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Needles-Coin-oriental-medicine-school-torontoAcupuncture & Moxibustion Diploma Program

This program qualifies graduates to write the Pan-Canadian regulatory examinations and to become a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac).  This 3 year program can be completed in 2 years studying full-time (6 semesters) or 3 years studying part-time (9 semesters). The program combines Eastern and Western medical theory, clinical practice and internships. In addition to acupuncture and moxibustion, the curriculum includes training in eastern nutrition, introductory herbology, tuina, zen shiatsu, cupping, gua sha and the taoist arts.

Curriculum

YEAR 1

Term 1

Course Code Course Title Credits
101 TCM Theory & Diagnostics I (lecture) 4
201 Meridian Theory and Location (lecture and practical) 4
301 Traditional Dietary Therapy and Modern Nutrition (lecture) 3
401 Zen Shiatsu I (practical) 3
501 Introduction to Biomedicine (lecture and practical) 2
502 Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture) 4
701 Tao Yin (practical) 1
801 Counselling Strategies (lecture and practical) 3
Total 24

Term 2

Course Code Course Title Credits
102 TCM Theory & Diagnostics II (lecture) 4
202 Acupoint Theory and Location I (lecture and practical) 6
302 Advanced Diet and Nutrition – clinical application (lecture and practical) 3
402 Zen Shiatsu II (practical) 3
503 Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture) 4
600 Clinical Observation (practical) 4
702 Tai Ji I (practical) 1
Total 25

Term 3

Course Code Course Title Credits
103 TCM Theory & Diagnostics III (lecture) 4
203 Acupoint Theory and Location II (lecture and practical) 6
204 Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (lecture and practical) 4
303 Herbal Pharmacopoeia I (lecture 4
504 Pathophysiology (lecture) 4
600 Clinical Assistance (practical) 4
703 Tai Ji II (practical) 1
Total 27

YEAR 2

Term 1

Course Code Course Title Credits
104 TCM Theory & Diagnostics IV (lecture) 4
205 Therapeutics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion I (lecture and practical) 3
404 Tuina I (practical) 3
505 CPR (HCP) & Standard First Aid (lecture and practical) 1
506 Neuroanatomy (lecture) 4
600 Clinical Assistance/Practice (practical) 12
704 Qi Gong I (practical) 1
Total 28

Term 2

Course Code Course Title Credits
105 TCM Case Studies I (lecture) 2
206 Therapeutics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion II (lecture and practical) 3
405 Tuina II (practical) 3
507 Western Medical Diagnostics & Physical Examination (lecture and practical) 4
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 12
705 Qi Gong II (practical) 1
1001 Practice Management & Business Fundamentals (lecture) 3
Total 28

Term 3

Course Code Course Title Credits
111 TCM Review (lecture) 2
508 Pharmacology (lecture and practical) 4
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 12
1002 Ethical Practice (lecture) 2
Total 20

Clinical Internship in China will be offered to all students.  Participation in this internship can be credited towards the total clinical hours required per program and can be substituted for selected courses.