Integrated Masters Chiropractic

Croydon Campus

Mode: Full-time

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Overview

Take the next step towards a successful career in Chiropractic with Greater London’s only Chiropractic course. Develop your diagnostic, research and clinical skills to enable you to identify, treat, disorders of the neuromusculoskeletal system, and, in doing so, to transform your patients’ lives.

You’ll be learning in our brand new dedicated Chiropractic facilities. You’ll also have the chance to observe clinical practice from the very first year of the course with annual clinical placements, forming a core part of your education. Our clinical placements are based in chiropractic clinics throughout London and the South of England. In your final year, our public facing Chiropractic clinic will give you first-hand experience of working with patients, and growing community connections.

On successful completion of the course, you will be eligible to register with the General Chiropractic Council, the regulator body for Chiropractic within the UK.

Why Chiropractic at LSBU?

Ranked 2nd in London overall for Health Professions (Guardian University Guide 2023).
This course is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council.
Career opportunities: 94 percent of graduates who find graduate-level jobs or are in further education at professional or higher education level, within 15 months of graduation (Guardian University Guide 2023).
Undertake clinical placements throughout your course including working in the new public facing chiropractic clinic in your final year.
This is the only London-based Chiropractor course.

Learn alongside other healthcare students as part of the Institute of Health and Social Care.

Accreditations

Key course information - ordered by mode
Mode Duration Start date Location
Mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Start Date
September
Location
Croydon Campus

Modules

The Integrated Masters in Chiropractic provides a thorough education in human anatomy, physiology and pathology specifically of the neuromusculoskeletal system. Students received both theoretical and practical knowledge that will allow them to practice chiropractic in a safe and efficacious manner.

Year 1

  • Clinical Anatomy
    Provides the students with an in-depth understanding of human clinical anatomy.
    20 credits
  • Clinical Physiology and Pathophysiology
    Provides the student with a thorough knowledge of the metabolic working of the human body and the physiological problems that can arise.
    20 credits
  • Chiropractic Technique I
    An introduction to the biomechanical functions of the human body and the relationship between structure and function.

    20 credits
  • Normal Radiographic Anatomy
    Offers the student the knowledge and skills necessary to understand radiological images and their use in clinical practice

    20 credits
  • Psychology and Behavioural Science
    The student acquires a grounding in the sociology and behavioural science of health with an emphasis on the biopsychosocial model.

    20 credits
  • Interprofessional Learning
    Unique to the LSBU Institute of Health and Social Care, this module brings together the students from across the allied healthcare spectrum to work together. The module offers students a broad view of the working of healthcare professions beyond what is normally found in any one course.

    20 credits

Year 2

  • General Diagnosis
    The student is provided with the skills required for clinical examination. With an emphasis on history and physical examination procedures, general diagnosis offers the foundation for the level 6 module clinical diagnosis.

    20 credits
  • Chiropractic Technique II
    Further investigations into manipulation of the joints, soft tissue mobilisation and the types of conditions often seen in chiropractic care.

    20 credits
  • Radiological Imaging
    Picking up from year 1 radiology, students are introduced to the pathological findings visible on a variety of imaging techniques including x-ray, MRI, and Ultrasound.

    20 credits
  • Anatomy and Physiology of the Head, Neck and Nervous System
    The module exams the structures of the head and neck and the anatomy and physiological functioning of the nervous.

    20 credits
  • Orthopaedics/Neurology
    A specialty module reviewing orthopaedic and neurological assessment and how they can be integrated into care.

    20 credits

Year 3

  • Clinical Diagnosis
    An in-depth view of the pathologies that can be found in most chiropractic offices. Discussions range from common musculoskeletal problems to those that are more complex.
    20 credits
  • Public Health
    Public Health Examining public health and health promotion locally, nationally and globally. Chiropractors as promoters of health.  Nutritional requirements in normal and special populations.
  • Chiropractic Technique III
    This module refines the manipulative techniques the students has learned in the previous year. Additional case studies are presents and clinical problem solving is presented.

    20 credits
  • Rehabilitation
    This module develops students exercise and rehabilitation skills, enabling patients take an active part in their treatment.

    20 credits
  • Contemporary Issues in Chiropractic
    A wide ranging seminar looking at clinical, business and policy issues facing the practice of chiropractic.

    credits: 20
  • Research Methodologies
    The methods and philosophy that under lies clinical research. Students investigate the research process and participate in a literature review.

    20 credits

Year 4

  • Chiropractic Clinic
    Students spend the majority of their final year treating patients at the on-site public chiropractic clinic built specifically for that purpose
    60 credits
  • Dissertation
    A final year 12000 word master’s level dissertation on a topic relating to clinical practice.

    60 credits;

Employability

By the time you graduate, you will be a competent and confident clinician, committed to clinical excellence, patient care, and life long learning fully equipped for a successful, rewarding career. As a graduate, you’ll be able to register with the General Chiropractic Council, enabling you to practice across the UK. An increasing number of chiropractors are also actively involved in teaching and research.

