Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel, Reading
Price: £160* (non-res)
Duration: 1 day
Course Leader: Clive Hayden
Frequency: N/A
Eligibility: Completion of Module 2 or equivalent
CPD: 11.5 hours

*£25 discount available to paid Fellows & Members

Total CPD hours: 11.5
A – Communication & patient partnership: A1, A2, A3, A4
B – Knowledge, skills & performance: B1, B2, B3
C – Safety & quality in practice: C1, C2, C3, C4, C5
D – Professionalism: D1, D5


Patients affected by Post- and Long-Covid are common in practice life in these current times. In this one-day course we will explore the research and understanding of the pathophysiology of prolonged Covid. In particular its effects on the circulatory and respiratory systems, as well as other affected organs such as the liver, CNS and viscera, as well as recognising the importance of the Vascular Endothelium. We will explore specific treatment approaches to all these areas  that can assist recovery from Covid and support a return to health in our patients.This will be a mixed day of lectures, practicals and discussions led by an experienced Faculty team. We will also be collating research from a variety of sources on the effects of Covid-19, and especially Post- and Long-Covid effects.

Two pre-recorded lectures will be distributed two weeks prior to the course and will be actively discussed during the day.

Refreshments and a light lunch will be provided on this course.This course is suitable for any osteopath who has taken SCCO Module 2 or its equivalent.

‘ On the first running of the course, we finished the day by the 4 faculty each treating a volunteer who was still feeling the effects of having Covid. The individual treatment demonstration proved to be extremely instructive for the watching course participants, and became another highlight of the day.’

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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What our student say about this course

On the first running of the course, we finished the day by the 4 faculty each treating a volunteer who was still feeling the effects of having Covid. The individual treatment demonstration proved to be extremely instructive for the watching course participants, and became another highlight of the day.

An enjoyable, unique and practical course bringing together an Osteopathic approach to the care of patients recovering from the effects of Covid-19. The techniques and approaches delivered were really clear and I was able to use what I learnt immediately in practice to the benefit of many of my patients. It gave me a much greater appreciation of the vascular effects of Covid infection.

On completion of this course you should be able to:
To achieve the learning outcome you must demonstrate the ability to:
Evaluate complex and conflicting evidence encountered during the evaluation of a patient presenting with Post Covid and Long Covid 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.
Integrate new skills and knowledge into your osteopathic management.
Competently provide effective osteopathic care around vPost and Long Covid complications resulting from Covid-19 illness / disease. Reflect on the impact of your experiences on your development as an osteopath.
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.
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.
Confidently operate as an autonomous practitioner in complex vascular and respiratory 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. 
Type of Learning Learning Activity NLH*
Scheduled Learning Hours Lectures 3
Practical sessions 3
Discussion sessions 1
Scheduled online activities
Guided Learning Directed Reading and Research 0.5
Reflective Portfolio Development
Peer assisted learning 1
Independent Learning Unguided reading from defined reading lists 2
Assessment Preparation
Tutor Defined Project / Dissertation activity
Autonomous Learning Reading from non-specific sources
Reflection on clinical experience 1
TOTAL 11.5

* 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