Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences
Organisational UnitDepartment of General Practice
OfferedClayton Second semester 2013 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr. Paul Ghaie


This unit covers all aspects of Medical Acupuncture with particular emphasis on the practical side of the subject, ensuring that the student is able, by the end of the course, to incorporate this method of therapy into their own practice with confidence.


  1. To ensure that the students understanding from the theoretical basis, can be transferred into the practical clinical situation.
  2. To make sure that each student can find the major acupuncture points on a patient, not simply to be able to describe the location.
  3. Students should be able to work through a therapeutic protocol, and arrive at a combination of acupuncture points to be used in the treatment of their patients.


10 mentor sessions (30 hours)
Case Presentation, Clinical Audit, Examination (100%). Students must achieve a pass or higher in the examination to pass the unit overall.

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