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BSc (Hons) Osteopathy: Top Up Degree

Course Summary

This course is aimed at osteopaths who hold a diploma in Osteopathy and would like to achieve an honours degree level award. The curriculum has been designed to develop practitioners academic, professional and clinical skills. The course is not recognised by the General Osteopathic Council.

The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:

  • An approved Diploma in Osteopathy from the UK or EU deemed to be the equivalent of at least QAA FHEQ level 5 and 240 credits of which no more than 120 are at level 4 and no less than 120 are at level 5.
  • Students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6 overall, with no element below 5.5 and within 2 years prior to application.

    We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome

    Most osteopaths are self-employed and work in the private sector, although some are working in multi-disciplinary environments within the NHS and in occupational healthcare in public bodies and private companies.

    Fees for 2024/25 Entry

    £6,935

    Concession: NO
    Government Subsidised: NO
    Student Loan Available: YES (Higher education loan may be available)

    Full fee information on the college website.

    Fees are for 2024/25 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please see website.

    Osteopathy students may incur the following additional costs: -

    Clinical Tunics and equipment: Stethoscope, Sphygmomanometer (Blood Pressure Cuff), Patella Hammer and ideally an Ophthalmoscope. The approximate costs of these items of equipment is £300 - £500 and they have to be purchased at the start of the year.

    The BSc (Hons) Osteopathy course is delivered at Nescot and is a dynamic programme taught by expert and enthusiastic staff. The programme attracts both national and international osteopaths with a Diploma level qualification who are interested in achieving an academic top-up or conversion to BSc. It is of particular interest to European Diploma osteopaths who wish to gain a University validated award in order to achieve greater recognition and progress to University study in their home country

    The programme has been designed to address both academic and professional needs by integrating academic learning with the needs of the working professional osteopath.

    The BSc (Hons) Osteopathy is a one-year programme during which time a research proposal is completed. Students are supported by tutors and a virtual learning environment; a robust on-line learning environment, which provides 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.

    Aims of the Programmes

    • Provide a critical insight into how evidence informed practice is applied in a clinical environment to enhance autonomy in practice.
    • Facilitate students in accessing a broad range of information and resources that can be critically applied in context.
    • Equip students with the necessary reflective, self-evaluative and critical thinking skills required to develop academically and to work as a safe, caring, ethical and effective practitioner.
    • Enable students to take professional responsibility for their own learning and development by critically reflecting upon experiences.
    • Promote and develop an understanding of relevant professional standards of practice.

    Programmes Structure/Module Map

    Level 6 Semesters 1 and 2

    • Evidencing Professional Development for Osteopathic Practice
    • Exercise Rehabilitation and Therapy Management in an Osteopathy Context
    • Developing Research Skills within the Context of Osteopathic Practice

    This programme requires the successful completion of all 3 modules (120 credits).

    Click here to go to our university-level information and support pages.

    Disclaimer:

    This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2024. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

    Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

    All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

    Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

    Last updated - 10/10/23

    Overview

    • Course Code:

      FC0049

    • Study type:

      Full Time

    • Award:

      BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy

    • Awarded by:

      London South Bank University (LSBU)

    • Course length:

      One year.

    • Start date:

      September 2024
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    • Course Code:

      FC0049

    • Study type:

      Full Time

    • Award:

      BSc (Hons) in Osteopathy

    • Awarded by:

      London South Bank University (LSBU)

    • Course length:

      One year.

    • Start date:

      September 2024

    The minimum entry qualifications for the programme are:

    • An approved Diploma in Osteopathy from the UK or EU deemed to be the equivalent of at least QAA FHEQ level 5 and 240 credits of which no more than 120 are at level 4 and no less than 120 are at level 5.
    • Students for whom English is not their first language must have achieved a minimum IELTS (or equivalent) score of 6 overall, with no element below 5.5 and within 2 years prior to application.

