18th April 2018 - 20th April 2018
6th June 2018 - 8th June 2018
Tutor(s): Lesley Pattenden
Location: AACP Ltd, Sefton House, Adam Court, Newark Road, Peterborough, PE1 5PP
Closing Date: 11th April 2018 -- You will be unable to book after this date!
Foundation in Western Acupuncture for Physiotherapists
This is an AACP accredited, and Glyndŵr University validated, postgraduate M level course in Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA). On successful completion of the course delegates will be awarded 30 credits towards a Masters qualification.
You will also gain access to the Glyndŵr University Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), an online resource with research, information about further Glyndŵr University courses, discussion forums and more to support you in your acupuncture education and work towards a Masters in acupuncture.
With the opportunity to obtain 30 masters credits this course offers fantastic value for money and provides a stepping stone in your academic journey towards a Masters qualification, opening the door to a range of career paths.
This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.
The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).
Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.