OSEAN's objectives are to promote cooperation in Osteopathic Education and to develop a common core curriculum for part-time and full-time schools throughout Europe.
OSEAN is composed of like-minded osteopathic educational institutions with a common mission which may be summarised as follows:
- To foster collaboration and innovation among its member schools in various areas including administration, education, research and service.
- To provide a common European representation of schools in a time of emerging European standards
- To establish and develop common research streams
- To achieve academic recognition for osteopathy in all countries
- To develop a standardised model of osteopathic education throughout Europe
- To develop active scientific, academic and professional communication links – essential for the development of osteopathy, both as an independent, clearly identifiable profession, and in its relationship with other professions in the health care sector
- To establish high academic teaching standards by making sure that osteopathic lecturers are trained in education
Conceived by Renzo Molinari, DO, the former Principal of the European School of Osteopathy, OSEAN is now incorporated as a non-profit organisation in Vienna, Austria.
All OSEAN schools hold the tenet that Osteopathic Training should be degree validated programme at an MSc level as a precursor to the attainment of admission to practice-life. Therefore all schools strive for an academic partnership with a university to obtain that goal.
Currently the OSEAN members do have such partnerships with 13 different universities, some more are in the stage of preparation.
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OSEAN's vision of Osteopathic Education
OSEAN pursues a standard of excellence as it is adequate for Osteopathy as a high quality, primary contact profession. The OSEAN schools strive for an academic cooperation with Universities to assure the highest possible quality in Osteopathic Education.The level of a Masters degree is regarded as the academic equivalent of this pursued level of excellence.