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PAANZ is a special interest group for members of the NZ Society of Physiotherapy. To study Acupuncture it is recommended that you attend a Certificate level course at AUT or Otago Universities.
To attend PAANZ courses, participants must have completed:
1) A PAANZ Introductory Acupuncture Course, Refresher/Post basic courses and/or Conferences to a minimum of 80 hours
2) Obtained a Certificate or Diploma that involves 150 or more hours of proven and acceptable acupuncture education from a university or training institution e.g. AUT University, University of Otago or from an overseas university/college, etc.
3) If you have previous Acupuncture experience or qualifications, but don't meet the pre-requisites to attend a PAANZ course, you may qualify to attend the Acupuncture Upskilling Course. For more information please contact the PAANZ Administrator.
The four-day course is designed for physiotherapy acupuncturists who have not passed the previous PAANZ introductory examination and who wish to attend PAANZ Post Basic Courses and to achieve PAANZ Physiotherapy Acupuncturist Registration in due course.
Pre-requisite: 50 or more hours of proven and acceptable acupuncture education.
The first three days covers tuition in TCM and Western Principles. The fourth day includes a written and practical examination. Written case presentations are a requisite for completion of the module and receive a certificate and 24 hours towards the PAANZ Register.
Course Outcomes - Participants should be competent in the areas of:
Courses are available each year in venues throughout NZ. To view the current Course Calendar, please click here .
A National Conference is held every two years in conjunction with the Medical Acupuncturist Society of New Zealand (MASNZ). Next Conference 2013
PAANZ National Seminars are held in the alternate years, in conjunction with the AGM.
PAANZ seeks external accreditation status for relevant courses through the New Zealand College of Physiotherapy (NZCP). This status verifies the rigour and quality of PAANZ Courses. All Courses are subject to College assessment every three years. PAANZ Accredited Courses gain full hours/points ratio, e.g. 7 course hours = 7 NZCP points