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Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture
Conferred by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine– 2 years Part Time
(only applicable to Singapore Registered Medical or Dental Practitioners)
Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine is the pioneer of TCM Education provider in Singapore established in 1953 by the Singapore Chinese Physicians’ Association. It is the only TCM Institute that provides Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture for Singapore Registered Medical Practitioners since 2006.

A two year part time training course specially designed for Doctors and Dentists with skill in the practice of acupuncture. The course is recognized by Singapore TCM Practitioners Board. Upon completion of the course candidates are required to pass the SARE (Singapore Acupuncturist Registration Examination) for registration and practicing.

Entry Requirement:
- Medical Doctor or Dentist who possess medical or dental degree with a minimum of 2 years postgraduate experience
- Applicant must be currently registered (fully or conditional) with Singapore Medical Council or Singapore Dental Council

Type of Qualification:
Graduate Diploma in Acupuncture - Conferred by Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Course Language Mediuma: English

(a)Course Hours and Synopses
Module Details Course Hours Synopses
1 Special lectures
Basic Theory of TCM
Basic Concepts of TCM
The Yin-Yang Theory
The Five Elements Theory
The Five Zang Organs
The Six Fu Organs
The Extraordinary Fu Organs
Qi (Vital Energy), Xue (Blood) and Jingye (Body Fluid)
Channels and Collaterals
Causes of Disease
Prevention and Therapeutic Principles
2 Diagnostics of TCM 40 Inspections
Auscultation and Olfaction
History Taking
Pulse taking
Syndrome Differentiation with Eight Principles
Syndrome Differentiation of Qi, Blood and Body Fluid
Syndrome Differentiation of Viscera
3 Acupuncture & Moxibustion
100 Composition of the Channels Systems
Physiological Functions and Clinical Applications of Channels
Twelve Regular Channels, Ren Channel and Du Channel
Commonly used Extraordinary Points
Acupuncture Needling Techniques
4 Clinical Acupuncture 80 Disease of Internal Medicine
Disease of Gynaecology
External disease and Disease of the Five Sense Organs
5 Clinical Practice 100 Clinical Practice

(b)Course Fee
(2 Instalments per year for 2 years)
Total Payable (with GST, if any)

Course fee


General & Admin Fee

Miscellaneous Fees refer to any optional fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected by the PEI when the need arises.
Amount (with GST, if any)
1 Enrolment Fee (non-refundable) 54.50
2 Late Payment Fee 54.50
3 Replacement of Student ID Card/Clinical Practice Card 21.80
4 Deferred Exam Fee (Per Paper) 54.50
5 Supplementary Exam Fee (Per Paper) 54.50
6 Review Exam Marks Fee (Per Paper) 54.50
7 Repeated Course Fee (Per Course Hour) 5.45
8 Deferment Fee 109.00
9 Sit-In Fee for existing student (per course hour) 10.90
10 Course Book Fee (per book) 5.00 - 60.00
11 Library Membership Fee 21.80
12 Administrative Fee for Subject and Exam Waiver (Per Subject) 54.50
13 Repeat Course Fee (All Subjects) 1,569.60
14 Graduation / Repeat Graduation Exam Fee (All Subjects) 436.00
15 Deferred/Supplementary for Graduation Written Exam Fee (Per Paper) 109.00
16 Deferred/Supplementary for Graduation Oral Exam Fee (Per Paper) 163.50
17 Deferred/Supplementary for Repeat Graduation Written Exam Fee (Per Paper) 109.00
18 Deferred/Supplementary for Repeat Graduation Oral Exam Fee (Per Paper) 163.50
19 Supplementary Clinical Practice Fee (per lesson) 21.80
20 Application Fee for Additional Clinical Practice (per lesson) 10.90
21 White Coat Fee 20.00 - 40.00
22 Medical Insurance Fee (per year) (to be determined by insurance company) -

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