Level Two – Compulsory Modules

Equine & Canine Pathways

Creating Clinical Competence

Level Two compulsory modules comprise 7 modules that complete the necessary toolkit for an animal practitioner. Ensuring that they can assess and treat a wide range of maladies, safely and competently. In these modules, students will learn how to integrate osteopathic concepts, advanced limb, and spinal assessment. General health screening, pathophysiology, functional neurology and advanced limb/spine and neurological testing. In addition, students will be taught Balanced Ligamentous Tension for the animal patient, veterinary intervention, and advanced clinical reasoning. 

Level Two Compulsory Modules (Equine and Canine Pathways Listed Below): 

Module 1

Osteopathic Concepts & Philosophies (Part II) – Canine 

Osteopathic Concepts & Philosophies (Part II) – Equine

 Module 2

The Canine Limbs

The Equine Limbs 

Module 3

The Canine Spine

The Equine Spine

Module 4

General Health Screening (GHS) & Functional Neurology – Canine 

General Health Screening (GHS) & Functional Neurology – Equine

Module 5

Balanced Ligamentous (and Tissue) Tension for the Canine Patient

Balanced Ligamentous (and Tissue) Tension for the Equine Patient

Module 6

Veterinary Approach to Canine  Conditions with Osteopathic Considerations & Integration

Veterinary Approach to Equine Conditions with Osteopathic Considerations & Integration

Module 7

Clinical Competence & Professional Practice – Canine 

Clinical Competence & Professional Practice – Equine

Level Two courses are intended for those with prior experience in the relevant animal pathway i.e., canine or equine. They are also open to existing animal osteopaths and other animal professionals who can demonstrate Level One competences and/or fulfil all entry criteria. 

As stated, conversion courses are available for those with prior learning at degree level, and some of the modules may also be taken in isolation as CPD units. However, students will only be awarded a certificate of completion until the entire pathway is complete. Please note, prerequisites still apply to those who wish to attend level two modules in isolation. 

Level Two – Advanced Modules

The Advanced Modules are an extension of the Level Two Compulsory Modules, for those who want the unabridged functional osteopathic toolkit and are serious about clinical excellence, so they may offer the highest quality clinical care to their patients. These modules extend the student’s veterinary and osteopathic knowledge and enhance their ability to test and assess the patients before them. They will include a range of direct and indirect techniques, such as adjustments/mobilisations, visceral and biodynamic/biomechanical cranial. All of which will include detailed analysis of the animal’s body systems and exposure to related pathophysiology. Topics taught at this level, are best suited to the advanced practitioner, and those with a solid degree of experience will enjoy the journey. Graduates are expected to go on to treat a diverse and varied array of clinical patients, safely and competently. 

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