BCOM was delighted to welcome physiotherapy students from South Bank University last week.
These placements are part of a Health Education England initiative where osteopathy and physiotherapy students learn from one another and this is to also encourage closer working relationships between the Allied Health Professions.
The seven month pilot began in April and initially saw physiotherapy students start a five-week placement with a second cohort being welcomed by osteopathic colleges this week.
Whilst at BCOM, the physiotherapy students learn about the in depth knowledge and experience required to be an osteopath and have an opportunity to observe our students treating patients our busy Clinic.
Dr Kerstin Rolfe, BCOM Principal said:
“BCOM has been delighted to welcome physiotherapy students from St George’s, Brunel and South Bank University over the past few months. This initiative enables student osteopaths to share good practice, ideas and ways of working with physiotherapy students. The physiotherapy students that have attended BCOM Clinic have been extremely impressed with the depth of knowledge of our students and the amount of learning and Clinic experience required to become an osteopath. Our Masters in Osteopathy course is designed to equip our students with the best possible skills and expertise when they graduate. We are pleased to take part in this HEE initiative.”
To understand the impact of the pilot, the National Council for Osteopathic Research will be conducting interviews with all the students and institutions involved, the findings of which will be published in a report expected in the latter part of 2021.
Date Posted: 04/07/2021 | Posted In: Uncategorized