Taught Postgraduate Programmes

Master of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Programme

One-year full time & Two-year part time programme

1. Highlights of the Programme

  • Specifically designed for practitioners/ educators who want to develop their acupuncture career in an English speaking environment;
  • Advance clinical study of acupuncture that embraces evidence-based medicine practices;
  • Study of latest research in acupuncture;
  • Improving clinical skills, communication skills and problem solving skills;
  • Using English as the medium of instruction; and
  • One-year full-time/ two-year part-time master programme by course work.

2. Mission of School of Chinese Medicine

The School is committed to a distinctive mission of providing quality teaching programmes, conducting cutting-edge research and offering first-rate medical services in Chinese medicine in Hong Kong. It seeks to achieve excellence in all aspects of its endeavors, to uphold intellectual freedom, to promote high professional and ethical standards in the Chinese medical profession, and to foster integration of Chinese medicine into the public medical and healthcare framework of Hong Kong. By integrating teaching, research, clinical service and technology, the School strives to achieve an all-round development with the aim of modernizing Chinese medicine and advancing it into the international arena.

3. Philosophy of The Programme

As a culture heritage of humanity honored by UNESCO, acupuncture is an ancient Chinese therapy that has been practiced for over 2000 years, and it is still gaining increasing popularity all over the world. Today, acupuncture practice has spread over 160 countries in the world, and it is a major form of alternative and complementary medicine in many Western countries.

While the demand for acupuncture service is on the rise, there is a lack of supply of English speaking expert acupuncture practitioners in both China and overseas countries. This is mainly due to language difficulties, as the majority of well-trained acupuncture practitioners are found in China, where high quality education and training in Chinese medicine are being provided. As a meeting point between the East and West, Hong Kong is uniquely positioned to provide advanced level of English acupuncture education and training for practitioners. The School of Chinese Medicine in Hong Kong Baptist University, as a locally leading institution in Chinese medicine education, clinical service and research, is well placed in offering international education and training in acupuncture. We aim to provide master level of professional training in acupuncture for Chinese medicine practitioners who want to practice acupuncture in an English speaking environment.

By providing master level of acupuncture training in English, with emphasis on practical knowledge of overseas practice environments, our programme aims to train a group of mobile and versatile graduates who want to develop their acupuncture career in the international arena.

1-year Programme structure
It is a 30-unit programme comprising Compulsory Courses (24 units), Elective Courses (3 units) and a Dissertation (3 units).

4. Courses And Teaching Arrangement (for one-year full-time programme)

Semester I (16 units) Units
Advanced Clinical Acupuncture I 4
Advanced Clinical Acupuncture II 4
Examination and Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Disorders 3
Advanced Acupuncture Skills and Safe practice 2
Advance in acupuncture research 3
Supplementary course
Principles of Chinese Medicine in Acupuncture Practice^

Students with conditional offer are required to study this supplementary course prior the commencement of the programme in each academic year. Those who obtain a PASS grade on this course will then be officially enrolled as the programme students.
4
Semester II (14 units) Units
Health regulations and practice management 3
Overseas acupuncture licensing regulations and examinations 2
Clinical Practice I 3
Clinical Practice II (elective) 3*
Overseas placement (elective) 3*
Dissertation 3

Remarks:
*with elective option
Minimum graduation units: 30 units with Grade Point Average (GPA) not less than 2.5 (excluding supplementary course units)

Those who have never received any undergraduate training in Chinese Medicine must take the supplementary course "Principles of Chinese Medicine in Acupuncture Practice” (中醫針灸學概論) (4 units) as supplementary study.

Students with conditional offer are required to study this supplementary course prior the commencement of the programme in each academic year. Those who obtain a PASS grade on this course will then be officially enrolled as the programme students.

