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NESCOT

Osteopathic Medicine MOst

UCAS Code: B310

Master of Osteopathy (with Honours) - MOst (Hon)

Entry requirements


Pass with 60 credits (Science based)

UCAS Tariff

112

Including Science based subjects and 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above including Maths and English

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Osteopathy

The (M.Ost) is a dynamic programme taught by expert and enthusiastic staff, and provides students with the understanding and skill required for success as practicing osteopaths. It is recognised by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) and on successful completion students are eligible to register as an osteopath with the GOsC.

Students on NESCOT higher education course are typically taught in class sizes of 16 or fewer.

The programme gives students exposure to a wide range of approaches to osteopathy and this is reflected in a diverse teaching team who are graduates from the different osteopathic teaching institutions. A key strength of the programme at Nescot is that all staff have a teaching qualification and are involved in continuing professional development in their areas of osteopathic expertise. This ensures students receive both expert teaching as well as an osteopathic curriculum that is engaging and up to date. We are very proud of our roots in ‘Classical’ osteopathy and this approach continues to influence the curriculum. Providing breadth as well as a depth of knowledge this programme gives students an unparalleled understanding of the osteopathic profession, as well as the skills and ethics essential for safe, competent practice.

A unique aspect of this programme is Masters level study in year 4. During year 4 students complete a full research project suitable for journal submission and also have the opportunity to develop their expertise in areas of specialist interest such as paediatrics and sports injuries. This programme is likely to appeal to students with a strong academic interest with perhaps desire to combine lecturing and/or research with work as an osteopath. It may also appeal to students who wish to work in Europe where an Integrated Masters is likely to be the expected qualification for an osteopath.

Another key feature of the programme is the student clinic in which students are involved from Year 1 and where they eventually complete at least 1000 hours of training. The clinics are staffed by highly qualified and experienced tutors who supervise students in assessing and treating patients. The clinics provide a broad range of experience and students encounter patients of all ages and lifestyles as well as opportunity to work in specialist clinics such as paediatrics and sports injuries. Students gain experience in patient management, taking case histories, diagnosis and treatment. They receive a high level of support in the clinic and are allocated a personal clinic tutor and scheduled regular one-to-one tutorial sessions.

The programme is supported by Weblearn, a very robust on-line learning environment, which provides flexible access to lecture presentations and hand-outs, links to online journals and e-books, programme handbooks, upload links for assessments, academic forums and a record of tutorials.

Whereas the first three years follow the normal progression of an undergraduate programme in Year 4 students study at Masters level and have the opportunity to achieve 120 credits at level 7.

Modules

Year 1 (FHEQ Level 4):

Anatomical Structure & Function
Osteopathic Principles & Technique 1
Introduction to Professional Practice
Year 2 (FHEQ Level 5):

Human Disease & Dysfunction
Diagnostic Studies
Osteopathic Principles & Technique 2
Foundation in Professional Practice
Year 3 (FHEQ Level 6):

Differential Diagnosis
Developing Scope of Practice
Osteopathic Principles & Technique 3
Developing Professional Practice
Year 4 (FHEQ Level 7):

Research Project
Advanced Osteopathic Medicine
Advanced Professional Practice

Assessment methods

Assessment is by viva, practical examination, coursework and dissertation.

The course includes both formative or practice assessment and formal summative assessments. The purpose of a formative assessment is to develop and test your understanding in the subject area. Formative assessments do not count towards your final module mark but your course team will give you feedback to help you improve. Formal or summative assessments normally count towards your module/unit mark and therefore towards your final award (i.e. class of degree, distinction/merit/pass). Assessment methods may include written examinations, and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations and often a major project or dissertation in the final year.

The Uni


Course location:

NESCOT

Department:

Osteopathy

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Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
84%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
76%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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Staff value students' opinions

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