Bachelor of Science Honours in Medical Science in Acupuncture

Entry Requirements

  • All students must possess a minimum of three passes in GCE Advanced Level (A/L) in Bioscience stream or equivalent qualification for international students.

Level
Undergraduate
Semester
8 (4 Years)
Credit

This degree program is designed to create skilled health care professionals who are competent in using theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the form of acupuncture with expertise knowledge in assessing, diagnosing and treating patients of all age groups from infants to the elderly using both traditional and modern methods.

The program focuses on including pre-clinical subjects such as Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry and Paraclinical subjects such as Pathology, Microbiology, Pharmacology.  This also focuses on delivering theoretical and practical knowledge while associating a wide range of health conditions in the areas of paediatrics, gerontology, gynaecology, addictions, sports injury and pain management, mental health, oncology, dermatology and nutrition. Moreover, the curriculum focuses on developing the skills of critical and analytical thinking, including excellent interpersonal communication and a variety of professional practice skills. On successful completion of the degree program, the student will earn the academic credential that will be required for practising as a medical acupuncturist in private clinics and hospital settings including job opportunities in the international market.

CURRICULUM

Year One

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Bio Chemistry
  • Psychology and introduction to Sociology
  • Ethics and legal issues
  • Interpersonal communication
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Epidemiology
  • Nutrition and Dietetics

Year Two

  • Microbiology and Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Public Health
  • Pharmacotherapeutics
  • Biostatistics
  • Basic Medical, Psychiatric and Pediatric Conditions
  • Gynecology and Obstetrics
  • Basic Surgical, Eye and ENT Conditions
  • Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
  • Philosophy and Theories of Acupuncture

Year Three

  • Research Methodology
  • Acupuncture-meridians, aetiology and pathogenesis
  • Acupuncture-diagnostics and techniques
  • Clinical Observation
  • Massage therapy

Year Four

  • Acupuncture therapeutics I
  • Acupuncture therapeutics II
  • Clinical Practice
  • Dissertation

Clinical setting

Local

  • Acupuncture practitioners in Hospitals, Clinics and other health care centers.

 International

  • Opportunities in specialized fields (Cancer centers, fertility clinics, rehabilitation centers)

Academic setting

  • Higher educational opportunities for postgraduate studies in relevant fields
  • Lecturer

Research

  • Researcher (Clinical, Public health, Education)

Career guidance

 BSc (Hons) in medical science in Acupuncture is a unique degree program, which offers its graduates with a wide variety of opportunities in their career pathways in national as well as international settings.