Hands-on experience in fourth year to develop skills and knowledge is one of the reasons Ann Lu stepped into the Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy).
Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Osteopathy)
I feel proud to be an osteopathy student when I see how my understanding of anatomy and physiology, combined with my application of osteopathic principles and palpatory skills can benefit different patients.
I knew I wanted to pursue a career in health, but it’s such a vast and varied area that I was clueless about exactly which path to take.
The human body and its structure fascinated me, so I looked for courses that offered anatomy as a first year subject.
That’s when I came across osteopathy. I was sold on the principles of osteopathy, which emphasises the restoration of health through the inter-related nature of human structure and function.
I chose to study at RMIT not only because of its established links to industry, but because of its contribution to industry as well, by creating work-ready graduates.
Some of the most invaluable resources we have are the clinicians who guide us during our weekly training at the RMIT Health Sciences clinic.
As dedicated osteopaths, they encourage our critical thinking, enhance our palpatory skills, and enable exploration of different patient-focused means of treatment and management. By working with the clinicians, we expand our skills and proficiency in ways we couldn’t if we relied only on textbooks.
This course is challenging, both mentally and physically, but it’s all worth it when you realise the incredible breadth of skill and knowledge you acquire. It’s a course that will absolutely open doors for me.