Veterinary Approach to Canine Conditions with Osteopathic Considerations & Integration – Level II Module 6


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  • This module covers veterinary procedures and approaches to common conditions (linked osteopathic considerations) that are useful in day to day practice. Completion allows students insight into the world of veterinary medicine, to ensure that they understand the processes that canine patients experience during veterinary visits, allowing them to objectively evaluate the needs of their canine patients to develop treatment and rehabilitation plans;
  • It is a Level II module and you must have completed modules 1, 2, 3,4, and 5, to purchase this course, because it expects a complete understanding of osteopathic approaches to the canine patient;
  • It is open to osteopaths and non-osteopaths with the necessary skills and qualifications;
  • This module is not suitable for students without canine osteopathic experience;
  • It includes an online element and two live webinars;
  • You must complete ALL aspects to be given a completion certificate;
  • There will be assessments – theory only;
  • It costs £199.00 for all aspects of the online content, live webinars, case assessments plus certification for successful candidates.

Who can apply for Module 6?

This course is for any AOI level I (or past equivalent) graduate or experienced canine osteopaths. It is also open to physiotherapists/chiropractors and veterinary/animal therapy professionals, who fulfil all level II entry criteria. In additional all applicants must have successfully completed Modules 1-5 of this pathway. A conversion course is available for those wishing to enter level II modules directly, but have not followed the AOI’s level one programme. Please click HERE for more information. Proof of prior experience and education is essential (without exception). All delegates should provide evidence of insurance, which allows them to study/work on/with animals.

Prerequisites to Module 6

Students can undertake this module as part of the Level II Diploma Pathway – Osteopathic Approach to the Canine Patient. As such, the prerequisite to this course is to have successfully completed the Level I Pathway (or have evidenced that you are already of Level I standard) and that you have completed Module 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 at Level II. This is because each module leads neatly on from one to the another encouraging autonomous thinking, criticality and a self reflective mind. All of which are important in the clinical setting. We also ensure at this stage of learning, that any student who attends this course, has maintained their anatomical knowledge. This is to ensure accuracy of technique and thus, safety of all those you treat. If you cannot recall your canine anatomy easily, we would urge you to do so in advance of this module.

To attend, you are expected to already have:

  1. A firm understanding of musculoskeletal anatomy and biomechanical knowledge of the canine model;
  2. A solid and well versed canine musculoskeletal and neurological assessment process;
  3. A well developed understanding of typical orthopaedic procedures;
  4. A thorough understanding of osteopathic concepts and an ability to think in an integrated fashion, which encompasses the whole dog;

Indicative content:

  • Explore veterinary procedures and approaches to commonly seen conditions,
  • Discuss current veterinary considerations, interventions, protocols and management
  • Condition based discussion of osteopathic approach, assessment, treatment and management considerations and protocols
  • Have the opportunity for live Q+A discussions with a vet and live webinar session to discuss osteopathic considerations and co-treatment strategies
  • Utilise your osteopathic understanding (models, philosophies, concepts, assessment and techniques) alongside a veterinary approach to enhance your treatment and management intervention rational and efficacy

As a result of COVID 19 and its effects on everyone, we have reviewed our educational strategy. This means that the Level II pathway, will be delivered online and (where applicable) via dual modality (with practicums). Under the new format, students may apply to one module at a time or they can study the online elements of all compulsory elements and then come to the UK for one consolidated practicum, which would run over 2 weeks plus two days with two weekends in between for respite and revision. This radically reduces flight costs for international students. Successful completion of the compulsory Level II pathway leads to a Diploma in Osteopathic Approach to the Canine Patient, internally validated by the ESO.

Module structure, online format and internet requirements::

This course will be delivered online, via our platform. Students will also be made a part of the online community via Facebook where Facebook LIVE drop-ins will take place for questions. Because this module will be partly delivered online, students must be able to ensure internet connectivity. AOI will not be held responsible for internet failure or that of poor signal, so if you lose connectivity, you will only be able to watch the replay of any live events. 

Students MUST assume that we will be teaching the practicum in the UK, unless they have been offered other alternatives

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Total number of study hours (Live webinar, assessments, assignments, case studies and self-directed learning):   30 hours
Price:  £199.00 plus VAT or VATMOSS where applicable

When is Module 6 likely to be released?

The online version of Module 6 is likely to be released in the third quarter of 2021, but maybe before. However, this module makes up the COMPULSORY element of the Level Two Pathway (for those wanting to achieve Level II Diploma status) and is only open to those on the Level II Pathway. As such, it will be released when students are nearing the end of their Module 5 studies. Please note: International students who are wishing to consolidate their Level II practicums (to reduce travel costs), may do so, but this must be agreed at the start of educational circuit. This means that a student could fulfil the online elements of Modules 1-6 and then come to the UK for all the practicums and module 7, which (in total) will be run over a two week and two day period (with 2 weekend breaks in between). 


Those who successfully complete this module will be awarded a digital AOI Certificate of Completion. Students who go on to complete ALL compulsory modules of Level II successfully, will be issued with a Level II Diploma in Osteopathic Approach to the Canine Patient internally validated by European School of Osteopathy.

International Students – English Language Requirements

We are happy to take national and international students but all students MUST be proficient in all aspects of the English language (both written and spoken), so as to ensure that you can make the most of the course and its contents. The AOI will not be held responsible for any language challenges that arise and no refunds will be made on these grounds.

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