School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Acupuncture 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400350.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
To undertake this unit, students must comply with the following special requirements: Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 OR a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate 2) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 OR a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010. Students must have completed a Work Cover approved First Aid Certificate.

About this Unit
This unit consolidates and extends students’ knowledge of acupuncture theory and practice, and provides further opportunity to develop practical skills. It revises and expands channel theory and point location. Students are introduced to the theory of point combinations and the development of acupuncture prescriptions and treatment plans. Practical sessions include advanced needle manipulation, moxibustion, cupping, plum blossom and prismatic needling. This unit also expands upon the student's understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and practice principles.

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