This is an AACP accredited, and Glynd?r University validated, postgraduate M level course in Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA). On successful completion of the course delegates will be awarded 30 credits towards a Masters qualification.
You will also gain access to the Glynd?r University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), an online resource with research, information about further Glynd?r University courses, discussion forums and more to support you in your acupuncture education and work towards a Masters in acupuncture.
With the opportunity to obtain 30 masters credits this course offers fantastic value for money and provides a stepping stone in your academic journey towards a Masters qualification, opening the door to a range of career paths.
About the Course
The course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.
The course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include:
- laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia;
- current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research;
- non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia
On completion of the course, delegates should:
- understand the cautions and contraindications associated with acupuncture;
- be able to demonstrate safe, hygienic and effective needling techniques;
- be able to locate and needle a limited range of acupuncture points;
- have an understanding of the neurophysiological theory underpinning the western interpretation of acupuncture;
- understand principles of point selection and treatment design;
- have a working knowledge of myofascial trigger points;
- be able to integrate the use of acupuncture with musculoskeletal osteopathic, chiropractic or sports therapy practice.