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Osteopathy offers an exciting career where you will be able to use a variety of therapeutic approaches and interventions to meet the needs of patients. Our BOst degree at The London School of Osteopathy will prepare you for independent osteopathic practice. It's accessible whether you're new to healthcare, and wish to extend and enhance your current career.
The primary aim of the course is to provide structured learning opportunities to enable you to become a safe, capable, reflective osteopathic practitioner who is committed to ethical, evidence-based practice and lifelong learning.
The LSO courses are well established and are constantly updated to reflect advances in the profession. They contain exactly what you need to become an independent practicing osteopath. Your journey will incorporate basic and applied sciences, including anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, philosophy, psychology and sociology. Your osteopathic learning starts from day one and a wide range of theories, models and approaches are taught throughout the course. Clinical relevance is always paramount, and is enhanced by integration in the clinic from the first year. Research is an integral part of any degree, and is particularly relevant to an emerging health profession. You're encouraged to select a topic of personal interest which you'll develop into a dissertation in the final stages of the course. Underpinning the academic learning are personal and professional skills such as communication, problem solving, analysis, critical reflection, and self-awareness. Business skills are also a core part of the curriculum.
Year one, core modulesOsteopathy 1 - Acquisition Osteopathy 2 - Understanding Anatomy and Physiology - Neuromusculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology - Visceral Anatomy and Physiology - Head and Neck
Year two, core modulesOsteopathy 3 - Analysis Professional Studies - Yr 3 Anatomy and Physiology - Neurology Clinical Pathology
Year three, core modulesOsteopathy 4 - Evaluation Professional Studies - Yr 4 Differential Diagnosis Research and Criticality
Year four, core modulesOsteopathy 5 - Autonomy Professional Studies - Yr 5 Portfolio - Yr 5 Major Project
Assessment requirements drive student motivation, effort and commitment in any course but especially those with a professional focus. The LSO assessment programme provides a balance between formative and summative assessment items reflecting the need to provide students with feedback about their grasp and eventual mastery of necessary theoretical knowledge, attitudinal aspects of professionalism and practical skills.
A wide range of forms of assessment are used throughout the programme to support the variety of learning outcomes to be measured (and also reflecting different strengths and learning styles within the student community). Continuous assessment in practical classes is used both formatively and summatively in the early stages of the course. Practical exams and vivas are held every year, with real patients involved in the final exams (as required by the GOsC). Video assignments, critiques, case studies, presentations, and portfolio activities all add to the body of evidence for student progression and achievement.
A research project is planned, conducted, written up and submitted in the final stages of the course.
A total of 1,200 hours of clinic exposure enable experiential learning to bring the theoretical class based sessions to life. Competence based tasks are embedded throughout this journey.
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||London School of Osteopathy|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
We welcome applications from EU students.
|UCAS Tariff||104 points|
Those wishing to enter the course will require: UCAS Points 104 from 2, preferably 3, A-Levels with one being a science subject (e.g. Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Psychology), and GCSE's to include English and Maths grade C minimum.
Applicants whose first language is not English and whose professional or academic qualifications were not taught and assessed in English will be required to demonstrate the University standard of English language (IELTS) at Level 6.5 (including written English academic test) prior to commencement on the course.
In addition to the above, applicants must demonstrate aptitude in learning practical skills and conduct themselves in a manner commensurate with a health care practitioner. They must be willing to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, and be in a state of health which will not preclude them working with members of the public.
2020 Entry requirements are under review for the next cycle and have been published using the current cycle information. Please check back when apply opens for the exact requirements
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.anglia.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/osteopathy
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|England||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Scotland||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Wales||£9,250 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
Additional fee information
Course contact detailsVisit our course page
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