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    Retrain as an osteopath

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    FERNANDO DEL RIO was a physiotherapy graduate from Spain, who came to study an osteopathy degree at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). "I was looking for a more global and holistic approach, as I was not happy with the local and antisymptomatic physiotherapy that I was practising," explains Fernando. "The BSO is the oldest osteopathy school in the UK and probably the most prestigious in Europe," he said. "The educational standards are very high, the learning resources are great and it’s a really friendly environment."

    Physiotherapists like Fernando have a new opportunity to gain practising rights as an osteopath through studying for an MSc Osteopathy. With two years of intensive, full time postgraduate study, doctors and physiotherapists can build on their existing knowledge and skills to become qualified osteopaths. The course reflects the existing musculoskeletal knowledge and skills of the participants, building on this base to ensure that they achieve the competences required for independent osteopathic practice. Graduating students can apply for registration with the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) to be an osteopath in the UK (subject to Recognised Qualification Status being granted by the Privy Council).

    This qualification is particularly designed for doctors or physiotherapists
    with recent, significant experience in musculoskeletal care who are able todemonstrate their commitment to training as an osteopath. The MSc Osteopathy (pre-registration) deadline for applications is Friday 4th May 2012. For more information and an application form, please contact
    our Admissions Assistant, Shanaz Rahman on admissions@bso.ac.uk

    Near London's vibrant South Bank area, the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) is an exciting place to be a student. From the exotic food market at Borough to the night life of the West End just across the river, there is a lot to see and do in the area. As a student you'll benefit from the best osteopathic library in Europe, newly updated IT resources and unrivalled clinical experience.


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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

    Please note that the application deadline has been extended to Friday 29th June.


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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

    MSc Osteopathy (pre-registration)

    The British School of Osteopathy (BSO).

    Two years Full Time 9,000 per annum

    Course Content:

    Year One
    Core Osteopathic Capabilities for Clinical Practice 1 This unit equips you with new knowledge and skills concerning osteopathic healthcare practice. This includes the development and consolidation of knowledge of human structure, function and dysfunction within the context of the osteopathic paradigm of diagnosis and practice. In addition, you will develop manual skills that enable you to effectively assess and manage your patients.
    Osteopathic Clinical Education 1 This unit enables you to develop knowledge and skills of osteopathic evaluation and patient management, and critically apply these in the context of patient care under the guidance of clinical staff. To this end, you will have the opportunity to learn and practise your developing osteopathic capabilities in a classroom-based setting, and to subsequently apply these in the osteopathic management and treatment of your own patient list.
    Criticality and Evidence- Informed Osteopathy 1: Developing a Research Project This unit equips you with the knowledge and skills required to locate, appraise and use research, and to plan and design a research project. The newly acquired knowledge and skills will be applied to the development of a viable and relevant research project in your own area of interest. On completion of this unit, you will be able to plan and outline a rationale for a piece of primary research or secondary data analysis, which is relevant to osteopathic practice. To this end, this unit is the first of a two-year dissertation unit.

    Year Two
    Core Osteopathic Capabilities for Clinical Practice 2 This unit consolidates your developing knowledge and skills concerning osteopathic healthcare practice. This includes an ability to critically evaluate the influence of psychological, socio-cultural, economic and occupational factors on health and illness behaviour, in order to inform clinical decision-making. In addition, you will further develop manual skills that enable you to effectively assess and manage your patients.
    Osteopathic Clinical Education 2 This unit enables you to effectively, autonomously and critically apply the skills of osteopathic evaluation and patient management, within the context of complexity and clinical uncertainty. You will be able to make reasoned professional judgements and translate these into effective osteopathic treatment and management plans that are in the best interests of your patient. You will critically draw upon your acquired knowledge and skills to inform your osteopathic patient care, and to develop individualised treatment and management plans, which fully acknowledge inter-professional collaboration and are informed by relevant evidence.
    Criticality and Evidence-Informed Osteopathy 2: Dissertation This unit is the second of a two-year dissertation unit. Depending on your personal interest, you will be able to conduct and complete the research project which you developed in the unit ‘Criticality and Evidence-Informed Osteopathy 1: Developing a Research Project’. The outcome of this piece of work (research paper and presentation) will provide evidence of your deepening knowledge, ability to critically analyse a topic of relevance to osteopathy and your own continuous personal development as a professional. As a result of planning and carrying out your research project you be able to develop a strategy to enable you to respond to formal and informal feedback, and gain an understanding of your own skill development.

    Contact Admissions for further information or an application form on admissions@bso.ac.uk


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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

    The MSc Pre-registration* course is designed for clinicians/medical professions who wish to develop their interest in the musculoskeletal sector including those who wish to advance their manual handling techniques.

    *Please note that the MSc Pre-registration programme is subject to Recognized Qualification Status being granted by the Privy Council.

    Please email admissions@bso.ac.uk for further details and an application pack.


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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

    Does the Osteopath course you provide include training in CST?

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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

    Quote Originally Posted by ginger View Post
    Does the Osteopath course you provide include training in CST?
    There is an introduction to Cranial Osteopathy on the MSc Osteopathy (pre-registration) programme offered at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO).

    Thank you for your question.


