The EUIF Gimbernat is at the forefront of this teaching Osteopathy in our country. Its 25 years' experience in teaching Osteopathy mean the school can offer a complete, well-balanced programme, in terms of both timing and course contents.
Osteopathy is the name that, in 1874, the American doctor A. Taylor Still gave to the exclusively manual therapies that he used to treat patients. He had observed the close relation there is between structure and function, between the musculoskeletal system and that of the organs, both of which need to function well to ensure good health.
Osteopathy uses manual contact for diagnosis and treatment. It respects the relationship between body, mind and spirit in health and illness, emphasising the structural and functional integrity of the body and its intrinsic tendency towards self-cure. This holistic approach to treatment is based on the notion that human beings form a dynamic functional unit, in which all parts are inter-related. Treatment concentrates on areas of tension in tissues or of dysfunctions between structures that may prevent the normal working of bone, muscle and joint mechanisms, or organic, neuronal, vascular or biochemical ones.
Career options for this master's degree include:
* Osteopathy Centres
* Physiotherapy Centres
* Primary and Specialised Care Centres
* Clinics and hospitals
* Private practice
* Home-based care
* Sports centres
This master's degree is primarily oriented towards professional practice, comprises 120 ECTS, all compulsory, to be taken over two academic years. Six credits correspond to work placements and nine to the master's dissertation.
Study plan structure
* Compulsory 105
* Master Thesis 9
* External Practicum 6
TOTAL - 120
Ideal student profile
This master's degree is aimed at graduates in Physiotherapy or in an equivalent subject, who seek training in the holistic healthcare practice of Osteopathy, in order to meet healthcare delivery needs through preventive, therapeutic and educational measures, and also to meet those of research applied to clinical practice.
It is recommended that students have the following characteristics:
* Communicative skills and empathy
* Perceptiveness and attentiveness
* Ability to synthesise and to plan work
* Abilty to work in a team
* Adaptability to changing situations
* Maximum respect for the privacy of the individual