♣ PG Diploma Programme in Acupuncture-IGNOU

Objectives
Acupuncture is a traditional method of therapy which is very well recognized world over and well accepted by the people as it does not have any side effects. This method has been found to be useful in all types of diseases, specially the chronic diseases. Moreover the cost of the treatment is less as compared to the other systems of medicine.

It shall help graduates of different system of medicine to learn a new modality of therapy and utilize it for patient’s benefit in treating acute and chronic diseases

This will be the first medical programme, which will be offered online.

The Programme is offered in English.

Eligibility
The programme is available to the Medical graduates (Allopathy, Homeopathy, Ayurveda, Unani, Siddha, Yoga and Naturopathy ).

Duration
The programme can be completed in a minimum period of 1 year and a maximum period of 3 years.

Credit System
This programme is of 32 credits. The programme will have six theory and four practical components.

Programme Structure
The PG Diploma in Acupuncture programme consists of 10 courses The 32 credit programme comprises 6 theory courses and 4 practical courses. The courses are designed on the basis of learning hours required by an average student. As mentioned, one credit represents 32 hours of learning. The design of the PGDACP programme in terms of credit distribution of the courses is shown below.

Special Features of the Programme
The special features of the programme is its excellent study material developed by the experts in the country and have been prepared not only by the specialists and experienced Acupuncturists ( Dr.Raman Kapur & Dr. Sunita Kapur) but also specialists in computer, communication and media technologies. This is the first medical programme which is being offered online.

Evaluation System
This Programme adopts continuous evaluation system through assignments, practical work, web conferencing and term-end examination.

Fee Structure
The fees for the Programme including registration fee is – Rs. 20,000

Visit http://www.ignou.ac.in/ for more details.

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