PG Diploma Programme in Acupuncture  

Objectives

Acupuncture is a traditional method of therapy which is very well recognized world over and well accepted by the people as it does not have any side effects. This method has been found to be useful in all types of diseases, specially the chronic diseases.  Moreover the cost of the treatment is less as compared to the other systems of medicine.
It shall help  graduates of different system of medicine to learn a  new modality of  therapy and utilize it for patient’s benefit  in treating acute and chronic   diseases
This  will be the first medical programme, which will be offered online.
The Programme is offered in English.

 

Eligibility

The programme is available to the Medical graduates (Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Yoga and Naturopathy ).

Duration

The programme can be completed in a minimum period of 1 year and a maximum period of 3 years.

Credit System

This programme is of  32 credits. The programme will have six theory and four practical components.

Programme Structure

The PG Diploma in Acupuncture programme consists of 10 courses The 32 credit programme comprises 6 theory courses and 4 practical courses. The courses are designed on the basis of learning hours required by an average student. As mentioned, one credit represents 32 hours of learning. The design of the PGDACP programme in terms of credit distribution of the courses is shown below.

 

Course code

Name of the course

Nature of the course

No. of credits

Theory course-1

Basic theories of acupuncture

Theory

03

Theory course-2

TCM Diagnosis

Theory

02

Theory course-3

Acupuncture Meridians

Theory

03

Theory course-4

Basics of Acupuncture Treatment

Theory

02

Theory course-5

Treatment of common diseases with Acupuncture

Theory

04

Theory course-6

Ear  & Scalp Acupuncture

Theory

02

Practical course-1

Basic Acupuncture Practical

Practical

04

Practical course-2

Acupuncture Point Location

Practical

04

Practical course-3

Practical of Basic Acupuncture Treatment

Practical

04

Practical course-4

Clinical Acupuncture Practical

Practical

04

 

 

Total Credits

32

 

Special Features of the Programme

The special features of the programme is its excellent study material developed by the experts in the country and have been prepared not only by the specialists and experienced Acupuncturists ( Dr.Raman Kapur & Dr. Sunita Kapur) but also specialists in computer, communication and media technologies. This is the first medical programme which is being offered online.

 

Evaluation System

This Programme adopts continuous evaluation system through assignments, practical work, web conferencing and term-end examination.

 

Fee Structure

The fees for the Programme including registration fee is - Rs. 20,000  

 

About the PG Diploma in Acupuncture Online Programme

PG Diploma in Acupuncture programme is now available online. This is an initiative of IGNOU to develop in-house Learning & Content Management System for imparting online education. It is a complete virtual learning environment  covering all the activities from registration to certification. The following features are available in PG Diploma in Acupuncture online programme :

  1. Walk in admission-The admission for this programme is open throughout the year.  However, the academic session commences from 1st January of each year.
  2. Registration- Registration forms have been specially designed for online registration with the facility of uploading scanned certificates, other required documents and photograph.  After online registration students are requested to submit attested Photostats of certificate for verification. Registration will be confirmed only after verification of the certificates and payment of the required admission fee. Facility for online payment is available through the payment gateway of AXIS Bank.
  3. Integrated multimedia courseware- once registered, learners will be given a password to have access to personalized learning space (My Page). This includes self instructional material.
  4. Online counseling and mentoring – web cast based counseling integrated with text based chatting facility is used for counseling purposes.
  5. 24×7 learner support- asynchronous and synchronous modes of interaction will be used to provide just in time support to learners. The content specific queries can be sent to   sunita@icanm.com
  6. Continuous evaluation- Evaluation will be done by giving theory assignments and practical internal assessment examinations during each of the four contact sessions.
  7. Contact Sessions – There shall be 4 contact sessions in each academic year.  Duration of each contact session will be of 10 days.  The contact session will held at the Programme Study Centre (click here for the list ) .  Normally one contact session will be held in each quarter of the year, the dates of which will be finalized by the Programme-in-Charge in consultation with the students.
  8. E-tutor based practical- online instructions and e-tutorials for hands on practice of  i) Acupuncture needling methods and ii)Moxibustion will be used for the practical sessions. Multimedia manuals for self learning are provided online.
  9. Group based online seminar- Blogs, chat rooms and discussion forums and web conferencing facility are used for group based seminars.
  10. Term End Examination- The theory term end examination would be conducted by IGNOU at the identified Examination Centres.  List of which will be displayed online. Practical examination will be conducted at identified Programme Study Centres.  The intimation of dates and venue of Practical Examination will be done in due course. 
  11. The Term End Practical Exam will be conducted in Delhi study centre only once a year
  12. Last date for registration for the academic year 2012 is 31st December,2011.