Location: Various, please check product
Duration: 1 day
Leader: Lesley Griggs
Frequency: Yearly
Eligibility: Completion of Module 2
Total CPD hours: 8 hours
A – Communication & patient partnership: A2, A3
B – Knowledge, skills & performance: B1, B3, B5
C – Safety & quality in practice: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
D – Professionalism: D2, D3, D4
Two women in discussion

Have you been excited by Cranial Osteopathy? Maybe you’ve been on a course and then returned to your practice and wondered how to use your new skills? Perhaps you’ve been asked to explain the different approach you’re using by a patient or questioned how to write up the treatment you’ve given in the case notes?

If you’re answering yes to any of the above this one-day course could be just what you’re looking for. Integrating and Communicating is designed for Osteopaths just like you.

Over the course of the day, in a relaxed, collegiate atmosphere we aim to help address the questions above and others that you might like to bring.

This day will help you to develop the language skills and approach to clinical cases that will directly help you to write your assignments.Practical work will be included.

‘Integrating Cranial into Practice’ will be a Pathway requirement for anyone joining the Pathway from September 2013, but will not be compulsory for anyone already registered on the old SCC Pathway before September 2013.

Topics covered include:

  • Diagnostic skills
    • How can I practice becoming more confident in the information I’m picking up?
    • How might I use my new diagnostic skills clinically?
    • How might they inform my treatment and prognosis?
    • How might I need to modify my case history taking?
    • Do I need to change my examination routine?
  • Communication
    • How do I explain what I’m doing to patients?
    • How do I write up my case notes?
    • How do I write letters to other professionals?
    • How do I communicate with other Osteopaths?
    • How do I translate information for myself?
  • Integration
    • How do I start to use Involuntary Motion in my practice?
    • When do I use IVM as opposed to other treatment approaches?
    • My practice principle is uncertain of my new approach. How do I reassure them?
    • Do I have to use IVM exclusively?
    • What happens on those days when I can’t feel anything?

SCCO Course Providers: All SCCO courses are run by a resident Course Director, who is an Osteopath and a member of the SCCO Faculty. Pathway courses are delivered by SCCO Faculty and may be supported by guest speakers. Short courses are usually delivered by a visiting guest lecturer.  SCCO Faculty members all hold recognised osteopathic qualifications but may not be GOSC registered osteopaths.

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Forthcoming opportunities to take Module 10: Integrating Cranial into Practice



What our students say about Module 10: Integrating Cranial into Practice

“Very warm, supportive environment. The level of tutor experience. The addition of new ways to aid in diagnosis.”
– Module 10, December 2021

“I enjoyed everything about this course, a very constructive day.”
– Module 10, December 2021

“The idea of taking plenty of time to observe and assess and ‘listen’ to our patient through cranial – it has made a big difference to my management of my more complex patients. The hands-on experience and having conviction in my treatment. The approach of the tutor was very friendly and calm.”
– Module 10, November 2020

“The tutor was clearly knowledgeable and experienced, and lead us very well through the practicals of assessment and treatment.”
Module 10, November 2020

“This course met and exceeded my expectations. Excellent course leader, covered all material in the syllabus and ran to time.”
– Module 10, November 2019

“The tutor has a wonderful way about him that is open, honest and helpful. He used language that was easily understood and pitched his conversation at the right level.”
– Module 10, November 2019

CPD Scheme

CPD Scheme

How this course maps to the GOsC CPD Scheme

On completion of this course you should be able to:
To achieve the learning outcome you must demonstrate the ability to:
1 More effectively integrate knowledge, perception and skills with the Involuntary Mechanism in the osteopathic evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of a patient. Work in groups of 2 or 3, to observe, palpate, diagnose and treat colleague.
2 Summarize the difficulties osteopaths face in communicating about Osteopathy in the Cranial Field with patients, colleagues and other professionals. Share experiences with colleagues and discuss an array of possible communication strategies.
3 Introduce Osteopathy in the Cranial Field as part of osteopathic evaluation to obtain consent to examine, and to integrate Involuntary Mechanism in explanations of osteopathic diagnosis and treatment plan. Find appropriate analogies and give explanations to colleagues when working in groups of 2 or 3, and in role play.
4 Identify patients who could benefit from Osteopathy in the Cranial Field. Describe criteria for identifying such patients within own practice.
5 Recognise the potential of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field within own practice, the opportunities which are needed to progress this. Discuss own practice with colleagues, and demonstrate insight and motivation about continuing professional development.
Type of Learning Learning Activity NLH*
Scheduled Learning Hours Lectures 0.5
Practical classes 2.5
Workshop 3
Scheduled online activities (Email prior to course)
Guided Learning Directed reading & research Opt.
Reflective portfolio development
Peer assisted learning 1
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 1
Placement Clinical observations

* Notional Learning Hours

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