Graduate Cert in Equine Sports Medicine

This programme is suitable for veterinary surgeons already in equine practice or who wish to pursue a career in equine sports medicine. The programme will equip vets with the necessary skills to fully investigate and treat poor performance in the equine athlete.  Students will explore recent developments on key subjects specific to athletic performance including genetics, exercise physiology, adaptation of the body systems to athletic training, evaluation of poor performance and the treatment of diseases and injuries that impact on athletic performance.

The programme is designed to offer busy vets the opportunity to participate in part-time education and enjoy the benefit of:

•    Studying online at a time and place that is flexible
•    Joining an online community to exchange knowledge and ideas
•    Developing skills and knowledge that enhance the management and treatment of sport horses
•    Applying new learning experiences to professional practice

The programme is offered as an online distance learning experience, therefore applicants will be expected to commit to online learning and attend a prescribed workshop in University College Dublin.

Modules

•    Genetics and exercise physiology
•    Adaptation to training
•    Pathology and Clinical Pathology of the equine athlete
•    Evaluation of Poor Performance     
•    Elective: Dissertation or Case Reports


Duration

12 months. The January 2017 course is currently underway.

Fees

Fees information

Admission Requirements:

Applicants are required to have a degree in veterinary medicine.

Applicants will require a computer and Broadband Internet access and an intermediate level of IT skills (be able to browse the Internet, download files, utilise email, complete online forms, and use desktop editing software such as MS Excel and Word). Whilst an induction programme to online learning will be provided, applicants whose IT skills do not meet an intermediate standard are advised to undertake beginners IT training before commencing the programme.

Applications can be made online at www.ucd.ie/apply

Closing Date

TBC. The January 2017 course is currently underway.

Contact

For further information or to enquire about any aspect of the course, please contact esm.cert@ucd.ie

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