An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to the Doctor of Osteopathy (DO) Program
Thank you for your interest in the 100% online on-demand doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree program of National University of Medical Sciences (Spain). Our Admissions department is eager to help you in any way we can. We invite you to contact NUMSS and ask us any questions you may have. All osteopathy classes are online & in English, however we also teach the DO program in Spanish language. 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 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 45 countries) once per semester. The practical lab is not mandatory and students can graduate without attending the lab. NUMSS 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 students in Canada are eligible to receive tuition and textbooks tax credit from the Canadian Revenue Agency (CRA) as we are accepted as a foreign university by the Canadian government.
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.
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:
- Curriculum for category 1 students (4 years) without previous health education
- Curriculum for category 2 students with previous health education (2 years)
- Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctoral degree (1 year)
Curriculum for category 1 regular students (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)|
|HA101 Human Anatomy||CB102 Clinical Biomechanics||MM201 Medical Microbiology||DS202 Diagnosis & Symptomology||OR301 Orthopaedics||OP302 Osteopathy Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence||AT401 Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy (decompression therapy, foot orthotics, orthopaedic shoes, orthopaedic bracing, support hose fitting)||TH402 Research Project & Thesis|
|HP101 Human Physiology||NA102 Neuro Anatomy||PA201 Pathology||ND202 Neuro-Diagnosis||OT301 Osteopathic Techniques IV||NE302 Neurology||SN401 Sports Nutrition & Weight Loss Management||OT402 Osteopathic Techniques VII|
|OS101 Osteopathy Skills I||CN102 Clinical Nutrition||IM201 Immunology||OT202 Osteopathic Techniques III||OS301 Osteopathic Skills V||RM302 Rehabilitation Medicine||RX401 Principles of Radiology & X-ray Diagnosis (rheumatology & orthopaedics)||OS402 Osteopathic Skills VIII|
|OM101 Osteopathic Theory, Philosophy & Methods||OS102 Osteopathy Skills II||OT201 Osteopathic Techniques II||OS202 Osteopathic Skills IV||OC301 Osteopathy Clinic Management||OT302 Osteopathic Techniques V||OT401 Osteopathic Techniques VI||CE402 Clinical Ergonomics|
|CR101 Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR)||OT102 Osteopathic techniques I||OS201 Osteopathic Skills III||LD202 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis||PT301 Physiotherapy Modalities||OS302 Osteopathic Skills VI||OS401 Osteopathic Skills VII||SM402 Sports Medicine|
|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 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)|
|Mobilization||Muscle Energy Techniques||Visceral Manipulation||Soft Tissue Therapy|
|Clinical Biomechanics||Spinal Manipulation||Ethics and Clinical Management||Business Management|
|Diagnosis and Symptomology||Orthopedic Examination||Clinical Laboratory||Physiotherapy Modalities|
|Neurology||Neurodiagnosis||Radiology / Diagnosis Imaging & MRI||Therapeutic Exercises|
|Clinical Nutrition||Clinical Ergonomics||Lower Limb Patient Assessment||Sport Injuries|
|Taping Techniques||Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower Limb||Auxiliary Osteopathic Therapy: Orthotics and Casting||Pathomechanics and Foot care|
|Fitness Assessment and Health Promotion||Lower Limb Diagnosis and Assessment||Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)||Thesis|
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)|
|Mobilization||Visceral and Cranial Therapy|
|Muscle Energy Techniques||Spinal Manipulation|
|Soft Tissue Therapy||Therapeutic Exercises|
|Ethics and Clinical Management||Business Management|
|Clinical Ergonomics||Physiotherapy Modalities|
|Radiology / Diagnosis Imaging & MRI||Lower Limb Patient Assessment|
|Taping Techniques||Pathomechanics and Foot care|
|Fitness Assessment and Health Promotion||Thesis|
|Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)||Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid & Toronto)|