London South Bank University

Course Introduction

Clinical experience is central to understanding and good practice of acupuncture. You'll train throughout the course at our teaching clinic. You'll also undertake an extended clinical placement in a Chinese hospital and study at our partner institution the Heilongjiang University of Chinese Medicine.

Course Modules

Year 1: 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. Year 2: 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. Year 3: 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. Year 4: Chinese hospital placement (optional); Chinese medicine 4: diversity and classics (optional); Chinese language 3; clinic 4: patient management B; dissertation.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
4 years
Full Time
MCM £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Tariff 80-80
  • International Baccalaureate 24
  • Course specific
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCE A-level
  • SQA Higher
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • CRB check required
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • OCR National Certificate (6 Units) M
  • OCR National Diploma (12 Units) M1
  • OCR National Extended Diploma (18 Units)
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Certificate
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
  • BTEC Level 3 Diploma MD
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma PMM
  • BTEC Level 3 National Certificate

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78% Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course

The course is well organised and is running smoothly 57%
I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 78%
The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 70%

180% Go on to work and/or study

29% Total study time lectures

Total Written: 31%

Total Coursework: 56%

Total Practical: 14%

£4,300 - £5,100
Typical cost of university accommodation

£4,100 - £5,500
Typical cost of private accommodation