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This course is an opportunity for people to revise and practice the systems testing procedures which all osteopaths and other first line health practitioners learn in order to assess the systemic health of patients. Since these procedures are seldom needed in ordinary day to day practice, you may find you’ve become a little “rusty”.
There will be an opportunity to cover the theory and practice involved in cardiovascular examination, respiratory examination and elements of neurological testing. There will be time to cover some other testing elements as requested by the delegates on the day.
- Understand the reasons for performing systems evaluation.
- Revise the procedures involved in each examination.
- Gain practical experience of performing clinical examinations covered.
- Be able to interpret the results gained and take appropriate action.
Pre-course reading and practical information
Delegates are recommended to review the relevant sections of ‘McCleod’s Clinical Examination’ or an equivalent standard text prior to attending the course.
Delegates are also advised to bring appropriate clothing for the practical elements, and to bring their clinical methods equipment, i.e. stethoscope, sphygmomanometer, penlight, tuning forks (128 and 512 Hz), neuro testing pins etc.
About the course leader
Trevor Jefferies (experienced osteopath, clinic tutor, GOsC ACP assessor) recently retired from his roles at the UCO but has taught this material on the UCO’s undergraduate and postgraduate courses over a number of years, was a clinic team leader and ran a demonstration clinic.