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New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Approved and Accredited

PC2429   Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Chinese Medicine)
Level:   8
Credits:   60
Duration:   9 months (600 hours)
Intake:   January, March and July
Location:    Auckland or Wellington (1-2week block)
Delivery:   Blended Learning (block teaching, online supported study)
International:   IELTS academic score: 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0

 

Course Content
The Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) will enable
advanced scholarship and clinical practice in any of the modalities (Acupuncture,
Moxibustion, Tuina, Qigong or Chinese herbal medicine) that encompass Chinese
Medicine.

This course offers a comprehensive academic programme, which contains the following modules with their credit values:

• Advanced Research 1 - 30 credits
• Advanced Research 2 - 15 credits
• Contemporary Alternative in CAM - 15 credits
 

Pathway to Further Education

This 60 credit qualification at level 8  offers advanced understanding of research methods
appropriate to the evaluation of Chinese Medicine, as well as excellent skills in finding
and appraising research literature and relating it to their practice.
Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) will
be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to function at an advanced level
within practice. It enhances the acupuncture knowledge base and informs clinical practice enabling high quality, first contact, primary-care providers as well as providing the pathway to pursue further studies into postgraduate, Masters and PhD studies at NZSATCM's programmes or have the opportunity to undertake Master’s and Doctorate studies at the following partner institutions:

• Southern Medical University, Guangzhou
• Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine
• Hubei University of Chinese Medicine, Wuhan.

 

Career Opportunities

Graduates will In particular, have an advanced understanding of research methods
appropriate to the evaluation of Chinese Medicine, as well as excellent skills in finding
and appraising research literature and relating it to their practice.
Graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) will
be equipped with knowledge and skills to enable them to function at an advanced level
within practice.

Entry Criteria

In order to be admitted to the Postgraduate Certificate, an applicant shall normally have completed one of the following requirements:

  • Must hold a qualification of, at least, a recognised Bachelor’s Degree in Acupuncture or   Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Medicine; or hold a Postgraduate Certificate awarded by NZSATCM
  • International students must have achieved an   academic IELTS of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0;
  • Must have completed 500 hours of TCM clinical practice
  • Must have obtained a satisfactory evaluation after an interview conducted by the school’s admission panel

 

Course Programme details

Semester One
PGCARM801 Advanced Research Methods Part 1 (30 credits)
PGCCAM801 Contemporary Alternative in CAM (15 credits)
 
Semester Two
PGCARM802 Advanced Research Methods Part 2 (15 credits)