Our bitesize continued professional development (CPD) courses are 6 hours of study on various subjects within the field of veterinary physiotherapy and rehabilitation. These courses are studied online at your own pace.
Bitesize CPD Courses:
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation for Veterinary Nurses
Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation for Small Animal Veterinary Surgeons
An Introduction to Equine Hydrotherapy
Goal setting and Outcome Measures in Canine Hydrotherapy
Equine Exercise Rehabilitation
Designed to meet the needs of those who are qualified in related fields such as veterinary medicine, nursing, physiotherapy, chiropractic, osteopathy, hydrotherapy and massage; but who want to develop their knowledge further and undertake meaningful and deliberate CPD which will provide the opportunity to explore recent research and reflect and improve on practice.
Our CPD is different – Here is how
Our courses are unique in that they require independent thought and direction. This type of study facilitates a deeper understanding of the topic and means that learners can tailor their study to align with their specific practices, interests and professional goals. The courses include reading and reviewing current concepts and research and drawing individual conclusions. Learners are required to reflect on their own practice and experience with the objective of reviewing their current techniques and methods and making informed adjustments if appropriate.
Your bitesize CPD includes:
- Lessons and directed learning
- Essential reading which is provided
- Independent reading time for further research into the subject tailored to your specificinterests and practices
- Discussion with classmates
- Tasks designed to help you process and contextualise new research and information
Our CPD is different – Here is why
During your original programme of study you were introduced to your profession and given the opportunity to explore current theories and concepts. You developed a good understanding of the topic as a whole and became competent in all the key areas of your trade. This fundamental training was essential to set you on your career path. But graduation day is just the beginning of your journey. Now is the time to become excellent. Now is the time to become a specialist. Now is the time to become the most up to date, informed practitioner that you possibly can. As autonomous practitioners, we owe it to the animals in our care to keep up to date so that we can make the best decisions possible for them.
Take charge of your learning and professional development – become an expert
You are responsible for the acquisition of your own knowledge and can really take your understanding to any level you choose. In the current digital age, information is readily available. With good research and independent learning skills you can become your own mentor. You can seek out information from the literature and from other professionals – you can essentially become your own tutor. Studying in this way requires higher order thinking skills which are critical, reflective, creative and logical. These courses will help you to develop the skills necessary to address complex issues and deepen your understanding of the key areas of your profession.