Warwickshire College Group

Animal Therapy and Rehabilitation (with Foundation Year) Warwickshire College Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Coventry University

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Animal rehabilitation, with a specific focus on canine therapy, is widely regarded as one of the fastest growing areas in pet welfare and veterinary practice. The course will develop your understanding of the scientific principles and clinical practice of the prehabilitation techniques for maximum performance and health and rehabilitation techniques for animals post veterinary treatment. It will cover aspects of hydrotherapy and land based rehabilitation in the small animal including the in-patient, the out-patient and the elite athlete. The overall focus of the course would be a holistic approach to maintaining and improving animal health and welfare and therefore would also include the development of positive behavioural modification techniques and therapeutic handling skills to facilitate the rehabilitation process.

This is a four year course.The Foundation phase of the course is integrated and is studied across the first two years of the programme. You will study additional modules alongside core level 4 course modules. In the first year you will be supported to develop scientific knowledge of anatomy and physiology through the development of a learning toolkit portfolio. You will also engage with applied learning that links your academic studies to professional practice. In your second year you will be given individual supervision to enhance your independent learning skills as you progress through the courses.

This course is validated in partnership with Coventry University.

Course details

Modules

Typical modules may include:

Year 1 - Foundation Level:
Learning Toolkit Portfolio,
Mammalian Anatomy and Physiology,
Applied Learning Portfolio,
ASSET (Academic Study Skills and Entrepreneurial Thinking).

Year 2 - Foundation Level
Professional Practice and Animal Law,
Principles of Animal Science,
Applied Animal Management,
Principles of Animal Therapy,
Independent Learning Portfolio.

Year 3 - Level 5
Research and Design Analysis,
Animal Health and Disease,
Animal Behavioural Science,
Enterprise Development,
Animal Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Techniques,
Exercise Physiology and Biomechanics.

Year 4 - Level 6
Dissertation,
Veterinary Science for Animal Scientists,
Complementary Therapy in Veterinary Medicine,
Therapy and Consultation in Practice.

Optional Modules:
Ethics and the Animal Industry,
Contemporary Issues in Welfare and Behaviour.

Assessment method

Each module has its own specific assessment profile, for example 100% Coursework or 50% coursework and 50% written examination. Modules are assessed using a variety of methods (real life case studies, professional projects, laboratory practical investigations, reports and essays, presentations and video documentaries, research dissertation) thus allowing students to develop a range of skills related to the subject area and to build confidence in the subject and in themselves.


How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course code D302
Institution code W25
Campus name Moreton Morrell College
Campus code M

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff You should have completed your Level 3 studies achieving the equivalent of at least two A levels (grade E or above) or a pass in a BTEC diploma programme or its equivalent. You should also have level 2 qualifications in English and Maths, either functional skills at level 2 or GCSE grade 4 or above. The college welcomes applications from students with relevant work experience who do not have the formal academic qualifications, and from students with disabilities.


Fees and funding

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Provider information

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Warwickshire College Group
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE


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