THE WOMEN'S HEALTH DIPLOMA - FULLY ONLINE (WITH OPTION TO ADD CLINICS LATER, WHEN YOU ARE IN THE UK / WHEN YOU ARE ABLE TO ATTEND)
Scroll right down for content information - this is the same theory content as the HYBRID OPTION - and is the same as the face to face fully in person version. It does not include the clincial / technique blocks that the other versions include upfront, but these can be added later.
Sept 2023 intake full
January 2024 intake available - discount till end October 2023!
This is an online only / distance learning option.
All your lectures are pre-recorded, with lots of additional evidence, articles, videos, and other resources online. You are guided through these over the course of one academic year, through 9 one-hour live broadcast tutorials, where you can ask questions and get guidance etc.
You follow tasks online, and then you can attend in one block an in-person technique and clinical intensive.
Later, when you are able, you can apply to add on the YEAR ONE 6 day clinical / practical block (which is a separate fee in this option). This would be £750 to add, pending numbers who are doing the clinics from the full version of the programme).
Again, when you are able, you can add in the YEAR TWO clinical / practical which is 10 days long. This enables an extensive training and inclusion of complex pelvic pain, pelvic floor, internals and pelvic organ prolapse evaluation and management. This would be £1000 to add, pending numbers who are doing the clinics from the full version of the programme).
All the lectures are done by Caroline, and caroline supervises in person, with additional osteopaths training and acting as clinical supervisors on all the clinical and practical days - and the group sizes are capped at 6 students per block - so there is a great tutor-student ratio ensuring you get lots of personalised instruction and lots of direct supervision and help.
PROGRAMME START DATE - the online only programme follows the same arrangements and tutorials as for the HYBRID version.
This programme starts in one 2 dates / there are two cohorts you can join.
Cohort one: September 2023, and concludes in June 2024. (now full)
Cohort Two: January 2024 - to September 2024.
This allows for the once a month tutorials to be spaced out. The clinical dates are as follows:
CLINIC / TECHNIQUE - if you add these later. NB this is the set of dates for 2024 and there will be more in 2025 and beyond - this is just so you can get an idea, if you want to add this later.
Clinic dates - London - year one option one: 18-23 February, 2024
Year one Option two: 24th to 29th June, 2024. (6 days).
Clinic dates - for those on the year two option - one date only: London - 30th June , through to 9th July, 2024 (10 days).
Please note: the availability of BOTH blocks depends on numbers.
YOU MUST TELL US WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO BOOK, SO WE CAN ORGANISE THIS ASPECT. IF YOU DONT TELL US, THEN WE CAN'T PLAN. WE ARE RELYING ON YOU TO INDICATE INTEREST - PLEASE GET IN TOUCH ASAP TO REGISTER YOUR INTEREST / HOLD YOUR PLACE.
We will clarify as soon as we can if one or both (and if only one, which one) will be running, but in the meantime, please be available for one or the other. Please email is about your availability asap if this is going to be a problem. You must send in your application form to be notified of pending block dates.
(Bristol dates in 2025, dates TBA). Additional London dates will be added in 2024-2025 for future cohorts, pending numbers are will be either later June, or in July 2025. We will post dates here as soon as we know levels of interest.
COURSE FEES FOR THE ONLINE ONLY (NOT INCLUDING ANY FUTURE CLINICAL / PRACTICAL BLOCK):
Year One: For all online / hybrid distance learning packages, in year one, plus 9 zoom meetings (live broadcast, one hour, one per month). (Use the payment buttons below, or enquire to pay by bank transfer).
£1800. Discount of £1650 till 31st OCT 2023.
Year Two: For all your hybrid distance learning online resources, plus 9 zoom meetings (live broadcast, one hour, one per month)
£1800. Discount of £1650 till 31st OCT 2023.
NOTE: IT IS POSSIBLE TO APEL INTO YEAR TWO IF YOU HAVE ALREADY DONE EG MUMMY MOT OR THE MOLINARI INSTITUTE DIPLOMA.
Refunds are not possible, course places are held over for a subsequent year if you cannot attend.
*Your online material (all the lectures, recorded anyway, plus additional resources) is available to access on enrolment, you do not have to wait for the block dates to access.
Advanced level pelvic internals work can be undertaken in a separate course.
The year one / certificate included external pelvic floor, but not internals. Year two, to complete the Diploma, includes per vaginal and per rectal technique training. Additional certification with patient clinical training is also available.
WATCH FREE CPD VIDEO ON WH OSTEOPATHY AT BOTTOM OF PAGE!
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
- 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|
|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|