To provide students with the knowledge and skills to equip them for a career in osteopathy, covering a broad range of osteopathic techniques enabling the graduate flexibility in treating a wide range of conditions, including sports injuries and problems arising in the very young and the very old To develop students' critical and analytical powers in relation to osteopathy To develop students' critical and analytical problem-based learning skills and transferable skills to prepare the student for graduate employment (working both autonomously and in a team)
Entry requirements 260 UCAS points. At A-level (grades BCC), to include biology (preferably human) and another science subject (preferably chemistry). Plus 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including English and mathematics) or equivalent. The School is flexible in its consideration of entry qualifications and potential applicants should contact the School for further information if their qualifications are non-standard. Successful applicants are invited to attend an interview
Osteopathy, BSc Hons
This programme is run by our partner college (the European School of Osteopathy), based in Maidstone, Kent. The programme is aimed at those wishing to practise as osteopaths either in the UK or abroad, and is accredited by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) permitting practice in the UK to graduates. The qualification may also be carried overseas where recognition depends on the chosen country.
The programme is divided into two years of pre-clinical work aimed at preparing the student for entry into the teaching clinic (integral with the school), followed by two years of clinical work where the student will gain 1,000 hrs of clinical experience which will include a minimum of 50 new patients for whose osteopathic care the student will be responsible, under the supervision of qualified osteopaths acting as clinic tutors.
Programme content reflects the goal to provide the student with the background to become a practising osteopath but also to become a practitioner who is reflective, aware of the need for life-long learning, and of the place of research in an advancing profession.
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