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01. Defining Osteopathic Medicine

Osteopathic medicine is the integration of medicine and osteopathy as described by osteopathic principles.

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02. Why the London College of Osteopathic Medicine?

The college offers interactive small group learning in the most intensive osteopathic course in the world that exclusively teaches osteopathy to postgraduate doctors. For this reason its graduates have come from Ireland, Germany, Sweden, France, Switzerland, Greece, Australia, New Zealand, Korea, India, the Caribbean, Kazakhstan and the USA as well as the United Kingdom.

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03. Course

Membership of The London College of Osteopathic Medicine (MLCOM)

Pre course learning is directed by our Distance Learning Module leading into a 2 week intensive course leading into the clinic based course running two days a week, Friday and Saturdays, over 18 months which means less weekday commitment, and also makes it easier for doctors to maintain their current activities.

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04. Teaching Methods

Interactive dynamic small group learning is the format for the majority of teaching.

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05. Entry Requirements

Medical degree recognised by the UK General Medical Council.

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06. Fees

For 2014 admission the fee for the18 month course was £10,000 and prior to the distance learning course £5500 is payable and admission, with two subsequent payments of £2250 are payable at 6 and 12 months. The fees for the next course which is planned to start in April 2015 will be decided by the Trustees in July 2014. The college is reviewing payment of fees and students will have the option of paying the second part of the fees by standing order each month.

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07. Required Reading

Apart from standard anatomical works and abstracts from osteopathic and orthodox journals, trainees will find that they need to sample a variety of texts to acquire a balanced view of the field in which they will practice, students are not required to purchase texts prior to the course.

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08. College Organisation

Management Committee is responsible for the running clinic overall and college development and management.

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09. Faculty

List of Faculty Staff

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10. Postgraduate Education

After success in their final examination, students are awarded Membership of the London College of Osteopathic Medicine (MLCOM), and are eligible to join the post-graduate Association of Medical Osteopaths.

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11. LCOM Past & Present

In 1927 the Osteopathic Association Clinic in Boston Place was established by members of the British Osteopathic Association, itself created in 1911 as the professional association of osteopaths arriving from the USA less than 20 years after the profession was founded.

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12. Research

Since 1982 Osteopathic Trusts Ltd. has supported several research projects.

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