MASTER OF CHINESE MEDICINE

MASTER OF CHINESE MEDICINE – LEVEL 9 – 180 credits
DURATION -18 months full time or 3 years part-time

 

The New Master’s Course will Start on 17th Aug 2020.

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Programme Aims:

The aim of this programme is to produce graduates with knowledge and advanced practical experience that enables them to practice in Chinese Medicine. Students will select courses in the area of Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture in consultation with NZCCM. The content, assessment and practice components of courses will be aligned with the student’s chosen practice area (Chinese herbal medicine or acupuncture).

The purpose and aim of Master of Chinese Medicine is to provide communities in New Zealand with individuals who have attained advanced knowledge, practical skills and behavioural attributes in using advanced traditional Chinese Medicine practices and philosophies.

Graduates will have developed a set of knowledge and skills in clinical inquiry, critical appraisal and scholarship and the ability to initiate change to effect positive outcomes for patient groups/populations. Enabling them to undertake innovative, specialist roles in Chinese Medicine and provide leadership to other health professionals in the health care team.

Graduates from this programme will have advanced academic, practice and research skills who have gained from an academic programme which is soundly based on Chinese Medicine theories and practice. For health professionals in Chinese Medicine, this will enable them to remain up to date with new technology and developments in the field and to advance their practice including research skills.

Graduates of this programme will be able to:

  1. Develop critical thinking in advanced knowledge in Chinese Medicine
  2. Apply theories of Chinese Medicine in modern / contemporary society context
  3. Contribute to the theories of classical and contemporary Chinese Medicine, utilising empirical evidence in advanced Chinese Medicine practice.
  4. Apply medico-legal and ethical requirements in advanced practice and research.
  5. Engage in rigorous intellectual analysis, criticism and problem-solving in specialist Chinese Medicine field/scope practice.
  6. Work independently and safely to apply specialist Chinese Medicine knowledge in new or unfamiliar health contexts / situations
  7. Demonstrate leadership through inter-professional relationships in practice.
  8. Provide advanced academic information literacy in critical enquiry in research.
Semester 1 Compulsory *MCM.801 Evidence based practice in Chinese Medicine, (Level 8; 20 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $2070

  2.International Student: $4830

Elective Any 40 Credits as guided by NZCCMbased on student’s experience *MCM.802 Chinese Medicine for preventive health care (Level 8; 20 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $2070

  2.International Student: $4830

*MCM.803 Classic acupuncture for contemporary practice (Level 8; 20 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $2070

  2.International Student: $4830

MCM.804 Classic Chinese herbal formulae for contemporary practice (Level 8; 20 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $2070

  2.International Student: $4830

MCM.807 Chinese herbs and formulae for specialised practice in Chinese Medicine (Level 8; 20 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $2070

  2.International Student: $4830

 
Semester 2

Compulsory *MCM.808 Research methods, design and practice (Level 8; 15 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $1552.5

  2.International Student: $3622.5

Electives Any 45 Credits in courses as guided by NZCCM based on student’s experience MCM.809 Specialised gynaecology and obstetrics in Chinese Medicine (Level 8; 15 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $1552.5

  2.International Student: $3622.5

MCM.810 Specialised musculoskeletal conditions in Chinese Medicine (Level 8; 15 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $1552.5

  2.International Student: $3622.5

MCM.811 Advanced diagnostic and treatment skills in Chinese Medicine (Level 8; 30 Credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $3105

  2.International Student: $7245

MCM.812 Clinical practice in Chinese Medicine, (Level 8; 30 Credit)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $3105

  2.International Student: $7245

 
Semester 3 Electives (One 60 Credit Course) MCM.901 Managing long-term conditions with Chinese Medicine, level 9 (60 credits)

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $6210

  2.International Student: $14490

MCM.902 Advanced Clinical Practice in Chinese Medicine, level 9 (60 credits) 

Course Tuition fee:

  1.Domestic Student: $6210

  2.International Student: $14490

 

Master of Chinese Medicine

             NOTE 1: MCM.801, 802, and 803 are the three papers offered in the first semester to the first cohort. (marked *)

              NOTE 2: The first cohort of students will be required to take MCM.808 and then choose one 30 credit paper and one 15 credit paper from MCM.809 – 812 in the second semester

Course Delivery Methods:

This programme is delivered, both part-time and full-time, consisting of compulsory courses and elective courses.  The programme is open to both domestic and international students. Graduates of this programme will complete a coursework master degree programme. This programme leads to the Master of Chinese Medicine, Level 9, 180 credits.  The programme can be completed between one-and-a-half and three years of full-time study or between three and six years of part-time study.

