Fellowship Specialty Program: Osteopathic Rehabiliation SciencesThe goal of the osteopathic rehabilitation sciences postgr...
Applicants in this fellowship program develop the following competencies:Core Subjects• A strong foundation in osteopathic...
Basic ScienceHistory and philosophy of science;Gross and functional anatomy, including basic embryology, neuroanatomy and ...
Osteopathic SkillsOsteopathic diagnosis;                            Osteopathic techniques, including direct              ...
Osteopathic technique                                                   150                               Osteopathic clin...
Pharmacology                                                                  20Principles and philosophy of osteopathy   ...
Differential and clinical diagnosis and clinical problem solving        20Professional ethics                             ...
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National Academy of OSteopathy is offering a 4 years 4200 hours, World Health Organization (WHO) compliant postgraduate residency program in osteopathic rehabilitation sciences.

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Osteopathic Rehabilitation Science Program by National Academy of Osteopathy

  1. 1. Fellowship Specialty Program: Osteopathic Rehabiliation SciencesThe goal of the osteopathic rehabilitation sciences postgraduate fellowship specialty program isto produce manual osteopaths who have acquired advanced clinical knowledge from carefulobservation and deduction; learned to test these deductions by experimentation andquestioning; and applied these skills and knowledge to the practice and teaching of manualosteopathy.This post-graduate specialty program is conducted by National Academy of Osteopathy andapproved by the College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences (Ontario). It emphasizesacademics, teaching, research, publication, and advanced clinical training and experience. Theprogram develops manual osteopathic clinicians, researchers, and scholars capable ofparticipating in a multidisciplinary environment.Graduates are eligible to apply to the College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Science forFellowship status. Upon admittance to the college, graduate are permitted to use FCORSdesignation (Fellow of the College of Osteopathic Rehabilitation Sciences.)Please Note: Graduation from the NAO osteopathic rehabilitation sciences program does notgive the graduate the right to practice as a manual osteopathy specialist. Graduates must firstachieve Fellowship status by fulfilling the qualifications required by The College of OsteopathicRehabilitation Sciences.Applicants are admitted twice per year to the program (February & September). Space islimited and admission is competitive. Having the minimum qualification does not guaranteeacceptance to this fellowship program.Admissions StandardsApplicants must hold or obtain the following minimum qualifications before being admitted tothe program:  Graduation from a manual osteopathy program accredited by the Council on Manual Osteopathy Education;  Successful completion of board examinations administered by the Canadian Manual Osteopathy Examining Board;  Membership in the International Osteopathic Association;  Good academic standing. 1|Page
  2. 2. Applicants in this fellowship program develop the following competencies:Core Subjects• A strong foundation in osteopathic history, philosophy, and approach to health care;• An understanding of the basic sciences within the context of the philosophy of osteopathyand the five models of structure-function. Specifically, the role of vascular, neurological,lymphatic and biomechanical factors in the maintenance of normal and adaptive biochemical,cellular and gross anatomical functions in states of health and disease;• Ability to form an appropriate differential diagnosis and treatment plan;• An understanding of the mechanisms of action of manual therapeutic interventions and thebiochemical, cellular and gross anatomical response to therapy;• Ability to appraise medical and scientific literature critically and incorporate relevantinformation into clinical practice;• Competency in the palpatory and clinical skills necessary to diagnose dysfunction in theaforementioned systems and tissues of the body, with an emphasis on osteopathic diagnosis;• Competency in a broad range of skills of Osteopathic Manual Therapy;• Proficiency in physical examination and the interpretation of relevant tests and data,including diagnostic imaging and laboratory results;• An understanding of the biomechanics of the human body including, but not limited to, thearticular, facial, muscular and fluid systems of the extremities, spine, head, pelvis, abdomenand torso;• Expertise in the diagnosis and OMT of neuromusculoskeletal disorders;• Thorough knowledge of the indications for, and contraindications to, osteopathic treatment;• A basic knowledge of commonly used traditional medicine and complementary/ alternativemedicine techniques. 2|Page
