School Of Health Sciences

Acupuncture TechniquesWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 400873.3


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 3

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400350 - Acupuncture 2

400875 Channels and Points 2 AND 400352 Traditional Chinese Medicine 3

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4660 Bachelor of Health Science-Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine or 4710 Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

About this Unit
This unit consolidates and extends students’ knowledge of acupuncture theory and practice, and provides further opportunity to develop practical skills. Students are introduced to the theory of point combinations and the development of acupuncture prescriptions and treatment plans. Practical sessions include obtaining Qi (De Qi), promoting Qi techniques, tonifying and reducing needling techniques, moxibustion, cupping, Gua Sha, Tuina, intradermal/cutaneous needling, scalp acupuncture, auricular acupuncture, wrist/ankle acupuncture, electroacupuncture and laser acupuncture. This unit also expands upon the student's understanding of the theory and practice principles of traditional Chinese medicine.

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Students must also hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.


4660.2Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Traditional Chinese MedicineCONTINUING
4710.1Bachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineCONTINUING
4710.2Bachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineCURRENT

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