Bachelor of Clinical Sciences - Osteopathic Studies

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

The Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) has a strong clinical focus and provides students with a comprehensive grounding in biomedical science and health. During the course, students gain the knowledge and skills required to continue postgraduate studies in osteopathic medicine.


24 core units. Students are introduced to the philosophical and biological underpinnings of the osteopathic concept of health. They develop foundational skills in diagnosis and technique that are utilised in osteopathic clinical practice. The course includes the study of advanced levels of anatomy and physiology, particularly the structure and function of the muscular and nervous systems. Significant hours of professional placement are a key component of the course.


  • Osteopathic studies

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Recommended: any 2 units of English
  • Or TAFE and VET awards (Certificate III and above)
  • Or Undergraduate and Postgraduate study
  • Or work experience (minimum of 1 year full-time equivalent)


Osteopathy Board of Australia

Study pathways

This course offers an intermediate award (early exit point) at Associate Degree level. To become a registered osteopath, successful completion of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) and the Master of Osteopathic Medicine is required. Graduates of the Bachelor of Clinical Sciences (Osteopathic Studies) receive four units of advanced standing into the Southern Cross University Master of Osteopathic Studies.

Study information

Campus Fees Mid year intake Attendance
Gold Coast International: $79,200 No No information available
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