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Physiotherapy: Basic Acupuncture 7.5 credits

Fysioterapi: Grundläggande akupunktur
First cycle, S0093H
Course syllabus valid: Spring 2020 Sp 3 - Present
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Education level
First cycle
Grade scale
U G VG *
Subject group (SCB)
Therapy, Rehabilitation and Dietary Treatment

Entry requirements

In order to meet the general entry requirements for first cycle studies you must have successfully completed upper secondary education and documented skills in English language and knowledge of the scientific foundations of physiotherapy and its methods, the implementation of physiotherapeutic measures with respect to examination and treatment, considering relevant scientific and social aspects, equivalent 60 Credits in the subject physiotherapy. Knowledge of basic anatomic concepts and musculoskeletal anatomy as well as pain physiology.

More information about English language requirements


The selection is based on 1-165 credits.

Course Aim
On completion of the course, the student should, from a scientific foundation, given current laws and regulations, and with an ethical approach, be able to:
  1. Apply acupuncture treatment
  2. Assess scientific evidence, indications and contraindications for acupuncture treatment based on a patient's/client's health state, goals and the context as well as self-knowledge and capabilities to give acupuncture treatment

  • Acupuncture treatment and electroacupuncture
  • History, physiological theory and scientific evidence for acupuncture treatment
  • Legal aspects, hygiene standards and indications and contraindications for acupuncture treatment

Manual skills in acupuncture are trained through practical exercises with fellow students. Through individual studies, lectures and seminars, the student will learn about the scientific basis for acupuncture and its history, legal and hygienic standards, as well as exercising the ability to make assessments about treatment indications. Scientific evidence is studied in a written assignment.

  • Objective 1 is assessed through an oral/practical exam and a written exam and through labs.
  • Objective 2 is assessed through a written examination as well as assignments and a seminar.
Criteria for Pass and Pass with credit are stated in the study guide

This is a first-cycle course. Study supervision is provided in the course room in Canvas.

Transition terms
The course is equal to S0076H.

Stina Rutberg

Transition terms
The course S0093H is equal to S0076H

Literature. Valid from Autumn 2015 Sp 1
Carlsson C. (2010). Grundläggande akupunktur. Second edition. Lund: Studentlitteratur.

Scientific articles and other copied material to be added.

Course offered by
Department of Health Sciences

CodeDescriptionGrade scaleCrStatusFrom periodTitle
0003Scientific seminarU G#1.00MandatoryS15
0004LabsU G#1.00MandatoryA15
0006Written examinationU G VG *3.50MandatoryA15
0007Oral practical examinationU G VG *2.00MandatoryA16

Syllabus established
by 29 Jun 2014

Last revised
by Dean of Department of Health Sciences 14 Jun 2019