Rule of the Artery Part 1

Location Hawkwood College, STROUD
Duration 3 days
Price £995 (residential*)
Entry criteria Module 2 (or equivalent/previous attendance abroad)
Next delivery: 25—27 September 2017

  • Would you like to include blood vessels in your care and management of your patients?
  • Do you consider the heart and circulation as important as the nervous system?
  • Have you considered that maybe changes to the vascular nutrition / build up of toxicity, pre-empt most pathologies at the cellular level?
  • Do you think that treating blood vessels directly, not indirectly would be highly beneficial? 

If you answer yes to any of these questions, then the Rule of the Artery (ROA) course is a 'must' for you. Many of the students at our previous UK ROA courses have found it to be a total 'game changer' in how they think and work osteopathically! The ROA courses were developed by Maxwell Fraval and Anthony Norrie who were students at the BSO and ESO before emigrating to Australia and New Zealand.

Maxwell and Anthony aided by Michael Solano have been travelling the world teaching these courses so we are very fortunate to be able to offer it here locally in the UK. Maxwell, Anthony or Michael will be joining us from 'Down Under' to offer this, our third SCCO ROA course. 

There are three Rule of the Artery courses - 1, 2 and 3; so completion of this course will entitle you to progress to ROA 2.

We look forward to seeing you on this significant step forward in your osteopathic development.

* Residential accommodation at Hawkwood is in shared rooms, a limited number of singles are available at a supplement and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


Osteopathic Practice Standards & CPD

Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria
No.LEARNING OUTCOMES
On completion of this course you should be able to:
EVIDENCE OF LEARNING
To achieve the learning outcome you must demonstrate the ability to:
1 Integration of new skills and knowledge into your osteopathic management of your patients. Competently provide effective osteopathic care and recognize when working with the circulatory system will benefit your patients. Reflect on the impact of your experiences on your development as an osteopath.
2 Use your knowledge, skills, experience and initiative to select, integrate and apply appropriate therapeutic techniques from a comprehensive range, to meet the patient’s treatment needs. Select from a diverse range of therapeutic techniques including those acting directly on the circulatory system tissues 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 / anatomical and physiological knowledge as appropriate.
3 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.
4 Palpate healthy blood flow in major blood vessels, and be able to identify areas of stasis or turbulence within arterial and venous flood flow. Differentiate the unique tissue qualities of arterial, venous blood and lymphatic flows, and recognize when flow is healthy or restricted.
Student Learning
Type of LearningLearning ActivityNLH*
Scheduled Learning Hours Lectures 10
Practical classes 8
Discussion sessions 1
Scheduled online activities  
Guided Learning  Pre-course reading & preparation 2
Reflective portfolio development  
Peer assisted learning  
Independent Learning Unguided reading from defined reading list   
Assessment preparation  
Tutor defined project / Dissertation activity  
Autonomous Learning Reading from non-specific sources  
Reflection on clinical experiences 3
Placement Clinical observations  
TOTAL 24

* 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  
Professionalism      
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        

 

Rule of the Artery Part 2

Location Hawkwood College, STROUD
Duration 3 days
Price £1095 (residential*)
Entry criteria Rule of the Artery Part 1 at least 3 month prior to start date
Next delivery: 30 September—2 October 2017

This course was developed by the ROA 1 osteopathic team to offer deeper clinical and therapeutic awareness of the circulatory system and mechanical / vorticial fluid flow imbalances within it.  The course builds upon the students existing palpatory and therapeutic skills, gained from having taken ROA1 and using those skillsets in clinical practice.

The insights from ROA 1 are applied to conditions which affect health. These include dysfunctions of the immune system, the spleen and serotonin.  How the sympathetic tone affects essential hypertension and understanding the role of inflammation, adipokines, and insulin in disease. The perception of the function of the heart and vasculature is developed to explore the connection between mother and child and applications to enhance these connections are developed.

This course advances the exploration of the physiology of the circulatory system, referencing the writings of A T Still and drawing on a wide range of research both historic and recent to explore the physiology, energetic qualities and dynamics of blood flow and the relationship of the heart to the peripheral circulation.

The balance of theory, practical sessions guided by experienced tutors, and small group discussion will enhance your learning experience with skills and understanding directly applicable to clinical practice. This is advanced further by your own clinical experience, case studies and peer discussion with osteopaths using the ROA learning in practice to enhance the therapeutic response in their patients.

* Residential accommodation at Hawkwood is in shared rooms, a limited number of singles are available at a supplement and allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.


Osteopathic Practice Standards & CPD

Learning Outcomes & Assessment Criteria
No.LEARNING OUTCOMES
On completion of this course you should be able to:
EVIDENCE OF LEARNING
To achieve the learning outcome you must demonstrate the ability to:
1 Integration of advanced ROA skills and knowledge into your osteopathic management of your patients. Competently provide advanced osteopathic care when working with the circulatory system to benefit your patients. Reflect on the impact of your experiences on your development as an osteopath.
2 Use your knowledge, skills, experience and initiative to select, integrate and apply appropriate advanced therapeutic techniques from a comprehensive range relating to the circulatory system, to meet the patient’s treatment needs. Select from a diverse range of therapeutic techniques including those with which you are familiar, and those rarely used, or new to you, acting directly on the circulatory system tissues 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, clinical experience, case histories, or anatomical and physiological knowledge as appropriate.
3 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 relating to the circulatory system for your patients and adapt them in response to clinical evidence and patient needs over time.
4 Palpate healthy blood flow in major blood vessels, and be able to identify areas of stasis or turbulence within arterial and venous flood flow in more sophisticated and subtle ways. Further differentiate the unique tissue qualities of arterial, venous blood and lymphatic flows, and recognize when flow is healthy or restricted.
5 Understand and feel a variety of advanced ROA techniques including:
  • Feel the functional significance of the carinae in right atrium
  • Understand fluid flow and how it is empowered by physical light, and the layering of fluids
  • Understand the dynamic and shifting a fulcrum within the intraventricular septum that is suspended between the two ventricles and has a nodal point at the apex
  • Understand the sound of the heart as a frequency and vibration which is in harmony with all viscera and their unique frequencies
Describe the effect of the carinae on the right atrium fluid dynamics. Perceive the fluid flow and charge dynamics of the blood. Describe the function of the septum in relation to right and left ventricular flow and perceive a charge differential between the two sides. Perceive the quality of the 'heart’s code' in organising the sound of health.
Student Learning
Type of LearningLearning ActivityNLH*
Scheduled Learning Hours Lectures 9
Practical sessions 10.5
Discussion sessions 1.5
Scheduled online activities  
Guided Learning  Directed reading & research  
Reflective portfolio development  
Peer assisted learning  
Independent Learning Pre-course reading and preparation  [2**]
Assessment preparation  
Tutor defined project / Dissertation activity  
Autonomous Learning Reading from non-specific sources  
Reflection on clinical experiences 3
Placement Clinical observations  
TOTAL 24

* Notional Learning Hours   ** Pre-course 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
Professionalism  
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