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Animal First Aid

This course is aimed at anyone with an interest in animals. It is particularly useful for pet owners who would like to be more aware of what to do in an animal first aid emergency.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any qualifications to study this course.

Course Content

This course will cover: The identification of first aid situations, classification of situations, haemorrhage, burns, fractures, bandaging and dressings, the signs and treatment of shock and poisoning, foreign bodies, internal injuries, dystocia as well as other situations related to first aid such as prophylactic (preventative) treatment, health checks and laws affecting first aid treatment (training and qualifications).

How will I be taught?

This course will be taught on one evening, the course taking 3 hours. The session will include demonstrations and practical activities with a live animal. This will allow you to become aware of and practice some of the first aid techniques that may be needed with animals. Lessons will also include class discussions and some written tasks.

How will I be assessed?

There is no formal assessment on this course.

Within lessons there will be practical observations and short assessment tasks which will allow you to obtain a College certificate that outlines what you have covered on the course.

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Course Information

In order to get the most out of your course, full commitment and high attendance is required, please therefore consider holiday commitments before signing up to the course.

If you would like further advice and guidance, please contact Admissions on 02392 797910 or admissions@southdowns.ac.uk.

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