*BSc (Hons) Canine Therapy (with Foundation Year)
UCAS Code: DF90
If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen undergraduate course, our integrated foundation year programme may offer you an alternative entry route.
Studying for a degree with an integrated foundation year will offer you a supportive environment if you have been out of education for a few years or do not have the necessary UCAS points from your recent course of study.
The BSc (Hons) Canine Therapy (with Foundation Year) can be studied full-time or part-time.
|SEMESTER 1||SEMESTER 2|
Academic and Personal Management Skills
Independent (Themed) Project
Biological Concepts (Introduction to Laboratory Skills)
Chemistry for Life Sciences
Maths and IT for Science
Applied Industry Techniques
|SEMESTER 3||SEMESTER 4|
|Introduction to Professional Skills|
|Canine Anatomy and Physiology||Functional Anatomy|
|Introduction to Animal Biomechanics||Nutrition and Feeding|
|Canine Behaviour Management||Introduction to Canine Therapy|
|SEMESTER 5||SEMESTER 6|
|Canine Health, Disease and Pain Management|
|Exercise Physiology||Extrinsic Factors Affecting Canine Performance|
|Animal Therapeutic Techniques||Canine Hydrotherapy|
|SEMESTER 7||SEMESTER 8|
|Animal In Motion||Sports Medicine|
|Evidence Based Practice for the Canine Practitioner||Ethics and Welfare|
|Massage, Manual and Complementary Therapies***||Advanced Principles and Practice of Hydrotherapy*|
* These modules incorporate the 10 mandatory units of the ABC award level 3 Certificate in Canine Hydrotherapy (5 at level 5, 5 at level 6).
** In between year 2 and year 3 students will optionally undertake the intensive course CN3000 Canine Body Worker Massage Qualification (8 days intensive course).
*** This module facilitates the CN3000 externship (autonomously- led case studies to be assessed by the provider to obtain the qualification and full membership with IEBWA).
Applicants should have achieved 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above, to include English and preferably Maths. Equivalent qualifications in lieu of GCSEs may also be considered. Consideration is also given to applicants who have significant industry experience, but no formal qualifications. Applications from mature candidates are welcomed.
UCAS Tariff Points
GCE A Levels
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma
Considered on individual merit and level of qualifications / evidence of English language ability. International students will need an IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5 in all elements.
We particularly welcome applications from mature students, each application is considered on its own merit.
The following list shows the variety of learning and teaching methods experienced on this course.
- Seminars and debates
- Theoretical learning
- Practical learning
- Small group work
- Field visits
- Independent learning
The acquisition of knowledge and understanding is approached through an emphasis on student-centred learning. Integration of theoretical and practical learning ensures the strong vocational focus as a priority in the provision. The emphasis on independent learning methodologies increases at the higher level.
Where possible knowledge and understanding will be gained through work related experiences, in this case making particular use of the excellent canine resources on site, which include a hydrotherapy suite, underwater treadmill, kennels and a therapy-specific unit.
The aim of the course is to provide a diverse range of assessment types to reflect the learning styles of the increasingly diverse student profile. There is also a strong emphasis on different types of formative assessment and these are aligned with the summative assessment specific to the module in question.
Assessment methods will include:
- Formal written examinations
- Portfolios evidencing practical competencies
- Self-evaluative e-portfolios
- Business plans
- Clinical examinations
- Presentations and other written submissions that may include posters
- Research projects
- Magazine articles
- Case study evaluations
With a range of vocationally-relevant practical competencies embedded within the award, the hope is that students will readily gain employment within the sector, working either independently or aligned to existing veterinary provision.