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PHTY548 Introduction to Musculoskeletal Acupuncture

The theoretical basis of acupuncture, predominantly from a Western/Scientific paradigm; critical review and evaluation of acupuncture theory and practice in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Paper title Introduction to Musculoskeletal Acupuncture
Paper code PHTY548
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,692.75
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,125.00

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Restriction
PHTX 547, PHTX 548
Limited to
MPhty, PGCertPhty, PGDipPhty
Notes
The paper may not be offered if insufficient numbers of students enrol.
Course outline
Paper Structure
The paper topics include:
  • The use of acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions
  • The Western scientific theory underpinning the use of acupuncture
  • The history of acupuncture, including styles of practice
  • Guidelines for safe acupuncture practice
  • Acupuncture treatment concepts
  • Practical location of acupoints and needle management
  • Acupuncture treatment concepts
  • Critique of the acupuncture literature
Textbooks
WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region. ISBN-13: 9789290613831 ISBN-10: 9290613831
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical basis of acupuncture
  • Explain the neuroanatomical basis of pain modulation in acupuncture
  • Utilise acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment option within selected musculoskeletal conditions in keeping with international standards of safety
Eligibility
This paper is restricted to health professionals.
Qualifications are restricted to physiotherapists.
Contact
physio.academic@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Karen Taylor
Teaching staff: Wendy Lockhart
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught by distance learning with three 3-day residential blocks held in Dunedin and approximately six audioconferences held in the evenings via Zoom.

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Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard

The theoretical basis of acupuncture, predominantly from a Western/Scientific paradigm; critical review and evaluation of acupuncture theory and practice in the management of musculoskeletal conditions.

Paper title Introduction to Musculoskeletal Acupuncture
Paper code PHTY548
Subject Physiotherapy
EFTS 0.2500
Points 30 points
Teaching period Second Semester
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $2,746.50
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $9,490.00

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Restriction
PHTX 547, PHTX 548
Limited to
MPhty, PGCertPhty, PGDipPhty
Notes
The paper may not be offered if insufficient numbers of students enrol.
Eligibility
This paper is restricted to health professionals.
Qualifications are restricted to physiotherapists.
Contact
physio.academic@otago.ac.nz
Teaching staff
Paper Co-ordinator: Karen Taylor
Teaching staff: Wendy Lockhart

Wendy Lockhart is currently working in the Physiotherapy Outpatient department at Dunedin Hospital and Pain Clinic service and has been teaching at the School of Physiotherapy, Otago University since 2004 on the Postgraduate Certificate in Physiotherapy (endorsed in Acupuncture). She also has experience teaching on the PAANZ Education team since 1996. Her interest in acupuncture is mainly in the Western/Scientific paradigm, but she is constantly intrigued by the TCM principles and how we can integrate them into our treatment plans.
Paper Structure
The paper topics include:
  • The use of acupuncture for musculoskeletal conditions
  • The Western scientific theory underpinning the use of acupuncture
  • The history of acupuncture, including styles of practice
  • Guidelines for safe acupuncture practice
  • Acupuncture treatment concepts
  • Practical location of acupoints and needle management
  • Acupuncture treatment concepts
  • Critique of the acupuncture literature
Teaching Arrangements
This paper is taught by distance learning with three 3-day residential blocks held in Dunedin and approximately six audioconferences held in the evenings via Zoom.
Textbooks
WHO Standard Acupuncture Point Locations in the Western Pacific Region. ISBN-13: 9789290613831 ISBN-10: 9290613831
Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation.
View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
Learning Outcomes
Students who successfully complete the paper will be able to
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theoretical basis of acupuncture
  • Explain the neuroanatomical basis of pain modulation in acupuncture
  • Utilise acupuncture as a safe and effective treatment option within selected musculoskeletal conditions in keeping with international standards of safety

^ Top of page

Timetable

Second Semester

Location
Dunedin
Teaching method
This paper is taught through Distance Learning
Learning management system
Blackboard