|Location:||Hawkwood College, STROUD|
|Price:||£950 (non-residential) £1250 (residential*)|
|Entry criteria:||Module 2|
|Next delivery:||15—18 February 2018|
“My object is to make the Osteopath a philosopher and place him on the rock of reason. Then I will not have to worry of writing details of how to treat any organ of the human body, because he is qualified to the degree of knowing what has produced variations of all kinds in form and motion.”
A. T. Still - Osteopathy, Research and Practice
This course was formerly known as 'An Osteopathic Approach to Internal Medicine'
Dr Still's vision of osteopathy was as a complete system of medicine and he treated everything from acute infections to chronic illness. This included musculoskeletal problems as well as internal conditions affecting organs.
Over the last 140 years osteopathy has gradually lost much of this holistic approach to treatment and now focuses mainly on musculoskeletal disorders.
This course takes us back to our osteopathic roots as taught by A T Still, and reviews the osteopathic legacy of Still, Sutherland, Littlejohn and others.
This course does not cover extensive pathologies but helps us to discover how we can effectively apply the philosophy and principles of osteopathic treatment in conditions affecting our internal health.
A variety of treatment approaches for each organ system are explored as well as how our internal landscape is part of and relates to our musculoskeletal system. This course will extend both your knowledge base as well as your palpation. As we already know, a good knowledge of anatomy linked with accurate palpation is the key to diagnosis and treatment.
This course is truly holistic and will broaden and inspire your approach to clinical practice.
The course consists of a well-balanced mixture of short lectures or workshops followed by practical sessions. You will work in small groups of 1 tutor to 4 students, giving you almost individual tuition in the practicals. Time is set-aside at the end of each day for individual reflection and discussion with your tutor. Excellent course notes are provided.
This four-day residential course is run approximately once every two years in the UK.
* 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.
You must have attended the 5-day Module 2 course, Osteopathy in the Cranial Field, with the SCCO. No previous experience of working with internal organs is required.
You will be able to confidently approach the treatment of internal organs in the body, and this will enable you to treat a much wider range of conditions and symptoms in your patients. Musculoskeletal problems often respond better when the organ systems are included in your treatment approach.
No, as in any palpation and treatment using the involuntary mechanism, palpation and treatment is very gentle and there are no invasive or intimate approaches. Any dysfunctional tissue of the body can be tender to touch, but treatment is very respectful and gentle.
Join the SCCO mentoring scheme: This offers a variety of ways of linking with experienced osteopaths to share your successes and failures, to ask questions and learn together.
Write an assignment: The SCCO membership pathway requires 3 written case study assignments. Writing this assignment is an excellent way of reviewing and consolidating your learning from the course.
Join the SCCO pathway: The series of 9 modules explores all aspects of the cranial approach to osteopathy, and is an excellent way to develop your skills.
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||Evaluate and map complex and conflicting evidence in relation to internal organs encountered during the evaluation of your patient, working confidently and independently. Provide a reasoned treatment and management plan for a patient that is based on your osteopathic evaluation of the individual and responsive to the patient’s needs, values and expectations.||Confidently and autonomously provide osteopathic care relating to the internal organs 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||Communicate your osteopathic evaluation and the proposed treatment and management plans to patients (and other stakeholders if appropriate) so that they are equipped to make informed decisions about their care.||Flexibly adapt your communication skills to ensure your patients and other stakeholders are appropriately informed about all aspects of their care.|
|3||Use your palpation, experience and initiative to select, integrate and apply appropriate osteopathic techniques from a comprehensive range including those relating to internal organs, in order to meet the patient’s treatment needs.||Select from a diverse range of osteopathic techniques relating to internal organs 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||Take full responsibility for planning and implementing patient management and monitoring outcomes in a manner that is reflexive and responsive to the complex and dynamic needs of the patient over time and which 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||Apply and reflect on a variety of specialised internal organ approaches to osteopathic practice, informed by your learning experiences both taught and observed.||Competently provide effective osteopathic care relating to internal organs. Reflect on the impact of your experiences on your development as an osteopath.|
|Type of Learning||Learning Activity||NLH*|
|Scheduled Learning Hours||Lectures||12|
|Scheduled online activities|
|Guided Learning||Directed reading & research|
|Reflective portfolio development|
|Peer assisted learning|
|Independent Learning||Unguided reading from defined reading list|
|Tutor defined project / Dissertation activity|
|Autonomous Learning||Reading from non-specific sources|
|Reflection on clinical experiences||4|
* Notional Learning Hours
|OPS Theme||OPS Mapping|
|Communication & Patient Partnership||√||√|
|Knowledge, Skill & Performance||√||√||√|
|Safety & Quality in Practice||√||√||√||√||√|
|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||√|