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THE BRITISH MEDICAL ACUPUNCTURE SOCIETY runs foundation, intermediate and supplementary courses for regulated healthcare professionals.
FOUNDATION COURSES last four 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.
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 2011
▶ GLASGOW: Gartnavel General Hospital, two weekends: 3–4 September and 1–2 October 2011
▶ LONDON WC1: Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (formerly known as the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital), four weekdays: 5–8 September 2011 followed by back pain course: 9 September 2011
▶ BIRMINGHAM: Birmingham City Hospital, two weekends: 15–16 October and 12–13 November 2011
▶ SLOUGH: Wexham Park Hospital, two weekends: 29–30 October and 3–4 December 2011
Discounted price for bookings made and paid for at least three months ahead of the start of the course.
BMAS post-foundation days
▶ MANCHESTER: Wythenshawe Hospital: 10 June 2011
▶ LONDON W1: Academy of Medical Sciences: 18 November 2011
BMAS intermediate skills training
▶ Lumbogluteal/Shoulder/Arm; London W1: Academy of Medical Sciences, 19 and 20 November 2011
Further details of all courses may be obtained from the BMAS Administrative Office, or online:
Telephone: 01606 786782. Fax: 01606 786783
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