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THE BRITISH MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE SOCIETY runs foundation, intermediate and supplementary courses for regulated healthcare professionals.
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.
POST FOUNDATION TRAINING COURSE is a one-day course intended for those who have attended one of the BMAS Foundation Courses. It is designed to help refresh knowledge, brush up skills, and gain extra confidence in treating patients. The course is intended to be flexible and tutors will respond to the needs of the group. However, there are likely to be small group sessions covering some or all of the following: Preparation for the COBC; Head and neck; Shoulder girdle and upper limb; Back and hip girdle; Lower limb; Practical demonstrations.
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.
BMAS Foundation courses
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
Central London (four weekdays): 29 March–1 April 2010
Manchester: 22–23 May and 19–20 June 2010
Dublin: 29–30 May and 10–11 July 2010
Glasgow: 11–12 September 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
Glasgow, Gartnavel Hospital: 25 June 2010
Slough, Wexham Park Hospital: 19 November 2010
BMAS Intermediate skills training
Lumbogluteal/Shoulder/Arm; Glasgow, Gartnavel Hospital: 26–27 June 2010
Head & Neck/Knee/Ankle; Slough, Wexham Park Hospital: 20–21 November 2010
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