Creating Clinical Competence
Level Two – Compulsory Modules
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:
Module 1: Osteopathic Concepts & Philosophies (Part II)
Module 2: The Canine/Equine Limbs
Module 3: The Canine/Equine Spine
Module 4: General Health Screening (GHS) & Functional Neurology
Module 5: Balanced Ligamentous (and Tissue) Tension for the Canine/Equine Patient
Module 6: Veterinary Approach to Canine/Equine Conditions with Osteopathic Considerations & Integration
Module 7: Clinical Competence & Professional Practice
Level II 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 I competences and/or fulfil all entry criteria. As stated, conversion courses are available for those with prior learning, and the modules may also be taken in isolation, but students will only be awarded a Certificate of Completion.
Level Two – Elective Modules
The Advanced Diploma is an extension of the Level Two Diploma pathway (compulsory modules), for those who want the full and unabridged osteopathic toolkit. 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.