This four-year integrated Master’s degree is designed for undergraduate entry, enabling you to become an accredited practising Osteopath upon completion. Osteopathy is a manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, including joints, muscles and the spine. An osteopath practices manual techniques on the neuromusculoskeletal system, and reviews relevant psychological and social factors in their diagnosis. Why this course at Marjon? • Accredited by the General Osteopathic Council. • The only university in the South West offering Osteopathy. • A minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical training to prepare you for a confident start to your career. • State-of-the-art laboratories for musculoskeletal biomechanics, health and exercise clinical assessment and research. • Core disciplines such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition, and biomechanics. What might I become? This course will enable you to become a GOsC Registered Osteopath upon graduation. 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. 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. Find out more at Open Day Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Osteopathic Medicine at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our world class Sport & Health Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies. Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day Why study at Marjon? • First-class facilities used by world-class athletes • Small, person-focused university with a big personality • No.1 university in England for Student Satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2023) • Southwest University of the Year for Student Life and Student Support (WhatUni Student Choice Award 2022) • No.3 university in England for Learning Community (National Student Survey 2022)
David - First year, Osteopathy; In our first year we’re learning about lumbar and lower limb anatomy; how the nervous system works; biomechanics; and high velocity manipulations. 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. 1st Year Engaging with learning: Professional and personal development Human physiology & functional anatomy Osteopathic skills Biochemistry & biophysics Personal & professional development Musculoskeletal biomechanics 2nd Year Research methods & analysis in sport, physical activity & health sciences Pathophysiology of non-communicable diseases Clinical differential diagnosis Nutrition, health & disease Personal and professional development Osteopathic skills 3rd Year Pharmacology and toxicology Osteopathic skills Osteopathic evaluation and therapeutics Entrepreneurship & small business management Clinical practice 4th Year Managing clinical uncertainty Clinical practice Master's project
A wide range of assessments including essays, practical exams, written exams, competency exams with real patients and presentations.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- General Osteopathic Council
How to apply
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
Other Level 3 qualifications will be considered
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|