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Module subjects

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

Contact details for each of the universities can be found on the Accredited universities page. Please note that module outlines and methods of assessment may be subject to change.

The following module subjects link to the relevant tables below, providing further details of the universities accredited to assess them, the full name of their module and a link to the syllabus.

Professional and Clinical Key Skills (Key Skills)

RCVS reference Module name Accredited universities

A-FAVP.1 

Foundations of Advanced Veterinary Practice

Edinburgh
Liverpool
RVC
Middlesex

Animal Welfare Science, Ethics and Law (AWSEL)

RCVS reference Module name Accredited universities

C-AWSEL.1

Approach to the cancer patient, cancer pathology and surgical treatment of cancer

Edinburgh

C-AWSEL.2

Applying the Theory

not currently offered

Cattle (C)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

B-PAP.2

Production Animal Practice

Edinburgh
Liverpool
RVC

C-C.1

Management and Diseases of Beef Cattle

not currently offered

C-C.2

Dairy Nutrition and Production

not currently offered

C-C.3

Dairy Health and Fertility

not currently offered

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

Camelid (CAM)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

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

Equine (E)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

B-EP.3

Equine Practice

Liverpool
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)

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

Fish (F)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

C-F.1

Management of Fish

not currently offered

C-F.2

Clinical Ornamental Fish

not currently offered

C-F.3

Clinical Farmed Fish

not currently offered

Laboratory Animal Science (LAS)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

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

Veterinary Oncology (ONC)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
C-ONC.1 Approach to the cancer patient, cancer pathology and surgical treatment of cancer Edinburgh
C-ONC.2

Cancer Biology and Medical Therapy for cancer

Edinburgh
C-ONC.3 Cancer of body system, advanced and developing therapeutics, palliative care and the clinical science of cancer Edinburgh

Poultry (POU)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

B-PAP.2

Production Animal Practice

not currently offered

C-POU.1

Husbandry and Management

not currently offered

C-POU.2

Disease Diagnosis, Prevention and Treatment

not currently offered

C.POU.3

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

not currently offered

Pigs (P)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

B-PAP.2

Production Animal Practice

RVC

C-P.1

Reproductive Management of Pigs

not currently offered

C-P.2

Infectious Diseases of Pigs: Diagnosis, Prevention and Control

not currently offered

C-P.3

Intensive Pig Production: Management and Non-infectious Diseases

not currently offered

Sheep (S)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

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

Small Animal Medicine (SAM)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

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
Liverpool

C-SAM.5

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

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-SAM.6

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

Edinburgh
Liverpool

C-SAM.7

Small Animal Neurological Medicine

not currently offered

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

not currently offered

Small Animal Practice (SAP)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
SAP 

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

 not currently offered

General Small Animal Surgery (SAS)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
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

Emergency Critical Care (ECC)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
C-ECC.1

Critical Care

Glasgow
RVC

C-ECC.2

Emergency Care (A)

Glasgow
RVC
Liverpool

C-ECC.3

Emergency Care (B)

Glasgow
RVC
Liverpool

Veterinary Anaesthesia (VA)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
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

Veterinary Business Management (VBM)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

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

Veterinary Management and Leadership (VML)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
C-VML.1 

Veterinary Management and Leadership 

RVC

C-VCM.1

Principles of Coaching and Mentoring Development in Veterinary Practice

RVC

Veterinary Cardiology (VC)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

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

Veterinary Clinical Research (VCR)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
 

C-VCR.1

Veterinary Clinical Research

Cambridge

Veterinary Dentistry (VDen)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

C-SAD.1

Small Animal Dentistry (Core)

not currently offered

C.SAD.2

Small Animal Dentistry (A)

not currently offered

C.SAD.3

Small Animal Dentistry (B)

not currently offered

Veterinary Dermatology (VD)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
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

Veterinary Epidemiology (VEPI)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

C-VEPI.1   

Methods in Surveillance and Field Investigation

Glasgow   

C-VEPI.3

Quantitative Methods

Glasgow

Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging (VDI)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
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

Veterinary General Practice (VGP)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
C-VGP.1

Clinical Audit

Liverpool
RVC

C-VGP.2

Consultation Skills

RVC
C-VGP.3

Professional Responsibility and Practice

RVC
C-VCG.1

Clinical Governance in Veterinary Practice

RVC

C-EBVM.1

Evidence Based Veterinary Medicine 

Liverpool

C-VWT.1

Veterinary Workplace Teaching

RVC

Veterinary Ophthalmology (VO)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
C-VO.1

Small Animal and Exotic Animal Ophthalmology

not currently offered

C-VO.2

Production Animal and Equine Ophthalmology

not currently offered

Veterinary Pathology (VP)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
C-VP.1

Basic Tissue Pathology, Necropsy and Biopsy

RVC

C-VP.2

Clinical Pathology - Laboratory Diagnostics

RVC

Veterinary Public Health (VPH)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities

B-GVM.5

Global Veterinary Medicine

Glasgow

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

Zoological Medicine (ZM)

RCVS reference

Module name

Accredited universities
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