to perform 40 hours of practical training.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Open College Network West Midlands are a national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and Qualifications Wales, to develop and award nationally recognised qualifications.

 

Open College Network West Midlands work in partnership with employers, training providers, colleges, universities, schools and voluntary and community organisations to offer vocational credit-based qualifications, Access to Higher Education Diplomas and quality assured Customised Accreditation that enables learners gain employment or to progress into further learning and Higher Education. They also Quality Endorse organisations internal training and skills delivery.

 

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the anatomical structures contained within the cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, and urinary systems, including the functions and physiology of each of the systems
  • Have learned about the impact of physiotherapy on the body 
 
Advanced Canine and Feline Behaviour
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have studied the behavioural implications which may arise as a result of pain
  • Understand how a patient’s behaviour may change in response to fear
  • Know how to deal with aggressive canine and feline patients
  • Know how to use behavioural modification and training techniques to make the session a positive experience for the patient
 
Advanced Neuro Physiotherapy
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Develop an understanding of the anatomy of the central and peripheral nervous systems
  • Understand spinal reflexes and the information they give about a patient’s neurological function
  • Know how to perform a full neurological exam on a small animal patient
 
Clinical Practice
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have undertaken a minimum of 800 clinical practice hours across the duration of your training
  • Have had the opportunity to observe and apply aspects of learning and practical skills required for the veterinary physiotherapy profession
 
Clinical Reasoning
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with clinical reasoning in the rehabilitation setting
  • Understand how clinical reasoning errors occur
 
Hydrotherapy and Physiotherapy Programmes for Rehabilitation of the Injured Patient
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the common injuries which patients are referred for rehabilitation
  • Have learned how to create treatment goals for patient rehabilitation
  • Know how to develop a hydrotherapy/ physiotherapy treatment plan for rehabilitation 
  • Know how to evaluate the response to a treatment plan for rehabilitation
 
Pathology
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the anatomical structure of the cell and the function of the components which make up the cell
  • Have explored the causes of cellular damage and how different types of injury affect the cell in different ways
 
Physiotherapy Exercise Prescription
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to ensure the home environment is suitable for the patient
  • Understand how the stage of the healing affects the exercises prescribed
  • Know how to develop an exercise prescription for a specific patient
 
Physiotherapy Techniques
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the different physiotherapy techniques which can be used for rehabilitation
  • Understand what techniques and equipment can be used to enhance patient strength, range, and balance during a physiotherapy session
 
Principles and Practice of Rehabilitation
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the principles and goals of rehabilitation
  • Understand how differences in morphology can impact on the rehabilitation of small animal patients
  • Have had the opportunity to consider the different rehabilitation settings in which therapies can take place
 
Professional Practice Including Communication and Conduct
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have developed an understanding of the professional practice
  • Know how to promote good practice in the veterinary hydrotherapy and veterinary physiotherapy setting
  • Know how to effectively use communication and codes of conduct relating to the industry
 
Professional Practice for Veterinary Physiotherapists
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have explored the ethics and legislation surrounding professional rehabilitation practice
  • Have learned about professional membership for physiotherapists
 
Professional Project
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have conducted a supervised project
  • Have developed an understanding of how to formulate, conduct, analyse and present a project
 
Professional Skills for Veterinary Physiotherapists
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Know how to implement competent, compassionate and safe animal handling
  • Understand what health and safety precautions must be undertaken to deliver a safe physiotherapy service
  • Understand the professional behaviour requirements for a veterinary physiotherapist
  • Know how to keep professional records as a physiotherapist and the importance of doing so
 
Rehabilitation of the Juvenile Patient
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Be familiar with the development of the skeleton, and the skeletal differences which may exist amongst juvenile patients
  • Understand the exercise considerations for skeletally immature animals
  • Know about common conditions juvenile patients are referred for rehabilitation for
  • Understand the ways to adapt the rehabilitation session for the juvenile patient
 
Small Animal Ethics and Legislation
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have explored ethics relating to small animals with a focus on dogs, cats, and rabbits
  • Have learned about different ethical viewpoints and sentience
  • Be able to relate these topics to small animal legislation
 
Treatment Case Study
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Have constructed a 2500–3000-word case study about a particular patient and their treatment session
 
Understanding Pain
On completion of this unit you will:
  • Understand the physiological mechanisms surrounding pain and the complexity of managing chronic pain
  • Know how patient behaviour may be affected by pain
  • Know the pharmaceuticals commonly prescribed by veterinary surgeons to treat pain

 

For more information about Part 1, click here. For more information about Part 2, click here.

Assessment

Students will be assessed by a portfolio of evidence and several practical assessments. Students will need to show sufficient evidence that they have the required knowledge, skills and understanding of the assessment criteria.  

When are you assessed?

Once you have successfully completed your portfolio of evidence and the practical assessment across all parts (1,2 & 3) you will receive your certificate of completion alongside your qualification.

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