Course Title: Acupuncture Theory and Practice 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Acupuncture Theory and Practice 2

Credit Points: 12.00


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COTH2109

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

COTH2139

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

COTH2139

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr George Lenon

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 6587

Course Coordinator Email: george.lenon@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.51


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

System Enforced Pre-requisites (Enforced by SAMS)

BIOL2274 Limb and Trunk Anatomy (Course ID 038195)

 

 

You should have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisites before you commence this course:

BIOL2275 Head and Visceral Anatomy

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he.


Course Description

Acupuncture Theory and Practice 2 is a one-semester course that is foundational for the learning of Acupuncture Techniques; Clinical Preparation and Clinical Chinese Medicine courses. This course will enable you to develop the ability to formulate and modify an acupuncture prescription based on an understanding of the indications and contraindications of acupuncture points. You will also have the ability to prepare and perform acupuncture treatment procedures safely and effectively. This course enables you to learn a further 185 of the 405 acupoints including extra points. Knowledge and skills relating to infection control and safe practice of basic acupuncture needling techniques are also a focus. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Objectives for BP278 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine):

  • PLO1: provide specialised health care within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework
  • PLO2: Gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnosis, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment.
  • PLO3: practice as a competent health care professional in a safe, ethical and legally responsible manner
  • PLO4: demonstrate cultural awareness and sensitivity in the provision of specialised health care
  • PLO8: understand the historical development of the profession, its ethos, organisation and philosophical foundations


On completion of this course you will be expected to:

  1. Accurately locate and needle 200 commonly used acupuncture points and  describe the function and indication of 100 acupuncture points to formulate an acupuncture prescription
  2. Apply your knowledge of the regional anatomy of 100 acupoints to analyse and identify the risks and contraindications associated with acupuncture
  3. Adhere to infection control regulations when performing acupuncture
  4. Analyse the clinical condition of a patient and apply preventative and management strategies for adverse events when performing acupuncture


Overview of Learning Activities

This course builds on and extends your learning from Acupuncture Theory and Practice 1. Lectures will take you through the point locations, functions and indication of the meridians points. Extra points will also be discussed during the lectures. You will be given more complex case studies to analyse and form Chinese medicine diagnoses and acupuncture treatment during the tutorial classes that will include group discussions. Class participation is encouraged. You will have opportunities to apply skills and knowledge to form a management plan including points’ prescriptions, frequency and course of treatment.

 

Teacher Guided Hours: 60 per semester including lectures, tutorials, online activities and practical sessions

Learner Directed Hours: 60 per semester


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. All material to be chosen will be digitally available to students. Lecture material will be delivered via online mediums. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Chinese medicine library subject guides are available via http://rmit.libguides.com/chinese-medicine.


Overview of Assessment

All hurdle requirements for this course are indicated clearly in the assessment regime that follows, against the relevant assessment task(s) and all have been approved by the College Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor (Leaning & Teaching).

A hurdle requirement is necessary in order to demonstrate to the accrediting body that students are competent and are being sufficiently assessed against practice-focussed professional standards throughout the course of their program. Visit http://www.chinesemedicineboard.gov.au/ for all relevant polices and guidelines set by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

Assessment Tasks:

Assessment Task 1: Progressive assessment (includes early assessments, quizzes and clinical practice, throughout the semester)

Weighting 30%

This assessment task aligns with CLOs 1, 2 and 3.

AssessmentTask 2: Practical examinations (points and meridians) HURDLE

Weighting 35%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3 and 4.

Assessment Task 3: Written examination

Weighting 35%

This assessment task aligns with CLOs 1, 2, 4 and 5.