First Master of Osteopathy programme in Wales set for formal recognition
The General Osteopathic Council (GOsC) has agreed to recognise the qualification Master of Osteopathy (MOst) awarded by Swansea University, subject to final approval by the Privy Council.
The Swansea University programme – the first osteopathy course in Wales– has undergone an extensive and detailed quality assurance assessment conducted on behalf of the GOsC by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA).
In collaboration with the QAA, the GOsC scrutinises the quality of all UK osteopathy courses leading to registration, to ensure that education providers are equipping students to practise safely and competently as osteopaths.
Tim Walker, GOsC Chief Executive and Registrar of the GOsC said: “We look forward to working with Swansea University and welcome this opportunity for students in Waleswho aspire to a career as practising osteopaths.”
Programme lead at Swansea Ross Johnston said: “Swansea University are delighted to have met the stringent requirements for recognition by the General Osteopathic Council.
“Our students benefit from high quality teaching as well as clinical training in state-of-the-art facilities. The purpose-built clinic allows students to develop their knowledge and practical skills and provide them with valuable exposure to the fundamental aspects of a modern and comprehensive osteopathic approach to patient care. We look forward to the continued development of our programme and the establishment of a centre of excellence for osteopathy in Wales.”
For details on Swansea’s Master of Osteopathy degree programme, see link below: www.swan.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/undergraduate/osteopathy
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