Now available in Ireland's premier institute of Chinese Medicine, a professional award allowing professional practice and an academic degree. Three years professional training is the minimum requirement for professional registration and practice in Ireland/UK and internationally.
The Acupuncture Foundation (AFI) been training practitioners professionally in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) in our Milltown campus since 1987. Our graduates lead the profession in Ireland and are eligible for post graduate academic study. Several graduates have progressed to Master of Science level in eminent UK universities, creating a significant precedent in the academic study of Chinese medicine in Ireland.
The professional Licentiate in Traditional Chinese Acupuncture is accredited by professional associations(s) in Ireland through the IAAB
(Irish Acupuncture Accreditation Board) and the UK Traditional Chinese Medicine accreditation Board (TCMAB).
This permits graduates to register professionally, be included in a professional indemnity insurance block, and be eligible for treatment rebates from VHI, AVIVA, Hibernian and other health provider insurance. Licentiate graduates can register and practice professionally in Ireland, Northern Ireland, UK and countries across the world. Three years study is the minimum requirement for registration and professional practice.
The Bachelor of Science degree to be awarded by the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine, China meets the criteria for recognition of external awards and is subject to official approval of the QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) Chinese Ministry of Education, in accordance with China's Regulation of Overseas Education Program of Higher Institutions.