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Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Learning) PgDip (ICL)

Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Learning) PgDip (ICL)

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4 years

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Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Nursing Veterinary Nursing Health Studies Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

Veterinary medicine is a rapidly evolving discipline, comprising a wide range of specialist areas. Research in veterinary medicine is directly relevant to the improvement of health and welfare of domestic animal species and the protection of public health.

Who is this programme for?

Veterinary practitioners are under pressure to maintain high standards of practice while also keeping abreast of the latest developments. In response to the increasing requirement for support in developing advanced clinical skills, this new distance learning programme is aimed primarily, but not exclusively, at veterinarians in practice.

How will I learn?

The modular, portfolio approach allows the greatest flexibility to meet the needs of the modern practitioner. The goal is to provide you with the skills and knowledge required to be a highly effective practitioner and to enable you to act as a leader and mentor within the veterinary community.


The course begins with a focus on foundation concepts of evidence-based veterinary medicine (EBVM), which must be understood and appreciated by professional scientists in a veterinary context. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of EBVM, and the relevance and importance to veterinary practice. At the end of the course participants should feel confident about explaining the concept of EBVM, and undertaking the five main steps of Ask, Acquire, Appraise, Apply and Assess in their professional practice. The assessment will involve submitting a completed Knowledge Summary for their chosen topic to the open-access RCVS Knowledge site Veterinary Evidence Online to form part of the growing database of topics to support colleagues in the veterinary professions.
Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Learning)
Advanced Clinical Practice (Online Learning)

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Entry requirements

This programme is intended for students with a veterinary degree or its international equivalent. If you hold an RCVS Postgraduate Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (CertAVP) or similar postgraduate accredited veterinary qualification, you can apply for recognition of prior learning.

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