Objetivos

O ciclo de estudos em Acupunctura visa uma formação de alta qualidade para a aquisição de um perfil de competência clínica para a prática de acupunctura em regime de autonomia, de acordo com as Portarias 207-F/14 e 172-C/15 e os padrões internacionais de formação e educação na área (Diretrizes sobre Educação Básica e Segurança na Acupunctura da OMS e da World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies).

O ciclo de estudos baseia-se num processo de ensino e aprendizagem centrado no estudante, promovendo uma cultura de pesquisa e reflexão crítica, de autogestão da aprendizagem ao longo da vida, desenvolvendo e integrando os conhecimentos e competências das ciências básicas e clínicas, princípios de acupunctura e prática clínica em acupunctura.

Através da educação clínica supervisionada, pretende-se que os estudantes adquiram competências profissionais nos cuidados primários e em áreas de intervenção específica de quadros nosológicos dos vários sistemas orgânicos, com vista à sua futura integração profissional.

International Students

Students Over 23 Years of Age

Escola Superior de Saúde Jean Piaget em V. N. Gaia

Registado na DGES com o nr: R/A -Cr 91/2018, publicado em DR pelo Despacho n.º 7712/2018, de 10 de agosto

4 years / 8 semesters • Total = 240 ECTS Credits

 

Further studies

Licenciado degree gives access to postgraduate studies in terms and under the conditions of the currently valid legislation.

 

Study area

Non-Conventional Therapies – Acupuncture

 

Assessment

The purpose of the student’s assessment is to evaluate his/her achievements in the acquisition and development of knowledge and competences defined in the Curricular Units syllabi.

Thus, assessment methods and instruments are adapted to the specific objectives, characteristics and contents of the corresponding Curricular Unit, and assessment is carried out in accordance with the currently valid Attendance and Assessment Regulations.

There are two main types of assessment: Continuous Assessment, which assesses the student’s work over an academic period (semester / quarter / year), e.g. his/her participation in the Curricular Unit activities, individual and/or group assignments, oral and written tests, etc., and Assessment by Exam, which assesses only the student’s performance at the exam he/she sits for.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities for Licenciado degree holders in Acupuncture include jobs and positions in:

  • Hospitals;
  • Rehabilitation centres;
  • Spas and other thermal establishments;
  • Sports structures;
  • Special education schools and institutes;
  • Institutions for the elderly.

 

Professional Title

The qualification gives access to the professional title of Acupuncturist, as defined in article no. 5 of the Law No. 71/2013, 2 September and following the ACSS norms.

1st Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Anatomophysiology I 40 T | 20 PL 6 Anatomophysiology II 30 T | 10 PL 4
Cellular and Molecular Biology 30 T | 10 PL 4 Epistemology and Science Systems 30 T 2
Fundamental Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine 30 T | 20 TP 6 Pathophysiology 60 T | 30TP 9
Methods and Techniques of Acupuncture Evaluation and Treatment I 70 TP 6 Health Education 30 T 2
First Aid and Reanimation 20 T | 20 PL 3 Methods and Techniques of Acupuncture Evaluation and Treatment II 60 TP | 30 PL 8
Developmental Psychology: Epigenesis and Life Cycles 40 T 3 Supplementary Techniques in Acupuncture I 60 TP 5
Information and Communication Technologies in Health 30 TP 2

2nd Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Neurophysiology 40 T | 20 PL 7 Safety in Clinical Practice 20 T | 10 TP 2
Profession, Ethics and Deontology 30 T 3 Pathology and Applied Clinical Sciences in Acupuncture II 60 T | 40 TP 9
Pathology and Applied Clinical Sciences in Acupuncture I 50 T | 40 TP 8 Methods and Techniques of Acupuncture Evaluation and Treatment IV 60 TP | 20 PL | 30 OT 9
Methods and Techniques of Acupuncture Evaluation and Treatment III 60 TP | 40 PL | 10 OT 8 Clinical Teaching in Acupuncture I 100 E | 10 OT 5
Communication and Therapeutic Relationship 20 TP | 10 PL 4 Supplementary Techniques in Acupuncture II 40 TP 5

