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This course is delivered through the School of Health and Social Care, part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE) and all enquiries should be made to UWE directly using the web link at the foot of this page. Introduction The MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy is designed to optimise the demands of veterinary physiotherapy services by enhancing the competencies of Chartered Physiotherapists. Individuals will be encouraged and supported through critical reflection on the similarities and differences relating to practice in the human field of physiotherapy. The initiative strives to develop technically competent, effective and safe veterinary physiotherapy practitioners in line with current professional standards. 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 has been recommended for endorsement 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 ownershandlers and other healthcare professionals. The course will also introduce you to the legal, ethical and financial issues involved in veterinary physiotherapy private practice. The course 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. Content The course is being offered part-time in the first instance with students being required to attend for four day blocks approximately once per month at Hartpury College, Gloucestershire, an associate faculty of the University of the West of England. In addition you will be required to undertake periods of clinical placement. Teaching and learning A variety of learning strategies will be used, such as self-reflection, experiential, sharing and exploring ideas with individuals, all of which support the development of a reflective practitioner who recognises and values the contributions of others. There is an emphasis on the most practical and pragmatic approaches to help the animal and carehandler. The course facilitators aim to be as supportive as possible to students to enable the most successful learning outcome. Overall, the course will be delivered via blended learning including distance learning, face-to-face sessions and clinical practice. The facilities available at Hartpury will ensure that you have access to a wide range of small and large animals as well as appropriate laboratory teaching facilities. Entry requirements

This course is delivered through the School of Health and Social Care, part of the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences at the University of the West of England (UWE) and all enquiries should be made to UWE directly using the web link at the foot of this page. Introduction The MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy is designed to optimise the demands of veterinary physiotherapy services by enhancing the...

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