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Module subjects

The list below shows the modules which have been developed for the CertAVP and the universities which are accredited to assess them.

  • The first column shows the module code (this is mainly for RCVS identification purposes).
  • The second column is the full title of the module and a link to the syllabus - just click for further information.
  • The third column show the universities which are accredited to assess that module.

Contact details for each of the universities can be found on the 'Accredited universties' page in the left hand menu.


Please note that module outlines and methods of assessment may be subject to change.

RCVS Reference
Full Name
Accredited Universities

Key Skills

Professional and Clinical Key Skills

 

A-FAVP.1 

Foundations of Advanced Veterinary Practice

Edinburgh
Liverpool
RVC
Middlesex

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AWSEL

Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law

 

C-AWSEL.1

Introduction and Theory

Bristol

C-AWSEL.2

Applying the Theory

Bristol

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C

Cattle

 

B-PAP.2

Production Animal Practice

Edinburgh
Liverpool

RVC

C-C.1

Management and Diseases of Beef Cattle

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-C.2

Dairy Nutrition and Production

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-C.3

Dairy Health and Fertility

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-C.4

Cattle – Bovine Nutrition, Husbandry and Lactogenesis

Liverpool
Edinburgh

C-C.5

Cattle – Bovine Reproduction

Liverpool
Edinburgh

C-C.6

Cattle – Bovine Mastitis and Lameness

Liverpool
Edinburgh

C-C.7

Cattle – Youngstock Rearing and Infectious Diseases

Liverpool
Edinburgh

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CAM

Camelid

 

C-CAM.1

Advanced General Camelid Practice

Liverpool

C-CAM.2

Advanced Clinical Camelid Practice A 

Liverpool

C-CAM.3

Advanced Clinical Camelid Practice B

Liverpool

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E

Equine

 

B-EP.3

Equine Practice

Liverpool
Middlesex
RVC

C-E.1

Equine Gastrointestinal Disease and Intensive Care

Liverpool
RVC

C-E.2

Equine Cardiovascular and Respiratory Diseases

Liverpool
RVC

C-E.3

Equine General Medicine

Liverpool
RVC

C-E.4

Equine Neuromuscular, Behaviour and Special Senses

Liverpool
RVC

C-E.5

Basic Equine Surgery

Liverpool

C-E.6

Lameness (A)

Liverpool

C-E.7

Lameness (B)

Liverpool

C-E.9

Mare Reproduction and Breeding Management

Liverpool

C-E.10

Stallion Reproduction and Breeding Management

Liverpool

C-E.11

Care and Management of Foal and Yearling, Stud Farm Management, Herd Health

Liverpool

C-E.12

Equine Dentistry - Equine Dental Anatomy and Physiology

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-E.13

Equine Dentistry - Equine Dental Care, Diagnosis and Treatment

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-E.14

Equine Dentistry - Equine Dental Surgery

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-VD.4

Equine Dermatology (also see Dermatology modules)

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-E.15

Equine Part 1 - Basic Equine Practice

Liverpool

C-E.16

Equine Part 2 - Basic Equine Practice

Liverpool

C-E.17

Equine Part 3 - Basic Equine Practice

Liverpool

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F

Fish

 

C-F.1

Management of Fish

 

C-F.2

Clinical Ornamental Fish

 

C-F.3

Clinical Farmed Fish

 

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LAS

Laboratory Animal Science

 

B-LAS.4

Laboratory Animal Science

Edinburgh

C-LAS.1

Anaesthesia and Analgesia of Laboratory Animals

Edinburgh

C-LAS.2

Animal Models, Endpoints and Study Design

Edinburgh

C-LAS.3

Genetic Models, Transgenic Animals and Genomics

Edinburgh

C-LAS.4

Health and Disease and the Impact on Research

Edinburgh

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POU

Poultry

 

B-PAP.2

Production Animal Practice

RVC

C-POU.1

Husbandry and Management

RVC

C-POU.2

Disease Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

RVC

C.POU.3

Minor Poultry Species, Hatcheries and Incubation, Poultry Processing and Legislation

