To provide multidisciplinary health care professionals with basic skills relating to theory and application of acupuncture in musculoskeletal medicine.
Demonstrate knowledge of point location and needling, application
Explain the basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine and the physiological principles guiding acupuncture practice
To introduce the practice and theory of acupuncture for musculoskeletal pain. Basic principles of traditional Chinese medicine, as well as a comprehensive review of the physiological bases of acupuncture will be presented. In addition, the course will have a heavy practical component, during which, participants will learn the location of acupuncture points as well as the principles of needling these safely and in agreement to W.H.O. guidelines. Including all recognised acupuncture meridians plus commonly used extra-meridial points. In addition, principles of electro acupuncture, auricular acupuncture and trigger point acupuncture will be introduced. Part of the course will be dedicated to student-led seminars where individual patient case studies are presented and their course of management by acupuncture is discussed. It is envisaged that this will serve as a problem-based learning approach to acupuncture. In addition, students will be expected to perform literature reviews in order to substantiate their practice with current research evidence.
Candidates must provide proof of up to date registration with the HPC and CSP (or other professional indemnity to an appropriate level) and also written permission from their manager to practice acupuncture within the work place. If students have already undertaken courses in Acupuncture it may be possible to obtain accreditation of prior learning.
Course Dates: 2/3/4 Nov 2015, 30 Nov 2015, 1/2 Dec 2015
Exam within 22/22 Jan 2016