First M.Ost Osteopathy graduate cohort celebrate success

cohort of M.Ost Osteopathy graduates

Swansea University’s first cohort of M.Ost Osteopathy students celebrated their graduation this week (Wednesday, July 16), at a Degree and Award Congregation for the University’s College of Human and Health Sciences, held in the City and County of Swansea’s Brangwyn Hall.

The first cohort of 11 graduates comprised Frances Carey, Bethan Davies, Jayde Fowler, Tanja Jakobs, Rosemary Jones, Lisa Lamont, Elinore Lewis, Natalie Foulser, Christopher Parker, Cari Pellard, and Nirosan Sriskandarajah.

Bob Davies, Programme Manager: Advanced Initial Degree (M.Ost) Osteopathy, said: “This is the first cohort of Osteopathy students to graduate from Swansea University.  Each and every one of them should be very proud of their achievement.

“The Osteopathy programme is an extremely demanding one and high levels of professionalism are expected throughout.  The fact that all our Osteopathy graduates were awarded high degree classifications is a testament to their energy, dedication and commitment to their studies over the past four years and provides an important benchmark upon which their future careers can be built.

“Both myself, as Programme Manager, as well as all of my teaching colleagues from the Osteopathy team, offer our sincere congratulations to all our new graduates. We are sure that they will do well.”

Swansea University’s four-year, full time programme has formally received recognised qualification status from the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), which defines osteopathy as a manner of detecting, treating and preventing conditions that affect the musculoskeletal system, namely muscles, ligaments, nerves and joints, in a holistic and scientifically based way.

Swansea’s programme is an advanced initial degree in Osteopathy and students successfully completing the course gain a Master’s level qualification. Students gain hands-on experience in the application of their clinical skills with patients under supervision in the Swansea University Osteopathic Clinic, which is open to the general public.