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How Does Medication Affect Dogs?

Understand The Nutritional And Physical Needs Of A Dog In Your Care
  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge

CPD Accredited Course

Canine Pharmacology

  • Study Level: 3 (Intermediate)
  • 50 Hours Self-Paced CPD
  • Course Start: Today
  • 3 Online Modules
  • Downloadable Content
  • Instant Lifetime Access
  • 2 Certificates of Completion

How Does Medication And Veterinary Treatment
Affect Our Dogs?

The Canine Pharmacology home study Certificate course is designed to further your understanding of common canine diseases and how medication is used to address them, as part of an effective canine care approach. This is a course designed for dog owners and professionals, to enhance understanding of the dogs in our care and their specific veterinary treatments when required. 
What Will I Learn?
Who Can Enrol?
Requirements
Assessments
  • This course assumes no prior knowledge and is suitable for anyone to study.
  • Canine Principles e-Learning platform can be accessed instantly from any device with an internet connection.
  • Access to software that allows document creation such as Google Docs, Word or Pages.
  • Modules can also be downloaded for offline study.
  • Courses are written or recorded in English.
  • The minimum age for access to this course is 18 years.
The The Canine Pharmacology CPD Certificate Course is assessed in line with learning objectives set out at the beginning of each written assessment. All module assessments are presented in the form of an essay , with a minimum word count of 500 words each.

Assessments are graded against a series of clearly defined learning objectives.
The course considers the law of veterinary diagnosis, treatment and canine health, along with anatomy and physiology. We look at medications, how they travel and are absorbed into the dog’s body and mind, along with how medications are designed to act within the body, to re-balance a dog suffering from disease. We also explore the importance of behaviour modification alongside most short-term pharmacology treatments for behaviour and environment related problems.

On successful completion of the course, you will understand;
  • A Dog's Physical Health
  • The Canine Nervous System
  • Drug Dosage and Lifecycle
  • Common Treatments
  • Infectious Disease
  • Parasitic Infections
  • Bacterial & Fungal Infections
  • Psychological Care
  • Cognitive Functions
  • Depression, Stress & Anxiety
Canine Principles only teaches positive, careful, kind, scientific methods of canine coaching, communication and behaviour management.
The Canine Pharmacology CPD Certificate Course is designed to act within the law, to raise awareness and understanding of how dogs are treated by qualified veterinarians for many common physical and psychological disorders. If you are interested in the overall health and well-being of dogs, working with them in any capacity or looking to carry out canine focused Continued Professional Development, this course is for you.

All subjects and terminology are fully explained and introduced in a logical progression.

All students must be aged 18+ 
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Course Author
Sally Gutteridge

  • Author
  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau. Sally lives in Staffordshire with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.

Course Content

  • Course Author: Sally Gutteridge
  • Study Level: 4 (Advanced)
  • 361 Guided Learning Hours/420 Study Hours/42 Credits
  • Course Starts: Anytime
  • Instant 2 Year Access*
  • 13 Online Modules
  • 6+ Hours Video Content
  • 2 Certificates Of Completion

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Course Author
Sally Gutteridge

  • Author
  • Canine Behaviour Practitioner
  • Canine Principles Director of Studies
Sally Gutteridge has been a full-time educational writer since 2015, holding a variety of canine certifications up to level 5/6. She is a former professional Dog Trainer with the Royal Army Veterinary Corps, a former instructor with Hearing Dogs for Deaf People, and has much rescue experience. Sally is a member of the Pet Professional Guild. She is an award-winning graduate of The Writers Bureau. Sally lives in Staffordshire with her ever-patient husband and four rescued, cheeky terriers.
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