5. Courses And Teaching Arrangement (for two-year part-time programme)

YEAR ONE
Semester I (6 units) Units
Advanced Clinical Acupuncture I 4
Advanced Acupuncture Skills and Safe practice 2
Supplementary course
Principles of Chinese Medicine in Acupuncture Practice^

Students with conditional offer are required to study this supplementary course prior the commencement of the programme in each academic year. Those who obtain a PASS grade on this course will then be officially enrolled as the programme students.
4
Semester II (8 units) Units
Health regulations and practice management 3
Overseas acupuncture licensing regulations and examinations 2
Clinical Practice I 3
YEAR TWO
Semester I (10 units) Units
Advanced Clinical Acupuncture II 4
Examination and Diagnosis of Musculoskeletal Disorders 3
Advance in acupuncture research 3
Semester II (6 units) Units
Clinical Practice II (elective) 3*
Overseas placement (elective) 3*
Dissertation 3

Remarks:
*with elective option ;' AZ'
Minimum graduation units: 30 units with Grade Point Average (GPA) not less than 2.5 (excluding supplementary course units)

Those who have never received any undergraduate training in Chinese Medicine must take the supplementary course "Principles of Chinese Medicine in Acupuncture Practice” (中醫針灸學概論) (4 units) as supplementary study.

Students with conditional offer are required to study this supplementary course prior the commencement of the programme in each academic year. Those who obtain a PASS grade on this course will then be officially enrolled as the programme students.

6. Mode and Period of Studies

One-year full-time mode:
Study period normally one year, can be extended to the longest two years.

Two-year part-time mode:
Study period normally two years, can be extended to the longest three years.

7. Teaching Methods

Using English as the medium of instruction, students will acquire new knowledge and develop new skills through seminars, workshops, case studies, group projects and presentations, clinical placement, field study and dissertation writing.

8. Medium of Instruction

The major medium of instruction will be English.

9. Teaching Team

The teaching staff for the Programme will be mainly full-time and part-time faculty members and visiting scholars of the School. Local and overseas professionals and experts on personal health management related fields will be invited to deliver lectures/ seminars to the students.

10. Exemption Policy

Students may apply for exemption from certain courses in the curriculum if students have already taken equivalent courses in this University or other institutions. Students are however required to replace the exempted courses with other courses to make up for the units exempted. However, under special circumstances, the School Head/ Programme Director may approve transfer of up to one-sixth of the total unit-requirement without the need to make up for the units exempted. Students should submit the application for course exemption/ transfer of units within two weeks of commencing the first year of study.

Course exemption is not accepted for the supplementary course, practicum studies and dissertation. Exemptions are only applicable to lecture classes of the courses, not to practical training sessions and examinations.

Exemption applications will be considered by the Programme Management Committee. If the applicants will be notified of the assessment result in writing.

11. Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements:
Students seeking admission to the proposed programme must be: holding a bachelor degree in Chinese Medicine, or Acupuncture or other health profession disciplines, and in special circumstances, having the equivalent training and able to pass an entrance examination.

Language Requirements:
English Language:
- Applicants must have obtained a bachelor's degree with English language as the primary medium of instruction; or
- Applicants can demonstrate a good command of English (e.g., IELTS academic modules minimum 6.5; TOEFL minimum 550 (paper-based) / 79 (internet-based). IELTS / TOEFL scores are valid for two years after the test date.)

Applicants are required to acquire basic computer knowledge and practical skills to facilitate their study.

12. Award of the Degree Conferment

Students who have fulfilled all the graduation requirements for the award will be conferred by the Hong Kong Baptist University.

