British School of Osteopathy (BSO)’s Professional Doctorate in Osteopathy programme is the first of its kind, setting a new level of osteopathic scholarship. The programme is most likely to appeal to one of three groups:
You should hold:
* You may undertake a qualification in research methods whilst registered on the D.Prof. (Ost) but must complete this before the end of the second year of the programme. A Postgraduate Certificate in Research Methodology is offered by the BSO.
The programme is divided into two stages: the first stage, which covers the first two years, is taught in one, two or four-day blocks and will challenge you to think more deeply and reflectively about the nature of osteopathic practice, the challenges and ‘big questions’ facing osteopathy, the significance of evidence, experience and intuition, and the implications of the changing understanding of pain and disability. By the end of this stage, you will have clearly identified your research question, leading to Stage two where you gather data, analyse and evaluate them, and develop your thesis and generate a portfolio to disseminate it. The culmination is the presentation of your thesis in the viva when you have the opportunity to explain and defend your ideas in front of two external examiners.
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