The Osteopathy course requires five years of full time study. The course comprises of a three year Bachelor degree followed by a compulsory two year Masters degree.
Within this time, you will learn about the body through the study of:
- Histology & Embryology
- Exercise Rehabilitation
- Clinical Medicine
- Osteopathic Diagnosis & Treatment
- Osteopathic Technique
These are a selection from the multitde of subjects you will study. These subjects generally involve both theory and practical components. In the last three years of the course, students also have to do clinical placement in the student clinics at the universities. It is required that each student see a minimum of 250 patients before they graduate.
There are three universities in Australia that offer Osteopathy as a course of study-
Upon graduation, Osteopaths in Australia need to be registered in order to practice. On July 1 2010, registration will become national, which means the standards of Osteopaths will be regulated all over the country by the one body.
All Osteopaths at Inlign Osteopathy are members of the Australian Osteopathic Association. This means that they can easily stay up to date with any regulatory changes, any new educational opportunities and all the latest medical updates and research.
To learn more about the prospects for Osteopaths once you graduate, refer to our article ‘Why Osteopathy is Australia’s fastest growing medical profession‘.