Title: Postgraduate Foundation Course (Body Adjustment: Theory & Practice)
Description of course: Postgraduate modular course comprising lectures, practical sessions, home-study course work, literature review
Aims & objectives: the development of the knowledge & transferable skills required to begin applying the philosophy, principles & concepts of Body Adjustment in practice; to stimulate an academic & practical interest in further studies relating to alternative approaches to medicine; to provide a route to Advanced Seminars.
Total hours: approximately 100 taught hours plus directed & guided home-study; 1 hour personal tutoring
Teaching schedule: 20 days over a period of 12–15 months typically done in four 5 day seminars, or five 4–day seminars This enables students to assimilate and practise what they have learnt during the seminars.
Teaching methods: speech, 2 & 3D visual presentation, demonstration & practical guidance, personal tutoring, directed & guided home-study
Prerequisite qualifications: graduates in osteopathy; 4th year undergraduates of osteopathy may also enrol subject to informal interview
Awards: JWCCO certification of achievement of assessment criteria; certificate of attendance
Assessment criteria: fulfilment of the learning outcomes relating to each module; this to be adjudged in accordance with specific marking criteria & by meeting the attendance expectation of 80% overall attendance
Assessment methods: written course work, review presentation, case-history presentation, practical examination by viva
Bibliography: set texts & references in relation to each module; guided literature review; occasional hand-outs
Indicative content & learning outcomes: outlined for each module in Module Notes