Foundation/Novice Short Course: Equine Anatomy and Physiology

The course is designed to provide:

  • A straightforward introductory course suitable for anyone wishing to establish the foundation knowledge in equine anatomy and physiology

This course is ideal for:

  • Inexperienced students from the age of 14 years
  • Students at the start of training with little or no experience of anatomy and physiology

Course Accreditation

Academic Level:

Further Education Level 2

Number of Modules:

3

Study Hours per Unit:

15

Total Hours: 

45

Course Duration: 

6 months

Study Week Requirements:

Optional Stable Management Study Week (Additional fees apply. Please see Study Week page)

Upon enrolment you are provided with access onto TOCES’ online E-Learning Centre where you will find your study guide, study planner, Course Advisor and tutor information, course material, assignments and other helpful study resources.

The HE specialist short courses consist of:

  • Detailed illustrated text in pdf format which you can print or download.
  • Online learning resources including in-text questions and activities.
  • Pre-recorded webinars, online lectures and videos.
  • You will study and complete one assignment per module. Referring to the course material, you will complete the assignments at your own pace, within the maximum study period, and submit online for marking and assessment.
  • Your work is assessed by a qualified tutor, graded and returned to you with detailed feedback.
  • Upon completion of the course you will receive a graded TOCES certificate.

Short courses offer optional study week attendance at TOCES’ yard in Suffolk. This consolidates the theoretical studies with a mixture of taught classroom based lessons and practical sessions.

  • aged 14 or more – there is no upper age limit
  • interested in learning more about horse care and management

Course Accreditation

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Module/Unit Details

  • Module 1 Equine Musculo-skeletal Structure

    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to:
    – Anatomical points of the horse
    – Position and function of the main internal organs
    – Skeletal structure
    – Joints
    – Structure and function of the foot
    – Connective tissue (muscles, tendons, ligaments)

  • Module 2 Circulatory and Respiratory Systems

    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to:
    – Structure and functions of the heart, blood vessels and blood
    – Structure and function of the upper and lower respiratory tracts

  • Module 3 Nervous and Sensory Systems

    The aim of this module is to introduce learners to:
    – Structure and function of the eyes, ears, nostrils and skin
    – Structure and function of the central nervous system

Enrolment

Full Payment

£100

  • Online access to all course material and assignments
  • Tutor support
  • Additional fees apply for Optional Stable Management Study Week

Pay as You Learn

£33.32 Initial Fee

  • 4 Payments of £16.67
  • Online access to all course material and assignments
  • Tutor support
  • Additional fees apply for Optional Stable Management Study Week

FAQs

  • Enrolment and Fees

    Enrolments are accepted for all courses anytime throughout the year

    Following enrolment you will be provided with access onto our online E-Learning Centre where you will find all of your course material, assignments and other helpful study resources.

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