CPD Solutions has launched the first postgraduate certificate (PGCert) in Soft Tissue Surgery in the UK.

Awarded by The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the programme starts in March 2024.

The programme combines practical training with reflective learning and enables veterinary surgeons to achieve their PGCert within 12 months. 

Vet and PGCert Programme Manager, Alison Malone, said: "This course came about as a result of listening to what vets in practice want, and many wanted a focused soft tissue surgery curriculum without the orthopaedic element amid concerns that their practices don’t have the case load to benefit from the advanced learning.

"The Soft Tissue Surgery PGCert provides delegates with hands-on experience for the cases they will be seeing frequently, making a dramatic impact to their daily work life”.

The Soft Tissue Surgery PGCert comprises three modules: Essentials of Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery, Small Animal Abdominal, Perineal and Urogenital Surgery, and Small Animal Head, Neck and Thoracic Surgery.

Each module begins with three days of practical sessions at CPD Solutions Training Centre in Warwickshire provided by tutors Lynda Rutherford, Faye Swinbourne, Will Robinson, Lara Dempsey, Elinor Field and Lee Meakin.

There are 20 spaces on the PgCert in Small Animal Soft Tissue Surgery starting next March.

The course costs: £10,947 + VAT, plus you'll also need to register with the University of Central Lancashire, which costs £2630 (No VAT) for UK students.


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