The Diploma Units

Our Diploma Graduates are competent, safe, well-educated professionals

Unit 1

Osteopathic Concepts & Philosophies (Part II) – Canine 

Osteopathic Concepts & Philosophies (Part II) – Equine

 Unit 2

The Canine Limbs

The Equine Limbs 

Unit 3

The Canine Spine

The Equine Spine

Unit 4

General Health Screening (GHS) & Functional Neurology – Canine 

General Health Screening (GHS) & Functional Neurology – Equine

Unit 5

Balanced Ligamentous (and Tissue) Tension for the Canine Patient

Balanced Ligamentous (and Tissue) Tension for the Equine Patient

Unit 6

Veterinary Approach to Canine  Conditions with Osteopathic Considerations & Integration

Veterinary Approach to Equine Conditions with Osteopathic Considerations & Integration

Unit 7

Clinical Competence & Professional Practice – Canine 

Clinical Competence & Professional Practice – Equine

The Diploma year two modules are typically intended for those on our Diploma programme, but some are also open as CPD for those with prior experience and qualifications (see module pages for more information). 

Advanced Diploma Modules 

The Advanced Diploma is an extension of the Diploma, for those who want the unabridged functional osteopathic toolkit and are serious about attaining clinical excellence, so that they may offer the highest quality of 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. Only practitioners who have complete the AOI Diploma Programme – or have attained the same education at another reputable school, will be allowed to apply.