臨床針灸學文憑 (CEF) - 香港大學專業進修學院: Chinese Medicine課程
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Diploma in Clinical Acupuncture
臨床針灸學文憑

CEF Reimbursable Course

CEF Reimbursable Course

Course Code
CM005A
Application Code
1850-CM005A

Study mode
Part-time
Start Date
29 Oct 2020 (Thu)
Duration
1 year to 2 years
Language
English
Course Fee
Part 1: HK$23,350
(inclusive of clinical observation in Hong Kong/China but excluding accommodation, travelling and meal expenses )
Part 2: HK$33,600
(inclusive of clinical observation in Hong Kong/China and clinical training fee in China but excluding accommodation, travelling and meal expenses)
How to Apply
Deadline on 20 Sep 2020 (Sun)
Enquiries
3762 4215
2546 9835

Acupuncture as a major branch of Chinese Medicine (CM) is a recognized therapeutic modality approved by the World Health Organization (W.H.O.). The programme provides Western-trained medical practitioners and medical-related professionals interested in acupuncture with an opportunity to undertaken acupuncture training.

This programme consists of two parts. Each part consists of one module. Students who have completed one module of Part 1 can choose to exit the programme. Completion of one module will lead to a Certificate in Acupuncture. Upon successful completion of Part 1 and Part 2, students will be awarded a Diploma in Clinical Acupuncture.

The development of a universal or standard system of acupuncture nomenclature under the auspices of the W.H.O. has facilitated the interationalization of acupuncture practice.  Increasingly, many western medical practitioners worldwide have adopted acupuncture as an adjunct to their primary therapeutic modality based on the western medical paradigm. 

In line with this development, formal acupuncture education at the undergraduate and graduate levels has been established in universities.  Acupuncture has now matured to acquire a proper position in healthcare professions, with a set of defined technical terminologies and well-establised standard of practice.

 

Aims

Part 1: Basic Acupuncture

Nowadays acupuncture has become increasingly accepted in modern medical practice. There is growing interest among practitioners of western medicine, in many parts of the world, to pursue better understanding and reserach in the field of acupuncture.  The purpose of this course is to provide an opportunity for western-trained medical practitioners and professionals interested in acupuncture to acquire the knowledge of acupuncture. It will form a foundation for subsequent studies for Part 2: Advanced Clinical Acupuncture.

Part 2: Advanced Clinical Acupuncture

This course is a continuation of Part 1: Basic Acupuncture.  It enables participants to pursue a comprehensive study on clinical aspects of acupuncture practice.  The course aims to develop competence in the practice of acupuncture as an alternative therapeutic modality and is designed primarily for western-trained medical practitioners, physiotherapists, nurses, osteopaths, chiropractors and other members of allied health-care professions.  It also hopes to stimulate student's interest and involvement in research on basic and clinical aspects of acupuncture  The programme of study includes a 1-week clinical attachment at CM hospitals in China.

Application Code 1850-CM005A -

Duration
  • Part 1: Basic Acupuncture
    106 hours including 8 hours of clinical observation

    Part 2: Advanced Clinical Acupuncture
    170 hours including 20 hours clinical training and 1 week clinical attachment in China
Venue

Course Contents

Part 1: Basic Acupuncture

Unit 1 Theoretical Basis of Acupuncture of Chinese Medicine      
  • Philosophical Background of Chinese Medicine
  • History of Acupuncture
  • Yin-Yang Theory
  • The Five Elements Theory
  • Zang-Fu Theory
  • Qi, Blood, Body Fluids and Essence
  • CM Etiology
  • CM Pathophysiology  
Unit 2 Patterns of Disease and Diagnosis
  • The Eight Principles
  • Zang-Fu Differentiation
  • Qi, Blood, Body Fluids Differentiation
  • Pulse Diagnosis
  • Tongue Diagnosis
Unit 3 The Acupuncture Meridians System and Acupoints
  • The Main Regular Meridians
  • Du and Ren Meridians
  • Acupoint Location and Acupoint Applications
Unit 4 Acupuncture Treatment
  • Needling Techniques
  • Treatment Modalities including Moxibustion, Cupping
  • Principles of Treatment
  • Principles of Acupuncture Prescription
  • Treatment of Common Diseases
  • Clinical Observation

