The Australian Medical Acupuncture College Course Part 2

Cost: $5,500.00

DESCRIPTION:

This course is available only to the current AMAC members only who preferably have been members since they completed the Part 1 Course.

 

General Course Summary

The purpose of the Australian Medical Acupuncture Course Part 2 is to provide the advanced knowledge in medical acupuncture and enable practitioners to achieve the AMAC Fellowship.

The Part 2 course integrates TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and neurophysiology within the framework of the clinical examination and treatment of patients.  The emphasis of the course is on the practical clinical understanding and treatment of patients. The practical aspects of neurophysiology and TCM are applied directly to patient presentations in daily practice. The course particularly includes detailed acupuncture treatment and management of patients with complex pain conditions.

The scientific knowledge drawn from clinical trials is integrated into treatment techniques and how they can be applied in practice. The advanced neurophysiological knowledge is demonstrated in examination of patients and their physiological responses to acupuncture treatment.

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. Current Medical registration with AHPRA.
  2. Completion of the Part 1 Course and a Certificate of completion of both written and clinical

examination

  1. Subsequent minimum of one year of practicing medical acupuncture as part of the medical

practice before commencement

  1. Currently actively practicing their medical specialty in general or specialty practice.
  2. Access to patients for medical acupuncture treatment.
  3. Able to travel interstate for practice visits on a monthly basis.

 

Course Modules:

  1. Medical acupuncture: Scientific evidence base of RCTs, systematic reviews
  2. Acupuncture Neurophysiology
  3. Clinical Pain Examination in medical acupuncture practice
  4. Clinical applications of TCM
  5. Laser acupuncture and bio-medicine
  6. Musculoskeletal and Sports injuries
  7. Special areas of medical acupuncture treatment

 

Graduate outcomes:

  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 and pain syndromes.
  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. Identify evidence-based medicine approach of the newest research studies and systematic reviews of acupuncture effects to be applied in different health conditions.

 

Course Structure

  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
  4. A minimum of 4 extra practice visits to Part 2 mentor doctors.
  5. At least one case presentation with chronic condition presented on-line.
  6. Written examination In September following Lecture series.
  7. Clinical examination with one long case and two short cases.
  8. The oral examination at the end of the course

 

Additional information:

Doctors entering the course should have patients in active treatment with medical acupuncture in their clinical practices.

Practice visits are a regular part of teaching for the Part 2 course and there will routinely be a group clinical visit to see your patients.

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.

 

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 micro-acupuncture systems. The course particularly includes detailed treatment and management of patients with complex pain conditions.

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.

Reinforcing Activity consists of the written, clinical and oral exam at the end of the course.

You will alsobe asked to fill the form asking you to reflect on your learning and explain how this new knowledge and skills will change the way you practice in the future.

 

For any inquiries please contact:  Exam Secretary  Anne Fleming

Email:    examsecretariat@amac.org.au

Tel:        03 9818 0088  or  0418 890 641