The 5C’s of the Osteopathic Practice Standards
Date: 12 October 2019
Course leader: Deborah Smith
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.
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
The course is suitable for osteopaths or osteopathic students.
09:30-10:45 Communication – barriers, styles and breakthroughs
11:00-12:30 Consent – practical scenarios
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.
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.