 

Part 2: Advanced Clinical Acupuncture

(Units 1-4 are covered by Part 1: Basic Acupuncture)

 
Unit 5

Reappraisal of Chinese Medicine philosophy and theory including in-depth study of the Zang-Fu Theory, the Four Classical Diagnosis, the Tongue and Pulse Diagnosis and the Identification of Patterns according to the Three Heaters, the Four Radicals and the Six Divisions.

Unit 6

CM Patho-physiology with detailed study of the Identification of Patterns according to each of the Zang-Fu Organs individually and Combined-Organs Disharmony. Extraordinary Meridians and Acupoints, Complex Needling Techniques, Micro-systems of Acupuncture.

Unit 7

Syndrome-differentiation and clinical applications. Differentiation of syndromes and the Acupuncture treatments of some common medical problems; Constipation, Diarrhoea, Hypertension, Nocturnal Enuresis, Senile Enuresis, Nocturnal Emission, Impotence, Headaches, Migraine, Insomnia, Dizziness and Vertigo, Allergic Rhinitis and Sinusitis, Asthma, Vomiting, Depressive Syndromes, Musculo-skeletal, Sports Injuries, Diseases of Gynaecology, Neurology, etc.

Unit 8

Recent advances in Acupuncture diagnosis and treatment, Special techniques in Acupuncture, Acupuncture Points Injections, Laser Acupuncture, Magneto-electric Acupuncture, Introduction to the Principles of Herbal Treatment, Introduction to Research Methodology in Acupuncture.

Unit 9

Clinical training and Clinical practice in a teaching hospital in China.

On completion of the Part 1: Basic Acupuncture programme, students should be able to:

1. Describe the basics of Chinese Medicine Theories ;

2. Undertake simple differential diagnosis;

3. Analyse pain-related diseases and

4. Carry out basic Acupuncture treatment of pain related disorders.

 

On completion of the Part 2: Advanced Clinical Acupuncture programme, students should be able to:

  1. Apply the knowledge of Acupuncture theories of disease differentiation;
  2. Analyse clinical cases using acupuncture theories (e.g. Gynoecological disorders, Neurological disorders, Musculo-skeletal & Sports Injuries, and Internal disorders);
  3. Carry out skilful manipulations of acupuncture techniques to treat diseases;  and
  4. Evaluate and conduct simple Acupuncture research work.

Date/Time

Part 1:  29 October 2020; Mondays and Thursday, 8:00 - 10:00 p.m.
 
Part 2:  To be advised

 

Teaching Methods

The main form of instructional delivery is by lectures, demonstrations and classroom-based practice, and supplemented by audio-visual materials, teaching aids, etc. 

Clinical observation and clinical training will be organized in China.

 

Assessment and Award

 
Part 1: Basic Acupuncture
Assessment is conducted by a combination of test (practical) and written examinations.  Students required to attend the clinical observation and have passed all the assessments.  Student who do not meet the attendance requirement (normally 70%) shall not be permitted to sit for the final examination.  Subject to the approval by the Board of Examiners, re-sitting the examination may be given to students who failed in test or examination (below 50%) and payment of re-sitting the examination fee is required. 
 
 
Part 2: Advanced Clinical Acupuncture
Assessment is conducted by a combination of test (practical) and written examinations.  Students required to attend the clinical observation, traineeship clinical training in Mainland China and have passed all the assessments.  Student who do not meet the attendance requirement (normally 70%) shall not be permitted to sit for the final examination.  Subject to the approval by the Board of Examiners, re-sitting the examination may be given to students who failed in test or examination (below 50%) and payment of re-sitting the examination fee is required.
 
