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.
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.
We will assess your learning through written exams, course work and practical exams known as Objective Structured Practical Examinations, which have interactive elements.
Teaching block one (TB1) runs from September until January and during this block, for this year, this course will be taught in a ‘blended’ way. This means that some teaching will be done online and some will be on campus. The online teaching, where you will be physically apart from your lecturer, can be ‘live’ with your lecturer present and where you’ll be able to interact. Some of it may be self-directed which means that you can access the learning materials at a time to suit you.
Your teaching will comprise of both in-person sessions on campus and remote subject learning online.
Your face-to-face, on campus sessions will be a mixture of:
- Skills and practical sessions
- Augmented Reality Anatomy sessions
- OSPE assessment
- Student welfare support
Your online learning and teaching may include:
- Hot topic debates and discussions
- Revision sessions
- Q&A time
- On-demand e-lectures
- Self-paced module content
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.