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AHPC Certification Program: Case Report & Examination

AHPC Certification Program: Case Report & Examination

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EXAM DATES: July 15-30, 2020
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Case Report (Due: May 15, 2020)

Completion of a case report will be required as part of certification requirements. The case report should involve patient care delivered during the 4-year period preceding the date of case study submission. The case should employ a well-structured, balanced strategy. It should reflect a coherent, cogent thought process regarding patient assessment and management. The case report should be of the caliber that they could be considered for publication in a peer-reviewed journal such as JAVMA or other peer-reviewed journals. Grammar, punctuation, and spelling should be on a level consistent with that of a professional journalist. It must be submitted by May 15 to qualify for taking the exam, which is offered in October of the same year. Additional guidelines for writing Case Reports, as well as grading criteria, are included at the end of the handbook.

Case Report is submitted in the Learning Portal

Examination: July 15-30, 2020

The AHPC certification exam is designed to test a well-defined body of knowledge representative of the current professional practice in animal hospice and palliative care. The online exam covers the breadth of current knowledge concerning animal hospice and palliative care and consists of a mix of multiple-choice and True/False questions. Participants must achieve a passing score of 80 percent. The exam will be offered once yearly during October. The exam will be an online/open book exam that must be completed in a single session and within the allowed timeframe. Students must have successfully completed all 5 modules and submitted their case studies to qualify for taking the certifying exam.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Prerequisites

Complete Modules 1-3

Module 4: Pain Management / Module 5: Advanced Euthanasia

  • May be started at any time during the certification period
  • Must be completed by June 15, 2020
Details

FOR VETERINARIANS: 

Module 1Introductory Module, 25 hours: $695

Module 2 - Conference, Communication Module, and Euthanasia Technique Laboratory: $1,095 (includes conference registration, day-long pre-track communication lab with Dr. Jane Shaw, 3-hour euthanasia cadaver laboratory with Dr. Kathleen Cooney)

Module 3 - Advanced Hospice Module, anticipate 35 hours: $1,095

Module 4 - Pain Management Module, 25 hours: $500

Module 5 - Advanced Euthanasia, 7 hours: $300

Case study review and exam administration: $295 

TOTAL COST OF TUITION: $3,980.00

FOR VETERINARY TECHNICIANS: 

Module 1Introductory Module, 25 hours: $510

Module 2 - Conference, Communication Module, and Euthanasia Technique Laboratory: $835 (includes conference registration, day-long pre-track communication lab with Dr. Jane Shaw, 3-hour euthanasia cadaver laboratory with Dr. Kathleen Cooney)

Module 3 - Advanced Hospice Module, anticipate 35 hours: $835

Module 4 - Pain Management Module, 25 hours: $375

Module 5 - Advanced Euthanasia, 7 hours: $225

Case study review and exam administration: $210 

TOTAL COST OF TUITION: $2,990.00

Please note! Students must complete the Introductory Module prior to the Conference and Communication Module

Additional Info

Prior to submission of your case study, you will first need to submit the $295 Case Study Review and Exam Administration Fee. This one-time payment also includes your examination fee and an additional payment will not be required upon taking your exam.

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