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BSc (Hons) Osteopathy Conversion Course for Diplomates

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.

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  • Syllabus
    • The BSc (Hons) Osteopathy consists of four core modules that must be taken by all students:

      1. Research Methodology (15 credits)
      2. Advances in Osteopathic Medicine (15 credits)
      3. Reflective Practice (30 credits - double module)
      4. Research Project (30 credits – double module)

      PART I (Block-teaching attendance)

      During Part 1, students attend block-teaching sessions to cover the following taught modules:

      1. Research Methodology (15 Credits or 30 ECTs)
      2. Advances in Osteopathic Medicine (15 Credits or 30 ECTs)
      3. Reflective Practice (30 Credits or 60 ECTs)

      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.


  • Entry Requirements
    • 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.

      • have completed a similar full time Diploma course (minimum of 4 years duration) to that above. BCOM would form a working relationship with the Osteopathic Educational Institution to monitor and ascertain that the Diploma course is similar to that of BCOM’s Diploma course
      • and possess full professional registration with an osteopathic registering body in their country of domicile
      • and have submitted a Curriculum Vitae plus course resume (together with osteopathic and clinical transcripts)
      • and have fluency in the English language to the level of TOFEL 575 or IELTS 6.0
      • and have attended an interview to assess their suitability to meet the aims of the course.
  • How to Apply
  • Course Fees
    • 2020/21 Academic Year
      £3,500.00 per annum.
      All tuition fees are subject to annual review

  • Duration & Attendance
    • Duration: 1 Year

      Dates: End of 2020 (tbc)

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