Title: Connective tissue - anatomy and pathology through dissection

Date: 11 June 2020

Course leader: Dr David Parry

Cost: £205


About the course

The UCO have once again teamed up with world-renowned expert, Dr David Parry to deliver a unique course specialising in anatomy and pathology. You will have the rare opportunity to learn in the King’s College Dissecting Room and visit the prestigious Gordon Museum of Pathology. 

You shall be given a morning lecture that addresses the structure and function of connective tissue, from the chemical to macroscopic structure. During the lecture we shall look at how connective tissue works in the body in its various forms. We shall also consider some pathological conditions where connective tissue is the basis for the conditions in question.

After lunch you shall spend around two hours in a dissecting room, looking at cadaveric material pertinent to connective tissue. You shall inspect and discuss joints, the skeleton and be able to consider other forms of connective tissue, perhaps not widely considered in Osteopathy.

After a short break, you shall visit the world famous Gordon Museum. Here you will be guided through real pathological pots with case histories and get a chance to view and discuss these pathologies. You shall be shown a “beginners guide” to describing pathology.


Osteopathic practice standards (updated) and other CPD elements covered

B) Knowledge, skills and performance B1

Learning outcomes

The aim and objective of this course is simple, but provenly effective:  Allow you exposure to three different learning landscapes, being exposed to the subjects of the structure, function and pathology of connective tissue. You shall be expertly guided in a non-didactic fashion, in learning environments that allow every individual the scope to ask questions and fill the gaps in their own knowledge. 


09:30-12:00 Lecture (UCO)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-15:00 Dissecting room (Guy’s hospital)
15:00-17:00 Pathology discussion at Gordon museum of pathology (King's College London - Guy's campus)

Course suitability

This course is suitable for all manual therapists.

About the course leader

Course leader Dr David Parry is a charismatic and expert lecturer who has unrivalled knowledge of anatomy and the effects that conditions can have on the body. He is medically qualified from King’s College and holds an additional honours medical science degree. He has taught in his specialist field for 23 years and lectures worldwide. He is also a Royal College of Surgeons examiner and is active in surgical, educational and human factors research. Dr Parry believes, “There is little more satisfying, humbling and honourable than being part of someone’s development”. 


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.