The University has established excellent links with chiropractic placement providers throughout Greater London ensuring students receive a diverse and interesting learning experience

Employability Service

At LSBU, we want to set you up for a successful career. During your studies – and for two years after you graduate – you’ll have access to our Employability Service, which includes:

  • Free employability workshop and events for student all year round, more details can be found on our event section.
  • Online board where you can see a wide range of placements: part-time, full-time or voluntary. You can also drop in to see our Job Shop advisers, who are always available to help you take the next step in your search.
  • LSBU Careers Hub offering group workshops on CVs, interview techniques and support, guidance on future careers, as well as loads of career resources, connecting you with employers, exciting events, 1-1 support and relevant workshops.

Our Student Enterprise team can also help you start your own business and develop valuable entrepreneurial skills.

The Integrated Masters in Chiropractic is accredited by the General Chiropractic Council GCC).

The course has established links with our practice providers within London and the South of England.

Our staff members have roles in clinical practice and research outside of teaching. This allows for the integration of contemporary clinical practice and research into our teaching.

Throughout the year numerous guest lecturers offer our students a wide range of topics relating to the profession.

Placements

Students start the observational placement beginning in year 1. Students attend chiropractic clinical practices, primarily within the Greater London area and are provided with opportunities to experience a variety of clinical practices. Additionally, final year students treat patients in the on-site chiropractic clinic under the supervision of registered chiropractors

Teaching and learning

Transferable skills are developed through engagement with, and completion of tasks in the academic and clinical curriculum.  Interprofessional learning, group activities, practical skills development using simulation, and problem-based approaches in the academic environment will be supplemented and enhanced by clinical placement experience as part of a blended learning approach.

The academic staff all have clinical experience in addition to their teaching. The course is taught using a variety of methods; lectures, seminars, workshops, tutorials, presentations and observational placement.

Assessments are via written final exams, in class course work, OSCEs and Vivas.

For each 20 credit module students should be expected to undertake 200 hours of learning.

Staff

Entry requirements

  • A Level BBC including at least 1 science subject and excluding General Studies or:
  • BTEC National Diploma DMM in Science or:
  • Access to HE Diploma in Science with 18 Distinctions, 24 Merits and 3 Passes or:
  • Equivalent Level 3 qualifications worth 112 UCAS points
  • Applicants must hold 5 GCSEs A-C Maths, Science and English, or equivalent (reformed GCSEs grade 4 or above).

The following additional requirements apply to this course:

  • Evidence of commitment to the profession
  • Evidence of having shadowed a chiropractor for a minimum of 1 day
  • Passing of occupational health and Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks
  • Ability to meet travel requirements to attend placements
  • Students from outside the UK will be required to provide a police check from their home country.
  • English Language: Those whom English is not their first language must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 overall (including 7.0 in the written element and a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking, reading and listening) for the International English Language Test Score (IELTS)

Advanced entry

If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

Foundation Year

If you have been out of study for a considerable amount of time or have slightly missed the entry requirements this course, you can take your first steps to becoming a registered practitioner with our Health and Social Care Foundation year. Boost your qualifications and confidence for further study with this one-year introductory course and, on completion of this course, you will be guaranteed entry on to one of our 13 health pre-registration health and social care degrees.

Advanced entry

If you have already completed some studies at another university, we may be able to consider you for advanced entry. Please see our advanced entry page for more information.

Course status

  • Accreditation and Course validation status

    This course is validated by London South Bank University. Applications are being accepted.

How to apply

International students

International (non Home) applicants should follow our international how to apply guide.

Home applicants

Mode Duration Start date Application code Application method
Mode
Full-time
Duration
4 years
Start date
September
Application code
B320
Application method

Accommodation

Once we have made you an offer, you can apply for accommodation. You can rent from LSBU and you’ll deal directly with the university, not third party providers. That means we can guarantee you options to suit all budgets, with clear tenancy agreements and all-inclusive rents that include insurance for your personal belongings, internet access in each bedroom and on-site laundry facilities.

Or, if you’d rather rent privately, we can give you a list of landlords – just ask our Accommodation Service.

Read more about applying for accommodation at LSBU.

Finance

You don't need to wait for a confirmed place on a course to start applying for student finance. Read how to pay your fees as an undergraduate student.

LSBU Croydon is our new campus, with a mission to transform lives and communities. With brand new state of the art facilities and placements across Croydon, we aim to help tackle the NHS shortage of nurses across the area. To study at LSBU Croydon please put a C on your UCAS application.

Prepare to start

Disclosure Barring Service (DBS)

All pre-registration students need to be DBS cleared before going on placement. You’ll need to have an enhanced DBS check even if you have had one before and will not be able to go on placement until this is complete.

The DBS process is not difficult but can take some time so it's best to get started as soon as you receive your email. You will receive the email during Summer 2023.

DBS update service

If you're part of the DBS update service, your subscription is up to date and you already have a DBS certificate, please bring in your original green DBS certificate for the document check. To take advantage of the update service, your certificate needs to be classified as 'Enhanced' and workforce must be listed as 'Adult and Child'. If you have any queries, please email us at hscdbsoh@lsbu.ac.uk.

