The 5C’s of the Osteopathic Practice Standards

Date: 12 October 2019

Course leader: Deborah Smith

Cost: £109-£135


About the course

This course identifies 5 key areas of the Osteopathic Practice Standards as Communication, Consent, Conduct, Competence and Complaints. An overview of each of these areas will enable osteopaths to be knowledgeable about requirements and leave with the practical skills to maintain high clinical standards.

This will be an interactive course involving examples and challenges to help osteopaths consider and improve their standards in each of these key areas of practice.


Summary of Osteopathic Practice Standards (updated) covered in this course

A Communication and patient partnership A2, A3, A4

B Knowledge, skills and performance B2

C Safety and quality in practice C1

D Professionalism D4


Communication and consent - 3hrs

This will be an in-depth look at the requirements for communication and consent in the Osteopathic Practice Standards and how to enhance your clinical skills in this area.


Objective activity - 1hr

There will be real case examples of complaints and some case scenarios for considering different aspects of the standards, particularly focussing on complaints. This will be an opportunity to complete a case -based discussion.


Learning Outcomes

Understand the requirements for communication, consent, conduct, competence, and complaints
Gain skills in each of these 5 key areas to achieve good clinical standards
Apply practical examples to each of these areas of practice
Gain confidence in your understanding of the Osteopathic Practice Standards
Identify areas for personal development


Course Suitability

The course is suitable for osteopaths or osteopathic students.



09:00-09:30 Registration

09:30-10:45 Communication – barriers, styles and breakthroughs

10:45-11:00 Break

11:00-12:30 Consent – practical scenarios

12:30-13:30 Lunch

13:30-14:00 Reflection on learning

14:00-15:00 Cherishing concerns and complaints – interactive cases

15:00-16:00 The conduct of an osteopath

16:00-17:00 Conscious competence

17:00-17:30 Reflection on learning


About the course leader

Deborah works as an osteopath in private practice alongside running Mint Practice and being on council at GOsC.  Mint Practice provides information and resources to help osteopaths comply with the Osteopathic Practice Standards. Through Mint Practice Deborah has spent a lot of time researching regulations and understanding how to apply them to osteopathic practice.


Cancellation policy

The UCO regrets that no refunds can be made for cancelled places unless a substitute participant can be found.  The UCO cannot guarantee that any course will run.  In the event of your course being cancelled, all paid fees and deposits will be refunded in full.