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This advanced four-year initial degree in Osteopathy will give you the knowledge, skills, and experience you need to become a registered osteopath, qualified to diagnose and treat a wide range of health issues through manual and physical therapy, tailored exercises, rehabilitation, and advice.
You will gain a thorough understanding of anatomy, physiology, psychology, and pathology together with excellent clinical examination techniques, combining in-depth academic work with extensive practical clinical skills
WHY OSTEOPATHY AT SWANSEA UNIVERSITY?
This course is approved by the General Osteopathic Council, enabling you to register to apply for practice on graduation.
We have an excellent reputation, being ranked 1st in the UK for Complementary Medicine (Complete University Guide, 2018).
The state-of-the-art facilities in the College of Human and Health Sciences include a fully functioning osteopathic clinic at the award winning Health and Wellbeing Academy staffed by associate staff members who are qualified, practising osteopaths. This gives you a safe, supervised environment to build your skills and confidence as you put your theoretical knowledge into practice.
We have a unique agreement with Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board that gives you the opportunity to work in an integrated NHS setting off campus in your final year.
You will also study modules on business development if you are planning to set up your own practice.
YOUR OSTEOPATHY EXPERIENCE
You will start weekly clinical placements in your first year, beginning with observational visits and building to autonomous practice in your final year.
Being based in the College of Human and Health Sciences, Wales’s largest provider of healthcare education, you will be immersed in a dynamic research and learning environment.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
Career prospects are excellent, with 100% of our Osteopathy students employed in a professional or managerial role within six months of graduating (Destinations of Leavers from HE Study, DLHE 2018)
Your salary is determined by the number of patients you see, and whether you set up your own practice or join an already established practice as an associate partner, but you can expect an average starting salary of around £25,000.