Continuing Professional Development (CPD) For Osteopaths
Due to the nature of their professions, all Osteopaths are required to keep their skills and knowledge up-to-date through continuing professional development (CPD). This development can be in the form of lectures, seminars, courses, and practical sessions. Basically anything that can help advance an osteopaths professional development and improve their knowledge.
All registered Osteopaths are required to complete at least 30 hours of CPD per calendar year with 15 of those hours spent “learning with others”. The CPD year begins and ends two months before the individuals renewal of registration date.
Since many osteopaths work on their own in confinement, working with groups and others allows osteopaths to exchange information and knowledge. There is no better place to do this than with our hands-on dissection classes that take place regularly all over the UK.
Why Should Osteopaths Undertake CPD?
Apart from being required by most regulators to undertake 30 hours of CPD every year, there are also plenty of other benefits for both your patients and yourself.
Benefits for Patients:
- Improvement in the quality of care provided to patients
- Reassurance that the osteopath is up to date in medical advancements
- Improved patient confidence in the osteopath’s abilities
Benefits for You:
- An opportunity to improve your medical knowledge and career
- Improved relationship with professional groups and other osteopathic colleagues
- Increased job satisfaction
- Greater awareness of developments in the field of medicine & osteopathy
Remember: 15 hours of your yearly CPD must be spent learning with others
Our Human Dissection Courses For Osteopaths
Here at Functional Fascia we offer a range of courses for Osteopaths looking to improve their skills and knowledge within the industry. All of our courses count towards your 15 hours of continuing professional development with others and are offered over a range of 1 to 10 days.
These shorter courses are hands-on dissection classes which are perfect for those working in the fields of therapeutic treatment such as Osteopaths. Working only on the torso areas of the donated cadavers, these courses are considerably more cost efficient than the 5 or 10 day classes. They might be cheaper, but you still get the full hands-on dissection from a world renowned tissue expert Julian Baker.
The 5 day courses offer a more in depth study on the human tissue and skin. Over the 5 day course participants will watch Julian perform a full body dissection including the heart, diaphragm, spinal cord and brain. Perfect for hands-on body workers such as Osteopaths, these courses give you the time to explore the tissues you feel every day and develop a different view of the body as a functioning unit.
If you want the full dissection experience featuring special presentations from guest lecturers, then this is the course for you. Most dissection classes are 5 days long and while they offer a great experience and a wealth of knowledge, it can still feel there isn’t enough time to cover everything. Our 10 day masterclass courses allow you to discuss and reflect on the week before starting again on the Monday. This gives you extra time to catch up on your notes, talk to other students and bring your own ideas to class to explore.
Why Should Osteopaths Take Our Courses?
Our hands on dissection courses offer a tremendous amount of knowledge to osteopaths. Ranging from our shorter 1 day courses to our in-depth 10 day masterclasses, each course contains a detailed step by step dissection by tissue expert Julian Baker.
If you’re a qualified osteopath then our courses are perfect for you. Textbooks and pictures are great to learn from, but nothing beats the full experience of a step by step dissection of the human body.
Who is Julian Baker?
Your instructor for the dissection courses will be one of Europe’s leading experts on connective tissue function and dissection. Having taught thousands of students, Julian Baker has been organising and running tissue dissections across the UK for over 10 years and has plenty of experience in the medical profession.
Having worked closely with Gil Hedley Ph.D. on his intensive 6 day integral anatomy workshops, Julian is a seasoned teacher with over 20 years of experience in various tissue fields.
“Julian is a great teacher and very funny. He has a fantastic knowledge of anatomy and makes even the
most boring body part fascinating” – Sara Pugh