Evolutionary physiology

A clear and conscious look at form allows the artificial boundary between anatomy, embryology, histology and physiology to disappear.

Osteopathy is a philosophy, a concept and a science, all based on nature.

The ultimate goal of this course: to give the participant the opportunity to see and to understand the relationship between health, form and function/structure, and to recognize it in his or her patients.

Philosophy of the course

A clear and conscious look at form allows the artificial boundary between anatomy, embryology, histology and physiology to disappear. These educational limits are being replaced by a holistic view of the human form and the human functioning. In other words, seeing consciously form instead of looking at it. Through extensive didactic examples and shared reflections during the classes, participants can also take living images to their daily osteopathic practice. Conclusion: In this course we will melt together science and her recent discoveries in our applied philosophy. Let's not lose sight of the fact that a philosophy and the resulting concept, if it is not supported by the scientific verification, is nothing more than a belief or superstition. Osteopathy is a philosophy, a concept and a science, all based on nature.

The ultimate goal of this course: to give the participant the opportunity to see and to understand the relationship between health, form and function/structure, and to recognize it in his of her patients.

Description of the course Evolutionary applied physiology.

This course consisting of six seminars, handles the clinical application of the relationship function/ structure in osteopathy practice. The central aim of this course is not theoretical physiology, but the knowledge and use of the physiological principles, directly applicable in osteopathy practice. We follow the path of biochemistry to the functioning of organs and organ systems. This course offers participants the practical tools for differential diagnosis and reasoned osteopathic treatment of patients. Physiology describes the dynamic interactions between molecules, cells, tissues, organs and organ systems, to see and to better understand the levels of functioning of the whole organism . In osteopathy health is the first focus, maintained by the reciprocal interactions of function/structure, that come together as one in the concept of Form or Morphology. The osteopaths, participants in this course, will take the following chronological, hierarchical and dimensional way:

  • From atom to molecule
  • From molecule to cell
  • From cell to tissue
  • From tissues to organs
  • From Organs to organ systems
  • To finish with deeper understanding of the complex functioning of the whole organism

Informations

  • Date » Click here for the available dates
  • length 4 days
  • Accreditation points (NRO) ?
  • Accreditation points (ACPVO) 54+108
  • Accreditation points (VOD) 10 Points par Day
  • Maximum number of participants: 35 participants
  • Class days: Friday / Saturday / Sunday / Monday
  • Course time 09:00 - 18:00 (Last day 15:30)

Contents

The physiology course consists entirely of six seminars. The chronology of these six seminars is build up from atoms and molecules to cells, tissues and organs. In each dimension, the importance for the osteopathic practice is diagnostically and therapeutically clarified.


Seminar 1: Biochemistry

The following topics are being discussed:

  • Proteins
  • Lipids
  • Glucides (saccharides)


Seminar 2: Cytology

The following topics are being discussed:

  • Cell membrane
  • Cell nucleus
  • Endoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, Vesicular transport, Lysosomes, peroxisomes
  • The significance of micro-organisms for health (osteopathic perspective)
  • Mitochondria
  • Cytoskeleton


Seminar 3: Histology

The following topics are being discussed:

  • Epithelium
  • Embryological origin Epithelium
  • Integrins
  • Keratin
  • Tight Junctions, Desmosomes, Gap junctions
  • Connective tissue
  • Neuronal tissue
  • Muscle tissue


Seminar 4:

During this seminar the material of the first three packages is integrated and further developed under the heading “metabolic physiology”. The following main topics are covered:

  • Glucose metabolism
  • Fat metabolism
  • Protein metabolism


seminar 5 :

This seminar contains a further detailed elaboration of the preceding chapters. This is done by means of the digestion physiology approached from the context of the organ. During this seminar the following topics are covered:

  • Mouth
  • Oesophagus
  • Stomach
  • Duodenum
  • Small intestine
  • Colon


seminar 6 :

This last seminar is a continuation of seminar 5.
The following bodies are covered:

  • Liver & Gallbladder
  • Pancreas
  • Spleen
Subsequently, the neuro-hormonal control of the digestion is worked out.