Methods of delivery are likely to include, but are not limited to: * Activity-Based Learning * Flipped Classrooms * Academic Research and Best Practice * Blog – Scenario-Based Learning and Case Studies * Reflective journaling * Case based learning * Group tutorial * Blended and Self-Directed Learning * Block delivery (face-to-face) * Class lecturer

Students should note that while much of the programme will be delivered online or at a distance there will be two block courses weeks on campus in the first semester – these will be scheduled for week 1 and week 10 of the programme – attendance is compulsory. In addition, students will be required to join regular voice conferences with staff and other students.

International students who come from China will be required to attend face to face classes (intramural).

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Academic Requirements:

The minimum entry qualification for the Master of Chinese Medicine is a bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine/Acupuncture or equivalent (to a bachelor’s degree listed at level 7 on the NZQF).Admission as an individual to a master’s degree is based on the evaluation of documentary evidence (including the academic record) of the individual applicant’s ability to undertake postgraduate study in the specialist field of Chinese Medicine.

Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree with either a major in Chinese Herbal Medicine or Acupuncture with at least 360 credits or equivalent (equivalent means a level 7 Diploma or in Acupuncture or Chinese Medicine with at least 360 credits and minimum recent continuous five years relevant working experience) from institutions either in New Zealand or abroad.

General Requirements:

Applicants must be able to demonstrate the appropriate motivation, attitudes and attributes required to successfully study in this programme. Applicants must be physically capable of completing the programme. Applicants must also be independently mobile and not require assistance from another person or device to undertake clinical practice experience.

* The minimum age to enter this programme is 20 years

* Applicants must supply names and contact details for two referees

* Applicants must declare any health issues or disability on a path towards confident, independent professional practice to allow NZCCM to consider whether appropriate support can be provided, and the likelihood of the applicant’s ability to meet professional requirements and practice independently on completion of the programme.

* Applicants must consent to the completion of a Police Vetting check.

* Applicants will be required to consent to a disclosure of criminal convictions and

safety checks required by the Children’s Act 2014.

* May be required to meet Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCA Act).

English Language Entry Requirements:

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English. If a domestic student is not a native speaker of English, he/she must demonstrate his/her command of English is equivalent to the NZ university master’s degree entrance requirements and of a level of proficiency and capability relevant to the level of programme to enable them to be successful in their studies, or students must provide evidence of full-time study within a New Zealand school for a period of three (3) years and proof that they have completed a minimum of Level 5 qualification in NZQF. Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency. An average of 6.5 and a minimum of 6 in all bands of the IELTS academic test or equivalent is a requirement.

English Language Requirements for International Students

International students are required to meet the minimum English language requirements for this level programme as detailed by NZQA. This is Academic score of 6.5 with no band score lower than 6 in the IELTS academic test or an equivalent in an NZQA recognized international test

Interview:

Applicants will be required to attend an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.

Where face to face interviews are not possible remote applicants will be required to use technology such as videoconferencing.

During the interview the applicant will be assessed against the following aspects to determine their admission to the programme;

  • Motivation to undertake the programme
  • To ensure applicants are well informed about the programme demands and requirements
  • To counsel the applicant on appropriate choice of courses for the programme
  • To determine whether the programme is appropriate for the applicants needs and/or proposed career path
  • To determine if any specific support is needed.

Enrolment Approval:

Final approvals are made by the Masters Management Committee and are subject to: verification of documents, capability to complete the programme and availability of programme places.

FURTHER EDUCATIONAL OUTCOMES:   

Professional Doctorate in Chinese Medicine

Continued own clinic self-employment

Employment in an allied health care enterprise

TUITION FEES:

Domestic students – $12420 inclusive of GST per annum ($90 plus GST per credit)

International Students – $28980 inclusive of GST per annum ($210 plus GST per credit) Early payment discounts are available, if tuition fees are paid one month in advance of the start day.

Note: Tuition fees are subject to TEC approval.