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NORTHWICH,Cheshire NURSES Foundation course Sept 2017
BMAS House (Cheshire) - (View on Map)
22 - 25 September 2017

Foundation Course in Western Medical Acupuncture

Date :  22 - 25 September 2017

Location:  BMAS House, Northwich, Cheshire CW8 1AQ

Price:  Early bird £560   Standard £620     (Early bird available until 24 June 2017)

This introductory course specifically designed and structured for Nurses lasts four days, making up 24 training hours. The Foundation Course is a mixture of lectures and practical group sessions exclusively for Nurses. Group sizes are kept to a maximum of 12.

In the initial stages of training the emphasis is on safety and all attendees will be observed by an experienced demonstrator to ensure a safe needling technique. Lecturing teams are made up of experienced medical acupuncturists. The performance of lecturers and group leaders is critically assessed to maintain a high standard. Teaching on the Foundation Course is based on scientific explanations of acupuncture as far as possible, but it also involves some traditional Chinese concepts.

The course fee includes tuition, a set of detailed course notes, 100 needles, lunches and daytime refreshments. Courses are non-residential but a list of local hotels and guesthouses can be supplied on request. All Foundation and Intermediate courses are for External CPD by the Royal Colleges of Physicians.

On completion of the course we would expect the student to be equipped to start to practice medical acupuncture, and to be committed to completing the BMAS Certificate of Basic Competence within cons12 months of the course.  On achieving this award BMAS would consider the student to have reached a satisfactory standard for the use of medical acupuncture within their existing scope of professional practice.

Foundation course programme  (subject to change)

Day 1

·         Overview & brief history

·         Safety brief

·         Lecture & practicals on neck, shoulder & arm

·         Trigger points

·         Safety questionnaire

Day 2

·         Lecture & practicals on lower back & leg

·         Neurophysiology

·         Clinical aspects

·         Clinical cases for discussion

·         Safety & side effects

Day 3

·         Traditional acupuncture

·         Lecture and practicals on face & abdomen

·         Segmental Acupuncture

·         Gynaecology & gastrointestinal disorders

·         ENT & respiratory

·         Dermatology

Day 4

·         Electroacupuncture - lecture & practical

·         Neurology & psychology

·         Ear acupuncture & addictions

·         Research & audit

·         Running a clinic

·         Quiz

·         Case presentations

Please note:

·         This is a practical course and proof of Hepatitis B immunisation with antibody levels is required.  Please read this policy before proceeding:  HEPATITIS B POLICY . Please contact the office tel: 01606 786782 if you have any questions regarding this.

·         There are several mixed-sex practical groups for palpation, point finding and needling. These will require reasonable exposure of the limbs, shoulder girdle, hip girdle and back. You are therefore advised to wear loose, casual clothing to discreetly allow the required exposure. If you are unable to participate in this activity, please contact the office to discuss your options before booking a place on the course. Tel 01606 786782

·         Ladies: There is no evidence that acupuncture is harmful in pregnancy. If you are or suspect you may be pregnant, however, you should bring this to the attention of the teaching staff as it may affect how much needling you receive in the practical sessions.

 EARLY BIRD RATE OF £560 ONLY AVAILABLE UNTIL 23 June 2017.  Full payment must be made before this date or the standard fee will apply.



Nurse Foundation course - Cheshire - Early Bird rate available until 24 June 2017£620.00
Nurse Foundation course - Cheshire Standard rate£620.00

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