Outline

STRUCTURE OF THE PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA IN ACUPUNCTURE & MOXIBUSTION

YEAR ONE

Classes:

· Introductory Day at start of Session 1 (Wednesday 12-5.30pm)
· Semester 1 (March-July): 5 monthly sessions of 6 days (Thursday-Tuesday 9.30am-1.15pm and 2.15-6.00pm)
· Semester 2 (September-January): 5 monthly sessions of 6 days (Thursday-Tuesday 9.30am-1.15pm and 2.15-6.00pm)
· 2 evening practicums per semester from 6.20pm-8.15pm

Directed Home Study between sessions:

· 2 hours per classroom hour required i.e. 12 days (90 hours) per month over 10 months


YEAR TWO

Classes:

· Semester 3 (March-July): 5 monthly sessions of 6 days (Thursday-Tuesday 9.30am-1.15pm and 2.15-6.00pm)
· Semester 4 (September-January): 5 monthly sessions of 6 days (Thursday-Tuesday 9.30am-1.15pm and 2.15-6.00pm)
· 4 evening practicums per semester from 6.20pm-8.15pm

Directed Home Study between sessions:

· 2 hours per classroom hour required i.e. 12 days (90 hours) per month over 10 months

External Clinical Observation:

· 120 treatments total: approximately 2 days a month for 10 months


YEAR THREE

Supervised Clinics/Classes:

· Semester 5: Introductory day week 1 (Thursday 9.30am-5.30pm), 15 weeks of Supervised Clinics (Fridays-Saturdays 8.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-6.30pm) and Classes (Sundays 9.30am-1.15pm and 2.15-6.00pm), plus 2 day Tuina intensive (tba)
· Semester 6: 15 weeks of Supervised Clinics (Fridays-Saturdays 8.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-6.30pm) and Classes (Sundays 9.30am-1.15pm and 2.15-6.00pm), plus 2 day Tuina intensive(tba)
· Semester 7: 15 weeks of Supervised Clinics (Fridays-Saturdays 8.30am-1.00pm and 2.00pm-6.30pm) and 14 weeks of Classes (Sundays 9.30am-1.15pm and 2.15-6.00pm), final class Sunday 9.30am-1.15pm, plus 2 day Tuina intensive (tba)

Directed Home Study per week:

· 2 hours per classroom hour and ½ hour per supervised clinical hour required i.e. approximately 20 hours per week (some study must be carried out in the college clinic)

External Clinical Observation:

· 60 treatments total: approximately 1 day a month for 10 months