Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Introduction

The ICTCM is an Acupuncture college based in Dublin, Ireland and provides part time professional Acupuncture courses and TCM training in its own college and clinical premises near the 3Arena (Point Depot) in Dublin 3.

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Our postgraduate programmes include a Master of Chinese Medicine Degree, a Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine and post-graduate Certificate and Diploma courses in Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong.

The ICTCM now offers a unique opportunity to study Acupuncture TCM in Ireland, and, after only 5 years part time study (most of which is completed in Ireland), gain an internationally recognised Masters degree in Chinese Medicine conferred by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) and recognised by the Chinese Department of Education.

We are still accepting applications for 2016 for the:

  • Licentiate in Acupuncture TCM - part time undergraduate level
  • Acupuncture TCM training (October 2016). This provides FULL training in Acupuncture - including Clinical Training, as used within the system of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

We are now accepting applications for 2017 for the:

  • Masters Degree in Chinese Medicine (Autumn 2017)
  • Doctoral Degree in Chinese Medicine (Autumn 2017)

The application procedures and Application forms are available to download online.

Chinese Affiliation

The College has had a formal affiliation with Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) since 2002. GUCM conferred a visiting professorship on the ICTCM's Director Tom Shanahan in 2004. When he first introduced Acupuncture TCM to Ireland in the early 1980s, very few people had heard of Acupuncture, TCM or Chinese Herbal Medicine. Nowadays, many people actively choose Alternative Medicine either as an adjunct to Western Medical treatment or as a means of treating illnesses which have not responded well to other forms of medicine.

Acupuncture and TCM are at the forefront of such Alternative approaches to health and illness, focusing as they do, not only on treating and curing current illness but also on disease prevention and health enhancement.

Prof Shanahan has written a number of short articles on Acupuncture/TCM in all its facets, and we have now launched the first article in the series on this website.

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Qualified Practitioners of Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland

Graduates of the ICTCM are automatically eligible for membership in the PRTCM, Professional Register of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Founded in 1983, the PRTCM is the first and oldest professional body representing and regulating the profession of Acupuncture and TCM in Ireland - including Acupuncture, Chinese Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong.

The Register maintains an online directory of qualified practitioners of Acupuncture TCM, Herbal Medicine and Medical Qigong, and provides information on Traditional Chinese Medicine on its website.

This school offers programs in:
  • English

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Programs

This school also offers:

Bachelor

Licentiate in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Bachelor's degree)

Campus Part time 3 years October 2017 Ireland Dublin

If you want to be a "Superior Practitioner" of Acupuncture TCM, able to use Acupuncture not only to alleviate, or even cure, current diseases but also to help a client to be better equipped to prevent future illness from occuring, then the Lic.TCM is the course for you. If you wish to become a specialist in Acupuncture TCM able to assist healthy clients to remain that way, and even enhance their own... [+]

Licentiate in Traditional Chinese Medicine If you want to be a "Superior Practitioner" of Acupuncture TCM, able to use Acupuncture not only to alleviate, or even cure, current diseases but also to help a client to be better equipped to prevent future illness from occuring, then the Lic.TCM is the course for you. If you wish to become a specialist in Acupuncture TCM able to assist healthy clients to remain that way, and even enhance their own health, then this comprehensive training programme (which provides more than just "Acupuncture" Training, being based on classical Chinese Medicine) enables the practitioner to use a full range of TCM diagnostic and therapeutic tools to achieve these ends. Although the course is part time it is demanding, as it aspires to turn out fully competent and qualified, confident and professional practitioners in a relatively short time. It is, however, offered in a way which enables it to be accessible to people who are currently working full time in another career or in the home. (Go to the Admissions page for more information about the type of people who study with us.) It is an intensive part-time course which runs for three years. There are twelve main teaching weekends for each of the first two years. Teaching sessions in the first two years are approximately monthly, in the third, Clinical year, fortnightly. Unlike other institutes, the ICTCM ensures that all teaching sessions are held only on Saturdays and Sundays. All technical TCM terminology is taught... [-]

Master

Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Campus Part time 2 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin China Guangzhou + 2 more

The course is designed to enable TCM professionals to gain a fully-recognised Masters Degree from a leading Chinese Medicine University in China while mainly working and living in Ireland/Europe during the majority of the post-graduate degree programmes. This is a rare opportunity to undertake high level post-graduate study in Chinese Medicine from a European base with only a minimum number of... [+]

Master's Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine Master of Chinese Medicine specialising in: Acupuncture Medical Qigong or Chinese Herbal Medicine Objectives As stated in the Agreement between Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine: To promote the development of Higher Education in the field of Chinese Medicine To provide quality TCM medical services, to people in many different localities, by educating senior TCM professionals to Masters or Doctoral degree level The course is designed to enable TCM professionals to gain a fully-recognised Masters or Doctoral Degree from a leading Chinese Medicine University in China while mainly working and living in Ireland/Europe during the majority of the post-graduate degree programmes. This is a rare opportunity to undertake high level post-graduate study in Chinese Medicine from a European base with only a minimum number of requisite visits to Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China. On successful completion of all aspects of the programme, GUCM will issue graduation certificates and academic Masters Degree certificates recognised by the Ministry of Education in the People's Republic of China and thus recognised by all countries having a Mutual recognition of Degree qualifications agreement with the People's Republic of China. Summary 2 years Part-time - for trained professional practitioners of TCM working and living in Europe Leading to a Master of Chinese Medicine degree awarded by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Department of Education Students will be registered with both Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM) and the... [-]

PhD

Doctoral Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Campus Part time 3 years September 2017 Ireland Dublin China Guangzhou + 2 more

This part-time course is designed to enable TCM professionals to gain a fully-recognised Doctoral Degree from a leading Chinese Medicine University in China while mainly working and living in Ireland/Europe during the majority of the post-graduate degree programmes. This is a rare opportunity to undertake high level post-graduate study in Chinese Medicine from a European base with only a minimum number of... [+]

Doctoral Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine Doctor of Chinese Medicine specialising in: Acupuncture Medical Qigong or Chinese Herbal Medicine Objectives As stated in the Agreement between Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and the Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine: To promote the development of Higher Education in the field of Chinese Medicine To provide quality TCM medical services, to people in many different localities, by educating senior TCM professionals to Masters or Doctoral degree level The course is designed to enable TCM professionals to gain a fully-recognised Masters or Doctoral Degree from a leading Chinese Medicine University in China while mainly working and living in Ireland/Europe during the majority of the post-graduate degree programmes. This is a rare opportunity to undertake high level post-graduate study in Chinese Medicine from a European base with only a minimum number of requisite visits to Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine in China. On successful completion of all aspects of the programme, GUCM will issue graduation certificates and academic Masters or Doctoral Degree certificates recognised by the Ministry of Education in the People's Republic of China and thus recognised by all countries having a Mutual recognition of Degree qualifications agreement with the People's Republic of China. Summary 3 years Part-time - for trained professional practitioners of TCM working and living in Europe Leading to a Doctor of Chinese Medicine degree awarded by Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine and the Chinese Department of Education Students will be registered with both Guangzhou University of Chinese Medicine (GUCM)... [-]

Contact

Irish College of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Address ICTCM House, Merchants Road Dublin 3
Dublin, Ireland
Website http://www.ictcm.ie/
Phone +353 1 855 9000