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Advanced Oriental Medicine (Research and Practice) (Taught)

Northern College of Acupuncture
4 years
Master's degree
Online / Distance
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Program description

This is a part-time postgraduate online MSc course for acupuncturists and other practitioners of Oriental medicine. You need to have a first degree or equivalent degree-level learning, which is often a combination of a professional qualification and work experience. You do need to be in practice.
You will study alongside an international cohort of practitioners from different disciplines. The course is designed to give you a flexible structure within which you can develop your knowledge and understanding of an area of expertise. You will also develop research skills, acquire further practitioner skills, develop a speciality, and contribute to the existing knowledge base through your final research dissertation. The design of the e-learning allows you to fit your study around your practice and other commitments.
The teaching is delivered online via our well-developed e-learning platform and the pre-recorded e-learning sessions are brought to life through live, interactive online video conferencing calls with your fellow students and tutors. This enables you to feel part of a vibrant learning community and to explore ideas and develop your own thinking by sharing with others. Online delivery makes this course accessible to practitioners from all around the world, further enriching the experience for all. The course consists of two components.

The first is the two years online taught component.
This element of the course offers a choice of modules with two main aims in mind: to develop solid academic research skills and to provide exciting opportunities to develop your professional practice. These aims have been built into the modules, in ways that also allow you to pursue and develop your areas of special interest.
Some modules in the course are mandatory, whilst others are optional. The majority of the modules are shared with our other two online MScs for practitioners. For example, everyone starts together with the “Building Research Skills” module which gives you a firm foundation in the skills you need for the taught course and, ultimately, to complete your research dissertation.
Some other modules are specific to a particular discipline. For example, in the second term of the MSc in Advanced Oriental Medicine you can choose between the course-specific optional modules - "Chinese Classics" or "Integrating Oriental Medicine Today".

The second component is the one-year research project. Once you have successfully completed the two years of the taught part of the course you will go on to complete your research project, under the supervision of a research supervisor(s). Your research project will be focused on your clinical practice and is an opportunity to make a significant contribution to research in your field through possible future publication of the outputs of your work. The College is developing a new partnership with London South Bank University with the intention of the University validating our degree courses for intakes from September 2018. Validation will mean that students receive their degree from London South Bank University on successful completion of their course

Find out more: for the full online prospectus for this course see our website.

Admission requirements

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Northern College of Acupuncture

Established in 1988, the Northern College of Acupuncture is a registered charity. Since the early days the College has gone from strength to strength. We educate acupuncturists, practitioners of Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional therapists and we run a thriving...

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