British School of Osteopathy and Naturopathy

By | 2nd May 2017

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British School of Osteopathy and Naturopathy

Naturopathy (aka naturopathic medicine) is a system of treatments and healthcare that support the body’s innate ability to heal itself.  It is a holistic system that believes that promoting a general state of wellbeing through dietary principles, lifestyle, exercise and mental wellbeing are effective ways to manage our physiological systems.  Naturopathy uses a wide range of therapeutic disciplines or modalities.

In addition to physical treatment, BCOM’s students are taught to consider dietary intake, psychological/emotional states and lifestyle/exercise whilst managing a patient.

Successful completion of BCOM’s Master in Osteopathy also entitles the graduate to register as a Naturopath as well as an osteopath.

Diploma in Naturopathy

The British College of Osteopathic Medicine (previously known as British College of Naturopathy and Osteopathy) has been awarding a self-validated  four-year full-time Diploma in Naturopathy programme since early 1950’s. Successful completion of the Diploma in Naturopathy gives graduates eligibility to apply for registration with The General Council and Register of Naturopaths (GCRN), a voluntary registering body for Naturopaths in the UK.

The four year full-time Diploma in Naturopathy (N.D.)  programme  runs parallel to BCOM’s four year full-time Masters in Osteopathy (M.Ost) programme that is validated by Plymouth University and approved by the General Osteopathic Council (GOsC), a statutory regulatory body for Osteopathy in UK. Successful completion of the M.Ost programme gives graduates eligibility to apply to both the General Council and Register of Naturopaths and the General Osteopathic Council.

The four year full-time Diploma in Naturopathy programme can be taken independently of the Masters in Osteopathy programme but this programme only gives eligibility for application to GCRN

Contact Details

BCOM Admissions Team
Call +44 (0)20 7435 6464
Email admissions@bcom.ac.u

Admission fees

2017/18 academic year
Home students £6,000 per annum for years 1 and 2
Home students £7,500 per annum for years 3 and 4
Overseas students please contact Admissions

(Please note fees are subject to annual review and studying solely for a Diploma in Naturopathy does not attract public funding)

Syllabus


Year One

Anatomy: Osteology and Arthrology
Cardio-respiratory Physiology
Anatomy: Myology Anatomy: Neurology
Nutrition and Biochemistry
Gastro Intestinal, Renal and Endocrine Physiology
Principles of Naturopathy
STT

Year Two
Integrated Anatomy
Clinic Theory and Observation
Diagnosis
Spinal Mechanics
Clinical Nutrition and Dietetics
Physiology
Pathology
Exercise Physiology
STT

Year Three
Differential Diagnosis
X-ray, Diagnosis and Rheumatology and Orthopaedics
Psychology
Paediatrics
Research Methodology
Peripheral Mechanics
Applied Natural Therapeutics
Applied Pharmacology
Clinical Practice

Year Four
Clinical Rheumatology, Orthopaedics & X-ray
Clinical Obstetrics and Gynaecology
Clinical Psychosomatics
Practice Management Ethics and Audit
Clinical Practic