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Acupuncture

Acupuncture Ontario College Advanced Diploma

What is Acupuncture?

The Acupuncture diploma program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the entry-level standards of practice set by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). This program provides in-depth theoretical and clinical components of Acupuncture. Students benefit from expert clinical training that combines integrative healthcare models with Traditional Chinese Medicine, providing graduates with the necessary skills to practice as a regulated healthcare professional.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
ACPT
Length:
3 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
6 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Advanced Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Contact:
Elizabeth Erwin
Email:
Elizabeth.Erwin@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1083

The Acupuncture diploma program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to meet the entry-level standards of practice set by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO). This program provides in-depth theoretical and clinical components of Acupuncture. Students benefit from expert clinical training that combines integrative healthcare models with Traditional Chinese Medicine, providing graduates with the necessary skills to practice as a regulated healthcare professional.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • critically analyze and evaluate Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine theories and treatment methods to perform safe and effective Acupuncture skills within a clinical setting


  • evaluate patients incorporating a bio-medical approach with Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) examination techniques to formulate a TCM diagnosis and treatment strategy, and carry out the treatment in a skillful and professional manner


  • explain the importance of Qi-cultivation in Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, and competently perform practical skills in the various techniques of Qi-cultivation


  • employ essential therapeutic communication skills in professional practice situations to effectively work with and educate the public about integrative medical care models


  • establish professional relationships with Acupuncture colleagues and members of the inter-professional healthcare teams


  • assess and treat clients in a clinical setting using effective health related interpersonal skills


  • promote and advocate for the benefits of Acupuncture treatment to the community


  • establish a plan for lifelong learning for personal and professional development


  • access and support current and pertinent research to self-reflection, self-direction and the creation of best practices and current outcomes in the Acupuncture profession


  • provide culturally sensitive care to a diverse client population in the acupuncture clinical setting


  • evaluate and implement environmentally related initiatives relevant to the Acupuncture profession


  • identify and articulate the importance of conducting an Acupuncture or TCM practice in an ethical and professional manner, and within the appropriate provincial and federal legal requirements


  • apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4 | Sem 5 | Sem 6

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Fall | Winter | Summer | Winter | Summer | Fall

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018 | 2018 | 2018

There is a legislative requirement that program graduates must be licensed by the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario to be able to practice and work in the profession.

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- Grade 11 Biology (C or U), or Grade 12 Biology (U)

First-year enrolment is limited, satisfying minimum entrance requirements does not guarantee admission.

Applicants must meet ONE of the following requirements to be granted admission to this program:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English (C), or (U), (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus Grade 11 C or U Biology or Grade 12 U biology (SBI3U/C, SBI4U). Also recommended: Grade 11 U Chemistry or Grade 12 C or U Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C, SCH4U).

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with: Communications, Biology

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) (meets English requirements, not sciences)

- Mature applicant with standing in the required courses and/or mature student testing that meets the minimum standards for admission

Applicants who are 19 years of age or over by the first day of classes, and who lack the academic entrance qualifications, may be considered for entrance to an appropriate post-secondary diploma or certificate program as mature applicants. Each applicant will be considered on an individual basis and acceptance will be determined by counseling, Communication Placement Assessment (CPA), previous post-secondary education and evaluation of experience. Some programs also have specific prerequisite requirements that must be met prior to admission. Mature applicants must meet all program specific prerequisites. Those applying as mature students and having no documentation of Grade 12 education must supply, if required, proof of age, such as a copy of an official birth certificate or driver's licence. Refer to Section 2.5 and 2.6 of the Academic Calendar for further details.

26 Mandatory Courses

6 Clinicals

2 Communications Courses

4 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

ACPT1000 Acupuncture Points and Meridians Introduction
ACPT1001 Acupuncture Points and Meridians Advanced
ACPT2001 Acupuncture Therapeutics
ACPT2003 Fundamentals of Acupuncture Needling
ACPT3001 Comprehensive Acupuncture Examination Review
ACPT3002 Acupuncture Practice Management
ALTM1000 Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine
ALTM1001 Qigong and Mindfulness 1
ALTM1002 Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Introduction
ALTM1003 Clinical Diagnosis of Traditional Chinese Medicine
ALTM1004 Qigong and Mindfulness 2
ALTM2000 TCM Differential Diagnosis Introduction
ALTM2001 Materia Medica
ALTM2002 Qigong and Mindfulness 3
ALTM2003 TCM Differential Diagnosis Advanced
ALTM2004 Clinical Diagnosis and Medical Terminology
ALTM2005 Qigong and Mindfulness 4
ALTM3000 Integrated TCM Cases
ALTM3001 Chinese Patent Medicines
BIOL1019 Anatomy and Physiology
BIOL1020 Palpation Anatomy
BIOL2009 Pathology
BUSI3007 Business Principles for the Regulated Professional
ETHC1000 Professional and Ethical Standards in Acupuncture
HLTH2004 Philosophies of Healing
REAS3000 Research Methodologies
Clinicals
ACPT2000 Acupuncture Practice Introduction
ACPT2002 Acupuncture Practice Advanced
ACPT3000 Acupuncture Clinic Internship Introduction
ACPT3003 Acupuncture Clinic Internship Advanced
ALTM1005 TCM Grand Rounds Introduction
ALTM2006 TCM Grand Rounds Advanced
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

Applicants must have an up-to-date immunization record in compliance with the Public Hospitals Act. Completion and submission of this record is required during registration in order to ensure your placement in clinical and field placement facilities.

A Hepatitis B vaccination is required for your own safety. It may be obtained at a reduced cost through the student insurance plan.

It is required that students have Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid on admission to the program (On-line courses are not acceptable). It is the student's responsibility to renew their Level HCP CPR certification annually while in the Program. Students are asked to submit a copy of their current Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid certificate to the registrar's office and show the original to the program coordinator at registration.

View the Acupuncture articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Elizabeth Erwin
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1083

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