      We will consider a range of alternative qualifications or experience that is equivalent to the typical offer. Applications from international students with equivalent qualifications are welcome

      Most osteopaths are self-employed and work in the private sector, although some are working in multi-disciplinary environments within the NHS and in occupational healthcare in public bodies and private companies.

      Fees for 2024/25 Entry

      £6,935

      Concession: NO
      Government Subsidised: NO
      Student Loan Available: YES (Higher education loan may be available)

      Full fee information on the college website.

      Fees are for 2024/25 entry and are for UK students of all ages. For more information about financial support for students, please see website.

      Osteopathy students may incur the following additional costs: -

      Clinical Tunics and equipment: Stethoscope, Sphygmomanometer (Blood Pressure Cuff), Patella Hammer and ideally an Ophthalmoscope. The approximate costs of these items of equipment is £300 - £500 and they have to be purchased at the start of the year.

      The BSc (Hons) Osteopathy course is delivered at Nescot and is a dynamic programme taught by expert and enthusiastic staff. The programme attracts both national and international osteopaths with a Diploma level qualification who are interested in achieving an academic top-up or conversion to BSc. It is of particular interest to European Diploma osteopaths who wish to gain a University validated award in order to achieve greater recognition and progress to University study in their home country

      The programme has been designed to address both academic and professional needs by integrating academic learning with the needs of the working professional osteopath.

      The BSc (Hons) Osteopathy is a one-year programme during which time a research proposal is completed. Students are supported by tutors and a virtual learning environment; a robust on-line learning environment, which provides 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.

      Aims of the Programmes

      • Provide a critical insight into how evidence informed practice is applied in a clinical environment to enhance autonomy in practice.
      • Facilitate students in accessing a broad range of information and resources that can be critically applied in context.
      • Equip students with the necessary reflective, self-evaluative and critical thinking skills required to develop academically and to work as a safe, caring, ethical and effective practitioner.
      • Enable students to take professional responsibility for their own learning and development by critically reflecting upon experiences.
      • Promote and develop an understanding of relevant professional standards of practice.

      Programmes Structure/Module Map

      Level 6 Semesters 1 and 2

      • Evidencing Professional Development for Osteopathic Practice
      • Exercise Rehabilitation and Therapy Management in an Osteopathy Context
      • Developing Research Skills within the Context of Osteopathic Practice

      This programme requires the successful completion of all 3 modules (120 credits).

      Click here to go to our university-level information and support pages.

      Disclaimer:

      This Nescot College website describes the facilities and courses which the College intends to offer during the academic year commencing Autumn 2024. The web pages are prepared in advance of the academic year to which they relate and every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained in these pages is helpful, fair and accurate at the time of printing. However, this information is subject to change over time.

      Nescot will take reasonable steps to provide the courses and services as described, however, the College cannot guarantee the provision of any course or facility. Some circumstances, such as staff changes, resource limitations and other factors over which the College has no control, such as industrial action or a change in the law or the level of demand for a particular programme or module (please note that this list is non-exhaustive), may result in the College having to withdraw or change aspects of the programmes, modules and/or student services detailed on the website. This could include, but not necessarily be limited to, programme/module content, staffing, the location where the programme/module is taught or the manner of teaching delivery, and the facilities provided to deliver or support the programme. Where circumstances demand an unavoidable change or where it is necessary for the College to discontinue a programme of study, Nescot will take all reasonable steps to minimise the effect and all proposed changes will be notified to potential applicants who have registered an interest in the relevant programme at the earliest possible opportunity as well as being reflected on the College’s website. In addition, any changes between the website and the proposed course and services will be notified to applicants at the time of making an offer.

      All prices quoted may be subject to change and you will be notified of any such change when any offer of a place is made to you by Nescot.

      Should you become a student of the College, this notice shall be a term of any contract between you and Nescot. Any offer of a place at the College shall be subject to the student enrolment conditions and the College’s rules and regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the Nescot’s current terms and conditions can be obtained in writing from Nescot, Quality Office, Reigate Road, Ewell, Epsom, Surrey, KT17 3DS.

      Last updated - 10/10/23

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