We spoke to Ian Appleyard MBAcC, a Chinese Medicine Acupuncture tutor at London South Bank Unviersity, in order to find out a bit more about the course…
What are the main benefits of studying an acupuncture degree?
Acupuncture is a very diverse discipline which encompasses Chinese philosophy, Chinese culture and biomedicine. Acupuncture is an exciting and innovative practical profession which helps to manage a variety of health conditions.
What skills does your course give students?
The acupuncture course provides students with a diverse range of theoretical and practical acupuncture knowledge. Students are also provided with the opportunity to gain extensive clinical experience to reinforce their learning as well as increase their employability.
At London South Bank, the degree program also explores the acupuncture industry as a whole and aims not only to focus on acupuncture techniques, but also to provide students with an understanding of western biomedical sciences, research methodologies and the skills to be a reflective and professional practitioner.
Modules are also offered on Chinese culture and language providing all of London Southbank University’s Chinese Medicine Acupuncture graduates with a well-rounded education.
The course is delivered primarily at the weekend and there is a part-time route too, which helps to accommodate all student lifestyles.
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Why should students interested in Acupuncture choose LSBU?
The Acupuncture course at LSBU works closely with the Confucius Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine (CITCM). This partnership allows us to provide potential students with excellent opportunities and scholarships as well as giving them an insight into Chinese culture.
The programme is taught by lecturers who are all experienced practitioners from both Chinese and Western backgrounds ensuring a diverse range of teaching practices are expressed throughout the course.
All clinical training is based within the University at the Chinese Clinic, enabling students to practice patient management and acupuncture needling techniques on public patients.
Finally our course is accredited by the British Acupuncture Accreditation Board (BAAB) and will prepare you to become a practitioner in acupuncture upon graduation.
What do you look for in an applicant?
We look for applicants who have the desire and passion to study acupuncture and enjoy working with people.
What jobs do your graduates typically go into? Do you have any notable alumni?
Many graduates go on to become self-employed acupuncturists. Graduates can also consider research and teaching activities.
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