Curriculum - Doctor of Acupuncture

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This three-year full-time program is our flagship program with Full Approval by the Acupuncture Committee of Alberta, Alberta Health and Wellness.

This program enables graduates to master the full scope of acupuncture as well as incorporate other aspects of TCM into their practice so they will be proficient in handling various clinical cases.

Upon completion, graduate may apply for licensing with respected governing body. Dr. of Acupuncture is a title for registered acupuncturists in Alberta. Financial assistance is available to qualified students enrolled in our Acupuncture Program.

 

1. First Year Curriculum

1.1. Fall Semester

Code

Course Name / Subjects

Hrs Per Week

No. of Weeks

Total Hours

101 Fundamental Theories of TCM 5 18 90
102 Anatomy 5 18 90
103 Physiology 5 18 90
A104 Biochemistry 5 9 45
A105 Microbiology 5 9 45
Total   20   360

1.2. Spring Semester

Code

Course Name / Subjects

Hrs Per Week

No. of Weeks

Total Hours

108 Diagnostics of TCM 5 18 90
A109 Pathology 5 11 55
A110 Pharmacology 5 7 35
111 Acupuncture & Moxibustion I 5 18 90
112 Herbology I 5 18 90
A114 Clinical Observation I 1 18 18
Total   21   378


2. Second Year Curriculum

2.1. Fall Semester

Code

Course Name / Subjects

Hrs Per Week

No. of Weeks

Total Hours

201 Tui Na 5 18 90
A202 Acupuncture & Moxibustion II + III 5 18 90
203 Herbology II 5 18 90
204 Internal TCM I 5 18 90
A207 Clinical Observation II 3.5 18 66
Total   23.5   426

2.2. Spring Semester

Code

Course Name / Subjects

Hrs Per Week

No. of Weeks

Total Hours

A208 Acupuncture & Moxibustion IV 5 18 90
209 Herbology III 5 18 90
210 Internal TCM II 5 18 90
A205 External TCM 5 18 90
A215 Clinical Observation III 3.5 18 66
Total   23.5   426


3. Third Year Curriculum

3.1. Fall Semester

Code

Course Name / Subjects

Hrs Per Week

No. of Weeks

Total Hours

A301 Western Medical Terminology 1 12 12
A302 Western Medical Diagnostics 6 18 108
A303 Acupuncture & Moxibustion V 1.5 18 24
A304 TCM Gynecology & Pediatrics 4 18 72
A305 Special Clinical Case Studies 3 18 54
A306 First Aid and CPR 1.5 18 24
A307 Integration of TCM and Western Medicine 2 18 36
A308 Clinical Observation IV 3 18 54
Total   22   378

3.2. Spring Semester

Code

Course Name / Subjects

Hrs Per Week

No. of Weeks

Total Hours

A309 Final Practicum 39 18 700
Total   39   700

 

 

 

  • Total program hours: 2668 hrs
  • Total clinical hours: 904 hrs

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