Integrated Complementary Healthcare at East Sussex College - UCAS

East Sussex College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of East Anglia

Integrated Complementary Healthcare

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Course summary

During your first year you will complete 6 modules, each one enabling you to build on the knowledge and skills you explored in the previous one. Modules include a mix of practical and theory and include Body Massage, Reflexology, Clinical Aromatherapy, Nature of Health and Structure and Function of the Human Body. Additionally, a Professional Development module will help keep you focused on your career aims and ambitions. In year 2 you will be introduced to Philosophies of Oriental Diagnosis, Process and Prevention of Disease, Remedial and Sports massage as well as the important research module where you will begin to specialise in the area of healthcare that particularly appeals to you. In your third year you will become an expert practitioner, advancing your therapeutic modalities including Micro System Acupuncture, Meridian Cupping, Advanced Clinical Massage and Nutrition. Finishing with a Research project of your own design focusing on your chosen modality from previous study. AIMS OF THE COURSE The course aims are: • To educate students to be skilled and competent complementary therapy practitioners who are required to practice on an evidence-based basis. • To engender an elevated level of personal and professional standards adhering to National Occupational Standards. • To develop the students’ ability to integrate their practical skills and theoretical understanding in their everyday working environment. • To encourage critical evaluation and reflective practice during the course through personal and professional development. • To understand codes of ethics and practice and their application to practice within the scope of complementary healthcare • To encourage students in development of transferable skills. • To develop commitment to lifelong learning


Modules BSc Integrated Complementary Healthcare Year 1 L4 • Therapeutic Body Massage • Personal Development and Communication • Reflexology • Nature of Health • Structure and Function of the Human Body • Clinical Aromatherapy Modules BSc Integrated Complementary Healthcare Year 2 L5 • Philosophies of Oriental Diagnosis • Remedial and Sports Massage • Research • Process and Prevention of Disease • Professional Practice and Development Modules BSc Integrated Complementary Healthcare Year 3 L6 • Advancing therapeutic modalities • Advanced Clinical Massage • Research Project The modules focused on massage, aromatherapy and reflexology are organised around small group work. In Year 1, these groups will be focused on developing skills in these areas. Students will be working with members of the public each year in the college clinic and with their own case studies. There is an emphasis on research and evidence-based practice each year and students will be encouraged to partake in and explore other complementary therapies for future professional development.

Assessment method

Assessments come in many forms from academic posters to podcasts and practical skills assessment to research projects all designed to appeal to every kind of learner, both formative and summative assessments for each module supporting students development at key stages Assessments methods include: practical skills exams, essays, reflective writing and projects. Each module has its own assessment. Each module has to be passed to ensure progression to the next year.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applications can be made via directly to us by completing a Higher Education college application form, along with a personal statement of around 250 words. Please make sure you also include a reference with your application.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £7995 Year 1
EU £9200 Year 1
England £7995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7995 Year 1
Scotland £7995 Year 1
Wales £7995 Year 1
International £9200 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7995 Year 1

Additional fee information

Studying with us will give you excellent value for money. Our lower fees, compared to many other universities, help you to save money, while getting the very best from our expert tutors. Recent External Examiners report stated: 'This remains a unique qualification that is much needed in the complementary health care industry. There are nationally a lack of awards that give a high quality broad spectrum education in complementary therapies and the course continues to be visionary and a flagship course in the industry. The course leader should be commended on the work that has been done over the past few years. Over the time I have been involved with the course I have seen the course go from strength to strength.' '..... the academic standards expected and completed by the students well exceeded the norm. The concepts covered and standard of teaching on the therapeutic massage unit are far superior to the majority of courses offered at local colleges. 'Quality of feedback across the board was outstanding', ' the course stands as a beacon of good practice in the field'
Integrated Complementary Healthcare at East Sussex College - UCAS