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The British Medical Acupuncture Society runs foundation, intermediate and supplementary courses for regulated healthcare professionals.
BMAS Foundation courses
Foundation courses last four or five days, either spread over two weekends or over a working week. Whilst the historical aspects and traditional philosophy of acupuncture are discussed, the Foundation Course concentrates on a neurophysiological and evidence-based approach to the use of acupuncture as a technique following orthodox clinical diagnosis. Safe and effective needling are key features of this practical course, and the healthcare professionals attending should leave with the skills required to apply simple acupuncture techniques within their practice.
Glasgow: 5–6 September and 3–4 October 2009
Central London: 14–18 September 2009 (one week course, includes Palliative Care Day)
Birmingham: 17–18 October and 14–15 November 2009
Slough: 7–8 November and 5–6 December 2009
York: 6–7 February and 6–7 March 2010
Bristol: 13–14 February and 13–14 March 2010
Wyboston: 20–21 March and 17–18 April 2010
BMAS Post-Foundation Days (provisional dates and venues for 2010)
Post-foundation days are one-day courses designed for anyone who has attended one of the BMAS Foundation Courses. They are designed to help refresh the core knowledge and skills gained from foundation training, and thus improve confidence in starting to use acupuncture in practice.
Central London (four weekdays): 29 March–1 April 2010
Manchester: 22–23 May 2010 and 19–20 June 2010
Dublin: 12–13 June and 10–11 July 2010
Glasgow: 4–5 September 2010 and 9–10 October 2010
Central London (one week course, includes Palliative Care Day): 13–17 September 2010
Birmingham: 16–17 October and 13–14 November 2010
Slough: 6–7 November and 4–5 December 2010
BMAS Post-foundation days
Slough: 27 November 2009
Lumbogluteal/Shoulder/Arm; Slough: 28 and 29 November 2009
BMAS intermediate skills training
Intermediate skills training days follow a rolling programme of four days, grouped together in pairs. Each year a selection of the four days is covered at different locations in the UK. The four days cover the core skills training for the Diploma of Medical Acupuncture. Other self-directed study is required to cover the knowledge and research base for this award.
Lumbogluteal/Shoulder/Arm; Slough: 28–29 November 2009
Further details of all courses may be obtained from the BMAS Administrative Office.
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