To enhance the student's ability to integrate knowledge and skills in evaluating relevant factors, formulating hypotheses, synthesising solutions and applying a range of psychomotor and other therapeutic skills to the management of patients and their disorders.

To enable students to understand the nature of research, and to analyse, apply and interpret a range of research methodologies and techniques. To develop critical thinking and organisational skills and to undertake research that contributes to the developing knowledge base in Osteopathy.