Chinese Herbal Medicine at Northern College of Acupuncture - UCAS

Course summary

This is a follow on postgraduate course for TCM trained acupuncture practitioners to add Chinese Medicine to their discipline. Students can choose between the two year diploma course, for practitioners who simply want to add herbs to their practice, or the three year Masters course, for practitioners who would like to go further and gain their MSc. It is an online course (with only one in College weekend at the beginning of each teaching year), and the rest of the course teaching sessions delivered via live online teaching. Your teaching days are Sundays during term time. It is validated by the University College of Osteopathy and accredited by the European Herbal & Traditional Medicine Practitioners Association (EHTPA). After the two taught years successful students can join the Register for Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM) and add herbal medicine to their existing practice. Eligible students need to have an initial degree or degree level training in TCM Chinese medicine - or demonstrate that they have home studied this to the required level, and be a member of a professional body.

Modules

Year 1 Herbs and Formulae (20 credits) Chinese Herbal Medicine in Context (20 credits) Herbs Clinic 1 (20 credits) Year 2 Managing Diseases and Conditions (40 credits) Herbs Clinic 2 (20 credits) Year 3 Research Project (60 credits

Assessment method

Assessment Assessment on our course encourages and supports your learning, and is designed to ensure that you reach the academic and professional standards required. Assessments include written assignments, clinic worksheets, reflective work, and open book exams. This approach closely replicates practice, so develops a way of working that will be useful to you in the future. Students have told us that this is a good way to learn, as well as being less stressful than traditional exams. The assessment of clinical work includes an assessment of your ability to devise a suitable treatment strategy and prescribe appropriately; your competence in dispensing techniques; and your overall management of your patients’ care.


How to apply

International applicants

This course is open to international applications

Entry requirements

Standard entry requirements You should be an acupuncturist with a training which included TCM and be registered with a relevant professional body. You need to either have an initial degree OR have a professional qualification with relevant and responsible work experience equivalent to degree-level learning. This will normally be experience of practicing as an acupuncturist, or in a healthcare or complementary medicine related field. Non-standard entry requirements Applicants such as people without an initial training in TCM, overseas graduates in acupuncture, physiotherapists, tuina and shiatsu practitioners, and doctors at an advanced level of TCM knowledge may be eligible and will be assessed on a case by case basis. We will require documented details of your previous training and you will be required to undertake a case-based assignment. The application process is designed to ensure that you will thrive on the academic and practical aspects of the course, and that you will be ready and able to take on the responsibilities of a professional herbalist when you qualify. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - entry for students who have already completed some Chinese herbal medicine training and are looking to complete at the NCA If you would like to transfer to the NCA from another institution, or if you have previously completed part of your training and had to stop, we will work with you to assess what level of study you have attained and how this fits with our Chinese herbal medicine course. This is called Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). We will ask you to provide transcripts and syllabus of your previous study programme and undertake a case based assignment. Students who have completed a post-graduate qualification in Chinese herbal medicine may also be able to enter at the dissertation stage. We will guide and support you though this process. We will charge a fee to process an RPL application and we will advise you in advance how much this will cost (minimum charge will be £150). Overseas students Overseas students are welcome provided that you don’t need to be domiciled in the UK to practically undertake the course. English language requirement Communication is such an important part both of the course, and in interactions with patients, that our students need to be proficient in the use of spoken and written English. If English is not your first language we will expect you to take an English language assessment with one of the many providers such as Duolingo, IELTS, TOFEL and Cambridge English Advanced. We normally require an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, however there may be some flexibility for native Chinese speakers which we assess on a case by case basis.


English language requirements

English language requirement Communication is such an important part both of the course, and in interactions with patients, that our students need to be proficient in the use of spoken and written English. If English is not your first language we will expect you to take an English language assessment with one of the many providers such as Duolingo, IELTS, TOFEL and Cambridge English Advanced. We normally require an overall IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent, however there may be some flexibility for native Chinese speakers which we assess on a case by case basis.

Read more about our English Language Requirement

https://nca.ac.uk/chinese-herbal-medicine-training-course/english-language-requirement


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £4924 Year 1
Northern Ireland £4924 Year 1
Scotland £4924 Year 1
Wales £4924 Year 1

Additional fee information

Year 1 £4924 Year 2 £6040year 3 £3790
Chinese Herbal Medicine at Northern College of Acupuncture - UCAS