Not just inside class, but outside class. Is it something relatively easy to learn that you don't spend a lot of time on?
I don't spend as much time on OMM as I do on other subjects, but I wish I could. Outside of labs and classes, I probably spend no more than 4 hours a week studying OMM (it's usually closer to 2-3 hours + watching videos of demonstrations of techniques though). Maybe if it's the week before a practical, i'll boost it up to 6-7 hours max (including practicing techniques with others.
The thing with OMM is that you don't have to spend a lot of time studying outside of lab/class it if you simply want to get by in OMM (at least in my school). Not to mention the fact that gross anatomy is a big part of OMM - knowing landmarks, muscle functions, attachments, innervations, etc from anatomy will go a long way in OMM since all that will be left is learning about the techniques and principles.
However, if you really want to become proficient at it, you'll probably have to put in significantly more time and effort. The effectiveness of OMT is virtually completely dependent on both the accuracy of the diagnoses and the execution of the OMT.
Nothing is so difficult that you spend hours trying to figure it out. By far the most difficult part of OMM during first semester is the sacrum. It is not difficult if you just apply some common sense.
I spend essentially no time outside of lab/lecture on OMM except for 2-3 days before an exam. Before an exam I spend probably 6-8 hours a day for 2 days reviewing techniques. Written exams I spend just the day before studying, no studying prior to that. I typically score in the high 80's to low 90's with this amount of effort, and so do must of my classmates. I don't see any reason to spend much time on it outside of the classroom unless you want to become an OMM fellow or plan to use it in your future practice (I don't).
I spend essentially no time outside of lab/lecture on OMM except for 2-3 days before an exam. Before an exam I spend probably 6-8 hours a day for 2 days reviewing techniques. Written exams I spend just the day before studying, no studying prior to that. I typically score in the high 80's to low 90's with this amount of effort, and so do must of my classmates.
My Ug has a kinesiology program, for my final semester I only need 9 credits to graduate so I need to pick up 3 more credits to qualify for full time. Considering taking this movement science class:
This course focuses on functional anatomy of the human musculoskeletal system. Students will learn the names and major landmarks of the major bones, the structure and kinematic characteristics of the major joints, as well as the names and functions of all the major muscles in the human body. The course format includes both lecture and laboratory experiences. After taking this course, students will be able to describe human movement in anatomical terms and to identify the specific muscles responsible for controlling human movements.
Is it worth it or should I just take meditation or jazz or something cake walk instead? Thanks!!!