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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Osteopathic Medicine

UCAS Code: 24M4

Master of Osteopathy - MOst

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Excluding General Studies

Achieve 30-42 level 3 credits at merit/distinction with a minimum of 18 Level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language Grade C or 4 or above or an acceptable equivalent qualification and GCSE Mathematics Grade C or 4 or above

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

We will accept triple grades achieved from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Osteopathy

This four-year integrated Master’s degree is designed for undergraduate entry, enabling you to become an accredited practising Osteopath upon completion. Osteopathy is a manual medicine that focuses on total body health by treating and strengthening the musculoskeletal framework, including joints, muscles and the spine. An osteopath practices manual techniques on the neuromusculoskeletal system, and reviews relevant psychological and social factors in their diagnosis.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Accredited by the General Osteopathic Council.
• The only university in the South West offering Osteopathy.
• A minimum of 1,000 hours of clinical training to prepare you for a confident start to your career.
• State-of-the-art laboratories for musculoskeletal biomechanics, health and exercise clinical assessment and research.
• Core disciplines such as anatomy, physiology, pathology, pharmacology, nutrition, and biomechanics.

**What might I become?**
This course will enable you to become a GOsC Registered Osteopath upon graduation. In the United Kingdom, osteopathy is a statutorily regulated profession. Only graduates from a degree course that is approved by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) are permitted by law to practise as osteopath. Osteopathy is a rewarding career. The career path is primarily private practice upon GOsC registration and there is an increasing provision of osteopathy via the NHS within GP practices and community health centres.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Osteopathic Medicine at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and look around our world class Sport & Health Centre. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Rankings published 23 September 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates. Based on National Student Survey 2018

Modules

David - First year, Osteopathy;

In our first year we’re learning about lumbar and lower limb anatomy; how the nervous system works; biomechanics; and high velocity manipulations. We’re also learning academic research skills. In the second year we’ll learn about thoracic and upper limb biomechanics and gain more clinical practice. The third year is a lot more clinical practice and, among other modules, we’ll learn business skills so we know how to market ourselves and possibly start up our own business.

1st Year
Engaging with learning: Professional and personal development
Human physiology & functional anatomy
Osteopathic skills
Biochemistry & biophysics
Personal & professional development
Musculoskeletal biomechanics

2nd Year
Research methods & analysis in sport, physical activity & health sciences
Pathophysiology of non-communicable diseases
Clinical differential diagnosis
Nutrition, health & disease
Personal and professional development
Osteopathic skills

3rd Year
Pharmacology and toxicology
Osteopathic skills
Osteopathic evaluation and therapeutics
Entrepreneurship & small business management
Clinical practice

4th Year
Managing clinical uncertainty
Clinical practice
Master's project

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessments including essays, practical exams, written exams, competency exams with real patients and presentations.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

School of Sport, Health and Wellbeing

TEF rating:

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How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

94%
UK students
6%
International students
8%
Male students
92%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

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Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Osteopathy

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