Title: University College of Osteopathy International Education Conference

Date: 7 December 2019

Cost: £135


Educating Student Osteopaths: Academic and Clinical Learning and assessment

The University College of Osteopathy is hosting its biannual International Education Conference on Saturday 7 December 2019.

The conference will be an opportunity for educators and osteopaths from around the world of osteopathy and related disciplines (chiropractic, physiotherapy, dietetics and nutrition) to meet, exchange practice and to learn from each other.

The conference aims to share information about innovative curriculum developments, and findings from research studies into different educational delivery processes and their effects on student learning outcomes.

Keynote lectures, platform presentations, posters and workshops will address important questions about our current position and future directions.

We are delighted that Dr Brett Vaughan from Melbourne University,  Dr John Hammond Associate Professor, Kingston University and St George’s, University of London and Steven Vogel, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research) at the UCO have agreed to provide keynote lectures entitled:

How to educate osteopathic clinicians – Brett Vaughan

What skills do educators need to support students use of evidence-based practice in their learning? – Steven Vogel

Attainment inequalities – lessons learned in physiotherapy education-Dr John Hammond 

Below is the provisional timetable for the conference


9:00 – 9:30 Registration tea and Coffee

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome Charles Hunt

9:45 – 10:45 Keynote: How to educate osteopathic clinicians - Dr Brett Vaughan

10:45-11:15 Tea break

11:15 – 12:45 Streamed presentations


Two streams of presentations which are each 10 minutes long and 5 minutes for questions. The presentations include:

  • Elaboration of integrated competency framework : Methodology of a didactic translation according to the APCi conceptual framework : teaching job in osteopathy’s school. Benjamin Soar
  • Does online completion of a clinical assessment influence satisfaction in an examination process when compared to a paper equivalent? Dr Philip Bright
  • How should we teach students about research?: The rationale for revising the curriculum at the UCO. Hilary Abbey
  • Medicality of osteopathy-Dr. L’Hermite Pierre-Luc
  • “Clinical Battle”: A new educational game based on simulation and gamification. Implications for osteopathic clinical learning. Hakim Mhadhbi, Mathieu Ménard, Marylène Bourgin
  • Osteopathic philosophy, identity and scope of practice: Innovations in an educational curriculum inspired by Professor Stephen Tyreman's work-Soran David and Jonathan Spadaccini
  • Impact of different revision tools on the learning of musculoskeletal techniques-François Launay, Mathieu Ménard, Frank Sutre, Marylène Bourgin
  • What are the attitudes and beliefs held by osteopathy students towards low back pain after one year of study-Kerri Holden MOst BA, Daniel Bailey BSc MSc PgCACE
  • Chronicisation risk of low back pain patients : an osteopaths’ assessment-BERODE Floriane1, WAGNER Agathe2,3
  • Educational environment: Assessment from the CESSO Paris students-BOIS Muriel1, QUESNAY Paul2,3,4,5
  • A pilot Study to develop a tool for the assessment of osteopathic student’s clinical reasoning-HEISSAT Anne-Sophie1,2, QUESNAY Paul1,2,3,4

12:45- 1:45 Lunch (provided)

1:45 – 2:30 Keynote: What skills do educators need to support students use of evidence-based practice in their learning? Steven Vogel

2:30 – 3:20 Workshops

3:20 – 3:40 Tea break

3:40 – 4:30 Workshops

4:30 -5:15 Closing Keynote: Attainment inequalities – lessons learned in physiotherapy education. Dr John Hammond 

5:15-7:00 Drinks reception