Debra Betts - Acupuncture and Acupressure for Pregnancy and Childbirth

MAMPS 

A mentoring programme for acupuncturists to develop and support expertise in maternity care.

Designed by Debra Betts, Sarah Budd and Claudia Citkovitz this programme offers two online certificates where participants receive mentoring and peer support.

A MAMPS Certificate in Clinical Practice and Research Literacy

A MAMPS Certificate in Clinical Practice and Professional Outreach

Participants for both certificates have access to:

  • A clinical practice forum to post questions and share experiences with their classmates.
  • Online lectures from Debra Betts, Sarah Budd, Claudia Citkovitz and guest lecturers
  • Unique fact sheets and research checklists resources developed for the MAMPS programme
  • Individual feedback from tutors through live online sessions, (recorded for those unable to attend)
  • On line Data bases to record clinical practice outcomes

 

MAMPS Certificate in Clinical Practice and Research Literacy

This is a year certificate programme with nine modules within a year. Each module is spread over a month and involves  activities relate to clinical practice and a journal club to build youir research literacy

In each module participants:

  • Have access to a clinical question’s forum to post questions, discuss clinical practice and share experiences with classmates.
  • Participate in a clinical practice activity. This involves watching an online lecture and/or reading a case scenario and participating in a forum discussion with peers to demonstrate understanding and possible application to clinical practice. This may also involve completing  quiz activities realting to safety in clincial practice.
  • Participate in a Journal club: We will take you step by step through worksheets and activities to assit your delvoping your research skills and build on this this through journal club meetings. This provides a relevant way to keep up to date with the reseach and develop the confidence to disccus the evidence base and promote this in your practice. 
  • Participate in a feedback session where tutors provide feedback on the material you present in the activities. This will be an online classroom that students can attend or watch as a recording.

There will also be the option for students to complete activities for continuing education points throughout the course however, this is not compulsorily.
 

Objectives:

  • To ensure practitioners understand the relevant safety and ethical considerations for practicing in this speciality area of practice.
  • To ensure practitioners understand how to communicate effectively with their western medical colleagues about the use of western medical terminology and research in this speciality area of practice.
  • To provide a learning platform that will mentor the growth and development of future practitioners in this speciality area of practice.

 

MAMPS Certificate in Clinical Practice and Professional Outreach

Prerequisite: MAMPS certificate in clinical practice and research literacy or the equivalent as assessed by the MAMPS committee.   

This is a year certificate programme with nine modules within a year.  In addition to activities that relate to clinical practice this certificate focuses on building practitioner skills for those interested in promoting clinical practice/providing education and communication with colleagues and health professionals in maternity care. For this certificate participants:

  • Have access to a clinical question’s forum to post questions, discuss clinical practice and share experiences with classmates.
  • Clinical practice. Discuss case histories from clinical practice in a forum with peers and possible application to clinical practice.
  • Participate in a Journal club: We will take you step by step through worksheets and activities to assit your delvoping your research skills and build on this this through journal club meetings. This provides a relevant way to keep up to date with the reseach and develop the confidence to disccus the evidence base and promote this in your practice.
  • Professional outreach: Developing a project on a topic of their choice 
  • Participate in a feedback session with peers where tutors provide feedback on the material presented in the set activities. This will be an online classroom that students can attend or watch as a recording.

There will also be the option for students to complete activities for continuing education points throughout the course however, this is not compulsorily.
 

Objectives:

  • To provide a learning platform that will encourage practitioners to publish quality literature and lectures in this speciality area of practice.
  • To encourage practitioners to communicate effectively with their peers and western medical colleagues about clinical practice and research in this speciality area of practice.
  • To assist practitioners with the relevant safety and ethical considerations for practicing in this speciality area of practice.
  • To provide a learning platform that will mentor the growth and development of future practitioners in this speciality area of practice.

 

What our students have been sayng about this course 

 

" As a practitioner with about 9 years' experience in almost exclusively treating women's health issues, I have learned how to confidently treat complicated perinatal issues which previously would have left me hesitant and unsure. It's not just my clinical skills which have improved- my skills in educating my patients as well as communicating with other healthcare providers regarding how I can help have grown. Participating in MAMPS has surpassed my expectations in every way! The mentors are incredibly generous with their time and knowledge and it's wonderful to connect with a network of acupuncturists treating a similar patient population"

“I have found it useful to come to my own responses on a topic or case and then see what others are saying about it. I've learned a lot this way, more than I would have if I was just taught straight out. I've also learned a lot from others in the course.”

“Most useful! I mostly have enjoyed learning about how to critically read research, as well as the resource section materials. The forum to ask questions is great as well. “

“The information that Debra has shared is amazing and thorough. I appreciate her research and thoughtfulness. The online format has taken me a bit to adjust to- but I think I have now. I appreciate getting to share and discuss with other providers and acupuncturists about this work- it really enhances the way I teach interns and talk about it myself.’’

 

 

Cost:  US $2500 August 2019 

(or two part payments of US $1500 in August and Feburary)

Starting Date: September 2019

Entry criteria: A recognised Chinese medicine acupuncture course of at least three year’s duration. It is expected participants will be familiar with Debra’s, Sarah’s and Claudia’s lectures on Pro-D and Debra’s text book, The essential guide to acupuncture in pregnancy & childbirth. Hove, England: The Journal of Chinese Medicine Ltd

To register your interest: please complete an enrolment form and

E-mail to debra.betts@rhizome.net.nz. Confirmation of place will be issued following an entry interview.

MAMPS 2019 Enrolment form.pdf (171.9 KB)

   

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