How to complete your DBS

Our DBS supplier, Verifile, will send you an email with all the details you need to complete your DBS.

Verifile will give you instructions to log into their system and complete your personal details and information. To complete the process, you'll need your passport or driving licence and 5-year address history including dates when you moved in/out.

You can use your application number to track the progress of your DBS.

When you've finished, your Disclosure Statement will be mailed to the most recent address in your submission, so please make sure it's correct. We don't automatically receive a copy of this Statement, which is why we need you to bring it in as part of the next step.

Frequently asked questions

My Social Work friends said they need to pay. Do I need to pay?

What do I need to declare on my DBS?

I’ve applied for/had a DBS in past. Do I need to do it again?

Why do I need an enhanced DBS check?

Who reviews my DBS?

When will I hear back from the panel about my DBS?

Which address do I use?

I’ve lost my statement. What do I do?

I’ve had my application rejected due to my DBS declaration/disclosure. Can I appeal the decision?

Document check

Once you have completed the online part of the DBS process, you will need to produce three accepted documents from this list (PDF File 248 KB) to be verified.

Document check on campus

Document check at the Post Office

Occupational Health (OH)

An exciting part of many of our Health and Social Care courses is the opportunity to learn off-campus and work with patients, clients and/or service users. Before you start, we need to make sure that you have the correct levels of immunisations.

Questionnaire

Once you have enrolled, students will be asked to complete an occupational health check, the first part is completing an online questionnaire sent from our occupational health provider.

GP appointment

The second part of your occupational health check is to get any inoculations that you may need from your GP. When attending your GP appointment, please take printed copies of these two documents with you.

Vaccination Screening Advisory Letter (PDF File 126 KB)
GP Vaccination and Screening History (PDF File 117 KB)

Occupational Health appointment

After these steps are complete you will receive an email from OHWorks Ltd inviting you to attend an appointment on-campus with an Occupational Health Nurse. These appointments take place during the week and sometimes when your classes have already started.

The OH team have prepared this guide (PDF File 588 KB) which outlines what to expect at each stage. If you have queries or concerns about your Occupational Health clearance or inoculations please contact the Occupational Health team.

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be double vaccinated?

My local GP doesn’t have my vaccination history. What should I do?

What if I can’t make my OH appointment?

I’ve already registered with LSBU’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit (DDS). Do I still need to tell the OH Nurse about my condition?

If I’ve declared a condition to the OH Nurse, do I need to register with LSBU’s Disability and Dyslexia Support Unit as well?

Numeracy practice

Before starting your course, you may want to check or practice your numeracy skills. The National Numeracy Challenge is a free online tool that helps you learn, revise and quiz your essential numeracy skills. You’ll also be able to get a certificate to show your efforts.

Enrolment and Welcome Week

Before you start your course we’ll send you information on what you’ll need to do before you arrive and during your first few days on campus. You can read about the process on our new students pages.

It is recommended that students preparing to enter the Integrated Masters in Chiropractic may want to start by reading anatomy. This subject is the foundation for everything else that is taught.

Preparing students may want to look at either Moore’s Clinical Anatomy or Grey’s Anatomy, any recent edition.

Placements

We plan this course to make sure you complete the required number of hours in both theory and practice (not less than 1000 hours in assessed clinical practice). Practice learning opportunities will be in placements in local clinics, community, private and voluntary sector agencies as appropriate for the delivery of chiropractic focused clinical provision. A variety of theory and practical assessments assess and grade learning throughout the programme. You must achieve the requisite academic credit (and specified practice hours and competencies) in order to graduate and professionally register as a Chiropractor.

Holidays

Your holiday periods will not follow the normal University timetable because of placements. You’ll receive more details once you start your course.

Fees and funding

Fees are shown for new entrants to courses, for each individual year of a course, together with the total fee for all the years of a course. Continuing LSBU students should refer to the Finance section of our student portal, MyLSBU. Queries regarding fees should be directed to the Fees and Bursaries Team on: +44 (0)20 7815 6181.

Full-time

Integrated Masters in Chiropractic (FT) - Year 1 FT Croydon SEPT

The fee shown is for entry 2022/23
UK fee: £9250International fee: £17500
AOS/LSBU code: 5008Session code: 1FC00
Total course fee:
UK £37000
International £70000

For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for undergraduate students.

Please check your fee status and whether you are considered a Home, EU or International student for fee-paying purposes and for our regulatory returns, by reading the UKCISA regulations.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

Possible fee changes

The University reserves the right to increase its fees in line with changes to legislation, regulation and any government guidance or decisions.

The fees for international students are reviewed annually and the University reserves the right to increase the tuition fees in line with the RPIX measure of inflation up to 4 per cent.

Scholarships

We offer several types of fee reduction through our scholarships and bursaries. Find the full list and other useful information on our scholarships page.

The individual fee for this course is shown above. For more information, including how and when to pay, see our fees and funding section for postgraduate students.

See our Tuition Fees Regulations (PDF File 391 KB) and Refund Policy (PDF File 775 KB).

We have a range of PhD Scholarships available in partnership with businesses and organisations; read notices of PhD studentships.

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