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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Geriatric Osteopathy - MSc (GER) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand geriatric osteopathy degree program of National University of Medical Sciences. 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 geriatric 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 MSc (GER) 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 practical techniques under supervision of a clinician have the choice of attending the optional week long practical techniques review at Madrid, Spain or Toronto, Canada, once per semester. The practical lab is not part of the MSc (GER) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Geriatric Osteopathy?

    Geriatric Osteopathy is a unique approach to primary healthcare focused on the needs of older adults. Geriatric Osteopathy is concerned with the clinical, preventative, & remedial aspects of physical illness in old age. The challenges of frailty, complex co-morbidity, different patterns of disease presentation, slower response to treatment and requirements for support call for special osteopathic skills.

    Presentations of physical illness in old age are often non-specific: Osteopathic geriatricians focus on such areas as Orthopaedic Geriatrics, Falls, physical pain, arthritis & immobility.

    At its core, Geriatric Osteopathy requires comprehensive assessment of ill and disabled old people. This involves close inter-disciplinary working with nurses, therapists, pharmacists, dieticians, social workers and many other health professionals. Osteopathy geriatricians work closely with family physicians, Psychiatrists and many other clinical specialists to ensure that the elderly receive the highest possible levels of care Osteopathic geriatricians work to maintain and promote the independence and well being of the elderly individual.


    Why Choose to Study Geriatric Osteopathy at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the most affordable online on-demand MSc program in Geriatric Osteopathy. This program is ideal for the working health professionals as they will have the flexibility to study at the time they wish without leaving home. As there is no need to attend a classroom, they can watch the lectures at the comfort of their homes. Students from anywhere in the world can earn a MSc in Geriatric Osteopathy without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (GER) program tuition is kept low to make the program affordable to all students.


    Admission Prerequisites

    The prerequisite to enter the Master of Science (MSc) in Geriatric Osteopathy is having a bachelor of science in osteopathy or a Doctor of Osteopathy (DO). This MSc program cannot be taken as a dual degree program with the BSc or DO, however it can be taken as a dual degree program with any other master’s degree program offered by NUMSS. The grade 3 students (doctors & physiotherapists) are able to complete the Bachelor of Science in Osteopathy in 6 months and the Doctor of Osteopathy in 1year. Grade 2 students (with previous health education) can earn the BSc in osteopathy degree in 1 year and the DO degree in 2 years. Grade 1 students (with no prior health education) need to study 3 years to obtain the BSc in Osteopathy & 4 years to obtain the DO.


    Curriculum for the Master of Science in Geriatric Osteopathy (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    FG501 Fundamentals of Geriatric Osteopathy OM502 Osteopathic Clinical Management
    GR501 Geriatric Rehabilitation GN502 Geriatric Nutrition
    GN501 Geriatric Neurology AO502 Advanced Osteopathic Skills
    GO501 Geriatric Orthopaedics EC502 Osteopathic Emergency Care
    GD501 Geriatric Diagnostic Radiology TH502 Thesis & Research Project