The Fundamentals MELBOU - 3 day course

40 Hour Program Including Bonus Online Learning Material

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Saturday 16, Sunday 17 & Monday 18 June 2018



Queen Victoria Women's Centre, 210 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 


The Fundamentals - Auckland- 3 Day Program

40 Hour Program Including Bonus Online Learning Material


To be confirmed, please email us at if you would like to register interest.


Course Information

This course is open to all registered Osteopaths, there are no pre-requisites.


This program has been developed from the original 5-day, 40hr program. We are excited to deliver a 3-day face-to-face course supported by additional pre- and post-course online learning activities. There will be short keynote lectures spaced between practical sessions, which will focus on practical, hands on technique and developing your palpation. The 4:1 student to tutor ratio enhances the opportunity to obtain the most from these practical sessions, this means one tutor to two pairs of students.


Learning Outcomes

  • Develop an understanding of the 5 phenomena of the Primary Respiratory Mechanism (PRM).
  • Review the anatomy and physiology of the cranial bones and sacrum and their relationships to other anatomical structures.
  • Further develop your approach to palpation of the body.
  • Discuss the clinical application of the course content with tutors during table sessions.
  • Identify and reflect on personal goals or desired learning outcomes of each participant for the course.




KEY TOPICS - Lectures and Practical Sessions



DAY ONE Saturday 16th June


8:15am start Osteopathy: Concepts and History, Introduction to the PRM. Support with web resources
  Development of the PRM: Anatomy and Physiologic Function of the CNS and CSF
  Practitioner reflection: Strengths, weaknesses, course goals, reflection
  Palpatory Sensing Sessions
  Cranial Base & Cranial Vault: Anatomy and Physiologic Function & Prac
  Cranial Vault and Base: Guided Bone Demonstration
  Palpation of Cranial Base: Anatomy and Physiologic Function
  Temporal Bone: Anatomy and Physiologic Function & Prac
  Reciprocal Tension Membrane: Anatomy and Physiologic Function & Prac
  Discussion in Tutor Groups- reflect on goals & the day
6:00pm Finish ADJOURN


DAY TWO Sunday 17 June 2018


 8:15am start Reflection on previous day / announcements
  Patterns of the Cranial Base: Theory & Prac (discussion, palpation & clinical application) 
  Sacrum: Anatomy and Physiologic Function: Theory & Prac 
  Palpatory Sensing Session: Correlating SBS and Sacrum 
  The face – introduction inc embryology & anatomy 
   Facial bones – bone workshop

The face: correlating the viscerocranium with the cranial base and vault.

Palpation of the face
   Mandible – anatomy and function & Prac session

Principles, theories and methods underpinning diagnosis and treatment.

Support by online plus literature  
  Tutor Groups - review day’s learning and questions
5:00pm Finish ADJOURN


DAY THREE Monday 18 June 2018


8:15am start Reflection on previous day / announcements
  Cranial-Cervical Junction: Diagnosis and theory
  Cranial Base: Treatment of the SBS using BMT
  Sacrum: Diagnosis and Treatment
  Management of the Cerebrospinal Fluid Fluctuation Theory & Prac
  Cranial Vault: Diagnosis and Treatment & Prac
  Temporal Bones: Diagnosis and Treatment
  Transition to clinic – practice and integration
  Final questions, end of course check up
5:30pm Finish ADJOURN




Course Fees


Early Bird Registration $1,950.00 (paid on or prior to April 30 2018)

Standard Registration $2,095.00 (paid after April 30 2018)



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