Foundation Course in Chinese Medicine
£990.00 excl. VAT
|Duration: 3 months|
We have developed this Level 4 foundation diploma course in to meet the increasing demand for training in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and Tuina. This course is a prerequisite to the Diploma in Practical Chinese Herbal Medicine and is suitable for individuals with no prior training in Chinese medicine, but has experience in healthcare.
The course focuses on the basic theories and the shared common elements in the practice of Chinese medicine from Yin/Yang and five elements to diagnosis methods and syndrome pattern differentiation. It also emphasizes the understanding of the meridian system, the basic treatment principle and lifestyle advice.
This course is taught in English.
Our Foundation Chinese Medicine Course is taught by Dr Fanyi Meng, Senior Lecturer and Programme Leader of the BSc (Hons) Acupuncture programme at University of Lincoln/Lincoln College.
Dr .Fanyi Meng Graduated from Beijing University of Chinese Medicine in 1983 and moved on to qualify as a medical doctor and Chinese medicine doctor. Fanyi gained his research degree of Medical Master (China’s equivalent of PhD in medicine) in Beijing.
Fanyi came to the UK to teach Chinese medicine at Middlesex University. In 2004 he moved to University of Lincoln as the Course Leader of Acupuncture programme. He has published three books, 9 chapters in books and more than 20 research reports in the past 20 years. He is also an elected Council member of ATCM (UK), the leading professional body, and Academic Committee members of two World Federation and Europe Federation of Chinese medicine.
Selected team of teaching staff with rich clinical experience and a high reputation in Chinese medicine education; many of whom work directly with ATCM and have taught TCM to degree level in Lincoln, London & Middlesex Universities.
For this course there are 3 modules (see details below), which will be covered step by step through self-study and 3 face-to-face lectures. A professional and rigorous training for students will be guaranteed. Following this course, students will be able to study dedicated Acupuncture or Herbal Medicine courses in more depth.
We run our teaching sessions in central London which is easily accessed by public transport. The venues are University of London and/or The Institute of Chinese Medicine.
We also record all of our lectures so that they can be accessed online after the class, just in case you can’t make it or would like to re-watch them.
Students will be offered up to 50% discount on other CPD courses throughout the duration of the course.
How long is the duration of this course?
This course runs over just three weekends. Each session starts from 10am and finishes by 5pm.
Is this course suitable for me?
This course is designed for anybody with a healthcare background, whether you have been trained medically or in other complementary therapy. This course lays the foundation of Chinese medical theory and allows you to follow on with an Acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine course thereafter.
Where are lectures held?
We hold all of our lectures at the Institute of Chinese Medicine in Covent Garden, London UK. Our lectures are also recorded so we welcome distance learners too.
Can I learn from home?
In order to maximise benefit and learning from lectures, we recommend that students attend at least 80% of the course in order to pass the course. However if students cannot attend some lectures due to other commitments or unforeseen circumstances, our lectures will be recorded so that they can watch in their own time.
Our course administrator will be accessible via email and a forum will be available for interaction with other students. We strongly recommend that the cohort organises a Facebook group.
Course dates （TBC）:
- Module one – Chinese medicine theory
- Module two – Chinese medicine diagnosis
- Module three – Meridian and Acupuncture Points
The cost of this course will be £990.00 with a non-refundable deposit of £100.
- Payment by session – three installments of £330, plus a 5% administration course.
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(Study Year 2018)
Lecturers: Dr Fanyi Meng MATCM
Units/ Time: 3 Modules / Sat-Sun. 10:00AM-5:30PM
Three modules at university degree level 4 (equivalent to first year of a degree course) are the frameworks of the course. They are:
- This module will be organised over two weekend days’ teaching lectures with guided self-study throughout the period of three months. A combined teaching strategy (this will consist of face to face teaching and discussion, guided but self-organised study and research) is considered to be the most effective way of preparing all the theoretical foundations of Chinese medicine study.
- This module will start with guided home learning and will be followed up with 2 weekend days’ teaching lectures, which will focus on tongue and pulse analysis and diagnosis to consolidate the theoretical understanding and optimise the practical competency.
- This module is practical orientated with two days’ point location practice. Students should be prepared by online learning of meridians and acupuncture points prior to class.There will not be any homework however you will be expected to complete a minimum of 10 hours self study per week.
Foundation Course Final Assessment
Follow on with: Practical Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine
Our Practical Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma is designed for acupuncturists and other health professionals, who want to expand their practice by learning to use Chinese herbs and formulas. Our course is in depth and is led by University lecturers and is taught in English.
The next academic year starts in June 2018.
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£990.00 excl. VAT
|Duration: 3 months|