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Osteopathic Medicine (MSc) - Part Time (teach-out phase)

Course information

Course Summary

(Course no longer recruiting and is in a teach-out phase.)

Course Code:FC0040
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 7
Award:Master of Science in Osteopathic Medicine (MSc)
Course Length

This course is no longer recruiting 

Course Detail

The MSc programme offers a flexible and adaptable degree which terminates in the award of a Master of Science in Osteopathic Medicine (MSc). It meets the present academic and vocational requirements of the profession. The 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. This ensures students receive both expert teaching as well as an osteopathic curriculum that is engaging and up to date.

It is a well-established programme at Nescot run by the highly respected Osteopathy Department who have over 10 years’ experience of delivering osteopathic education. 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 MSc.

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 aims:

  • To produce a graduate who has the theoretical, practical and professional competence required to practice as registered osteopath.
  • To produce a graduate who has the necessary reflective, self-evaluative and critical thinking skills necessary to be a safe, caring, ethical and effective osteopath.
  • To develop a graduate who has a commitment to lifelong learning and an appreciation and understanding of the importance of research and evidence based practice to their professional development and the development of the profession.
  • To prepare a graduate for employment by developing their business, entrepreneurial, problem solving and key (transferable) skills.
  • To develop a graduate who has the critical thinking skills and breadth of knowledge to be able to synthesise information and propose innovative ideas and solutions.
  • To enable students to write a journal ready research paper.

What will you study

A student must complete 120 credits at level 7.

Level 7 requires a pass (50%) in all 3 modules.

In addition to subject specific skills and knowledge the teaching and learning strategies of the programme are designed to promote;

  • a flexible approach to the learning experience
  • an independent and investigative approach to learning
  • the development of higher level and transferable skills
  • a emphasis on enhancing employability skills such as presentation and communication
  • a supportive environment in complementary to Nescot's strategy of widening participation and lifelong learning

A range of learning strategies are employed throughout the programme. Methods used may include; formal teacher centred delivery including lectures, tutorials, seminars, practical, workshop, case studies, self-directed, group based discussion and interaction, individual research and study.

Learning Outcomes

The programme provides opportunities for students to develop and demonstrate knowledge and understanding, skills and other attributes in the following areas. The programme outcomes are referenced to the QAA subject benchmarks for Osteopathy 2015 and the Framework for Higher Education Qualifications in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (2008), and relate to the typical student.

A detailed Programme Specification can be viewed by clicking here.

Other Information


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Last updated - 05/10/20