As an experienced veterinarian, chiropractor or osteopath, via our Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine you’ll learn how to apply biomechanical care to animal patients.

Developed by the Animal Biomechanical Professionals Australia (ABPA), this course provides practical skills and knowledge to apply animal biomechanical examination and treatment techniques.

You’ll learn the relevant canine and equine anatomy, biomechanics and neurophysiology. You will also gain skills in:

  • safe work practices while applying biomechanical techniques
  • how to assess and interpret animal patient response, 
  • the importance and incidence of contra-indications to biomechanical care
  • examination techniques required to determine the need for referral or modification of care
  • the safe and effective application of biomechanical assessment and treatments



National Code 22245VIC
Study Areas Animal Biomechanical Medicine
Study Level Graduate Diploma
Study Type Local
Study Mode

FT: 2 years,

Course Type
Campuses Lilydale

Tuition Fee Type Estimated Annual Fee
Full Fee $7,840.00
Service Fees Estimated Annual Fees
Service & Amenities* $155.00
Core Skills Support** $75.00
Annual Material Fees $294.00
Retain Course Items*** No fee applies


* Does not apply to VETiS or Short course students.

** Does not apply to VETiS, International students, Short Courses, Graduate Degrees , or re-enrolling students who re-enrol in the same course.

***Retained Course Items are purchased by the student once prior to commencing. The course items bought by the student become the property of the student. Such items retain a generic application for other purposes outside the student's course of study (e.g. textbooks).

Annual student tuition & material fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are for 2019 and may increase annually over the duration of delivery. Advertised start dates and delivery locations are subject to viable student numbers. For more information please contact our Course Advisors on 1300 BOX HILL.

February

Full time: 2 years

Blended learning with 4 on-campus workshops per year, i.e. 8 workshops in total. Each workshop is of 4 days duration.

Lilydale

You must have one of the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science
  • Bachelor of Chiropractic Science
  • Master of Chiropractic
  • Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).

You must also:

  • be registered to practice your original profession (veterinary science, chiropractic or osteopathy) in the geographic area in which you practice
  • demonstrate a level of experience with a minimum of 2 years in full time practice
  • have a high degree of physical agility and moderate strength
  • have a command of the English language as well as oral and written communicative skills equivalent to Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) Level 5.

You will need to complete an application form and participate in a selection interview.

After successful completion you will have advanced knowledge of assessment and advanced therapeutic skills in your professional areas of veterinary, chiropractic or osteopathic science. You will be able to apply this body of knowledge in a range of contexts and it will also serve as a pathway for further learning in that it emphasises the constant need for ongoing professional development by practitioners.

Direct entry

Recognition of Prior Learning is available.

This course is government accredited and has national recognition

The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8

  • Lifelong Learning
  • Global Citizenship
  • Information Literacy
  • Application & Inquiry
  • Ethical, Social & Professional Understanding
  • Communication
  • Personal & Intellectual Autonomy

Completion of this course will enable the graduate to apply for membership of the Animal Biomechanical Practitioners of Australia (ABPA)

Animal Biomechanical Medicine practitioners are generally employed in private practice, either as sole practitioners or within group practices. Chiropractors and Osteopaths often maintain their human practice with an additional animal component.

Blended delivery is work based and comprises 8 x 4 day workshops, supported by learner modules, recommended texts and online resources. Each workshop delivers practical skill sets as learners progress through the course. Assessments include online examinations, written assignments and case studies, as well as practical demonstrations and work placement.

Course structure allows for interstate and NZ students to complete this course through the block release workshop.

Code

Title

Points

MGAS102A CATCH AND HANDLE A RANGE OF QUIET ANIMALS 0.0

This unit of competency covers the techniques required to approach, catch and handle a range of quiet, well-handled domestic animals under supervision.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU21276 PROVIDE ANIMAL BIOMECHANICAL MEDICAL TREATMENT 0.0

This unit is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to administer animal biomechanical medicine (ABM) treatment safely and effectively.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU21271 WORK SAFELY IN ANIMAL BIOMECHANICAL MEDICINE 0.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assess risks and manage the handling of animals safely while undertaking animal biomechanical medicine (ABM) treatment.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU21272 WORK AS AN ANIMAL BIOMECHANICAL PROFESSIONAL 0.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to work as an animal biomechanical medicine (ABM) professional whether as an independent practitioner or in association with other professionals. It assumes that the participant already has the required degree of anatomical, physiological and pathological knowledge to interpret the data derived from the biomechanical assessment

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU21273 CONTRIBUTE TO PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN ANIMAL BIOMECHANICAL MEDICINE 0.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to maintain and extend professional knowledge in animal biomechanical medicine (ABM) for self and colleagues.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU21274 EVALUATE ANIMAL HEALTH AND FUNCTIONAL STATUS FOR ANIMAL BIOMECHANICAL MEDICINE 0.0

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to evaluate the underlying health and functional status of an animal before the application of animal biomechanical medicine (ABM).

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU21275 PERFORM ANIMAL BIOMECHANICAL MEDICAL ASSESSMENT 0.0

This unit is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to assess the condition of the patient and gather information in order to provide animal biomechanical medicine (ABM) treatment. It assumes that the participant already has the required degree of anatomical, physiological and pathological knowledge to interpret the data derived from the biomechanical assessment.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU21278 MANAGE ANIMAL PATIENT LIFESTYLE FACTORS FOR ANIMAL BIOMECHANICAL MEDICINE 0.0

This unit is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to analyse an animal’s specific lifestyle needs and expectations, and to evaluate the impact these may have on its expected prognosis and response to animal biomechanical medicine (ABM) treatment.

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

MFAR308A DETERMINE FOOT CARE AND SHOEING PLANS FOR HORSES 0.0

This unit of competency covers the processes required to determine foot care and shoeing plans for the horse and to contribute to the maintenance of horse health and wellbeing.

This unit forms part of the requirements of the trade qualification for farriery

Prerequisites:
Assessment:

VU21277 ESTABLISH ANIMAL BIOMECHANICAL MEDICAL PATIENT MANAGEMENT PLAN 0.0

This unit is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to evaluate and take into consideration an animal’s specific lifestyle needs and expectations, and to understand the impact these may have on its expected prognosis and response to animal biomechanical medicine (ABM) treatment

Prerequisites:
Assessment:


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