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

    Thank you for your interest in the one year full time (2 semesters) online on-demand pediatric 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 paediatric 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 (PED) 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 (PED) program and students can graduate without attending the lab. Attendance is not mandatory.


    Why Study Paediatric Osteopathy?

    Pediatrics (aka Paediatrics) Osteopathy is a specialized branch of osteopathic health care dealing with the health care of infants, children, and adolescents from birth up to the age of 18. An osteopathic paediatrician (aka pediatrician) is a child’s health practitioner who provides not only osteopathic care for children who are acutely or chronically ill but also preventive health services for healthy children. Osteopathic pediatricians manage physical well-being of the children under their care at every stage of development, in both sickness and health.


    Why Choose to Study Paediatric Osteopathy at NUMSS?

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

    1st year (1st semester) 1st year (2nd semester)
    FP501 Fundamentals of Pediatric Osteopathy PR502 Pediatric Rheumatology
    AO501 Advanced Osteopathic Skills PN502 Pediatric Nutrition
    DA501 Developmental Anatomy PD502 Pediatric Diagnostic Radiology
    PO501 Pediatric Orthopaedics OM502 Osteopathic Clinical Management
    PN501 Pediatric Neurology TH502 Thesis & Research Project