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Introduction to Osteopathic Sciences (IOS) course

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for potential M.Ost students who have proven academic achievement but who lack a solid grounding in the sciences. If you would like to take up a career in osteopathy and you already have a non-science degree or equivalent, this course is specifically designed to support you.

When does the course run?

It lasts approximately 4 to 6 weeks. Course materials are made available through the BSO's Online Learning Environment (BONE) and therefore a large amount of study can be done at home, with lectures at the BSO spread throughout the course and mainly scheduled at weekends.

Please see the link below for an example course timetable.

 2016 IOS Timetable

What will I be studying?

The course provides a programme of intensive science study, including:

  • Microbiology;
  • Chemical and physical processes;
  • Cells and tissues;
  • Chemical equilibrium;
  • Energy and health;
  • Maintenance of the human body (including cardiovascular system and nervous system) and the musculo-skeletal system.

Formative assessments are held within the units, providing students with feedback on their progression. Summative (final) assessment consists of online quizzes and a written exam.

What does it cost?

Please click here for course fee information.

What can I do next?

The IOS course has been designed to prepare students specifically for studying the BSO's M.Ost courses, and is therefore not transferable to another higher education institution.

The BSO's friendly admissions team will be pleased to give you more information about this course, and answer any questions you have. You can contact them on 020 7089 5316 or Click here to email Admissions.

Download a course brochure