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MSc Animal Manipulation

BPP University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    BPP Abingdon

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    JAN-22

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

The course is designed for you if you already have training in hands-on therapy (including a trained chiropractor, physiotherapist or any other fully qualified and suitably experienced practitioner), if you hold a Bachelor’s degree in equine or animal science or if you are a member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

The MSc Animal Manipulation is awarded by BPP University.

BPP University owns, manages and operates the McTimoney College of Chiropractic. All learners are learners of BPP University; programmes are approved and taught by BPP University; and graduates are awarded a degree of BPP University.

Why choose MSc Animal Manipulation?

  • Master the theory and practice of animal care
  • Learn the respected McTimoney technique for animals
  • You will have the opportunity to attend monthly weekend tutorial sessions over two years
  • Unlock opportunities for research and further postgraduate study
  • Benefit from a research supervisor, accessible from year one.

The MSc Animal Manipulation is a two-year course, beginning in January each year with a limited annual intake, and leads to the award of an MSc Animal Manipulation. For those graduates who are chiropractors, this course provides a route to Membership and Fellowship of the College of Chiropractors and the Specialist Animal Faculty. The overall aim of the course is to offer sound teaching in the theory and practice of animal manipulation, with particular emphasis on the McTimoney technique. It aims to produce safe, competent and reflective practitioners as well as encouraging opportunities for research and further postgraduate studies.

Learners are assessed by a variety of means appropriate to the course module. These may include written examination, projects, oral presentation and practical assessment. The aim is to build learners' knowledge and confidence so that they may progress through the course and be ready for final assessment.

Learning platforms

Mixed mode learning: practical and classroom

How the course is taught

The overall aim of the programme is to offer sound teaching in the theory and practice of animal manipulation, with particular emphasis on the McTimoney technique. It aims to produce safe, competent and reflective practitioners as well as encouraging opportunities for research and further postgraduate studies. The programme aims are:

To provide solid teaching in the theory and practice of animal manipulation
To create opportunities for personal and professional development
To contribute to the research base of this specialisation and to encourage research amongst practitioners
To promote animal manipulation as a safe and practical method of treating animals
To provide safe, competent and reflective practitioners
To encourage the establishment of the cohesive professional view formalised in a new professional body for animal manipulators
To set levels of competency and to place the work of practitioners in an ethical and philosophic context

Assessments and examinations

The programme features a variety of assessments including coursework and examinations. Coursework is in the form of essays, reports or case studies, while group or individual presentations may be required to assess other competencies. Examinations will be with written elements or multiple-choice questions and maybe unseen or part-seen, where assessment material is released in advance. BPP University offers flexibility in how these assessments are undertaken, and the programmes will utilise online tools where available to deliver assessments. On occasion, some assessments may require attendance at a physical location.

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University information

BPP University

  • Campus address

    BPP University, BPP House, Aldine Place, London, Hammersmith And Fulham, W12 8AA, England

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