The acupuncture papers within health postgraduate degrees are open to all qualified health professionals in specific practice areas. There are 2 pathways within the acupuncture major:
Students, provided they meet the entry requirements, can enter postgraduate programmes at the postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or masters levels outlined below.
Below is a summary. For a comprehensive overview of the degree, please refer to the Academic calendar. Detailed paper information is available on the More Information web page.
The PgCertHSc provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance their specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. This qualification may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science*, Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice.
Western acupuncture papers
589724 Western Acupuncture (45 points)
589725 Theoretical Concepts of Western Acupuncture (15 points)
Chinese acupuncture papers
Complete the following papers (45 points):
589731 Theory and Philosophy of Chinese Acupuncture (30 points)
589734 Clinical Practice in Chinese Acupuncture I (15 points)
and 1 paper from (15 points):
589733 Chinese Acupuncture and Women’s Health (15 points)
589732 Chinese Acupuncture and Rehabilitation (15 points)
The PgDipHSc is a coursework programme which can lead into the Master of Health Science or Master of Health Practice. It provides you with the opportunity to undertake an approved course of study to advance your specialty discipline, knowledge and scholarly development. Successful Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science graduates can add two core papers and a speciality paper to complete this postgraduate diploma*.
Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Acupuncture papers (60 points)
Select 1 research paper:
589120 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice^ (15 points)
589125 Integrative Research (15 points)
Complete 1 of the following specialty core papers:
589735 Clinical Practice in Chinese Acupuncture II (15 points)
589719 Pain: Mechanisms and Management (15 points)
And 1 approved 15 point paper:**
589736 Shang Han Lun and Chinese Medicine Practice (15 points)
589122 Quantitative Research II** (15 points)
589124 Qualitative Research II** (15 points)
589737 Special Topic Chinese Acupuncture (15 points)
The MHPrac is for health professionals with at least three year's clinical experience. It is ideal for those health practitioners who wish to extend their practical knowledge and take their career to a higher level.
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Acupuncture papers (120 points)
589600 Practice Project (60 points)
Alternative papers approved by the Programme Leader (60 points)
The MHSc provides an opportunity for graduates from a variety of health backgrounds to advance their scholarly and professional knowledge in an interprofessional and collegial learning environment, and to develop research capabilities. This degree comprises core and specialist papers and a thesis or dissertation, which gives you the opportunity to complete research relevant to your programme of study.
Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science papers (120 points)
Within this subject area other relevant optional papers may be undertaken with the approval of the Programme Leader. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.
The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career. A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research. Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.
† Flexible learning: involves online, block course or distance learning (subject to change).
^ For non research-thesis pathway.
* A Postgraduate Certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a Postgraduate Diploma. Please refer to AUT Calendar 2012 for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning.
** If completing a 120 point thesis, you need to have completed either: Qualitative Research I and II OR Quantitative Research I and II.