Harper Adams University

Harper Adams University

Veterinary Oncology Nursing

There are very few opportunities within the UK to expand your knowledge in specialist areas of veterinary nursing. The PgC Veterinary Oncology Nursing course looks at three interesting aspects of the veterinary nurse as an oncology practitioner: Veterinary Oncology, Pathophysiology and Diagnostic Support; Veterinary Oncology Treatment and Nursing Care; Veterinary Analgesia and Pain Management.

Entry requirements

Candidates are required to be a registered or listed veterinary nurse. In addition, a minimum of a 2nd Class degree in veterinary nursing or an animal science subject; alternatively the Dip AVN (RCVS) with evidence of success in level 6 study.

Course modules

Companion animal life care; companion animal behaviour; client support; small animal complementary therapies; veterinary hydrotherapy; veterinary analgesia and pain management; veterinary oncology pathophysiology and diagnostic support; veterinary oncology treatment and nursing care; research project.

Assessment methods

Modules will be assessed by a range of methods, including assignments end of module examination, and practical OPSE exams. Support in assessment skills is available for those who have not sat an examination recently.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Harper Adams University Newport TF10 8NB West Midlands

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Admissions Office
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01952 81 5000