BCOM has a strong research profile which helps inform teaching and learning throughout the curriculum. Research not only aids in teaching at BCOM but evidence based medicine is increasingly required to demonstrate the efficacy of treatments. BCOM is involved in a number of areas of research, all of which link to osteopathy and naturopathy.
Research Publications are frequently published in peer review journals, and conference proceedings. Year 3 and 4 students undertake a research project which results in a project which is presented as a publishable paper.
BCOM is the founder and a major contributor to the International Conference on Advances in Osteopathic Research (ICAOR). The original aim of ICAOR was to disseminate research information gathered by osteopaths to practitioners and students, so that an active research ethos could be developed.
BCOM is a stakeholder in NCOR which has been established to act as a unifying body for those parties engaged in osteopathic research. Representatives from Osteopathic Educational Institutions, General Osteopathic Council and British Osteopathic Association are included on the council.
National Council for Osteopathic Research (NCOR)