* Duration for students commencing in July is 3.5 years full-time or 7 years part-time.
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This degree has a strong clinical focus and provides students with a comprehensive grounding in biomedical science and health. Students gain knowledge and skills required to undertake postgraduate studies in osteopathic medicine, which is required for registration as an osteopath.
Areas of study: Human anatomy and physiology, structure and function of the muscular and nervous systems.
Career opportunities: Osteopath after further postgraduate study and practical training.
Professional recognition: Osteopathy Board of Australia. To become a registered osteopath, students need to successfully complete both the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) and the Southern Cross University Master of Osteopathic Medicine. Total duration of both courses is four years.
Practical experience: Approximately 320 hours of supervised professional placement.
Fees and charges: Refer to Southern Cross University current fee information.
Pattern of attendance: Duration for students commencing in July is 3.5 years full-time or 7 years part-time.
Inherent requirements: Check the essential components of this course (knowledge, skills, capabilities) to achieve the course learning outcomes.
Recommended studies: Biology plus Chemistry or Mathematics Advanced.
Courses are added and cancelled throughout the admissions year and course details are subject to change. Check the UAC course search regularly.
Double degree/Combined degree
The University offers double degrees in law and business, arts, social science, psychological science, exercise science; and podiatry and pedorthics as well as combined degrees in arts and education, exercise science and psychological science, law and creative writing. When you complete a double degree you are awarded two separate degrees (eg Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts). Combined degrees are multidisciplinary and when completed you are awarded one single degree that has two disciplines (eg Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Education (Secondary)).
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