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Become a professional Osteopath with 1000 hours of clinical training.
Three A-levels at grades BBC or above including Biology or a related subject.
Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above (with at least 6 specialist units in Biology and Science or a combination of BTEC Level 3 grades).
Or Access 30-42 with 18D.
And GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 or grade C or above
Applicants with other qualifications and/or experience will be considered on an individual basis. An interview is required.
UCAS points 112
UCAS code 24M4
Duration 4 years full-time or 6 years part-timeHow to apply for this course
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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.
In the United Kingdom, osteopathy is a statutorily regulated profession. Only graduates from a degree that is recognised by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) are permitted by law to practise as an osteopath Our osteopathic medicine degree is recognised by the GOsC meaning that our graduates are eligible to apply for registration with them. It is a four year pre-registration Integrated Master's degree, for undergraduate entry.
You'll become competent in assessing and treating musculoskeletal disorders including diagnosis and treatment of lumbar spine, thoracic spine and lower limb disorders, cervical spine and upper limb disorders, with an understanding of how to treat paediatric and geriatric patients, and everyone inbetween.
An osteopath practices manual techniques on the neuro-musculoskeletal system using holistic and patient-centered approaches. You'll get hands-on experience with a minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical training, primarily during year three and four, at our on-site Osteopathy Clinic. 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.
1000+ hours clinical experience at our on-site student-led Osteopathy Clinic.
Learn from a multidisciplinary team including osteopaths, physiotherapists, psychologists, physiologists and bio-scientists.
Placement opportunities with NHS commissioned osteopathy services.
Conduct your Masters project in our state-of-the-art Biomechanics and Physiology laboratories.
Innovative small business management module readies you for the non-clinical side of private practice.
Full university experience at a fantastic campus with on-site accommodation.
“I really enjoy the practical elements of the course which are giving me invaluable experience. The support from tutors is outstanding and help is always available. The on-site clinic has provided me with a safe but professional environment to learn and progress in.”
“The practical application of osteopathic techniques in the third year has brought the whole course together. My knowledge has grown significantly on this course, alongside my confidence. Seeing positive patient outcomes in the clinic makes it all worthwhile.”
“ The opportunities within the faculty and University for students to access an extensive range of specialist industry standard resources and facilities, especially in the areas of sports and rehabilitative therapy... An extensive array of physiological and rehabilitative facilities exist within the faculty… will allow osteopathy students to experience a wide range of approaches to treatments in sports and health sciences. ”
You will be entitled to register as an osteopath through GoSC upon graduation.Osteopathy is a statutorily regulated profession in the United Kingdom. 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.
“ "In our first year we’re learning about lumbar and lower limb anatomy; how the nervous system works and biomechanics. We’re also learning academic research skills. In the second year we’ll learn about thoracic and upper limb biomechanics and gain more clinical practice. The third year is a lot more clinical practice and, among other modules, we’ll learn business skills so we know how to market ourselves and possibly start up our own business." ”
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum
Includes a mix of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, from a multidisciplinary teaching team.
A wide range of assessments including essays, practical exams, written exams, competency exams with real patients and presentations.
Gary is also an Honorary Professor at Princess Elizabeth Orthopaedic Centre of Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust where he researches back pain and nerve biomechanics. Gary is a practising chartered physiotherapist and brings a wealth of experience in musculoskeletal injury and diagnosis. His research interests in musculoskeletal rehabilitation and diagnostic ultrasound imaging are supported by national and international research grants.View full profile
Sherrie is a Chartered Physiotherapist and a member of the Acucpuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP). She is an experienced lecturer and has held various positions as senior physiotherapist in the NHS, specialising in pulmonary rehabilitation, acute care and early orthopedic rehabilitation in the community. Her research interest is musculoskeletal injury management and exercise prescription for chronic disease groups.
John is an exercise specialist with an interest in lifestyle behaviour change and health services evaluation. He holds an MSc in Preventive Cardiology and REPS accredited qualifications in exercise referral and cardiac rehabilitation.
John is a qualified Osteopath and is a qualified Acupuncturist, Sonographer, Nutritionist, strength and conditioning coach and advanced rehabilitation specialist. Out of his own experience of nerve damage, John developed a complete health care system that takes into account the patient's pain and needs spanning nutrition, physical rehabilitation, acute and chronic pain management, fitness and strength and reconditioning.
Stephanie is a qualified Osteopath who supports a varied patient base; her areas of expertise include technique, physiology, pharmacology of common drugs, a best practice approach to treating babies and woman’s health.
Osteopathy LecturerView profile
Kieron is a qualified Osteopath who has worked in established clinics across the country as well as running his own successful clinic; he has special interests in biomechanics and working with patients with chronic pain.
Senior LecturerView profile
Joe has 20 years experience within the area of health and exercise physiology and researches health care interventions, physiology and metabolism. He previously worked as an Occupational Physiologist and Researcher for the UK Ministry of Defence and the Netherlands National Research Office.
Senior LecturerView profile
Alister teaches psychology and its applications to sport, exercise, and health. His main research interest is how psychological interventions can be used to improve the performances of people who participate in endurance events, such as middle- and long-distance running, cycling, swimming, and triathlon events.
Guest lecturer - OsteopathyView profile
Charles is a practising Osteopath and has drwan on his extensive experience to advise the General Osteopathic Council and Institute of Osteopathy on matters related to osteopathic provision within the NHS.
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