Nov. 16, 2012 - PRLog -- National University of Medical Sciences (NUMSS), located in Madrid, Spain offers a four years full time online on-demand program in osteopathy leading to a doctor of osteopathy (DO) degree.
Students will study at home, without the need to attend classes on campus. There is a week-long (per semester) optional practical training classes held in Madrid and Toronto for students who wish to practice their techniques under supervision of an osteopath.
What sets the osteopathy program of NUMSS apart is that we place heavy emphasis on the clinical side of osteopathy. We aim to graduate students that are highly competent in osteopathic medicine. We aim to graduate the most successful osteopaths. As such we prepare our students for the real world by teaching them subjects that have practical applications in the real world. Subjects such as disability evaluation, functional abilities evaluation, decompression therapy, orthotic casting, support hose fitting, orthopaedic bracing, work and auto accident rehabilitation, joint specific exercises, acute pain management & clinical ergonomics amongst others.
National University of Medical Sciences students have options to complete their premedical requisites concurrently while attending the doctor of osteopathy program. They will graduate with dual degrees in osteopathy (B.Sc., DO). Students also have the option to taking the Master of Business Administration (Health Care) program concurrently while taking the osteopathy program to graduate with three degrees (B.Sc., MBA, DO). Taking the combined degree programs saves students times and money however they are considerably harder to complete.
Osteopathy is one of the most comprehensive types of health care available in the world. Its essence lies in examining and treating the whole person, not just presenting symptoms. The practice of osteopathy includes using the most current scientific knowledge to promote health and prevention and to diagnose and treat patients with disease. Osteopaths use their hands as tools to diagnose and treat patients. The philosophy of osteopathy originated from the teachings of Dr. Andrew Taylor Still over 138 years ago and is based on the beliefs that, given the optimum conditions, the human body has the amazing ability to heal, that the structure of the human body is directly related to the function, and that the health of the individual is related to the body, mind, and spirit.