This is a four-year, full-time degree starting each September. Here is a full list of term dates.
The course runs from 9am to 5pm five days a week. Students may have the occasional day with no lectures. This time should be used for self-directed learning.
The programme follows the usual 36-week academic term but second and third year students do an extra four weeks in clinic.
Student led seminars, structured reflection and experiential learning, coupled with the use of simulation for the structured rehearsal of clinical skills in the clinical skills laboratory, will enable students to develop self-confidence and apply knowledge for practice within a safe environment.
All students will build up the minimum 1,200 hours of clinical practice required for registration with the General Osteopathic Council.
Clinical placements take place every week starting in year one with observational visits and building to final year autonomous practice. Sessions may be outside normal working hours and during university holidays. Some clinic time may be scheduled for the University's campus in Carmarthen: St David's Park.
Clinical placements take place within University-associated clinical facilities with clinical mentors.
When not on placement, osteopathy students will be taught at the Swansea University campus.
Assessment: Students are assessed via written exams, course work and practical exams known as Objective Structured Practical Examinations which have interactive elements.