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.

8 (4 Years)

This degree programme has a strong focus on professional leadership and includes continuing education courses, support courses from basic and behavioral sciences, core course in acupuncture and clinical training in acupuncture. This proposed degree programme is designed to develop advanced skills, such as critical thinking, analytical thinking, problem solving and reflecting thinking skills.

Further, the curriculum focuses on developing information technology skills, social skills, communication skills, presentation skills, and a variety of professional practice skills. On successful completion of the degree program, the student will earn the academic credential required for new opportunities in the  international job market as an acupuncture practitioner. 


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

As one of the leading private sector Universities in Sri Lanka, KIU is equipped to provide the students with a high-quality education and practical skills that complements the ever-intensifying standards of the current job market.