The course is a collaborative partnership between Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) and the British Academy of Western Medical Acupuncture (BAWMA). This professional certificate in western acupuncture has evolved from over 30 years of acupuncture training with the overall aim being to equip professionals with the best standards of education to support a successful and responsible career in medical acupuncture.
On completion of the course graduates will be able to promote, develop and assess patients for acupuncture both within their profession and in private practice. Our other aims during the course are:
- To promote rigorous evidence based approaches to medical problems within clinical practice.
- To extend students knowledge of therapeutics, thereby increasing their value as practitioners.
- To enhance the skills of communication and logical argument allowing students to integrate into and play an active role in the management of patients.
- To develop, progressively, a capacity for self directed and reflected learning. Students will also appreciate the importance of continuing professional development and their role as educators to support other practitioners and other developments in acupuncture as a whole.