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:
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Please note: This training package will change in the near future and minor alterations to the course will occur. All new students will be enrolled into the new course.
09 Apr 2020 at 12:00AM AEST
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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 (Wed, Thurs, Fri and Sat)
For information regarding dates such as enrolment, orientation and study breaks please visit the Academic Calendars page.
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.
Completion of this course will also enable you to apply for membership of the ABPA.
You must have one of the following qualifications:
You must also:
You will need to complete an application form and participate in a selection interview.
To assist prospective students to determine whether a course is suitable and appropriate for the individual needs, Box Hill Institute will assess all students’ language, literacy and numeracy and digital literacy by asking you to undertake a self-assessment review prior to the enrolment.
A course advisor will discuss the outcomes of the review and make recommendations about whether the course is suitable for you, and identify additional support where required.
After successful completion of our Graduate Diploma in Animal Biomechanical Medicine, you’ll have advanced knowledge of assessment and advanced therapeutic skills in your professional area of veterinary, chiropractic or osteopathic science. You’ll be able to apply this body of knowledge in a range of contexts, and it will also serve as a pathway for further learning by emphasising the constant need for ongoing professional development by practitioners
This course is government accredited and has national recognition
The qualification is aligned with the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) level 8
|Core Skills Support Fee||$80|
|Retain Course Items||$0|
|Total Course Estimate||$17,586|
|Payable Estimate (at commencement)||$8,668|
* Does not apply to VETDSS or Short course students.
** Does not apply to VETDSS, 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).
Student tuition & materials fees published are indicative, and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Fees listed are at 2020 rates 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.
Blended delivery is by attendance at 8 x 4-day workshops, work based and on-line learning.
The course is supported by recommended texts and online resources. Each workshop delivers practical skill sets as learners progress through the course. Assessments may include online quizzes, written assignments, case studies, and practical demonstrations.
Course structure allows for interstate and NZ students to complete this course through the block release workshop.
You will study 10 units in this course.
This unit of competency covers the techniques required to approach, catch and handle a range of quiet, well-handled domestic animals under supervision.
This unit is designed to provide the knowledge and skills required to administer animal biomechanical medicine (ABM) treatment safely and effectively.
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.
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
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.
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).
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.
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.
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
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
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