Debra Betts interviews five students who have been part of the NZSATCM Masters course. Here is what they had to say about it.
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|PC3000||Master of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)|
|Duration:||3 years part-time study|
|Location:||Wellington (1 wk block)|
|Delivery:||Blended Learning (block teaching, online supported study)|
|International:||IELTS academic score: 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0|
Contact Person: For any questions and enquires contact our Director of Postgraduate Programmes, [email protected].
The Master of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) is a dynamic postgraduate course designed for TCM practitioners wishing to strengthen their knowledge and better integrate into the healthcare system.
At this time we are offering it on a part-time study basis over three years. You will have an opportunity to develop an evidence-based approach to practice and explore an appropriate subject of your interest in real depth. It is a taught Masters, only requiring attendance at a one-week intensive study block, thereafter delivered primarily online using webinars, e-forums, online dissemination, Skype and e-mail supported learning and academic supervision.
The mandatory components (advanced research methods, contemporary issues and the small scale project management modules) equip students with the theoretical and practical knowledge to be able to successfully complete their dissertation in an area of clinical practice about which they are passionate.
Additionally, the clinical modules (women's, musculoskeletal, mental health and herbal therapy), bring students into contact with expert practitioners in their fields, and introduce them to potential supervisors for their specialist topics.
The Masters is designed to enable advanced scholarship and clinical practice in any of the modalities (Acupuncture, Moxibustion, Tuina, Qigong or Chinese Herbal Medicine) that encompass Chinese Medicine.
Entry to the Herbal Medicine components will be limited to practitioners with appropriate qualifications in Chinese herbal medicine.
The modular programmes can be completed over three years part-time study.
The New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine aims to create an educational environment which values scholarship, critical reflective thinking, life-long learning and professional development. The programme contributes to the postgraduate education of Chinese Medicine practitioners, preparing graduates who can contribute to knowledge and practice development within their own chosen clinical specialty.
Candidates will have the opportunity to:
The Programme aims to prepare students with the knowledge, skills and personal attributes for professional careers in specialty areas of Chinese Medicine at an advanced level.
Master of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) graduates can practise as traditional Chinese medicine practitioners, or as researchers in the relevant areas. Traditional Chinese Medicine is used by over a quarter of the world's population and is the largest form of complementary medicine in New Zealand. This growing field is increasing career opportunities locally and internationally for NZSATCM graduates.
Admission and Subject Information
International Student Language Requirements
Level 9 Degree- IELTS academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0
Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 180 credits including the three core modules listed below.
Students must complete one of four optional modules from the following pool:
In addition to completing the above compulsory and optional courses, complete a 90-credit dissertation. The dissertation may be either an empirical research project or a comprehensive literature review:
Students may exit with Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science (Chinese Medicine) upon the successful completion of the first two of the three core modules-MHS801 and MHS802 (60 credits).