Acupuncture Course 2016 - 2017



Section 1

The acupuncture course 2016-2017 commences with Section 1 - Basic Chinese Medical Theory and Basic Medical Sciences. The Chinese Medical Theory is taught by Mr. John Cooke and Mr. Sang Man. Both men have many years of both clinical experience in the practise of acupuncture as well as lecturing in TCM for well over a decade.

Dr. John O. Bourke has been running a thriving acupuncture practise for more than 20 years. He has done this in parallel to running his already busy GP practise. It is unlikely that anyone is better qualified to teach science and modern medicine as it applies to TCM than Dr. Bourke.

One of the primary aims of this course from its conception was to produce graduates sufficiently well grounded in medical sciences as to be able to interact effectively with other medical professionals for the benefit of their mutual clients. Dr. Bourke's teaching since the early 1990's has done much to bridge a communication gap that had long existed between orthodox and complimentary practitioners.

Next Course starts Saturday 17 September, 2016.

Numbers on the acupuncture course 2016-2017 are limited by group size. The class is as usual filling up quite quickly but there are still some places left for new students. Please contact the registrar immediately if you wish to join this year's intake.


Acupuncture Course Dates 2016 - 2017

The Acupuncture Course 2016-2017 is run 10 weekends annually and continues over 3 years. Acupuncture Dates 2016 for the forthcoming training are as listed in the table below.


Course Fees

Course fees may vary from year to year. For further information, this year's course fees, details, dates and any other updates, please contact the registrar.

General Information

Places on the course are secured on receipt of a non refundable booking fee of €200 with your application.

Full fees for one year in advance are due on or before the first day of the course. Cheques are to be made payable to CMATCM, and forwarded to the Registrar.

Lecture Times

Lectures commence at:

10.30AM on Saturdays, and 10AM on Sundays

finishing at

5.30PM on Saturdays and 5PM on Sundays.

These hours leave adequate traveling time for those coming long distances. We have found that these hours have suited students coming from Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Galway, Kerry by bus, train and car. They are also suitable for those wishing to fly in from European Countries.


Study groups & Extra Time

We recommend that class members form study groups where possible, as over the years we have observed that the perspective gained from group discussion and practice between weekends most thoroughly integrates the course material.

On occasion, the college may run an extra day or complete weekend for the benefit of the class. This extra time spent on course is logged as part of the necessary hours for final qualification.

CMATCM Graduation & Final Medical Exam

The Medical final examination will take place in June, 2016. The graduation ceremony will be held at the college in the afternoon at 2pm on the same day. Final date to be confirmed.


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