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Diplomate Program
FAQ


  1. Do I need to sign a contract? What if I wish to stop, do I still owe money?
  2. How are these educational hours constructed?
  3. Are there exams?
  4. What if I fail an exam?
  5. What are the recommended text books?
  6. What is a clinical thesis?
  7. Can I be exempted from certain quanta, such as Cranial or Myofascial release if I have done these with other teachers?
  8. What if I need to stop in the middle of the course? Can I take it elsewhere? Can I continue the course in the future?
  9. Do I need to take the quantum in order or may I take them out of sequence?
  10. Does any authority accredit this course?
  11. How would clinical teaching be arranged? Will it be in Canada, the United States, or elsewhere?
  12. If my gentle palpation skills are poor, will I benefit from this course? I have attended other courses to palpate for cranial rhythm, myofascial mapping, etc. and I have failed to feel them, is this course for me?


Do I need to sign a contract?
What if I wish to stop, do I still owe money?

No! Unlike our competitors, you have no obligation whatsoever, come as you like.

How are these educational hours constructed?

The program consists of 14 modules each being three days of eight hours per day (Friday, Saturday and Sunday). For each hour of seminar there is expected 2 hours of home study so 1 module is 24 contact hours and 48 preparation and study hours before and after the seminar. Total program modular hours and preparation/study are 1008 hours.

Anatomy, physiology and pathology are online home study courses. The anatomy is divided into 3 sections each requiring 100 hours of study. The Physiology is divided into 3 sections each requiring 100 hours of study. The pathology is divided into 2 sections each requiring 100 hours of study. The total program online home study is 800 hours.

Are there exams?

Yes, there are exams for each set of clinical skills. There are evaluations for each clinical week. There are exams for each section of anatomy, physiology and pathology.

What if I fail an exam?

Exams are online exams. You may take as long as you need to complete each exam. Your grade will be shown as a percentage. Should you fail an exam, you may retake without a fee but the grade you will receive will be no higher than 70% which is the minimum passing grade.

What are the recommended text books?

What is a clinical thesis?

The guidelines will be consistent with current journal publications for either success of a technique for a given condition or an individual case study with analysis and discussion.

Can I be exempted from certain quanta, such as Cranial or Myofascial release if I have done these with other teachers?

The various essential components of the whole course are interwoven into each quantum so as to facilitate a gradual and deeper understanding of them as they relate to Osteopathy as opposed to elements of Osteopathy alone. To attain your D.O.M.T.P you complete all fourteen quanta, the case studies and the four-week rotation with the OCO.

What if I need to stop in the middle of the course? Can I take it elsewhere? Can I continue the course in the future?

If you need to stop at any quanta of the course, you may take it in the future or in the other places the OCO offers the program.

Do I need to take the quantum in order or may I take them out of sequence?

You may take any quantum at anytime, however, it is required that the Cranial and Cranial Advanced, must be taken taken successively.

Does any authority accredit this course?

The Osteopathic College of Ontario is affiliated with The Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals (OFOP) and The Society of Osteopaths of Canada (SOC). Upon completion of the Diplomate program a student is eligible for registration with either association.

The Ontario Federation of Osteopathic Professionals (OFOP) is internationally affiliated with The Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA). The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) is a charter member of the Osteopathic International Alliance (OIA). The Osteopathic College of Ontario is not a licensing body.

How would clinical teaching be arranged? Will it be in Canada, the United States, or elsewhere?

Canada will be the base for clinical study and patients will be arranged with clinical instructors. If a student wishes to have individual instruction in an osteopathic clinic, this can be arranged in the United States or overseas as well.

If my gentle palpation skills are poor, will I benefit from this course? I have attended other courses to palpate for cranial rhythm, myofascial mapping, etc. and I have failed to feel them, is this course for me?

You will benefit. Because you may have limited palpation skills in the past is the exact reason you should seek to be instructed in another manner. Many students, who made these statements before the course, have increased their palpatory skills tremendously.