Qualification Number: 600/7265/9
Qualification Title: Certa Level 6 Diploma in Applied Clinical Pharmacology Neurophysiology and Therapeutics in Companion Animal Behaviour and Therapy; DipCABT (RQF Level 6)
Year 3: Applied Clinical Pharmacology, Neurophysiology and Therapeutics in Companion Animal Behaviour Therapy
This course is taught over one academic year and is open only to graduates of the COAPE Higher Diploma at Level 5.
Certa RQF-Listed Regulated Qualification
Level 6, Credits: 84
Comparable in Level to the third year of a degree, but different in content and smaller in size. Click HERE for more information.
This qualification is particularly targeted at those students who are:
Specific entry requirements
It is equivalent study level to the third year of a degree and is only available to students who have successfully completed the CERTA Level 5 Diploma in the Principles of Companion Animal Behaviour and Training (QCF). Students must have:
The course offers an exciting and invigorating programme to enable you to develop an integrated understanding of applied companion animal behaviour and therapeutics. The programme includes ‘state of the art’ cognitive science, neurophysiology and companion animal ethology, applied clinical pharmacology, and the psychology and social dynamics of the human family and its influence on the behaviour of their companion animals. Specially organised and challenging real case studies are presented to help you learn how to make complex behaviour case assessments and learn the techniques of integrated treatment programmes.
In order to pass the course you must attend the full lecture programme taught over 4 residential weekends and satisfactorily complete all assignments and distance learning elements of the course.
On successful completion you will have reached a degree level qualification in companion animal therapy and training. You then have the relevant experience and evidence of academic study to apply to an appropriate university to study for a Master's degree/PhD in a specialist aspect of companion animal behaviour and so pursue an academic career in the field as well as a practical one.
FACT: No organisations, professional bodies or qualifications exist in the United Kingdom that govern, restrict, protect or bestow the legal right to practise pet behaviour therapy in the same way as veterinary and human medicine. Click Here for more...
The course consists of the following 8 QCF-listed Units at Level 6:-
|Unit||Unit Title||Credit Value|
|1||The Neuroanatomy of Companion Animal Learning||9|
|2||The Neurophysiology of Companion Animal Learning||12|
|3||The Intelligence of Companion Animals||12|
|4||The Principles of Behavioural Pharmacology in Companion Animals||9|
|5||The Epidemiology of Behaviour Problems in Companion Animals||9|
|6||Behavioural Pharmacology in Companion Animals||9|
|7||Psychopharmacology and Therapeutics in Canine Behaviour Therapy||12|
|8||Psychopharmacology and Therapeutics in Feline Behaviour Therapy||12|
The course is delivered over 1 academic year. The 8 Units of this course are taught in four residential modules along with non-residential self-study and discussion sessions as detailed below.
22 - 23 October 2017
The biological basis of companion animal cognition part 1: comparative neurophysiology as the foundation of companion animal cognition
Date to be confirmed
Principles of behavioural pharmacology in companion animals
Date to be confirmed
Complex behaviour problems in cats and dogs
Date to be confirmed
The biological basis of companion animal cognition part 2: comparative neurophysiology as the foundation of companion animal cognition
Non-Residential components of the course to be completed as self-study
Commencing September 2017 and runs for 12 months
In addition to the four residential Modules of the course, students will be expected to conduct their own literature searches etc. in order to complete additional written assignments, and there will be a number of organised complex case studies to work through. Throughout the course there will also be a number of interactive tutor- and student-lead study and discussion sessions where many of the ideas, concepts, cases etc. will be explored and discussed in greater detail.
Authors and Tutors: COAPE Behaviour, Veterinary and Nutrition Experts, Reseach Scientists, Dog Handling and Training Experts
Course Type: Residential component held over four weekends along with written coursework to be completed between Modules.
Course Duration: 1 academic year. The course commences in September each year. Students have up to 15 months to complete the course to allow the flexibility to complete each Module to a high standard within the time contraints of other family and professional commitments.
Venue: Woodland Grange Conference Centre Click Here for more information
Additional Information: Course materials, coffee, tea, breakfast, lunches, refreshments through the day and one night's dinner and accommodation included for each residential Module.
Abilities Required for This Course: This course contains practical assessment activities which involve sight, hearing observation and physical interactions/handling skills. Physical ability Evidence and assessment will take place in physical environment, requiring a demonstration of practical skills.
Course Cost: An early bird discount of £250 is available for registration and payment in full for the course made prior to 1st July 2017 and we can offer interest-free payment by instalments on the full cost price for those who wish to spread the cost. Please contact the Registrar in the first instance for more information about both possibilities.
Course cost includes all teaching materials, access to the online Student Resource Centre, accommodation and meals.
A deposit of £500 is required in order to secure a place on the course as numbers are strictly limited. This includes the CERTA registration fee.
2017-18 Course fee: This is the same full fee as for your Year 2 Studies that we guaranteed at the time in either 2017-18 or 2018-19. + Registration Fee of £500.00. Deposit: £500.00. Please contact the COAPE office to confirm your rate.
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