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Liverpool University PG Dip/ Msc Veterinary Physiotherapy

The University of Liverpool’s PG Diploma/MSc Veterinary Physiotherapy Programme is a Specialisation Programme for Physiotherapists to Practise on Animals.

  • Study online with intensive practical workshops from one of the leading Veterinary Institutions in the UK
  • You will attend 3 residential schools and 50 practical days over the 2 years
  • The Post Graduate Diploma is studied online on a part time basis over 2 years (6 x 16 week modules/120 credits)
  • A further 3rd year is required to gain a MSc Degree

The Programme is a recognised upgrading to Category A grade status of the Association of Chartered Physiotherapists in Animal Therapy (ACPAT)

Programme of Study

Year 1

  • Anatomy & Biomechanics for the Veterinary Physiotherapist
  • Principles of Veterinary Physiotherapy & Approach to the Animal Patient
  • Orthopaedics of the Common Domestic Specie

Year 2

  • Veterinary Physiotherapy Practice 1
  • Neuromotor System in Performance and Disease
  • Advanced Veterinary Physiotherapy Practice

Year 3 (MSc)

  • Research Project (subject to approval of research proposal)

Programme Co-ordinator:
Suzanne Cottraill, BA, BSc Veterinary Physiotherapy

Programme Director: Professor Catherine McGowan BVSc MACVSc DEIM DECEIM PhD FHEA MRCVS - Senior Editor of Animal Physiotherapy: Assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of animals.

Course Fee: £4500

Per Year. Includes practical workshops and placements.
Additional £1500 for the 3rd year for research project.

For further information please contact:

The Veterinary Postgraduate Unitl

Tel: 0151 794 6016

Email: cpdvets@liv.ac.uk