Academic and Professional Skills

The module involves an initial personal development planning weekend which helps the student to begin development of their level 7 skills. These will include skills needed to run a business, communication skills need for practice, decision making, critical writing and computer skills needed for both HE study and running a business. Other aspects of the module involve important legal, health and safety and welfare aspects of being a practitioner. Issues relating to sustainable development, such as, animal welfare, ethical considerations relating to animals and owners that cannot afford to pay for treatment and therapy will be discussed. This module includes an introduction to the National Association of Veterinary Physiotherapists (NAVP), its aims and objectives and its importance to the student as an association. Practical training begins in this module where students work alongside qualified staff to enhance their handling skills of horses, dogs and other animals.