3rd Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Subjective Clinical Examination and Adjunctive Diagnostic Procedures in Acupuncture 30 T | 30 TP 5 Psychoneuroimmunology 20 T | 10 PL | 10 OT 3
Methods and Techniques of Acupuncture Evaluation and Treatment V 40 TP | 30 PL | 30 OT 8 Research Methods 30 TP | 10 OT 3
Epidemiology and Public Health 30 T | 10 TP 3 Clinical Teaching in Acupuncture II 200 E | 10 OT 9
Nutrition and Dietotherapy 40 T 3 Methods and Techniques of Acupuncture Evaluation and Treatment VI 30 TP | 10 PL | 20 OT 7
Pharmaco-Phytotherapy 60 T | 10 PL 6 Supplementary Techniques in Acupuncture IV 40 TP 5
Supplementary Techniques in Acupuncture III 40 TP 5 Psychopathology 30 T | 10 TP 3

4th Year

UC – 1st Semester CH  ECTS   UC – 2nd Semester CH  ECTS
Supplementary Techniques in Acupuncture V 40 TP 5 Research in Acupuncture II 40 TP | 20 OT 4
Research in Acupuncture I 20 TP | 10 OT 3 Clinical Teaching in Acupuncture IV 520 E  | 40 OT 26
Clinical Teaching in Acupuncture III 220 E | 10 OT 10
Methods and Techniques of Acupuncture Evaluation and Treatment VII 40 TP | 30 PL | 30 OT 10
Entrepreneurship and Management in Health Services 30 T | 10 TP 2

UC – Curricular Unit | CH – Workload | ECTS – ECTS Credits | T – Theoretical | TP – Theoretical/Practical | PL – Practical and Laboratory | TC – Field Work | SE – Seminar/Internship | OT – Tutorial

Admission requirements

Successful applicants are admitted through one of the following competitions:

  • Institutional Competition: completed secondary education and the following entrance exam group:
    • Biology and Geology + Physics and Chemistry

Diploma Requirements

A successfully concluded Undergraduate Degree in Acupuncture requires completion of a study program of 240 mandatory ECTS credits.

Consequently, Licenciado degree holders in Acupuncture acquire the skills and competences necessary to:

  • Discuss the theories of acupuncture based on TCM and its implications;
  • Integrate knowledge of the fundamental and clinical sciences into decision-making;
  • Critically reflect on their professional performance, based on continuous training, taking into account ethics and codes of ethics;
  • Demonstrate competence in diagnosis and management/adequacy of therapeutic plans;
  • Select, implement and monitor interventions appropriate to the client’s needs;
  • Communicate appropriately with all stakeholders and promote the therapeutic relationship;
  • Apply methods and techniques of acupuncture in health promotion and treatment of diseases;
  • Produce and maintain records and clinical data in compliance with legal requirements;
  • Prescribe and implement ancillary acupuncture treatments;
  • Critically evaluate scientific evidence, grounding the practice and the clinical reasoning;
  • Demonstrate competence in clinical assessment and reasoning in complex and unpredictable situations;
  • Know the limits of acupuncturist practice.

Acreditação / Avaliação

RAZÕES PARA ESTUDAR ACUPUNCTURA

Acupunctor, de acordo com os padrões internacionais de formação e educação na área

(Diretrizes sobre Educação Básica e Segurança na Acupunctura da OMS e da World Federation of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Societies)

  • Licenciatura única na região do Porto
  • Novo curso na área da Saúde
  • Reconhecimento da formação anterior e experiência profissional
  • Acompanhamento de perto por equipa de excelência de docentes e não docentes
  • Estágios curriculares em locais reconhecidos na prática da acupunctura
  • Transfer gratuito entre comboio e campus

Esta licenciatura dá acesso à profissão de Acupunctor, de acordo com o previsto no artigo n.º 5 da Lei n.º 71/2013, de 2 de setembro e com as normas fixadas pela ACSS

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