Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture

Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture

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Course title Master in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture
Course code PMTCMFTT5
Postnominal M. TCM(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 3 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 90
Delivered by Centre for Traditional Chinese Medicine
This programme of study is also offered on a part-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The University of Malta, in collaboration with Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, will provide a comprehensive theory and practical-based programme of studies to enable persons who are already licensed as health professionals acquire knowledge related to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Chinese Culture. The course will facilitate learning within a structured framework covering topics relevant to the practice of the speciality.

The ethos of the course is to ensure that future graduates will be in a position to make significant contributions not only towards clinical care, but also towards promoting the academic aspects of the speciality in teaching and research.

Through this course, students will understand the essential theory of Chinese medicine, become familiar with the knowledge and techniques of acupuncture, and safely manage common appropriate conditions through the use of acupuncture. The teaching programme is designed to cover the core subjects of Chinese medicine in general and acupuncture, in particular.

This course meets the requirements for recognition status as defined by the Malta Council for the Professions Complementary to Medicine.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of a Bachelor degree from this University, or another institution recognized by Senate for the purpose, with at least Second Class Honours in an area of study related to a health care profession (such as medical, nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy).

Applicants not in possession of a first degree in the health care professions but who have other qualifications in Traditional Chinese Medicine of a level acceptable to the University Admissions Board and sufficient to qualify for registration as Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners (or acupuncturists) with the national registering body (Council for Professions Complementary to Medicine or equivalent EU body) shall also be considered.

Applicants not in possession of a first degree but who have other qualifications and experience in a health care setting shall also be considered. Such applicants shall be called for an interview to determine whether they will be able to follow the Course with profit.

The interviewing board appointed by the Board shall be composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 7,500

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 7,500
At the end of the course, participants will be able to integrate Traditional Chinese Medicine as a form of therapy to complement modern Western clinical practice, or as a subject for scientific research within the framework of their clinical work or speciality.
The course in Traditional Chinese Medicine and Culture is intended for licensed health professionals.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0.

Last Updated: 6 December 2019

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.