Full course description

Course Date:

Starts May 16, 2016




4 hrs/week



Course Type:





This course provides an introduction to osteopathic medicine designed to inform future osteopathic med students, potential patients, and non-osteopathic medical professionals of the methods and practices in the field. Students will be introduced to osteopathic medicine from multiple points of view, from that of a new medical student to that of a seasoned medical professional in the field. Students will explore the history of osteopathic medicine from its inception to the modern day and learn about modern manipulative medicine and its application in a clinical setting. The course is self-paced and should take an average of four hours per week for up to four weeks (16 hours total) to complete.


On completion of this course, students can expect to:

  • Gain a general understanding of osteopathic medicine from various perspectives, including that of medical students, patients, and medical professionals.
  • Be informed about the history of osteopathic medicine from its inception to modern day.
  • Learn about current osteopathic manipulative medicines and their role in treatment methods.

Course Instructors

SYNAPSE Student Organization of Rowan SOM

SYNAPSE group at Rowan School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM) is comprised of medical students from various levels. This course is managed by the SYNAPSE group in conjunction with faculty and technical staff from Rowan SOM (rowan.edu/som) and Rowan Global Learning & Partnerships (rowanu.com).