M.Ost. Master in Osteopathic Medicine (Undergraduate Master)24M4

    Course Overview

    Duration: 4 years full-time or 6 years part-time Undergraduate Master Degree (Undergraduate Master)
  • Osteopathy is a manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, including joints, muscles and the spine. It is complementary to other medical practices. An osteopath practices manual techniques on the neuro-musculoskeletal system using holistic and patient-centered approaches. A core principle behind osteopathy is the idea that the body is an integrated and indivisible whole, and contains self-regulating and self-healing mechanisms that can be utilised as part of the treatment. Relevant psychological and social factors also form part of the process of patient diagnosis.

    This is a 4 year integrated master degree is designed for undergraduate entry, during which you will study core disciplines such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition, biomechanics and osteopathic techniques.

    In addition you will undergo a mandatory minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical training, primarily during year 3 and 4 of the programme. Our Osteopathy Clinic is based at our state-of-the-art sports centre, we are ranked joint 4th best university in the UK for sports facilities by Times Higher Education (THE). This centre is also home to our biomechanics and physiology laboratories which feature a range of highly advanced equipment for musculoskeletal biomechanics, health and exercise clinical assessment and research.

    An application for Recognised Qualification status of this pre-registration Master in Osteopathic Medicine (M Ost) degree has been made to the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC).

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Modules

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1st Year
  • Engaging with Learning: Professional and personal development
  • Human Physiology & Functional Anatomy
  • Osteopathic skills I
  • Biochemistry & Biophysics
  • Personal and Professional development I
  • Musculoskeletal Biomechanics
2nd Year
  • Research methods and analysis in sport, physical activity and health sciences
  • Pathophysiology of non-communicable diseases
  • Clinical differential Diagnosis
  • Nutrition, Health & Disease
  • Personal and Professional Development II
  • Osteopathic skills II
3rd Year
  • Research methods and analysis in sport, physical activity and health sciences
  • Pathophysiology of non-communicable diseases
  • Clinical differential Diagnosis
  • Nutrition, Health & Disease
  • Personal and Professional Development II
  • Osteopathic skills II
4th Year
  • Managing Clinical Uncertainty
  • Osteopathic clinical practice II
  • Master project

Entry Requirements & Fees

Career Opportunities

In the United Kingdom, osteopathy is a statutorily regulated profession. Only graduates from a degree course that is approved by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) are permitted by law to practise as osteopath.

Osteopathy is a rewarding career which focuses on manual therapy techniques. The career path is primarily private practice upon GOsC registration and there is an increasing provision of osteopathy via the NHS within GP practices and community health centres.

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