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A phenomenographic study of beginner acupuncture clinicians' conceptions of practice and learning

Ryan, J. Damien (2003) A phenomenographic study of beginner acupuncture clinicians' conceptions of practice and learning. PhD thesis, Victoria University of Technology.

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Abstract

The research presented in this thesis reports upon an investigation of beginner acupuncture clinicians' experience of practice and learning. Acupuncture, along with a range of other complementary therapies, is a growing health care option for many Australians and over the past decade acupuncture education has been formalised within four Australian universities. Interest in how people learn and practice this peculiarly oriental therapy in a contemporary Western context, in conjunction with a broader interest in developing Chinese medical education discourse, underscores this study.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Acupuncture, Australia, higher education, acupuncturists, alternative therapies, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, health care
Subjects: FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2010 04:15
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:43
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15331
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