Equine Osteopathic Conversion Course (EOCC)
If you hold a relevant degree and have already studied the fundamentals of equine manual therapy, such as health and safety, professional studies, equine handling, equine osteology, arthrology and myology etc., and have worked therapeutically with horses for several years in clinical practice, you may be eligible to apply for the Equine Osteopathic Conversion Course.
Price: £660.00 exc. VAT.
Timeframe allowed for completion: Maximum 6 months and the student must join the next available level two programme (in their choice of location).
Becoming an EOCC student, offers you the opportunity to bypass some of AOI’s Level One Academic Pathway, through the process of prior learning. This is typically because you are already an experienced animal practitioner (such as an ACPAT physio or IAVC chiropractor, with a degree background), competently using many of the techniques taught at Level One. AOI sees no benefit forcing an established practitioner to revisit knowledge, assessments and treatments that they use in every day practice, but if you have only just qualified, you may not be accepted (onto the EOCC) because level two of the Diploma pathway assumes that the practitioner is comfortable and competent at working in clinical practice.
Firstly, students of the Equine Osteopathic Conversion Course must study modules from the year one syllabus. These can all be taken online, so students must have a desktop or laptop computer and a stable internet connection.
Modules for completion:
Module 1 Osteopathic Studies – Part I;
Module 2 Equine Perception and Communication;
Module 4 Osteopathic Case History Taking;
Module 6 Osteopathic Articulation – theory and application;
Module 9 Functional anatomical integration of the equine patient;
Module 14 Osteopathic integration of the whole patient;
Module 15 Osteopathic case-based discussion.
In addition to taking the above modules, EOCC students must complete all Level One quizzes (which have a pass mark of 70%). This will allow you (and AOI) to evaluate your level of understanding and learning.
The EOCC student will be asked to provide video evidence of a range of clinically relevant examples that will be assessed to ensure student suitability as a prospective level two student).
Once all aspects of the EOCC have been successfully completed, the student will be offered a place on the next level two cohort. If the student wishes to book on a specific cohort or location in advance of the EOCC completion, they must pay a 10% non-refundable deposit to hold a place.
If, during their conversion studies, the student notes a specific area of weakness, it is possible to purchase additional year one modules to help fill any minor gaps in knowledge. However, in the event the student passes the EOCC but shows weakness in a certain areas (that may undermine their chances of success in level two), they will be asked to undertake additional study, as suggested by the teaching team. This must be completed prior to entry to level two.
If you wish to check the entry criteria for Year Two, click HERE
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