Postgraduate Diploma in Acupuncture

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Complimentary Medicine
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Acupuncture
Programme Code: E9A01Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 111228

Application Start Date: 1 April 2024
Application End Date: 30 November 2024

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: Part-Time 2 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of the Postgraduate Diploma in Acupuncture is to provide existing health care professionals with knowledge of the principles, practice and safety issues of the use of acupuncture techniques. The qualifying graduate will be able to competently apply and integrate clinical approaches that optimise the use of the various employed techniques in acupuncture therapeutics; incorporate acupuncture as a treatment modality in their practice as clinically indicated; and be able to integrate modern medical science and acupuncture diagnostics and therapeutics to improve patient care and satisfaction. The graduate will also be a team player capable of working in multidisciplinary teams to promote the profession.

Admission Requirements

Master of Technology (M. Tech) Homoeopathy, M. Tech Chiropractic, Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of surgery (MBChB), Double Bachelors from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) (BSc Complementary Health Science plus a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following: Phytotherapy, Naturopathy, or Unani-Tibb). Applications from persons with other related qualifications will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University and Faculty regulations.

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Extended BSc in Life and Environmental Sciences (Zoology and Chemistry)

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