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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Program

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    Thank you for your interest in the doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). The DO program is offered online (worldwide) as well as on-campus (Toronto). Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS (admissions@numss.com) and ask us any questions you may have. All osteopathy classes are online & in English. The lectures are available on-demand online through internet or they may be watched on a TV screen by using a portable hard drive that could be shipped to students. Campus attendance is not required for the online DO program and students from every corner of the world are eligible to apply and study at the comfort of their homes. However students who wish to practice osteopathic techniques under supervision of an osteopath have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain, Toronto, Canada, or a number of other cities (we teach worldwide with practical technique classes in up to 54 countries) once per semester. The practical lab is not mandatory and students can graduate without attending the lab. NUMSS (Spain) DO students and graduates can join many associations and are eligible to work in all countries including USA, Canada, Spain, Italy and elsewhere. However in Canada & USA our graduates work as "osteopathic manual practitioners" or "manual osteopaths" as in these two countries the term "osteopath" is reserved for American style osteopathic physicians who perform surgery and prescribe medications (we teach European style osteopathy, no surgery, no medications, hands-on work only). NUMSS (Spain) students in Canada and some other countries are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from their tax authorities as we are accepted as a foreign university by the Canadian government as well as a number of other countries. Students from most other countries are eligible to use the tuition as a business expense to reduce their annual business income tax.



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    Why Choose Osteopathy?

    Osteopathy is one of the most complete health care systems in the world. It is a distinctive form of medical practice. The practice of osteopathy utilizes all available modern manual medicine techniques to assess injury and diseases of muscles, bones, joints and nerves. It also offers the added benefit of hands-on diagnosis and treatment through a system of therapy known as osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM). Osteopaths understand how all the body's systems are interconnected and how each one affects the others. They focus special attention on the musculoskeletal system, which reflects and influences the condition of all other body systems.







    Why Choose to Study Osteopathy at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences prepares you to be the most successful doctor of osteopathy. Our program is techniques oriented. You will become a doctor ready to practice in the real world. You will learn subjects not covered elsewhere (orthopaedic bracing, custom made orthotics, decompression therapy, clinical ergonomics, physiotherapy modalities, work & auto injuries rehab.) NUMSS offers you a chance to receive a dual degree program (MBA/DO) that would make you a superb doctor and a great businessperson. By the time you graduate you will be well versed in the business side of health care along with the clinical aspect. As such your success is guaranteed.




    Undergraduate Admissions

    You require a bachelor’s degree as per-requisites to enter the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) program. You have an option to take the prerequisite courses concurrently while attending the doctor of osteopathy program. The prerequisite Bachelor of Science program in Osteopathy can be taken concurrently with the DO program. Upon completing the 4 years of studies students graduate with two degrees; a Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy (BSc) & a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). The dual degree program while being more condensed and harder to complete, offers the students a chance to become a doctor in four years instead of seven and to save on tuition.




    Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Curriculum


    There are 3 different curriculums for the DO program:
    1. Curriculum for category 1 students (4 years) without previous health education
    2. Curriculum for category 2 students with previous health education (2 years)
    3. Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctoral degree (1 year)







    Curriculum for DO category 1 students with previous health education (4 years - 4480 hours total - 560 hours per semester)

