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.

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)
URI https://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/15331
Subjects Current > FOR Classification > 1104 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Education
Keywords Acupuncture, Australia, higher education, acupuncturists, alternative therapies, Chinese medicine, complementary therapies, health care
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