Nervous System of the Fluid Body

Location: New Oriel Hall, BATH
Duration: 1 day
Price: £70
Entry criteria: Module 2 plus 2 other Pathway Modules
Next delivery: 4 November 2017

AT Still said "Blood builds all the brain, all the bone, nerves, muscles, glands, membranes, fascia and skin. Then we see wisdom just as much in the venous system, as in the arterial".

How his words ring true as we discover more about the physiology of the blood vessels and the fluid body as a whole. The vascular endothelium is pivotal to the entire circulatory system, forming an intelligent, feeling, knowing interface between the circulating and tissue fluids.

This one day course will explore this whole body organ, its role in conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease and dementia and how we can contact it to influence the health of our patients.

Important Information

  • What you will need to bring: your own plinth and any refreshments as food and drink is not included in the price.
  • Course timings: the course begins at 9am and finishes at 5pm
  • How to get to Oriel Hall, Bath: Click here for directions to New Oriel HallPaid parking is close by.

Osteopathic Practice Standards & CPD

Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria
On completion of this course you should be able to:
To achieve the learning outcome you must demonstrate the ability to:
1 Evaluate complex and conflicting evidence encountered during the evaluation of a patient presenting with vascular based disease. Provide osteopathic care for a diverse range of patients that is underpinned by an extensive range of cognitive, affective and psychomotor skills. Take full responsibility for managing all aspects of their care, centered on their needs as a person and your duty of care as a professional.
2 Integrate new skills and knowledge into your osteopathic management. Competently provide effective osteopathic care around vascular disease. Reflect on the impact of your experiences on your development as an osteopath.
3 Use your knowledge, skills, experience and initiative to select, integrate and apply appropriate therapeutic techniques from a comprehensive range, in order to meet the patient’s treatment needs. Select from a diverse range of therapeutic techniques in order to construct and implement a coherent treatment plan that responds to the patient’s specific needs. Critically defend your decisions, backed by research-based evidence as appropriate.
4 Manage patients and monitor outcomes in a manner that is responsive to the complex and dynamic needs of the patient over time and ensures best care. Construct, implement and monitor osteopathic management plans for your patients and adapt them in response to clinical evidence and patient needs over time.
5 Confidently operate as an autonomous practitioner in complex vascular related health care settings, demonstrating mentoring and leadership skills. Critically reflect on your role and practice as an osteopath and your responsibility to your patients to provide the best patient-centred care possible.
Student Learning
Type of LearningLearning ActivityNLH*
Scheduled Learning Hours Lectures 3
Practical classes 3
Scheduled online activities  
Guided Learning  Directed reading & research  
Reflective portfolio development  
Peer assisted learning 2
Independent Learning Unguided reading from defined reading list  2-4
Assessment preparation  
Tutor defined project / Dissertation activity  
Autonomous Learning Reading from non-specific sources  
Reflection on clinical experiences 2
Placement Clinical observations  

* Notional Learning Hours

CPD Requirements: Mapping to the OPS
OPS Theme OPS Mapping
  1 2 3 4 5
Communication & Patient Partnership  
Knowledge, Skill & Performance    
Safety & Quality in Practice
CPD Standards  
CPD activities are relevant to the full range of osteopathic practice See above mapping exercise
Objective activities have contributed to practice Peer review/Observation  
Case-based discussion activity  
Seek to ensure that CPD activities benefit patients Communication/Consent activity  
Maintain CPD documentation Certificate of attendance/Overview document provided to student