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WOMEN’S HEALTH DIPLOMA

2 options:-

1) Fully in person (you need to attend lectures / practicals in Lancashire (Nelson), and clinics are in Bristol OR Leicestershire (Ashby De La Zouche). Starting in October 2024. Year one and two options available.

4 lots of 3-day intensive blocks in person lectures with lots of practicals, per year. Access to extensive online revision material, one zoom tutorial a month for ongoing support over you enrolment duration – you can exit after year one (LANCASHIRE), which covers year one of the diploma (same format for year two of the Diploma.

4 separate clinical days / practical days (Bristol / Ashby) for year one must be added to gain the Certificate, and after 4 further 4-day lecture blocks (LANCASHIRE), and a further 4-day clinical / practical days (Bristol / Ashby), you can exit after year two with the Diploma.

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2) Hybrid – at home learning with pre-recorded lectures and resources, zoom tutorial support, (then you can add clinical and practical attendance in Bristol). Starts September 2024. Year one and year two options.

Spread over 2 years via online learning platform (moodle), with live zoom monthly tutorials and 6 in person clinical / practical days at various venues per year (you can exit at the end of year one with a Certificate in Women’s Health (WHC) and get a Diploma in Women’s Health at the end of year two (WHD). The 6 days in person must be done in one block – Bristol and London options available. You get hands on involvement with patients. All clinics and practicals overseen by Caroline. Huge online resource library and video bank. CLICK HERE FOR MORE DETAILS

All courses include:

1) huge amounts of hands-on and techniques
incredible clinical insights and information / guidance across the lifespan
2) no experience required.
3) male practitioners welcome!
4) lots of anatomy and physiology
5) yes, the programme is intense, but it is so worth it!
6) you can exit at the end of year one, and / or take a gap before completing in the next cycle if you like.
7) MASSES OF EVIDENCE

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YEAR ONE / CERTIFICATE SUMMARY:

  • ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • AUTONOMICS, VISCERAL PAIN
  • MICROBIOME AND IMMUNE CONSIDERATIONS IN WOMENS HEALTH
  • UROGYNAECOLOGY AND PELVIC FLOOR
  • DEVELOPMENT, HORMONES, BODY IMAGE, GROWTH
  • ENDOCRINE DYNAMICS, FERTILITY AND OBSTETRICS
  • BIRTH, BONDING, BREASTFEEDING
  • POST PARTUM RECOVERY
  • LIFESPAN ISSUES
  • MENOPAUSE
  • CHANGING UROGENTIAL AND MUSCULOSKELETAL FACTORS
  • ONLINE PLATFORM AND TUTORIAL SUPPORT
  • PRACTICAL INTENSIVES AND CLINICAL OBSERVATIONS DAYS.

YEAR TWO / DIPLOMA SUMMARY:

  • CLINCAL ASSESSMENT REVIEW = CONSIDERING ALL THE FACTORS WITHIN THE CERTIFICATE CURRICULUM AND TAKING THEM TO THE NEXT LEVEL:
  • COMPLEX CLINICAL PRESENTATIONS REVIEWED. STRONG FOCUS ON EVIDENCE AND RATIONAL APPORACHES TO PRACTICE.
  • INTERNALS AND SENSITIVE AREAS WORK, CONSENTING, RISK MANAGEMENT AND ASSOCIATED ETHICAL AND CLINICAL CONSIDERATIONS.
  • MANAGEMENT OF VARIOUS CONDITIONS EG fertility, endo, prolapse, diastasis, complex pregnancy, post partum, bladder disorders / cystitis, post surgical issues, cancer considerations, pelvic pain, breast care
  • Working with the traumatised patients, and those with complex needs.
  • CLINICAL PROTOCOLS = WHAT THEY ARE AND ARE NOT
  • OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT – understanding how to monitor your clinic and when / to who to refer.
  • UNDERSTANDING ORTHODOX MANAGEMENT AND INTERDISCIPLINARY ISSUES
  • PRACTICAL TECHNIQUE INTENSIVE CLASSES AND CLINICAL OBSERVATION DAYS.
  • ONLINE PLATFORM AND TUTORIAL SUPPORT
  • EXTENSIVE EVIDENCE REVIEW AND CASE ANALYSIS
  • HELPING YOU WORKSHOP COMPLEX PRESENSTATIONS
  • DEVELOPING YOUR PERSONAL CLINCAL PROFESSIONAL FIELD OF CARE
WOMENS HEALTH QUALIFICATIONS 
 CERTIFICATE DIPLOMA 
Supplementary Module Introduction to osteopathic and somatophysiological principles Learning how to learn – revision of concepts Introduction to roles and boundaries in clinical practice Care plans, management, clinical audit, and outcomes measures Constructing an evidence-informed approach 
MODULE ONE Development of the body cavities and genitals Anatomical changes from children to adults Neuro-endocrine-immune system Bladder and bowel function in girls Gender and identity issues Complex dynamics in puberty Hormonal balance across the lifespan 
MODULE TWO Development of immunity The role of the microbiome Function, physiology and somatovisceral integration The basics of visceral pain and visceral reflexes Adolescent mental health Interoception, body image and sense of self Complexities of endocrine imbalance and dysbiosis on visceral pain Complex visceral pain and dysautonomia 
MODULE THREE Being female Gender bias in research Social dynamics, relational safety Basics of fertility, conception and gynaecological function Trauma dynamics Fear, freeze, visceral pain Effects on physiology, function and fertility, subfertility and assisted conception Complex gynae, endometriosis, adhesions 
EXAM / ASSESSMENT ONE 
MODULE FOUR Pregnancy and general obstetric dynamics Optimal foetal positioning Considering pregnancy complications, accompanying disorders, complex pain and biomechanical considerations,  
MODULE FIVE Biomechanics in pregnancy Orthopaedic and tissue changes and strains Third trimester Foetal position, high risk pregnancies, complex therapeutic alliance and interprofessional considerations pelvic instability and diastasis rehab 
MODULE SIX Preparation for labour and delivery Birth trauma   Complex birth trauma and injury Pregnancy loss Premature delivery 
EXAM / ASSESSMENT TWO 
MODULE SEVEN Maternal mental health The fourth trimester Breastfeeding and initial recovery Body cavity and postural recovery Postpartum depression Complex maternal infant considerations Breast care, mastitis, physiology of challenging maternal recovery Complex body image and structural instability problems 
MODULE EIGHT Ongoing urogenital health and pelvic support Menopause Breast care,  Complex urogenital dysfunctions Post surgical and other operative dynamics Menopause dynamics, post breast cancer care and reconstruction dynamics.
MODULE NINE Gerontology and Global recap of course Cancer and complex pathology across the lifespan The role of osteopaths and allied healthcare manual therapy professionals in Women’s Health 
EXAM / ASSESSMENT THREE 

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