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Acupuncture: postgraduate papers and qualifications you can study

This page has the postgraduate acupuncture papers and qualifications (courses) that you can study at AUT University. See links to paper descriptions and outlines of each degree or qualification.

Who can study acupuncture at postgraduate level? 

The acupuncture papers within health postgraduate degrees are open to all qualified health professionals in specific practice areas. 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.

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Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Acupuncture (AK3484) 60 points

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.

Complete both papers:
589724 Western Acupuncture† (45 points)

589725 Theoretical Concepts of Western Acupuncture† (15 points)

Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science in Acupuncture (AK3487) 120 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.

Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science in Acupuncture papers* (60 points)

And

Select 1 research paper:
589120 Critical Inquiry for Evidence Based Practice^† (15 points)

589125 Integrative Research† (15 points)

Select 1 professional paper:
589126 Health Professional Practice† (15 points)
589127 Practice Reality† (15 points)

Complete the following specialty core paper:
589719 Pain: Mechanisms and Management (15 points)

And 1 approved 15 point paper:**
589122 Quantitative Research II**† (15 points)
589124 Qualitative Research II**† (15 points)
 

Master of Health Practice in Acupuncture (AK3733) 180 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)

AND:
589600 Practice Project† (60 points)

Or:

Alternative papers approved by the Associate Dean Postgraduate (60 points)

Master of Health Science*** (AK3485) 240 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 in Acupuncture papers (120 points)

AND:
589690 Thesis** (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.

Doctor of Health Science

The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) is designed for health professionals with at least five years’ professional experience who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise. It comprises of papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

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 for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning.
** If completing a 120 point thesis, you need to have completed either: Qualitative Research II OR Quantitative Research II.
*** Unendorsed
**** A student intending to continue from the Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science (PgDipHSc) to the Master of Health Science (MHSc) must not graduate with a PgDipHSc.

Last updated: 01-Oct-2014 10.31am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

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