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Sports and Orthopaedic Acupuncture Diploma Courses

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A 10 -month post-graduate part-time Diploma course in Orthopedic and Sports Acupuncture

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Course Dates

10, 11 & 12 October; 14, 15 & 16 November; 12, 13 & 14 December 2020

9, 10 & 11 January; 6, 7 & 6 February; 6, 7 & 8 March; 10, 11 & 12 April 2021

Revalidation Date – June 2021

Course Outline

This is a post-graduate course composed of a TCM and Acupuncture Theory Foundation Module (9 lecture days) and a Special Orthopaedic Acupuncture Module (8 lecture days) with additional 4 clinical practice days and a re-validation day. It is specifically designed as an advanced, intensive part-time course for acupuncturists, physiotherapists, osteopaths, chiropractors and other physical therapists who wish to broaden their knowledge and further their skills. The emphasis of the course falls on the practical application of acupuncture as a treatment for a variety of MSK conditions.

Course Structure

The course is based on 22 contact sessions (9.30am to 5.30pm) over ten months (once a month). The course includes a general theoretical TCM and Acupuncture foundation module and a Special Orthopaedic Acupuncture Module.

The theoretical TCM and Acupuncture Foundation Module is designed to provide sufficient knowledge and understanding of the Acupuncture Meridian System, the points commonly used for MSK problems, as well as TCM pathogenesis, pathology and principles and methods of diagnosis and treatment. It also includes training in needle puncturing, manipulation, moxibustion and cupping, as well as exercises, stretches and other aspects of physical therapy.

The Orthopaedic Acupuncture Module comprises area-specific theoretical and practical sessions, which cover the problems and respective treatments for each of the different areas of the body (i.e. upper back and neck; shoulder; etc.). Each one of these sessions is a complete unit in its own right and can be taken as a separate CPD course.

A Practical Skills Verification Clinical Day takes place 3 months after completion of the course graduates will need to submit 20 written case history notes of clients that they have treated, and demonstrate that they have retained the skills learnt on the course.

Course Aims

The ultimate goal of the course is to prepare confident and proficient practitioners through correct diagnosis, proper selection and location of points and efficient needle manipulation and to develop a real understanding of the concept of “arrival of Qi” and the achievement of sufficient therapeutic stimulation.

1. Install usable theoretical knowledge of the Acupuncture Meridian System

2. Develop understanding of the pathology of injury, the real meaning of pain and the different types of pain

3. Develop the ability to practically diagnose: by interrogation; by observation and by palpation

4. Teach effective acupuncture treatments for the most common MSK problems – neck, upper and lower back; shoulder, elbow and wrist, groin, knee and ankle problems

Award

Successful graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Orthopaedic Acupuncture and will be entitled to use the initials Dip OA after their names. They are eligible to become members of the Acupuncture Society. The annual membership is £100. Student and professional indemnity cover can also be arranged.

As members of the Acupuncture Society, they are entitled to use the initials MAcS OA after their names.

Assessment

Achievement of the learning outcomes is assessed by continuous verbal questioning, home assignments, as well as by final on-line multiple-choice questions exam. Students are required to complete 20 case studies (minimum 5 different patients) in the three months prior the Re-validation session. Late submission of the case studies will incur a £100 late examination fee.

Admission Requirements

The course is designed as an advanced, intensive course for sports, massage and other physical therapists, as well as acupuncturists, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Doctors and other state registered Health Professionals. The applicants must have completed at least an ITEC level 3 Anatomy & Physiology (or equivalent) previous training. Adequate knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology is essential.

Course Cost

The course fee is £2200*

It includes:

- 17 lectures plus a validation day (3 months after end of lectures)

- 4 Clinical practice days

- Course Textbooks (electronic version)

- Lecture presentations

- Exam fees

After successfully completing your course there is a £30 certification charge

For further details on the course and to apply, please visit the College website: https://www.collegeofchinesemedicinewl.org/courses

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