Completion of Part 1 and Part 2 leads to Diploma in Clinical Acupuncture.  Students who have completed one module of Part 1 can choose to exit the programme. Completion of one module will lead to a Certificate in Acupuncture. 

 

Applicants shall

i    be Western medical practitioners, Physiotherapists, Nurses, Osteopaths, Chiropractors, or

ii   be Medical related professionals; or

iii   hold a bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

Applicants are required to attend an interview as appropriate.

Application Fee

HK$150 (Non-refundable)

Course Fee
  • Part 1: HK$23,350
    (inclusive of clinical observation in Hong Kong/China but excluding accommodation, travelling and meal expenses )
    Part 2: HK$33,600
    (inclusive of clinical observation in Hong Kong/China and clinical training fee in China but excluding accommodation, travelling and meal expenses)
  • The CEF Institution Code of HKU SPACE is 100
CEF Courses
Diploma in Clinical Acupuncture
臨床針灸學文憑
COURSE CODE 41L103728 FEES $23,350 (Part:1); $33,600 (Part 2), $1,880 (fees of Clinical training in China (Part 2)) excluded ENQUIRY 3762-4215
Continuing Education Fund Continuing Education Fund
This course has been included in the list of reimbursable courses under the Continuing Education Fund.

Diploma in Clinical Acupuncture

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

Certificate in Acupuncture

  • This course is recognised under the Qualifications Framework (QF Level [4])

Our programme is approved by the Physiotherapists Board as quotable qualification.  Upon completion of our programme:

  1. 15 CPD points awarded by the Physiotherapists Board will be granted to students who are Physiotherapists.
  2. Physiotherapists may be eligible to apply for Accredited Acupuncture Physiotherapist.

Application Form Download Application Form

Enrolment Method

HKU SPACE provides 24-hour online application and payment service for students to make enrolment for most open admission courses (courses enrolled on first come, first served basis) and selected award-bearing programmes via the Internet.  Applicants may settle the payment by using either PPS, VISA or Mastercard online.

  1. Complete the online application form

    Applicant may click the icon Apply Now on the top right hand corner of the programme/course webpage to make online application, and then follow the instructions to fill in the online application form.

    Some programmes/courses may be admitted by selection, and may require applicants to provide electronic copy of any required documents (e.g. proof of qualification) as indicated on the programme/course webpage.  Only file format in doc, docx, jpg and pdf are supported. 

  2. Make Online Payment

    Pay the programme/course fees by either using:

    PPS via Internet - You will need a PPS account and a PPS Internet password. For information on how to open a PPS account and how to set up a PPS Internet password, please visit http://www.ppshk.com.

    Credit Card Online Payment - Course fees can be paid by VISA or Mastercard including the “HKU SPACE Mastercard”.

To know more about online enrolment and payment, please refer to the user guide of Online Enrolment and Payment:

 

In Person / Mail

For first time enrolment

Applicants must provide all the required information on the application form and any additional information as required after the intial application assessment. Otherwise the School may not be able to process the admission/enrolment further.

  1. For first come, first served short courses, complete the Application for Enrolment Form SF26 and bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.  
  2. Award-bearing and professional courses may require other information. Forms are usually available at the enrolment centres or on request from programme staff. Bring or post the completed form(s), together with the appropriate application/course fee(s) and any required supporting documents to any of the HKU SPACE enrolment centres.

For continuing enrolment in the same course

In person or by post
  1. The standard ‘Enrolment/Payment Slip’ is designed for students of award-bearing programmes or remaining programmes in a suite of programmes requiring continuing enrolment and it applies to most programmes.
  2. Students should complete the “Enrolment/Payment Slip” which will be made available by relevant programme staff and return the slip to any HKU SPACE enrolment centre or post it to the relevant programme staff with appropriate fee payment.

If you are in doubt about the procedures, please check the individual course details, or contact our programme staff or enrolment centres. 

