London South Bank University

Course Introduction

This programme provides students with a grounding in the theory and application of acupuncture, and a firm foundation in Chinese language and culture, as well as extensive clinical experience. Over the 4 year course, students also gain an understanding of western biomedical sciences and research methodologies, and the skills to be a reflective and professional practitioner.

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 1; Chinese language 1; Biomedicine 1: anatomy and physiology; History of Chinese medicine; Concepts of inter'professional practice in health and social care. Year 2: Tuina and Jingluo 2; Clinic 2: observation 1; 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 1; Chinese medicine 3: integration; Biomedicine 3: diagnosis and treatment; Research in health and social care. Year 4: Clinic 4: Patient management 2; Dissertation Option 1: China trip; Chinese hospital placement; Chinese language 3 Option 2: Remain in the UK; Chine

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Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
4 years
Full Time
Master of Complementary Medicine - MCM £9,250 Home Fees