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Acupuncture study

PAANZ encourages physiotherapists to commence their acupuncture education in New Zealand by studying for a ‘Postgraduate Certificate in Acupuncture’ at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), or Otago University.
There are further acupuncture qualifications that can be attained at both Universities by following acupuncture pathways, such as Postgraduate Diploma, or Master of Health Science in Acupuncture.

AUT University

http://www.aut.ac.nz/study-at-aut/study-areas/health-sciences/postgraduate-study/acupuncture

Postgraduate acupuncture study at AUT can be undertaken in Western Acupuncture or Traditional Chinese Acupuncture. An outline of both of these Postgraduate Certificate level acupuncture studies is detailed below.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Acupuncture (AK3484) 60 points


The PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance their specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. This qualification may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science*, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.

Western acupuncture papers

589724 - Western Acupuncture (45 points): Develops the practical and applied aspects of acupuncture examination and treatment techniques to clinical practice in Western acupuncture. 589724-Western-Acupuncture.pdf

589725 - Theoretical Concepts of Western Acupuncture (15 points): Explores and validates knowledge in Western Acupuncture by the critical review of current literature, research, research methodology and practice. 589725-Theoretical-Concepts-of-Western-Acupuncture-DL.pdf

Chinese acupuncture papers

Complete the following papers (45 points):

589731 - Theory and Philosophy of Chinese Acupuncture (30 points): Develops knowledge of the theory and philosophy of Chinese acupuncture including pathophysiology and diagnostics of Chinese medicine,. Develops skills in channel marking, point locations and functions, and their safe application in clinical situations. 589731-Theory-and-Philosophy-in-Chinese-Acupuncture-DL.pdf

589734 - Clinical Practice in Chinese Acupuncture I (15 points): Introduces acupuncture practice and develops the ability to differentiate and analyse the common syndromes of imbalance (Bian Zheng) including the Zang Fu syndromes. 589734-Clinical-Pract-in-Chinese-Acupuncture-I.pdf

and 1 paper from (15 points):

589733 - Chinese Acupuncture and Women's Health (15 points): Develops safe acupuncture practice when treating women clients and their specific health needs (fertility, obstetrics, gynaecology). 589733-Chinese-Acupuncture-and-Womens-Health.pdf

589732 - Chinese Acupuncture and Rehabilitation (15points): Develops safe acupuncture practice in the rehabilitation of acute and chronic musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, neuro-motor and cardio-respiratory disorders. 589732-Chinese-Acupuncture-and-Rehabilitation.pdf

 

Otago University

The School of Physiotherapy offers a Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy, a Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy and a Master of Physiotherapy all endorsed in Acupuncture. The line of study below is subject to final approval in November 2012:

Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (Acupuncture)

lhttp://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/pgcertphty.html

PHTX501 - Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy (Semester 1) - Integration of the applied, medical and clinical sciences that underpin the philosophy, examination and management practices in physiotherapy. Students will study topics appropriate to their clinical specialisation.

PHTX548 - Introduction to Musculoskeletal Acupuncture (Semester 2) - The theoretical basis of acupuncture, predominantly from a Western/Scientific paradigm; critically review and evaluate acupuncture theory and practice in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Postgraduate Diploma in Physiotherapy (Acupuncture)

http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/pgdipphty.html

PHTX501 - Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy (Semester 1) - Integration of the applied, medical and clinical sciences that underpin the philosophy, examination and management practices in physiotherapy. Students will study topics appropriate to their clinical specialisation.

PHTX548 - Introduction to Musculoskeletal Acupuncture (Semester 2) - The theoretical basis of acupuncture, predominantly from a Western/Scientific paradigm; critically review and evaluate acupuncture theory and practice in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

PHTX543 - Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (Semester 1) - Advanced study of clinical theory and practice in manipulative physiotherapy.

PHTX530 - Theoretical Constructs in Clinical Practice (Semester 2) - The aims of this paper are to develop ability to critically review and evaluate current physiotherapy clinical practice trends and apply this information in the evaluation and management of patients, and to contribute to the development of effective and efficacious physiotherapy management.

Master of Physiotherapy (Acupuncture)

http://www.otago.ac.nz/courses/qualifications/mphty.html 

PHTX501 - Biomedical Science in Physiotherapy (Semester 1) - Integration of the applied, medical and clinical sciences that underpin the philosophy, examination and management practices in physiotherapy. Students will study topics appropriate to their clinical specialisation.

PHTX548 - Introduction to Musculoskeletal Acupuncture (Semester 2) - The theoretical basis of acupuncture, predominantly from a Western/Scientific paradigm; critically review and evaluate acupuncture theory and practice in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

PHTX543 - Orthopaedic Manipulative Therapy (Semester 1) - Advanced study of clinical theory and practice in manipulative physiotherapy.

PHTX530 - Theoretical Constructs in Clinical Practice (Semester 2) - The aims of this paper are to develop ability to critically review and evaluate current physiotherapy clinical practice trends and apply this information in the evaluation and management of patients, and to contribute to the development of effective and efficacious physiotherapy management.

PHTX610 - Research Methods (Semester 1) - Research design, evaluation, survey and qualitative methods.

PHTX650 - Research Project (Semester 2) - A supervised, original research project of up to 10,000 words in a field of Physiotherapy applied to the student’s area of endorsement, for example; a systematic review, pilot study, audit or case study. (You will need a supervisor for this paper, the Paper Coordinator will assist with this once you have applied for the programme)

Please note that the above are all for part time study, however, full time is also available.

 

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