The degree follows the usual 36-week academic year. When you start your second and third year, you will have one additional week in the Easter Holidays and an additional four weeks in the summer clinic.
The lectures, practical classes and other teaching activities run alongside time spent in our Osteopathy Clinic, this varies over each year but here’s a general breakdown for each year:
- Year 1 – approximately 16 – 18 hours per week generally over 5 days (Mon – Fri)
- Year 2 – approximately 18 – 20 hours per week generally over 5 days (Mon – Fri)
- Year 3 – approximately 18 – 20 hours per week generally over 5 days (Mon – Fri)
- Year 4 – approximately 26 – 28 hours per week generally over 5 days (Mon – Fri)
Throughout your degree, you will build up your clinical practice hours to a minimum of 1,200 to enable you to register with the General Osteopathic Council.
You will gain a thorough understanding of osteopathy through a range of learning methods including student-led seminars, structured reflection, and experiential learning coupled with practical learning in the clinical skills laboratory and the osteopathic clinic giving you the opportunity to develop your self-confidence and apply your knowledge for practice in a safe environment.
During your first and second year, you will observe osteopathy clinical practice in our state-of-the-art Health and Wellbeing Clinic. In years three and four, you will gain hands-on experience managing patients under the supervision of a qualified Osteopath.
We will assess your learning through written exams, course work and practical exams known as Objective Structured Practical Examinations, which have interactive elements.
This course offers some modules taught through the medium of
Welsh or bilingually for students who consider themselves to be
fluent Welsh speakers. For more details on the provision available
see the Welsh Provision expander below.