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

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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 (Ost) & 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 4 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 or physiotherapy degree (1 year)
  • Curriculum for category 3 students who have a doctor of physical therapy (DPT) degree from NUMSS (6 months)

Curriculum for DO category 1 students without previous health education (4 years – 4716 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 Theory, Philosophy & Methods in Osteopathy 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) Optional class: PL102 Practical lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid) Optional class: PL201 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid) Optional class: PL202 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid) Optional class: PL301 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid) Optional class: PL302 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid) Optional class: PL401 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid) Optional class: PL402 Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)

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   Principles, Practice, Ethics & Jurisprudence in Osteopathy 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 Training GB 202   Gait Biomechanics and Anatomy of the Lower Limb OT 401   Manual Osteopathic Techniques VIII OS 402   Manual Osteopathic Skills IV
OM 101   Theory, Philosophy and Methods in Osteopathy 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 PL 102   Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid PL 201   Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid PL 202   Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid

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 Theory, Philosophy ,and Methods in Osteopathic Health Care 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 Principles, Practice, Ethics, & Jurisprudence in Osteopathic Health Care OC 301 Manual Osteopathy Clinical Management
CE 402 Clinical Ergonomics PT 301 Physiotherapy Modalities (Ultrasound, Electrotherapy, etc)
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) PL 102 Optional class: Practical Lab (techniques review, 1 week FT, in Madrid)

Curriculum for category 3 students who have a DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degree from NUMSS (560 hours total) 1 semester, 6 months.

1st Year (1st semester)
OT 101  Manual Osteopathic Techniques I
OS 101   Manual Osteopathic Skills I
OT 102   Manual Osteopathic Techniques II
OS 102  Manual Osteopathic Skills II
OT 103   Manual Osteopathic Techniques III
OT 104   Manual Osteopathic Techniques IV
OT 201  Manual Osteopathic Techniques V
OT 202   Manual Osteopathic Techniques VI
OM 101   Osteopathic Theory, Philosophy & Methods
OC 301   Manual Osteopathic Clinic Management
TH 402   Research Project and Thesis
PL 101 Optional Class: Practical Lab(Techniques review ,1 week FT,Madrid )