    1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester) 2nd Year(3rd Semester) 2nd Year(4th Semester) 3rd Year(5th Semester) 3rd Year(6th Semester) 4th Year(7th Semester) 4th Year(8th Semester)
    HA 101   Human Anatomy OS 102  Manual Ostepathic Skills II MM 201   Medical Microbiology DS 202   Diagnosis & Symptomology OR 301   Orthopedic Examination OP 302   Osteopathy Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence AT 401  Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting) OT 402  Manual Ostepathic Techniques XI
    HP 101   Human Physiology NA 102   Neuro Anatomy PA 201   Pathology ND 202   Neuro-Diagnosis OT 301   Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII NE 302   Neurology SN 401   Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss Management OT 402   Manual Osteopathic Skills IX
    OT 101  Manual Osteopathic Techniques I CN 102  Clinical Nutrition IM 201  Immunology FA 101  Fitness Assessment and Trainig OS 301  Manual Osteopathic Skills VI RM 302  Rehabilitation Medicine RX 401  Principles of Radiology & Diagnostic Imaging FC 302  Pathomechanics and Foot care
    OS 101   Manual Osteopathic Skills I OT 103   Manual OSteopathic Skills III OT 201   Manual Osteopathic Techniques V LD 202   Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis GB 202   Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of Lower Limb OT 302   Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX OT 401   Manual Osteopathic Techniques X CE 402   Clinical Ergonomics
    OM 101 Manual Osteopathic Theory,Philosophy & Methods OS 103 Manual Osteopathic Skills III OS 201 Manual Osteopathic Skills IV OT 203 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII OC 301 Manual Osteopathy Clinic Management OS 302 Manual Osteopathic Skills VI OS 401 Manual Osteopathic Skills VIII SI 401 Sports Injuries
    OT 102   Manual Osteopathic Techniques II TE 102   Therapeutic Exercises OT 202   Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI OS 202   Manual Osteopathic Skills V PT 301   Physiotherapy Modalities DA 202   Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessments PA 301   Lower Limb Patient Assessment TH 402   Research Project and Thesis
    CR 101   Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation(CPR) OT 104   Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV CB 102   Clinical Biomechanics TP 102   Orthopedic Taping Techniques
    Optional class: PL101 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL102 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL201 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL202 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL301 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL302 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL401 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) Optional class: PL402 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)




    Curriculum for DO category 2 students with previous health education (2 years - 2368 hours total - 592 hours per semester)

    1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester) 2nd Year(3rd Semester) 2nd Year(4th Semester)
    OT 101   Manual Osteopathic Techniques I OT 102  Manual Osteopathic Techniques III OT 104  Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII OT 103  Manual Osteopathic Techniques X
    OS 301   Manual Osteopathic Skills I OS 302   Manual Osteopathic Skills II OP 302   Manual Osteopathic Principles,Practice,Ethics & Jurisprudence OC 301   Manual Osteopathic Clinical Management
    CB 102   Clinical Biomachenics OT 202   Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV LD 202   Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis PT 301   Physiotherapy Modalities
    DS 202  Diagnosis and Symptmology OR 301   Orthopedic Examination RX 401   Principles of Radiology and Diagnosis Imaging TE 102   Therapeutic Exercises
    NE 302   Neurology ND 202   Neurodiagnosis PA 301   Lower Limb Patient Assessment SI 401   Sport Injuries
    TP 102   Orthopedic Taping Techniques CE 402   Clinical Ergonomics AT 401   Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy: Orthotics and Casting FC 302   Pathomechanics and Foot care
    FA 101   Fitness Assessment and Health Promotion GB 202   Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower Limb OT 401   Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII OS 402   Manual Osteopathic Skills IV
    OM 101   Manual Osteopathic Theory,Philosophy and Methods DA 202   Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessment OS 401   Manual Osteopathic Skills III OT 203   Manual Osteopathic Techniques XI
    OT 301   Manual Osteopathic Techniques II OT 302   Manual Osteopathic Techniques V OT 201   Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX TH 402   Research Project and Thesis
    CN 102   Clinical Nutrition OT 403   Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI
    PL 101   Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto PL 102   Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto PL 201   Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto PL 202   Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto




    Curriculum for category 3 students with doctoral degree (1 year - 1120 hours total - 560 hours per semester)

    1st Year(1st Semester) 1st Year(2nd Semester)
    OT 101 Manual Osteopathic Techniques I OT 104 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VII
    OS 301 Manual OSteopathic Skills I OS 402 Manual Osteopathic Skills III
    OS 302 Manual Osteopathic Skills II OS 401 Manual Osteopathic Skills IV
    OT 102 Manual Osteopathic Techniques II OT 201 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII
    OT 103 Manual Osteopathic Techniques III OT 203 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IX
    OM 101 Manual Osteopathic Theory,Philosophy ,and Methods OT 401 Manual Osteopathic Techniques X
    OT 301 Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV OT 202 Manual Osteopathic Techniques XI
    OT 302 Manual Osteopathic Techniques V TE 102 Therapeutic Exercises
    OP 302 Manual Osteopathy Principles ,Practice,Ethics, ans Jurisprudence OC 301 Manual Osteopathy Clinical Management
    CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities
    RX 401 Principles of Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging PA 301 Lower Limb Patient Assessment
    TP 102 Orthopedic Taping Techniques FC 302 Pathomechanics and Foot care
    FA 101 Fitness Assessment and Training TH 402 Research Project and Thesis
    OT 402 Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI
    PL 101 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto) PL 102 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)