Canine hydrotherapy CPD course
This course is the process of being updated to the new specification
Study for a level 3 qualification for working in canine hydrotherapy.
Most of the course is theoretical and completed by distance learning. There may be elements of practical demonstration of work skills at a registered hydrotherapy practice. Animal biology and care education will support learners in seeking hydrotherapy experience at a practice convenient to the learner's location.
Who is this course aimed at? Examples are learners aged 18+ who may be working within the animal care sector such as (but not exclusively) veterinary nurses wanting to gain CPD; qualified or trainee animal hydrotherapists wishing to extend their knowledge and understanding within their profession. The qualification is open to anyone who is considering animal hydrotherapy as a career and prior to completing the ABC Awards Level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy.
Our course is ideal for CPD and should qualify for employer support and funding.
Canine hydrotherapy (Theory) is a four-unit course of regulated level 3 units from ABC Awards.
Course content units
1. Introduction to Canine Hydrotherapy K/617/6392 3 credits GLH25
This unit provides learners with an overview to canine hydrotherapy. By understanding and managing risks, the learner will explore the different elements essential in providing safe practice.
The unit is not intended to provide learners with the level of skill and competence required to administer hydrotherapy treatments and learners should not engage in any manipulation techniques unless qualified to do so. It is imperative that at all times learners act within their area of professional competence and personal limitations.
2. Canine Anatomy T/617/6394 4 credits GLH35
In this unit, learners will explore the major elements of canine anatomy essential for the hydrotherapist.
To administer hydrotherapy treatment, it is vital that the hydrotherapist has a sound understanding of canine anatomy to be able to link this to the individual treatment plan and effectively improve their knowledge of land based movement and function.
3. Canine Behaviour and Clinical Practice J/617/6402 2 credits GLH25
In this unit, learners will explore the importance of understanding canine behaviours in context of the hydrotherapy setting. By developing effective communication skills with the dog in a therapeutic setting, the hydrotherapist will develop skills to address the mismatch of communication skill differences between humans and dogs and offer a safer environment to deliver the hydrotherapy treatment.
This unit will enable the learner to understand the behaviours seen in a therapeutic setting essential for safe practice. It is imperative that at all times learners act within their area of professional competence and personal limitations by working within their scope of practice and this does not mean they are behaviourists.
4. Common Canine Conditions M/617/6393 4 credits GLH35
In this unit, learners will explore how common canine conditions and problems may impact on devising an individual hydrotherapy treatment programme. They will learn how to identify common conditions and problems and understand the considerations and management of dogs with specific challenges.
The unit is not intended to provide learners with the level of skill and competence required to diagnose conditions. It is imperative that at all times learners act within their area of professional competence and personal limitations, seeking veterinary advice as appropriate.
Guided learning hours (GLH) Credit value 13 Course fee: £650.00
The course fee includes tuition, assessment, ABC Awards registration fees and moderation. A complimentary text is included in the course fee.
Instalments are £65.00 p.c.m.
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CPD course for veterinary nurses | others working within small animal hydrotherapy | canine rehabilitation | ABC Awards regulated units