The Australian Medical Acupuncture College Course Part 2Cost: $5,500.00
Contact: PART 2 Course & Exam Secretary Anne Fleming
Tel: 03 9818 0088 or 0418 890 641
General Course Summary and Introduction:
The Australian Medical Acupuncture College Course (Part 2) provides the advanced knowledge in medical acupuncture and enables medical practitioners to achieve the AMAC Part 2 Fellowship.
The course consists of combined lectures, interactive case discussions with Q&A sessions and clinical mentoring sessions and a hospital visit. The examination process consists of a written, clinical and oral sections. The successful candidates are granted a title of FAMAC (Fellowship of the Australian Medical Acupuncture College).
Pre-requisite requirements prior to undertaking Australian Medical Acupuncture Part 2 Fellowship Course:
1. Completion of the Part 1 Course and a Certificate of completion of both written and clinical examination 2. Subsequent minimum of one year of practicing medical acupuncture as part of the medical practice before commencement 3. Currently actively practicing their medical specialty in general or specialty practice. 4. Access to patients for medical acupuncture treatment. 5. Current Medical registration with AHPRA. 6. Able to travel interstate for practice visits on a monthly basis.
Practice visits are a normal part of teaching for the Part 2 course and there will routinely be a visit to see your patients. Doctors entering the course should have patients in active treatment with medical acupuncture in their clinical practices. It is possible to be a Hospital based or Emergency specialist if there is access to follow up with patients: This aspect would need to be discussed prior to enrolment.
Candidates who do not have a current clinical practice can gain the full qualification by the submission of 50 case log book if granted permission by the AMAC Education/Examination Panels.
The emphasis of the course is on the practical clinical understanding and treatment of patients. The Part 2 course integrates TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and neurophysiology within the framework of the clinical examination and treatment of patients. The practical aspects of neurophysiology and TCM are applied directly to patient presentations in daily practice.
The topics covered include medical acupuncture and safety, pain overview, clinical aspects of pain, advanced neurophysiology, muscle physiology, clinical acupuncture trials & systematic reviews, placebo effects, clinical effects of acupuncture, interpretation of radiology/ imaging reports in relation to important conditions treated with medical acupuncture. Special neurological conditions are covered such as stroke, headache and pain that acupuncture may treat, laser effects and microacupuncture systems. The course particularly includes detailed treatment and management of patients with complex pain conditions.
1. Apply understanding of neurophysiological mechanisms in context of clinical presentations and response to treatment.
2. Improve clinical skills for examination and understanding of patients with significant pain, pain syndromes and other acupuncture sensitive conditions.
3. Define strategies for safe application of acupuncture in treatment of patients in daily practice.
4. Improve skills for clinical application of acupuncture in conjunction with standard care in the treatment of patients with chronic pain and other conditions.
5. Use an evidence based medicine approach to treatment.
1. An on-line lecture series commencing in February with 27 lectures.
2. Course work relating to the lecture series with written assignments.
3. 40 hours hands on clinical teaching at practice visits
3. A minimum of 4 extra practice visits to Part 2 mentor doctors.
4. At least one case presentation with chronic condition presented on-line.
5. Written examination In September following Lecture series.
6. Clinical examination with one long case and two short cases.
7. The oral examination at the end of the course.
This Course is accredited for the RACGP and ACRRM points for Active Learning Module. The points will apply after the completion of the course and passing the examinations and completion of the Reinforcing Activity and the Evaluation Form.
Predisposing Activity is a self-reflected refreshment of knowledge of the Part 1 course. Certificate of completion of both written and clinical examination of the Part 1 course, as well as one year medical acupuncture practice, is the prerequisite for enrolment in the Part 2 course. Reinforcing Activity consists of the written, clinical and oral exam at the end of the course. They will also reflect on their learning and explain how this new knowledge and skills will change the way they practice in the future.