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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.
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
▶ YORK: York District General Hospital Two weekends: 5–6 February & 5–6 March 2011
▶ BRISTOL: Southmead Hospital Two weekends: 12–13 February & 12–13 March 2011
▶ LONDON WC1: Royal London Hospital for Integrated Medicine (formerly known as the Royal London Homoeopathic Hospital) Four weekdays: 18–21 April 2011
▶ MANCHESTER: Wythenshawe Hospital Two weekends: 14–15 May & 11–12 June 2011
▶ DUBLIN: St James Hospital Two weekends: 30 April–1 May & 21–22 May 2011
▶ GLASGOW: Gartnavel General Hospital Two weekends: 3–4 September & 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 & 12–13 November 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 10th June 2011
▶ CENTRAL LONDON: 18th November 2011
Bmas intermediate skills training
▶ Head & Neck/Knee/Ankle; MANCHESTER: Wythenshawe Hospital 25th & 26th June 2011
▶ Lumbogluteal/Shoulder/Arm; CENTRAL LONDON: 19th & 20th 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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