Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy

Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy

The OCC’s new and innovative educational pathway is designed to enable osteopaths to nurture, develop and enhance their specialist skills in paediatrics. Founded on our well-respected Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy, this newly developed pathway now includes two stand-alone 1-year courses which can be used to either start your journey in paediatrics or to build upon a journey that has already begun.

The pathway is designed with the flexibility to enable a postgraduate osteopath to structure their own learning journey; either following the courses sequentially and achieving a DPO in 2 years or completing them over a longer period of time.

The OCC Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy (DPO)

For those keen to further deepen their paediatric knowledge, skills, and application, this one-year course will build on the foundations established in the first year and take students to DPO level. Students will be encouraged to debate, discuss & challenge their paediatric & osteopathic thinking in clinic and via seminar weekends, and will be expected to actively participate in the development and discussion with their first year “certificate level” cohort. Alongside another year working in the OCC clinic, students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of the embryology, anatomy & development of a child into puberty and cover topics including prematurity, behavioural issues, the seriously sick child, enuresis, immunity & vaccination, orthodontics, the development of gait & scoliosis, hormonal & skeletal changes and how these impact the growing child and teen.

Prerequisite Diploma in Paediatric Osteopathy (DPO) Level – successful completion of certificate level or other relevant post graduate course with demonstration of appropriate osteopathic skills, knowledge, and supervised clinical experience.

Accreditation of prior post-graduate learning will enable applicants, who have completed other relevant courses, to accelerate their path through one or both OCC courses.

Both courses offer opportunities for osteopaths to fulfil aspects of their GOsC CPD requirements.

As a world recognised learning institution, both courses offer an exciting opportunity for any osteopath looking to learn more about paediatrics within the nurturing clinic environment that is the Osteopathic Centre for Children (OCC).

New intake: 2023 

Fees: TBC

For more details please contact us on educationregistrar@occ.uk.com