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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

    So, what you are suggesting then is that fully credentialled Physiotherapy graduates already participating in a field where the careful sceptical scientific analysis of method and theory of manual therapies holds sway, to adopt , voluntarily, methods, such as CST, that have been sytematically and throughly debunked as sham.
    Why would any physio wish to do that?
    How many other sham "treatments" does the BOS attempt to promulgate ?
    Does the BOS realise that the world of science based manual therapy has, well and truly driven over the nonsense put forward by the method known as CST and squeezed it hoping something valuable might be forthcoming only to have it revealed as the baseless placeboic trivia it is.
    Is the BOS, with you as it's agent, so short of willing high school graduates to entertain with this kind of non science, it must now attempt to woo new adepts from within the ranks of real scientists.
    Good luck with that , you certainly have pluck.

    Eill Du et mondei

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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

    Quote Originally Posted by ginger View Post
    So, what you are suggesting then is that fully credentialled Physiotherapy graduates already participating in a field where the careful sceptical scientific analysis of method and theory of manual therapies holds sway, to adopt , voluntarily, methods, such as CST, that have been sytematically and throughly debunked as sham.
    Why would any physio wish to do that?
    How many other sham "treatments" does the BOS attempt to promulgate ?
    Does the BOS realise that the world of science based manual therapy has, well and truly driven over the nonsense put forward by the method known as CST and squeezed it hoping something valuable might be forthcoming only to have it revealed as the baseless placeboic trivia it is.
    Is the BOS, with you as it's agent, so short of willing high school graduates to entertain with this kind of non science, it must now attempt to woo new adepts from within the ranks of real scientists.
    Good luck with that , you certainly have pluck.
    The MSc Osteopathy (pre-registration) programme offered at the British School of Osteopathy (BSO) teaches various osteopathic manual therapy techniques delivered within a critical framework, these frameworks are set to enable students to develop a critical understanding of the osteopathic paradigm of clinical practice, whilst contrasting it to your and that of your colleagues' current philosophy of practice. These frameworks are also set to enable students to critically appraise current and developing models of osteopathic diagnosis and practice with regard to their plausibility and underpinning evidence. Our students develop a robust and critical understanding of current models of pain processing and management, including the biopsychosocial model, and taught how they can be incorporated in their own osteopathic model of clinical practice. Our MSc Osteopathy (pre-registration) students further enhance their skill of diagnostic palpation and understand its critical role in osteopathic evaluation and technique.


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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

    Shanaz @ BSO ( mailto:admissions@bso.ac.uk ) has reported this post:

    Re: Retrain as an osteopath
    http://www.physiobob.com/forum/gener...html#post65038

    This is part of this thread:
    Retrain as an osteopath
    http://www.physiobob.com/forum/gener...osteopath.html

    This is the reason that the user gave:
    Dear Administrator,

    I would like to report this post as rude, offensive and a deliberate stance to attack the British School of Osteopathy (BSO). The author aims to humiliate the BSO and has an aggressive tone when referring directly to me. I was upset by this post, all I wanted to do was inform physiotherapists that there is an option to train as an osteopath if they wish to do so. This course open to anyone who holds either a physiotherapy/medical/chiropractic degree. It is an opportunity to have a dual practitioner-ship.

    I hope you will look into my report.

    Regards,

    Shanaz
    Dear Shanaz

    While I can understand you taking some personal offense at Ginger's rather robust manner of his comments, this website is a forum for discussion for physiotherapists, not a place for posting free advertising for courses. I actually think you have really opened yourself for such criticism. Ginger is really simply exercising his right to comment and is providing skeptical criticism about a pseudoscientific practice (Craniosacral therapy) that you have admitted is part of the course you are touting, and for which you have not yet provided any defense.

    I would also point out that in advertising your course your opening line is "retraining as an osteopath" and the first and only testimonial you provided is very negative about physiotherapy - the implication being that there is and inadequacy that needs to be corrected by changing professions - this may be your view which you are perfectly entitled to hold but it is hardly a diplomatic move on a physiotherapy discussion site and it therefore surprises me little that you get such reaction. And being a forum the dialogue at time can get rather strong worded

    I see no point in taking any action on either side. However for future reference it would be better if you advertised the course in the Physiobob courses section: PhysioBob's Jobs - Physiotherapy Job & Course vacancies, Physio Recruitment & Courses for physiotherapists

    regards

    GCoe


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    Re: Retrain as an osteopath

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    Hi All, thanks for the comments and I welcome input by Osteopaths on this forum. I think however a discussion about the rational behind craniosacral therapy is best kept to an entirely separate post. It would be wrong to describe Osteopathy as quackery. We do know that many techniques demonstrate clinical effectiveness and that many professionals use the same techniques under different guises and based on different rationales. I am a supported of EBP but am also a harsh critic that it is based on pretty poor science and looks at what is the best average thing to do rather than looking at the skills of an individual therapist working with a uniquely individual client.Again this is a totally separate discussion.

    I tend to agree that Shanaz has opened it up for discussion but that Ginger has an axe to grind here. Not sure why CST was pulled out as an example here, maybe for the reasons gcoe has pointed out. I think that we should leave this one for now as it is not a discussion about the clinical effectiveness of CST it was a post about adding more education to your physiotherapy degree by learning what osteopathy has to offer. I know many such clinicians and it is a valuable combination.

    P.S. gcoe is right in that Physiobob.com is the best place to advertise this course.

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