Year 1 – Orthopaedic Sports Massage

At Level 5 in Year 1 there is a focus on the acquisition of underpinning knowledge and skills building on what has been learnt in secondary education or previous experience in the musculoskeletal related fields. Key subject areas are introduced, alongside an exploration of the basic principles and philosophy of osteopathic practice. The modules help students to develop their self-awareness and acquire knowledge of normal human function alongside specified range of practical osteopathic skills. Emphasis is put on massage as a treatment approach, and the relationship of biomechanics to the mechanism of sports injuries.

Entry requirements

Applicants are required to hold at the time of enrolment the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include: Two H5 (Higher level) grades and Four O6 (Ordinary level) grades or four H7 (Higher Level) grades. Subjects must include Mathematics, Irish or another language, and English.

In addition, applicants must hold an O6/H7 grade in one of the following Laboratory Science subjects: Biology; Physics, Chemistry; Physics and Chemistry; or Agricultural Science.

QQI Entry

Certain QQI Awards are acceptable in fulfilling  requirements for this programme

Mature applicants (21 years or over) may apply requesting that prior and/or experiential learning be credited

Course Content

Module DO 1.1 Foundation sciences

Learning outcomes:

  1. Explain in detail, the structure and functions of the bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles in the body.
  2. Correctly Identify, locate and palpate superficial structures and anatomical landmarks of the human body
  3. Describe the physiological processes of the nervous, cardio-vascular, lymphatic, digestive, respiratory, endocrine, immune and reproductive systems.
  4. Recognise the inter relationship between the structure and function of human cells, tissues and organs with the basic biochemical processes that occur in the body
  5. Give an overview of the organisation of the nervous system and its role in the human body functioning.

Module DO 1.2 Osteopathic Principles and Technique

Learning outcomes:

  1. The ability to perform active and passive examination of the cervical, dorsal, lumbar sacro-iliac and appendicular regions with consideration of underlying biomechanics.
  2. The use of a range of soft tissue massage techniques to the cervical, dorsal, lumbar and sacro-iliac and appendicular regions with consideration of the underlying anatomy.
  3. Explain the indications and contraindications to the use of massage.
  4. Operator self-care and safe patient handling skills.
  5. Describe the principles and concepts underlying the philosophy and key concepts of Osteopathy

Module DO 1.3 Integrated Biomechanics

Learning outcomes:

  1. Explain the classification of injury to the body.
  2. Evaluate the effects of acute and chronic disease on the body’s systems.
  3. Describe the stages of healing for different body tissues.
  4. Define and describe specific sports injuries to the spine and peripheries
  5. Describe in detail the biomechanical function and the concept of the muscular chains with regard to the lumbar spine, pelvis and joints of the lower extremities during rest and activity.
  6. Demonstrate evidence of patient observation with reflection

Prices

Orthopaedic Sports Massage
Payments Options Available
Total Fee - €4,00015 Practical Weekends
Non Refundable Deposit
Payment (1)
€500
On Application
Payment (2)€1'500Paid by Fri 30th August 2019
Payment (3)€1'500Paid by Fri 7th Februry 2020

Payment options available on request for all courses.
Fees all inclusive of books, tutor notes, and exam fees.

Proposed Course Dates

Year 1 OCI accredited Osteopathic Pathway/ Orthopaedic Sports Massage Diploma Course 2019/20

SessionDateDayMonthYearNotes
128 - 29Sat-SunSeptember2019
219 - 20Sat-SunOctober2019
316 - 17Sat-SunNovember2019
47 - 8Sat-SunDecember2019
511 - 12Sat-SunJanuary2020
68 - 9Sat-SunFebruary2020
729 - 01 MarchSat-SunFebruary/March2020
814 - 15Sat-SunMarch2020
925 - 26Sat-SunApril2020
109 -10 Sat-SunMay2020
1123 -24Sat-SunMay2020
1227 -28Sat-SunJune2020
134 - 5Sat-SunJuly2020
1429 - 30Sat-SunAugust2020
1512-13Sat- SunSeptember2020
APPLICATION FORM

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Year 2 – Orthopaedic Sports Therapy

At Level 6 in Year 2 there is a focus on consolidation and development of the knowledge and skills acquired in Year 1 and its application to understanding of abnormal states of health. The concept of reflection for personal and professional development is first introduced and skills are acquired to enable students to study effectively in the ‘Foundation in Professional Practice’ module. Students’ manual dexterity is further developed. Students learn to integrate theoretical and practical knowledge within supervised clinical experience, complemented and informed by developingreflective skills

Entry requirements:

Successful completion of all modules in Y1 of combined pathway

Mature applicants (21 years or over) may apply requesting that prior and/or experiential learning be credited

Course Content

Y2 is made up of 3 modules. Successful completion of these modules will allow the progression to Y3 of the combined BSc pathway or an exit award of Diploma in Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy.

  • 15 weekends of Academic Teaching
  • 195 hours of clinical attendance

ModuleDO 2.1 Diagnostic and Professional skills 1

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate integration and understanding of anatomy, physiology and pathology to inform the osteopathic assessment and management
  2. An ability to conduct effective and comprehensive clinical examinations of a range of body systems
  3. Confidence, accuracy and consistency in the recognition of signs and symptoms relevant to pathologic conditions in the human body, in order to aid the differential diagnostic process.
  4. Appropriately select and analyse orthopaedic and clinical tests to assist in the diagnostic process.

Module DO 2.2 Human Pathophysiology

Learning outcomes:

  1. Analyse the inflammatory response to injury and the healing phases of bone, soft tissue and nerves
  2. An understanding of the major types of disease processes the importance of genetic influences and / or internal and external agents, which may contribute to disease processes.
  3. Explain the aetiology, epidemiological and pathogenesis of disease processes and to describe the processes whereby disease may affect the normal structure and function of the human body
  4. Describe the medical treatment of common diseases.

Module DO 2.3 Osteopathic skills

Learning outcomes:

  1. Demonstrate proficiency and competency in a broad range of osteopathic techniques, including HVT, myofascial, MET, functional and soft tissue.
  2. Justify the use of repetitions, sets, tempo, intensity, frequency and exercise selection in training.
  3. Discuss the effectiveness of principles of training, adaptation and periodisation
  4. Safe, sensitive and competent patient handling skills throughout any examination procedure and technique

Prices Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy

Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy
Total Fees - €3,50015 Practical Weekends
Non Refundable Deposit
Payment (1)
€500 On Application
Payment (2)€1'500Paid before Fri 30th August 2019
Payment (3)€1'500Paid Before Fri 7th February 2020

Payment options available on request for all courses.
Fees all inclusive of books, tutor notes, and exam fees.

Year 2 –  Orthopaedic sports therapy Diploma Course 2019/20

SessionDateDayMonthYearNotes
128 - 29Sat-SunSeptember2019
219 - 20Sat-SunOctober2019
316 - 17Sat-SunNovember2019
47 - 8Sat-SunDecember2019
511 - 12Sat-SunJanuary2020
68 - 9Sat-SunFebruary2020
729 - 01 MarchSat-SunFebruary/March2020
814 - 15Sat-SunMarch2020
925 - 26Sat-SunApril2020
109 -10 Sat-SunMay2020
1123 -24Sat-SunMay2020
1227 -28Sat-SunJune2020
134 - 5Sat-SunJuly2020
1429 - 30Sat-SunAugust2020
1512-13Sat- SunSeptember2020
APPLICATION FORM

If you need additional assistance or have any questions,

PLEASE CONTACT US
@ 021 4 309 861