Course Title: Acupuncture Theory and Practice 2
Part A: Course Overview
Course Title: Acupuncture Theory and Practice 2
Credit Points: 12.00
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Course Coordinator: Dr George Lenon
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Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.057
Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities
Required prior study (Pre-requisites)
- COTH2188 Acupuncture Theory and Practice 1 (Course ID 051789)
Acupuncture Theory and Practice 2 is a one-semester course that is a basis for further learning of Acupuncture Techniques, Clinical Preparation and Clinical Chinese Medicine courses. You will develop your ability to formulate and modify an acupuncture prescription based on an understanding of the indications and contraindications of acupuncture points. In addition you will learn a further 185 of the 405 acupoints including extra points. You will prepare and perform acupuncture treatment procedures safely and effectively - develop knowledge and skills relating to infection control and safe practice of basic acupuncture needling techniques.
Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development
This course contributes to the following Program Learning Objectives for MC024 Master Applied Science (Acupuncture)
- PLO 2: Plan and perform treatment using acupuncture for a range of disorders in a safe and professional manner
- PLO 3: Critically analyse the literature in the efficacy and safety of acupuncture and incorporate this information into your professional evidence based practice
- PLO 4: Communicate effectively with patients, other health professionals, regulatory bodies and the general public
- PLO 5: Reflect and improve upon your professional practice and build problem solving skills and abilities through lifelong learning.
On successful completion of this course you will be expected to:
- Apply and critically analyse advancing knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine theory and principles that underpin practice for acupuncture diagnosis and treatment.
- Formulate acupuncture prescriptions based on critical analysis of the indications and contraindications of acupuncture points.
- Plan, implement and evaluate safe acupuncture treatment, applying evidence-based practice to inform decision-making
- Communicate the acupuncture treatment plan, including relevant risks, benefits and options, to patients/their families/other health professionals the purpose of an assessment for acupuncture.
- Apply risk minimisation and management strategies for adverse events.
- Evaluate progress and review continuation of the acupuncture treatment plan through analysis of extensive case studies to identify strategies to further professional development.
Overview of Learning Activities
This course is a continuation of your learning undertaken in COTH2188 Acupuncture Theory and Practice 1. To support your theoretical and clinical studies, activities including a mixture of lectures, tutorials and practical sessions will be provided.
You will be expected to participate in group discussion related to your classroom learning. You will have the opportunity to apply skills and knowledge to form the management plan including point’s prescriptions, frequency and course of treatment. The practical sessions will provide an opportunity to revise the meridian pathways. You will also concentrate on needling procedures, safety precautions and infection control as well as patient handling and culturally safe and diverse communication skills.
Attendance at face-to-face practical classes is compulsory for several important reasons, including to prevent potential injury to participants during practical examinations. Therefore, if you don’t attend and participate effectively in at least 85% of your scheduled face-to-face practical classes for each workshop in the course, you won’t be entitled to a practical examination opportunity. This requirement will be enforced by attendance being recorded at each practical class. Students arriving greater than 15 minutes after the commencement of the class will be marked as absent.
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 (Learning & 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.
Attendance at practical classes is compulsory for several important reasons, including to prevent potential injury to participants during practical assessments. Therefore, if you don’t attend and participate effectively in at least 85% of your scheduled practical classes you won’t be entitled to a practical assessment opportunity at the end of semester, which is a hurdle requirement.
Assessment Task 1: Assignment
This assessment task supports CLOs 1 & 4
Assessment Task 2: Practical Examination (HURDLE)
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
Assessment Task 3: Case based online test
This assessment task supports CLOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6