The SCTF ANZ offers two programs for osteopathic students. The first is the introduction to osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF). The second is Palpation of the Body – an introduction to BLT.       Find our upcoming course dates click here.                                   To book click here.

Osteopathic student introduction to OCF

This one day student course is designed specifically to provide an introduction to Dr W G Sutherland’s principles of osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF). This course focuses on techniques of the cranium and spine. It provides the opportunity for development of palpatory skills. General features for both programs are outlined below.

Palpation of the Body – an introduction to BLT

Dr Sutherland’s approach to treatment was a whole body approach. With this in mind, the ‘Palpation of the Body’ one day course is designed specifically to introduce techniques related to the treatment of the extremities. It will also enhance palpation skills.

To book for our special June 16 Palpation of the Body – introduction to BLT program to be held in Queensland at SCU click here

Common features of both Student Programs

SCTF ANZ programs will provide theory and related research for each topic. We also recognise the knowledge and skills built by our forebears and the importance of passing this on person-to-person and hand-to-hand. Therefore, SCTF ANZ  programs are taught in small groups to provide focused practical skill development. This means course practical ratio’s set at 1:6, or 1 tutor for 3 pairs as a minimum. Small tutorial groups ensure support for the development and confidence with palpation.

SCTF ANZ student programs:

  • support the implementation of skills directly into the clinical practice.
  • allow plenty of time for questions and discussion.
  • provide the opportunity to meet experienced practitioners from the profession.
  • funds raised above expenses are earmarked for research in osteopathy. The SCTF ANZ is a not-for-profit educational group.
  • are designed to be complementary to each other.
  • support an introduction to the post-graduate SCTF ANZ programs.

These student focused courses are usually held once a year. The ‘Osteopathic student introduction to OCF’ is usually held in March. The ‘Palpation of the body – an introduction to BLT’ is usually held in November. Both courses are open to all osteopathic students in Australia and New Zealand. SCTF ANZ can offer these courses to student groups with enough notice if there is a large enough cohort to make the program economic.

To book for our special June 23 Palpation of the Body – introduction to BLT program to be held in Queensland at SCU click here

The SCTF ANZ is a not-for-profit osteopathic teaching group dedicated to promoting osteopathy and the work of Dr William Garner Sutherland.