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  • An Overview of NUMSS Admissions to Master of Science in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences - MSc (OCS) Program

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand osteopathic clinical sciences 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 Osteopathic Clinical Sciences 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 (OCS) 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 (OCS) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Osteopathic Clinical Sciences?

    The goal of the MSc in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences program is to produce osteopathic scientists who have acquired advanced clinical knowledge from careful observation and deduction; learned to test these deductions by experimentation and questioning; and applied these skills and knowledge to the practice and teaching of osteopathy.

    This program emphasizes academics, teaching, research, publication, and advanced clinical training and experience in the field of osteopathy. The program develops osteopathic clinical consultants, researchers, and scholars capable of participating in a multidisciplinary environment.


    Why Choose to Study Osteopathic Clinical Sciences at NUMSS?

    Because National University of Medical Sciences offers the only online on-demand affordable MSc program in Osteopathic Clinical Sciences. 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 Osteopathic Clinical Sciences without spending a large sum on the costs associated with daily travel. NUMSS MSc (OCS) 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 Osteopathic Clinical Sciences 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 Osteopathic Clinical Sciences (1 year FT, 1280 hours total - 640 hours per semester)

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    OC501 Searching, critically appraising and using the Health Care literature PF502 Regional Plain Film Analysis and Advanced Imaging
    RM501 Research methodology and Biostatistics IB502 Injury Biomechanics-Mechanisms of injury, repair and rehabilitation
    TM501 Teaching methodology and learning theory AP502 Advanced pathology of neuromusculoskeletal system
    OM501 Advanced issues in pain and osteopathic management OS502 Advanced Osteopathic Skills
    OJ501 Advanced osteopathic Jurisprudence TH502 Thesis & Research Project