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Course summary

About the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) BCOM has an international reputation for academic and research excellence in osteopathy. Known for the support we provide to students and for the quality of our teaching, BCOM Masters' students receive a solid understanding of human anatomy, physiology and nutrition, as well as developing osteopathic techniques. This degree course provides students with 1000 hours of clinical experience whilst also developing key business skills and research experience, enabling our graduates to work in established clinics or to build their own practice or to work for the NHS. BCOM graduates have pursued successful careers working with athletes, corporate consultancy, university-level teaching, work with animals and medical research. BCOM is noted for its warm and friendly atmosphere. The supportive atmosphere between students and staff is exceptional, providing a close-knit support network for all. BCOM's London location is ideal to enjoy all that the capital has to offer. BCOM is situated in elegant Hampstead, one of the city’s most desirable areas, much loved by Londoners for its green spaces, notably Hampstead Heath. Within easy reach of BCOM are pleasant, affordable areas in which to live, a buzzing multicultural world of cheap eats, health-food shops and international markets. In addition, in London students can use many special passes and offers making life much more affordable. Just eight minutes from the West End by tube; at BCOM, you really are just moments from it all. About The Course The purpose of the Master of Osteopathy (M.Ost) degree, is to educate individuals to become safe, competent osteopathic practitioners. On successful completion of the four year full-time course, graduates are eligible to register with the General Osteopathic Council and launch straight into a career as a practising osteopath. This Master of Osteopathy degree, validated by the Univeristy of Plymouth, is a four year full time course and students are able to study at either BCOM in London or at our Kent campus at the European School of Osteopathy. Students are able to study flexibly across both sites in London and Kent so may choose, for example, to spend two years in London and then the third year in Kent, before returning to London to complete their fourth year. This gives students the opportunity to experience a diverse patient population in the London and Kent osteopathic teaching clinics and learn about different osteopathic specialities i.e. sports care, women’s health, care of the older adult. The curriculum involves problem-based learning, case-based scenarios and research over four years. Modules studied include anatomy, physiology, clinical methods, musculo-skeletal diagnosis, nutrition, clinical practice, psychology, paediatrics, business skills, leadership, research methods, osteopathic sports care (elective), women's health (elective), pain management (elective), care of the older adult (elective). Students will attend the teaching clinic located at BCOM, alongside practical skills classes, lectures and tutorials. Students spend 1000 hours in the teaching clinic, equipping them with the skills needed to be an excellent practitioner. Students will develop key business skills and research experience, enabling them to work in established clinics or to build their own practices after graduating. Assessment The assessments are designed to be stimulating and challenging, stretching the students' knowledge and practical skills. Assessments include essays, presentations, group work, reflective accounts, ISCE (integrated standard clinical exam), and clinical assessments either as individual students or group work. Successful students graduate from BCOM with a validated integrated Master degree of Osteopathy from the University of Plymouth. For more information visit https://bcnogroup.ac.uk/courses/master-of-osteopathy/

Modules

Year 1:

  • Technique Practice 1: Fundamentals & Bio-mechanics
  • Professionalism & Clinical Integration 1
  • Nutrition, Health & Wellbeing
  • Anatomy 1
  • Anatomy 2
  • Physiology
Year 2:
  • Functional Nutrition
  • Clinical Diagnosis, Pathology & Pharmacology
  • Technique Practice 2: Functional Applications
  • Clinical Methods
  • Musculo-skeletal Diagnosis
  • Clinical Integration & Professionalism
Year 3:
  • Research Methods
  • Clinical Practice 3
  • Technique Practice 3: Applied Treatment
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychology
  • Women’s Health (elective)
  • Care of the Older Adult (elective)
Year 4:
  • Business Skills & Practice Management
  • Clinical Practice 4
  • Complex Case Management
  • Leadership
  • Research Investigation
  • Pain Management (elective)
- Introduction to Osteopathic Sports Care (elective)

Assessment method

The programme utilises a range of assessments. The assessments are designed to be stimulating and challenging, stretching the students' knowledge and practical skills. Assessments include essays, presentations, group work, reflective accounts, ISCE (integrated standard clinical exam), and clinical assessments either as individual students or group work. Successful students graduate from BCOM or ESO with a validated integrated Master degree in Osteopathy from the University of Plymouth.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • General Osteopathic Council

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B312
Institution code:
B81
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

BCOM is fortunate to have a diverse student community to which we warmly welcome international students. Our experienced Admissions Team provides support and guidance throughout the application process, including applications for student visas. With our Student Route Sponsor License we are able to provide Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) letters and sponsor international students looking to study osteopathy in the UK. For further information on how to apply as an international student, please contact our Admissions Team on +44 (0) 207 435 6464 or email [email protected].

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

The Admissions Team considers applications on an individual basis taking into account a wide range of qualifications and educational experience. If your course is not listed please contact our Admissions Team to see if you qualify for entry. All applicants for the degree course are made through UCAS and applicants are encouraged to submit their application by mid-January, though BCOM do accept applications throughout the annual UCAS cycle (subject to availability).

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

All successful applicants will be required to have Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance prior to enrolling onto the Masters in Osteopathy course.

Health checks

Applicants are requested to submit a Health Statement prior to interview, please visit our website for further details. Completion of a health questionnaire and health check will be required prior to enrolment to identify and support any additional needs.

Interview

The interview forms an integral part of the selection process. Applicants who are unable to attend in person will be offered Skype interviews. Where possible, applicants are informed at the time of their interview if they have achieved a place on the course. Offers are subject to applicants providing a completed Confidential Criminal Record Self Declaration form and DBS clearance.


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £11000 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
International £11000 Year 1

Additional fee information

BCOM students can apply for a tuition fee loan from Student Finance England via our validating partner Plymouth University. For further assistance, please visit our website or contact our Admissions Team on 0207 435 6464. For further information: http://www.bcom.ac.uk/funding-and-fees
Osteopathy at British College of Osteopathic Medicine - UCAS