The University of Westminster leads the way in complementary medicine training and education. Our courses will equip you with the skills, knowledge, attitudes and practical expertise essential for a career in professional healthcare; this course is designed to provide practitioner education to the professional entry standards and values of the British Acupuncture Council, and to meet the requirements for accreditation of the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board. Our focus is the education of competent, caring practitioners of Chinese Medicine: Acupuncture, who have the skills of critical thinking combined with mindfulness, and can participate in current debates on science and practice. As a Westminster student you will have unrivalled opportunities to gain practical experience of clinical working though the Polyclinic, our on'site teaching environment which offers low'cost access to the general public for a wide range of complementary medicine treatments and therapies.
Year 1: Chinese medicine channels, points and techniques; Chinese medicine clinical practice 1; Chinese medicine concepts and context; the therapeutic relationship. Year 2: Chinese medicine points and clinical skills; Chinese medicine principles, strategies and treatment; developing the therapeutic relationship; pathophysiology; research methods in complementary medicine. Year 3: Chinese medicine patients, illness and disease; differential diagnosis; dissertation; refining the therapeutic relationship; starting a practice. Year 4 (MSci): Acupuncture: a living tradition; clinical reasoning; researching; contemporary issues in complementary medicine.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£12,500 Academic year. First year overseas fees|
|BSc (Hons)||£9,000 Academic year. First year home fees|
5 - 6 years
Part Time Day
- GCE A-level
- SQA Higher CCCC
- International Baccalaureate 26
- GCE AS-level
- SQA Advanced Higher
- GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
- BTEC Level 3 Diploma DD
- BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma MMD
- BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
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Total Written: 19%
Total Coursework: 67%
Total Practical: 14%