Turn your passion into your career: BSc Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture at London South Bank University
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Get the skills and experience to become a reflective and professional acupuncturist at London South Bank University (LSBU)
Our courses offer a unique blend of Chinese medicine, language, culture and biomedical sciences and are accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB).
Acupuncture has developed considerably in the western world in recent years with increasing interest from the public, health care professionals and policy makers. This means there is now a greater demand and opportunity to study acupuncture using western scientific methods and it is an exciting time to be part of the acupuncture profession.
About the course
London South Bank University offers one course in BSc Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture:
BSc (Hons) Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture
3 years full-time / 5 years part-time
As well as a broad foundation in the theory and application of acupuncture, you will gain a strong knowledge in Chinese language and culture, as well as extensive clinical experience. You will also acquire a thorough understanding of western biomedical sciences and research methodologies, with training throughout the course at LSBUs teaching clinic based on the Southwark campus.
Modules covering Chinese medicine, language and culture are taught by experienced lecturers from China. You will learn from practitioners based in the UK to gain a more complete picture and understanding of the skills required to be a reflective and professional acupuncture practitioner in the West.
Clinical experience is central to understanding and a vital practice of acupuncture. Experienced lecturers from LSBU will provide a thorough foundation in biomedical science and modern research. You will also study alongside other health care professionals and develop the skills to be a professional acupuncturist.
Youll have the opportunity to apply for an extended clinical placement in a Chinese hospital, which will include studying at our partner institution, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine. For this, theres a scholarship funded through our Confucius Institute which covers tuition fees, accommodation and airport transfers from Beijing to Harbin, Heilongjiang.
Course Structure and Subjects
Chinese medicine 1: Basic principles
Concepts of inter-professional practice in health and social care
Tuina and Jingluo 1
Clinic 1: Observation A
Chinese language 1
Biomedicine 1: Anatomy and physiology
History of Chinese medicine
Tuina and Jingluo 2
Clinic 2: Observation B
Biomedicine 2: Pathophysiology and pharmacology
Sociology of health
Chinese language 2
Chinese medicine 2: Pattern differentiation
Running a practice
Expertise, evidence and research: Informing clinical practice
Clinic 3: Patient management A
Chinese medicine 3: Integration
Biomedicine 3: Diagnosis and treatment
Research in health and social care (M.CMAc only)
Clinic 3: Patient management B (BSc only)
Employability and Academic Progression
This programme will enable you to work as professional and autonomous acupuncturist. A typical graduate will be a highly professional clinical practitioner in acupuncture. As a graduate you will be well placed to take advantage of opportunities that arise as the profession of acupuncture develops in the West.
Accreditation and Partnership
This course is accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB). BAAB accredits courses on behalf of the British Acupuncture Council (BAcC).
LSBUs Acupuncture course is run in partnership with the Confucius Institute at LSBU, Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine and Harbin Normal University. All students on the course are eligible to apply for scholarships through the Confucius Institute to undertake studies in Chinese medicine and language in China.
About London South Bank University
Based in the heart of South London, LSBU offers the opportunity to gain new qualifications and learn from the experts. With over 120 years' experience in tertiary education, LSBU is proud to be a leader in education.
Our central location is great for seeing all that London has to offer and our strong employer links keep our course content highly relevant; so immerse yourself in the rich complementary medicine community in and around London.
Visit us and learn about LSBU
To get more information on our campus, teaching facilities and a chance to meet your lecturers come along to one of our Open Days or book a Campus Tour.
Book now: lsbu.ac.uk/studyacupuncture
Apply now for September 2013
0800 923 88 88
the brighter choice
Acupuncture, Cupping, Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)