Please note the followings for programme/course enrollment:

  1. To make an application online, you will need a computer with connection to the Internet and a web browser with JavaScript enabled. Internet Explorer 5.01 or above is recommended for the web browser.
  2. Applicants should not leave the online application idle for more than 10 minutes.  Otherwise, applicants must restart the application process.
  3. Only S-MILES and Early Bird Discount are supported in Online Applicants (Application).  To enjoy other types of discount, please visit one of our enrolment centres.
  4. During the online application process, asynchronous application and payment submission may occur.  Successful payment may not guarantee successful application.  In case of unsuccessful submission, our programme staff will contact you shortly.
  5. Applicants are reminded that they should only apply for the same programme/course once through counter or online application.
  6. For online enrolment, payment confirmation page would be displayed after payment has been made successfully.  In addition, a confirmation email would also be sent to your email account.  You are advised to keep your payment confirmation for future enquiries.
  7. Fees paid are not refundable except as statutorily provided or under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment).
  8. If admission is by selection, the official receipt is not a guarantee that your application has been accepted.  We will inform you of the result as soon as possible after the closing date for application.  Unsuccessful applicants will be given a refund of programme/course fee if already paid.

Disclaimer

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The School (and its respective employees and subsidiaries) is not liable for any loss or damage in connection with any online payments made by you by reason of (i) any failure, delay, interruption, suspension or restriction of the transmission of any information or message from any payment gateways of the relevant banks and/or third party merchants for processing credit/debit/smart card or other payment facilitation mechanism; (ii) any negligence, mistake, error in or omission from any information or message transmitted from the said payment gateways; (iii) any breakdown, malfunction or failure of those gateways in effecting online payment service or (iv) anything arisen out of or in connection with the said payment gateways, including but not limited to unauthorised access to or alternation of the transmission of data or any unlawful act not permitted by the law.

Payment Method
1. Cash or EPS

Cash or EPS are accepted at any HKU SPACE Enrolment Centres.

2. Cheque or bank draft

Course fees can also be paid by crossed cheque or bank draft made payable to “HKU SPACE”. Please write the programme title(s)  and the applicant’s name on the back of the cheque. You may either:

  • in person by submitting the payment, completed form(s), and required supporting documents to any of our enrolment centres; or
  • by mailing the above documents to any of our enrolment centres, specifying “Course Application” on the envelope. 
3. VISA/MasterCard

Course applicants, who are holders of HKU SPACE Mastercard, can enjoy a 10-month interest-free instalment period for courses of HK$2,000 and over. For enquiries, please contact our enrolment centres.

4. Online payment

Online payment for short courses (first come, first served) and selected award-bearing programmes is available using PPS, VISA or Mastercard. Please refer to the Online Services page on the School website.

Notes

  1. For general and short courses, applicants may be required to pay the course fee in cash or by EPS, Visa or Mastercard if the course is to start shortly.
  2. Fees paid are not refundable except under very exceptional circumstances (e.g. course cancellation due to insufficient enrolment), subject to the School’s discretion. In exceptional cases where a refund is approved, fees paid by cash, EPS, cheque or online PPS will be reimbursed by a cheque; fees paid by credit card will be reimbursed to credit card account used for payment.
  3. In addition to the published fees, there may be additional costs associated with individual programmes. Please refer to the relevant course brochures or direct any enquiries to the relevant programme teams for details.
  4. Fees and places on courses are not transferrable. Once accepted onto a course, the student may not change to another course without approval from HKU SPACE. A processing fee of HK$120 will be levied on each approved transfer.
  5. HKU SPACE will not be responsible for any loss of payment, receipt, or personal information sent by mail.
  6. For additional copies of receipts, please submit a completed form, a sufficiently stamped and self-addressed envelope, and a crossed cheque for HK$30 per copy made payable to ‘HKU SPACE’ to any of our enrolment centres. Such copies will normally be issued at the end of a course.
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