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OPC – Introduction to the Concepts and Skills Fundamental to Osteopathy in the Cranial Field

July 13, 2022 - July 17, 2022

The OPC Foundations of Osteopathy in the Cranial Field (FOCF) course is a 40-hour didactic and laboratory experiential course designed to introduce practicing physicians, resident physicians, dentists, and current medical students to the uniquely osteopathic modality of cranial diagnosis and treatment. This FOCF course is consistent with the teachings of W.G. Sutherland, DO, and is a direct continuation and legacy of Expanding Osteopathic Courses offered by the late V.M. Frymann, DO.

The course didactic components introduce cranial anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology, and applied clinical Osteopathic principles and is directly synergistic with closely precepted, (4:1 student to faculty ratio), hands-on laboratory experiences. Thus, pedagogically addressing the cogent understanding and efficacious clinical application challenges of osteopathy in the cranial field (OCF). OCF, as presented in the FOCF course, is intended as an aspect of patient centered care applied synergistically within an integrated osteopathic medical model of diagnosis and treatment, designed to serve patients of all ages, gender, and levels of health challenges. The FOCF faculty preceptors and lecturers are practicing physicians chosen for their extensive osteopathic clinical experience, knowledge of applied OCF, and competency as excellent clinical educators to facilitate and optimize the practical educational experience.

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Osteopathy's Promise To Children


Hilton Garden Inn Mission Valley/Stadium
3805 Murphy Canyon Rd
San Diego, California 92123

Anticipated Credits

40 AOA Category 1-A