The Madrid School of Osteopathy aims to train Osteopath Physical Therapists to the highest level of professional excellence using the latest evidence based practice. The more effective and efficient the delivery of Osteopathic practice the higher will be the trust that society places in the profession.
In order to ensure this we emphasize the critical evaluation of the latest scientific publications in the health sciences field and its incorporation into clinical practice.
We feel that the best way to learn is by actively studying research under the guidance of the professionals of the EOM. In this way students achieve a professional and scientific mindset and become capable of innovating in their own right.
The UNE-EN 16686 Standard (from AENOR, 2015) approved in BOE of January 21, 2016 describes one of the essential competencies for the practice of Osteopathy in the following way:
“The ability to assess medical and scientific publications in a critical way and incorporate relevant and contemporary information into practice.”
In addition to the theoretical-practical 5 year training at the Madrid School of Osteopathy students must also submit a Research Project – also called a Final Master’s Project (TFM) – in their second year in order to obtain their Master’s Degree. They must carry out the said research project in the two subsequent years (in their 3rd and 4th years). This must consist of an original research study in the form of a scientific article and lead to the presentation of the DO (Osteopathy Diploma). The study should be of a format and quality required by professional journals in the field of Osteopathy
Other information of interest:
The European Journal of Osteopathy and Related Clinical Research is the kind of publication that the Madrid School of Osteopathy recommends. The journal is online, open and free to all. The main page is in Spanish but can be accessed in English and 15 other languages. The scientific articles are in Spanish and English.
Go to: www.europeanjournalosteopathy.com Registration is free and gives access to the articles.
The Madrid School of Osteopathy is a member of SEFO (The Scientific European Federation of Osteopaths) scientific-european-federation-osteopaths.org ) .