  3. 3. Basic ScienceHistory and philosophy of science;Gross and functional anatomy, including basic embryology, neuroanatomy and visceralanatomy;Fundamental bacteriology, fundamental biochemistry, fundamental cellular physiology;Physiology with special emphasis on the neuroendocrine immune network, the autonomicnervous system, the arterial, lymphatic and venous systems and the musculoskeletal system;Biomechanics and kinetics.Clinical scienceModels of health and disease; Safety and ethics;Basic emergency care Basic orthopaedic diagnosis;Basic radiology; Nutrition;Basic pathology and pathophysiology of the nervous, musculoskeletal, psychiatric,cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, reproductive, genitor-urinary, immunological,endocrine and otolaryngology systems;Osteopathic SciencePhilosophy and history of osteopathy; Osteopathic models for structure/function interrelationships;Clinical biomechanics, joint physiology and Mechanisms of action for osteopathickinetics; techniques.Practical skillsObtaining and using an age-appropriate Physical and clinical examination;history;Basic life-support and first-aid care General synthesis of basic laboratory and imaging data;Clinical problem-solving and reasoning; Understanding of relevant research and its integration into practice;Communication and interviewing; Clinical documentation;Osteopathic diagnosis and differential diagnosis of the nervous, musculoskeletal, psychiatric,cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, endocrine, genitor-urinary, immunological,reproductive and otolaryngology systems; 3|Page
  4. 4. Osteopathic SkillsOsteopathic diagnosis; Osteopathic techniques, including direct techniques such as thrust, articulatory, muscle energy and general osteopathic techniques;Indirect techniques, including functional Balancing techniques, such as balancedtechniques and counterstrain; ligamentous tension and ligamentous articulatory strain;Fluid-based techniques, such as lymphatic Reflex-based techniques, such as Chapman’spump techniques. reflexes, trigger points and neuromuscular Techniques;Combined techniques, including myofascial/fascial release, Still technique, Osteopathy in thecranial field, involuntary mechanism and visceral techniques;Practical Supervised Clinical ExperienceApplicants must accumulate a minimum of 1000 hours of supervised clinical practice. Phase 1 No. of contact Scientific and professional underpinning studies hours Anatomy 150 Health-care studies and other health-care systems 5 ICT skills 2 Principles and philosophy of osteopathy 100 Neurology/neuroscience 32 Peripheral and spinal biomechanics 26 Physiology 140 Biochemistry 60 Nutrition 40 Palpatory skills and diagnosis 40 Phsychology/psychosomatics 5 Sociology 8 Research studies Research methodology (quantitative and qualitative) including critical analysis 5 Clinical/professional studies Applied clinical osteopathy 26 Radiological diagnosis and clinical imaging 6 Orthopaedics and trauma 8 Case-analysis studies 6 Professional practice management 2 Obstetrics and gynaecology 4 Paediatrics and osteopathic care of children 4 4|Page
  5. 5. Osteopathic technique 150 Osteopathic clinical practiceClosely supervised osteopathic clinical practice in suitable clinical 20environment(s)Phase 2Scientific and professional underpinning studiesAnatomy 70Sociology 16Health-care studies and other health-care systems 12Principles and philosophy of osteopathy 50Neurology/neuroscience 12Pathology 50Peripheral and spinal biomechanics 100Applied physiology 140Exercise physiology 10Emergency support skills/first-aid 10Clinical methods and procedures 60Palpatory skills and diagnosis 34Psychology/psychosomatics 10 Research studiesResearch methodology (quantitative and qualitative) 18Critical analysis 7Research ethics 4 Clinical/professional studiesCase-history taking and patient communication 9Applied clinical osteopathy 20Differential and clinical diagnosis and clinical problem solving 20Radiological diagnosis and clinical imaging 20Orthopaedics and trauma 14Case-analysis studies 15Osteopathic evaluation and patient management 38Professional ethics 6Osteopathic technique 150Nutrition & clinical dietetics 6 Osteopathic clinical practiceClosely supervised osteopathic clinical practice in suitable clinical 140environment(s)Phase 3Scientific and professional underpinning studiesAnatomy 40Health-care studies and other health-care systems 8Pathology 18Peripheral and spinal biomechanics 100 5|Page
  6. 6. Pharmacology 20Principles and philosophy of osteopathy 21Physiology 6Neurology/neuroscience 24Clinical laboratory techniques 4Palpatory skills and diagnosis 6Sociology 4Psychology/psychosomatics 100 Research studiesResearch methodology (quantitative and qualitative) including critical 36StatisticsCritical analysis 10Dissertation/research paper 100 Clinical/professional studiesCase-history taking and patient communication 7Differential and clinical diagnosis and clinical problem solving 100Professional ethics 6Radiological diagnosis and clinical imaging 50Orthopaedics and trauma 60Paediatrics and osteopathic care of children 100Osteopathic sports care 20Case-analysis studies 18Applied clinical osteopathic technique 150Ergonomics 10Osteopathic evaluation and patient management including reflective practice 13Gynaecology and obstetrics 40Rheumatology 12Osteopathic care of the elderly 12Nutrition & clinical dietetics 6 Osteopathic clinical practiceClosely supervised osteopathic clinical practice in suitable clinical 370environment(s)Phase 4Scientific and professional underpinning studiesAnatomy 6Principles and philosophy of osteopathy 11Pathology 15Peripheral and spinal biomechanics 9Pharmacology 40 Research studiesResearch methodology (quantitative and qualitative) 29Critical analysis 5Dissertation/research paper 200 Clinical/professional studiesCase-history taking and patient communication 6 6|Page
  7. 7. Differential and clinical diagnosis and clinical problem solving 20Professional ethics 8Radiological diagnosis and clinical imaging 18Gynaecology and obstetrics 12Dermatology 20Orthopaedics and trauma 6Case-analysis studies 9Paediatrics and osteopathic care of children 12Applied clinical osteopathic technique 150Professional practice management 50Osteopathic evaluation and patient management 18 Osteopathic clinical practiceClosely supervised osteopathic clinical practice in suitable clinical 470environment(s) 7|Page

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