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    BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture

    Acupuncture Prospectus 2019-20

  • Celebrating 30 happy years at the NCA This year the NCA celebrated our thirtieth anniversary with a full day of fascinating talks followed by a great party, to which all our staff, students and graduates were invited. It was great to see so many NCA people come together, with graduates from our first ever student group mingling with current students.

  • BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture (weekend and weekday options)

    Acupuncture Prospectus 2019-20

    Contents

    Get to know us Joining us for one of our popular introductory events or

    informal visits is a great way to decide whether studying

    acupuncture at the NCA is right for you.

    Keep in touch Following us on our social media or reading our monthly blog is a

    great way to keep in touch with all that is happening at the NCA.

    Or subscribe to our regular e-news updates.

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    nca_york

    Or call Denise on +44 (0) 1904 343309

    Introduction ............................................................................ 4 The College ............................................................................ 6 Accreditation and validation ...................................................... 8 Introductory events .................................................................. 9 Bright futures ........................................................................ 10 Becoming an acupuncturist ..................................................... 12 What kinds of people study acupuncture? ................................. 14 A typical day in College ........................................................... 16 Overview - BSc (Hons) in Acupuncture ..................................... 18 Fitting the courses in with your life ........................................... 19 How we teach and assess you ................................................. 21 A typical day in College ........................................................... 26 The curriculum /streams ......................................................... 28 Massage qualification at the end of Year 1 ................................. 41 Slow pathway ........................................................................ 42 Reduced fees and attendance for healthcare practitioners ........... 43 A typical day in College ........................................................... 44 Supporting our students ......................................................... 46 Entry requirements ................................................................. 50 How to apply ......................................................................... 52 Fees, funding and student loans ................................................ 53 College facilities ..................................................................... 58 Acupuncture and the growing evidence base ............................ 60 Opportunities abroad ............................................................. 62 Our teaching staff .................................................................. 64 Acupuncture teaching faculty .................................................. 66 How the College is run ........................................................... 74 How to find us ....................................................................... 76

    Online video Wherever you see this symbol, follow the link or use the QR code scanner on your smartphone or tablet to watch the short video.

    Online reference Wherever you see a QR code, use your scanner app on your smartphone or mobile device to find out more.

    @YorkNCANCAYORK

    https://www.instagram.com/nca_york/ https://twitter.com/YorkNCA https://www.facebook.com/NCAYORK http://bit.ly/1EN7ttH https://www.ncablog.co.uk/ https://bit.ly/2JPGCT5

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    Introduction from our College Principal, Richard Blackwell

    This year the NCA celebrated our thirtieth anniversary with a full day of fascinating talks followed by a great party, to which all our staff, students and graduates were invited. It was great to see so many NCA people come together, with graduates from our first ever student group mingling with current students. An inspiring and enjoyable time was had by all, and the day was a great reminder of the wonderful community of graduates, staff and students associated with the College. It was a particular pleasure to hear about how our graduates are doing, and about their successful practices. I like to think of all the patients our graduates have helped over the years, and it’s good to hear that our graduates’ work as practitioners is good for them too. Many of them talked about the value of being in command of their own working lives, and achieving a better work-life balance. For our recent graduates, the good news was that many of them had already built up busy clinics soon after qualifying - you can read more about them on page 10, and you can also follow the NCA blog to keep up with our news and with the stories of our graduates and how they are doing.

    Reflecting on the last thirty years, a key point for me is

    the College’s steady commitment to high standards,

    built on listening to and learning from our students. Last

    year we participated for the first time in the National

    Student Survey (NSS), and we were very pleased to

    receive a score of 95% for overall student satisfaction,

    which was better than the score for any UK University.

    So we were delighted this year to receive an even better

    score of 100% for overall student satisfaction! I’m proud

    of the many ways we support our students to succeed,

    and I’m pleased that this is so well appreciated. Visitors

    to our introductory days frequently comment on the

    welcoming and friendly atmosphere here – do come

    along and experience this for yourself.

    Despite this great result from the NSS we know we can

    still improve, and we introduce further developments

    to the course every year. A recent example is the

    use of actors who come in to class to simulate clinical

    interactions with patients. Many students find this a little

    daunting at first, but they soon relax into it and find great

    value in the opportunity to practise their skills before

    using them in clinic. Another example is the videos of

    bodywork massage techniques to use in preparation for

    an acupuncture treatment, which are now available to

    students on our online learning environment.

    This thirtieth year is also a year of change for the College,

    with our successful transition to a new partnership with

    London South Bank University. The University validate

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    our BSc in Acupuncture, which means that successful graduates receive their degree from the

    University, and we are looking forward to collaborating with them on education and research.

    I hope you will be inspired by this prospectus to join the College community and train to become

    a successful acupuncturist. You could be there to celebrate our fortieth anniversary with us!

    Richard Blackwell, College Principal

    The Northern College of Acupuncture changed my life! Thank you so much to all of the wonderful inspirational teachers .

    I am one of your first graduates and I am still working in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine and about to launch my new Wellness Centre after an amazing 24 years in practice.

    Best Wishes

    Lynda Sharp

    Graduated acupuncture 1994 herbs 1997

    Lynda

    College Principal Richard Blackwell talks about how we help our students to become great acupuncturists.

    http://bit.ly/1qmEgJm

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    The Northern College of Acupuncture York York is an exciting city and a great place to study! It has a lot to offer including plenty of accommodation, shopping, restaurants, coffee bars, cinemas and all the amenities you would expect. Step out of our front door and you are right in the heart of the historic centre.

    The College Established in 1988 (we celebrated our 30 years anniversary in 2018) the Northern College of Acupuncture

    is an independent teaching College as well as a registered educational charity. Since the early days the

    College has gone from strength to strength and we now educate acupuncturists, practitioners of Chinese

    herbal medicine, nutrition practitioners and complementary therapists. Our thriving and well respected

    teaching clinic offers acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and nutritional advice to the local community.

    Pioneering We are proud to be pioneers in our industry! We were the first teaching institution of any kind in the UK to

    offer a University degree in acupuncture, the first to offer a University degree in Chinese herbal medicine,

    and the first to achieve professional accreditation for our acupuncture courses, Chinese herbal medicine

    and nutritional therapy courses.

    Research focussed

    The College has a strong focus on promoting research activity. As well as our MSc programmes, in 1990

    we also established our research wing the Foundation for Research into Traditional Chinese Medicine

    (FRTCM), having foreseen the need to carry out robust research into the value of these therapies. The

    Foundation was originally established as a separate charity and later incorporated into the College (in

    2011). We run outcomes research in our teaching clinics and collaborate

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