The BSc (Hons) Osteopathy Conversion Degree for Diplomates, often known as the Conversion Course, is a 10-month post-basic training course which consists of two parts.
Completion of this degree does not confer eligibility for membership to the General Osteopathic Council. It serves solely as an academic top-up to an osteopathic honours degree.
The BSc (Hons) Osteopathy consists of four core modules that must be taken by all students:
PART I (Block-teaching attendance)
During Part 1, students attend block-teaching sessions to cover the following taught modules:
Each module represents a notional 150 hours of study time (300 for the Reflective practice which is a double module)
PART II (Project: Research Paper - 30 credits or 60 ECTs)
Consisting of an in-practice research element, the Project, including collecting patient data and data-processing together with supporting theory and proposal, to create a journal-ready paper. There is regular contact with supervisors (personally or by email or phone) that culminates in the presentation of a final research paper. The Project represents a notional 300 hours of study time. This second element will follow directly from Part I for a period of normally up to ten months.
Applicants to the degree course must normally have completed the four year full-time Diploma Course in Osteopathy at the British College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) and have been awarded a D.O.
Fees to be confirmed
All tuition fees are subject to annual review
Duration: 1 Year