The ICTCM provide a wide range of postgraduate Acupuncture, Medical Qigong and Chinese Herbal Medicine designed for practising Acupuncturists and TCM professionals, living in Ireland and other parts of Europe and the world.
The courses are modular, part-time and flexible in nature, designed to meet the needs of busy practitioners and to minimise disruption to their private medical practices. Dublin is well served with international flights and most of the courses are designed so that overseas postgraduate students (or those in distant parts of Ireland) should be able to fly into Dublin on a Friday morning and fly out again on a Sunday evening.
These post-graduate degree programmes are run jointly with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM). The Degree "Master/Doctor of Chinese Medicine" will be conferred by Guangzhou University of TCM and the Ministry of Education of China. According to the agreements in place between, for example, Ireland and China and the UK and China, this Masters degree qualification will be fully recognised in Ireland and the UK and most other European countries.
The courses are taught in English and are based mainly at the ICTCM, in Dublin Ireland. Students attend the University in Guangzhou for approximately one block of between 5 and 10 days per academic year.
Students of the programmes can specialise in Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine or Qigong.
Although we are not currently accepting applications for the programmes that we run with GUCM full details are still provided for reference as we hope these will recommence once staffing and recruitment has been secured. So, for full details see:
In addition to the Degree programmes described above, there are two postgraduate programmes in Medical Qigong as well as a professional CPD programme.
The Cert.MQG includes theoretical study and practical training. Assessment includes practical and clinical competence in Medical Qigong. The Certificate in Medical Qigong course permits and augments the TCM treatment of "common illnesses" using Fa Gong method.
The Dip.MQG is a two-year part-time programme which permits and augments (subject to the practitioner's own level of health, well-being and Qigong practice) the TCM treatment of "serious diseases" using Fa Gong method. The first year of the Dip.MQG is identical to the Cert.MQG. Students who enrol for the Cert.MQG and successfully complete it may, at that stage, choose to enrol for the second year, to complete the Diploma course.
The training programmes for both the Certificate and Diploma courses are based on Qigong Master Professor Xia's many years of experience of Qigong practice and his systematic development of Qián Taì Qì Gong (Science of Potential State Qigong).
The hidden treasures of Qigong are said to include not only improvement in health, vitality and recuperative power but also in happiness, longevity, beauty, refinement and spiritual development. Thus, practitioners of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine often avail of training in Qigong in order to enhance their own health and improve their practice of their current TCM specialism/s.
One group of Cert.MQG students have recently completed the course and another group is still in progress so the Qigong prospectus pack shown below will be updated prior to the next phase of recruitment.
The Prospectus Pack in Qigong and Medical Qigong is now available online.
Other than the Degree programmes, the main study option in Chinese Herbal Medicine (CHM) is the Diploma in CHM which is run in the same way as the similar level programme in MQG.
At the end of the 2 year part time Diploma in CHM students are qualified to dispense a wide range of Chinese Herbal Prescriptions in Sheng Yao (Raw Herb) formulation (as a decoction) as well as in tincture or powder formulations and are qualified to tailor-make the prescription to fit the client. Students will learn about making up and dispensing "prepared medicines" for their own clients.
Several postgraduate study options are offered to ICTCM graduates and other suitably qualified practitioners, to enable practitioners to continually update their skills and knowledge of Chinese Medicine.
The nature and content of the CPD programme varies from year to year and practitioners are also invited to suggest topics or areas for professional development which they are particularly interested in pursuing. A wide range of topics have been covered over the years and many eminent speakers have graced us with their presence.
Contact the College for further information.