RVC

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P

Pigs

 

B-PAP.2

Production Animal Practice

RVC

C-P.1

Reproductive Management of Pigs

RVC

C-P.2

Infectious Diseases of Pigs: Diagnosis, Prevention and Control

RVC

C-P.3

Intensive Pig Production: Management and Non-infectious Diseases

RVC

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S

Sheep

 

B-PAP.2

Production animal practice

Edinburgh
Liverpool

RVC

 

C-S.1

Diseases of Adult Sheep

Edinburgh
Liverpool

 

C-S.2

Reproduction, Pregnancy and Parturition

Edinburgh

Liverpool

 

C-S.3

Diseases of Lambs and Parasitic Diseases

Edinburgh
Liverpool

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SAM

Small Animal Medicine

 

B-SAP.1

Small Animal Practice

Liverpool
RVC

C-SAM.1

Canine - Cardiovascular Disorders, Respiratory Disorders, Critical Care, Infectious Diseases

Edinburgh

 

C-SAM.2

Canine - Gastrointestinal Disorders, Urogenital Disorders, Clinical Nutrition

Edinburgh

 

C-SAM.3

Canine - Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, Haematopoietic Disorders, Neurological, incl Neuromuscular Disease, Ophthalmological Disorders

Edinburgh

 

C-SAM.4

Feline - Cardiovascular Disorders, Respiratory Disorders, Infectious Diseases

Edinburgh

 

C-SAM.5

Feline - Gastrointestinal Disorders, Urogenital Disorders, Clinical Nutrition, Critical Care

Edinburgh

 

C-SAM.6

Feline - Endocrine and Metabolic Disorders, Haematopoietic Disorders, Neurological, incl. Neuromuscular Disease, Ophthalmological Disorders

Edinburgh

C-SAM.7

Small Animal Neurological Medicine

 

C-SAM.8

Small Animal Medicine (A) - Cardiovascular, Respiratory, Haematopietic and Endocrine Disorders affecting Dogs and Cats

RVC
Liverpool

C-SAM.9

Small Animal Medicine (B) - Gastrointestinal and Urogenital Disorders affecting Dogs and Cats. Principals of Clinical Nutrition and Critical Care.

RVC
Liverpool

C-SAM.10

Small Animal Medicine (C) - Neuromuscular, Ophthalmologic and Dermatological Disorders affecting Dogs and Cats. Diagnosis and Management of Neoplastic and Infectious Diseases

RVC
Liverpool

C-GHD.1

Greyhound Practice

Liverpool

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SAP

Small Animal Practice

 
 

From a selection of C modules from Small Animal Medicine, Small Animal Practice categories, and other species and discipline modules that can be taken with a small animal slant

 

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General Small Animal Surgery

 
 

C-SAS.1

Small Animal Surgery (core)

Edinburgh
RVC
Liverpool

 

C-SAS.2

Soft Tissue (A)

Edinburgh
RVC
Liverpool

 

C-SAS.3

Soft Tissue (B)

Edinburgh
RVC
Liverpool

 

C-SAS.6

Orthopaedic Surgery (A)

Edinburgh
RVC
Liverpool

 

C-SAS.7

Orthopaedic Surgery (B)

Edinburgh
RVC
Liverpool

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ECC

Emergency Critical Care

 
 

C-ECC.1

Critical Care

Glasgow
RVC
Liverpool

 

C-ECC.2

Emergency Care (A)

Glasgow
RVC
Liverpool

 

C-ECC.3

Emergency Care (B)

Glasgow
RVC
Liverpool

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VA

Veterinary Anaesthesia

 
 

C-VA.1

Small Animal Anaesthesia and Analgesia

RVC
Liverpool

 

C-VA.2

Equine Anaesthesia and Analgesia

RVC
Liverpool

 

C-VA.3

Critical Care and Analgesia

RVC
Liverpool

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VBM

Veterinary Business Management

  