13. Date of Commencement, Teaching Schedule and Venue

One-year full-time mode:

Date of commencement September 2017
Teaching schedule Teaching schedule Appro. 4 classes per week (Monday – Saturday starts at 7:00p.m.) (except supplementary course)
Teaching hours per class Normally 3 hours per class
Teaching venue Hong Kong Baptist University campus or assigned venues

 

Two-year part-time mode:

Date of commencement September 2017
Teaching schedule Appro. 3 classes per week (Monday – Saturday starts at 7:00p.m.) (except supplementary courses)
Teaching hours per class Normally 3 hours per class
Teaching venue Hong Kong Baptist University campus or assigned venues

 

14. Tuition Fess

One-year full-time mode:

Semester I
(to be paid by deadline assigned prior the commencement of the semester)
HK$65,000
Semester II
(to be paid by deadline assigned prior the commencement of the semester)
HK$65,000
   
Supplementary course (if applicable)
(to be paid two week prior the commencement of the course)
HK$10,550

 

Two-year part-time mode:

Year One
(in 2 installments and to be paid by deadline assigned prior the commencement of each semester)
HK$65,000
Year Two
(in 2 installments and to be paid by deadline assigned prior the commencement of each semester)
HK$65,000
   
Supplementary course (if applicable)
(to be paid two week prior the commencement of the course)
HK$10,550

 

15. Application for tuition fee discount/ loan scheme

1. Tuition fee discount
Graduates of Bachelor of Chinese Medicine offered by HKBU, and Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese medicine) degree programme offered by HKBU in collaboration with RMIT are eligible for 20% discount on the programme tuition fee.

2. Loan Scheme
Applicants may apply for the "Extended Non-means-tested Loan Scheme" offered by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR). For enquiries, please refer to the following:

Website: http://www.sfaa.gov.hk/eng/schemes/nlss.htm
Enquiries hotline: 2150-6223

16. Period of Admission

One-year full-time mode:
1 January - 31 March 2017

Two-year part-time mode:
1 January - 31 May 2017

17. Methods of Application

Application methods Programme information or online application by browsing the following website: http://gs.hkbu.edu.hk

Complete and submit the application form, together with the copy of an identity documents, qualification certificates/ documents and the payment receipt of the application fee, to the office of the Graduate School by mailing/ in person. (Application drop box (located outside Graduate School Office): from 8:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily)
Application fees Non-refundable application fee:
Online application: HK$300
Paper application: HK$400
Office address, hours and contact no. (Close on every Sunday and public holidays) Graduate School:
AAB 904, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building,
Baptist University Road Campus
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Monday to Friday: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (lunch hour: 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon
Tel: (852) 3411-5127
Fax: (852) 3411-5133
Email: gs@hkbu.edu.hk

18. Notification of Entrance Examination

Applicants who are required to sit for the entrance examination will be notified by the School in writing by end of June 2017. Applicants are required to attend the examination as arranged. No other arrangements will be made if the applicant is absent from an examination and the applicant will be disqualified from the application.

19. Notification of Admission

Admission confirmation letters will be issued to the admitted applicants by mail / email before mid of August 2017 via Graduate School. Applicants are required to settle the tuition fee payment by the specified payment deadline and complete the registration procedures as required. No late payment will be accepted and the applications will therefore not be considered for admission.

Rejection letters will be announced on the Graduate School website by end of August 2017.

20. Application and Enrolment Enquiries and Contacts:

Graduate School, Hong Kong Baptist University
Address: AAB 904, Level 9, Academic and Administration Building,
Baptist University Road Campus
Hong Kong Baptist University
Kowloon Tong
Hong Kong
Enquiries hotline: (852) 3411-5127
Fax no.: (852) 3411-5133
Email address: gs@hkbu.edu.hk
Website: http://gs.hkbu.edu.hk

21. Programme Enquiries and Contacts:

Division of Continuing and Professional Education, School of Chinese Medicine
Address: Rm 205D, 2/F, Jockey Club School of Chinese Medicine Building,
7 Baptist University Road, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon.
Enquiries hotline: (852) 3411-5565 (Master programme hotline), or
(852) 3411-2912 (Student Service Centre)
Fax no.: (852) 3411-2918
Email address: dcpe@hkbu.edu.hk
Website: http://scm.hkbu.edu.hk/en/education/taught_postgraduate_programmes/

 

 

(University reserves the right for any programme revisions)

 

 

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