C-VBM.1

Veterinary Business Management; Marketing

Liverpool

C-VBM.2

Veterinary Business Management; Financial Accounting & Resource Management

Liverpool

C-VBM.3

Veterinary Business Management; Human Resources

Liverpool

C-VBM.4

Veterinary Business Management; Business Strategy & Entrepreneurship

Liverpool

 

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VML 

Veterinary Management and Leadership

  
C-VML.1 

Veterinary Management and Leadership 

Liverpool

C-VCM.1

Principles of Coaching and Mentoring Development in Veterinary Practice

 

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VC

Veterinary Cardiology

 
 

C-VC.1

Cardiovascular Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology

Edinburgh
Liverpool
RVC

 

C-VC.2

Cardiovascular Diagnostics

Edinburgh

Liverpool
RVC

 

C-VC.3

Cardiovascular Therapeutics

Edinburgh
Liverpool

RVC

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VCR

Veterinary Clinical Research

 
 

C-VCR.1

Veterinary Clinical Research

Cambridge

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VDen

Veterinary Dentistry

 

C-SAD.1

Small Animal Dentistry (Core)

 

C.SAD.2

Small Animal Dentistry (A)

 

C.SAD.3

Small Animal Dentistry (B)

 

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VD

Veterinary Dermatology

 
 

C-VD.1

Veterinary Dermatology (Core)

Liverpool

 

C-VD.2

Small Animals Dermatology (A)

Liverpool

 

C-VD.3

Small Animals Dermatology (B)

Liverpool

 

C-VD.4

Equine Dermatology(see also Equine modules)

Liverpool

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VEPI

Veterinary Epidemiology

 

C-VEPI.1   

Methods in Surveillance and Field Investigation

Glasgow   

C-VEPI.3

Quantitative Methods

Glasgow
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VDI

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging

 
 

C-VDI.1

Imaging in Practice (Small Animal, Large Animal or Mixed)

RVC
Liverpool

 

C-VDI.2

Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging - Orthopaedics

RVC
Liverpool

 

C-VDI.3

Small Animal Diagnostic Imaging - Soft Tissue

RVC
Liverpool

 

C-VDI.4

Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging (A)

RVC
Liverpool

 

C-VDI.5

Large Animal Diagnostic Imaging (B)

RVC
Liverpool

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 VGP

 Veterinary General Practice

 
C-VGP.1

Clinical Audit

 
C-VGP.2

Consultation Skills

 
C-VGP.3

Professional Responsibility and Practice

 
C-VCG.1

Clinical Governance in Veterinary Practice

 
     
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VO

Veterinary Ophthalmology

 
 

C-VO.1

Small Animal and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology

 

 

C-VO.2

Production Animal and Equine Ophthalmology

 

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VP

Veterinary Pathology

 
 

C-VP.1

Basic Tissue Pathology, Necropsy and Biopsy

RVC

 

C-VP.2

Clinical Pathology - Laboratory Diagnostics

RVC

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VPH

Veterinary Public Health

 

B-GVM.5

Global Veterinary Medicine

Glasgow
RVC

 

C-VPH.1

Animal Welfare in the Food Chain

Glasgow
RVC

 

C-VPH.2

Hygienic Production of Food I: Hazard, Risk, Auditing and Regulatory Systems

Glasgow
RVC

C-VPH.3

Zoonoses and Infectious Diseases

Glasgow

C-VPH.4

Hygienic Production of Food II: Food Technology and the Consumer

Glasgow

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ZM

Zoological Medicine

 
 

B-ZM.6

Zoological Medicine

Edinburgh

 

C-ZM.1

Wildlife Medicine

Edinburgh

 

C-ZM.2

Zoo Animals

Edinburgh

 

C-ZM.3

Small Pet Mammals

Edinburgh

 

C-ZM.4

Exotic Avian Species

Edinburgh

 

C-ZM.5

Reptiles

Edinburgh

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