Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
A message from the Director
The Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine(CCAM) oversees the training of Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine practitioners in a rigorous setting that involves countless hours of hands-on practical experience throughout the programmes, including clinical internships at IMU Healthcare Centres during the fourth year of study. The Centre’s faculty are committed to delivering high quality teaching and learning to generate graduate professionals who exhibit the best qualities of a competent and caring healthcare provider. The Centre provides regional leadership in health education in the CCAM professions alongside the other academic healthcare disciplines at IMU. The Centre also oversees research on CCAM therapies, as well as the delivery of service to members of the community.
A/ Prof Ranjit De Alwis
Director, Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
MBBS (Ceylon), MSc Occupational Med (Lond),
D Ind Health (London & Eng), MD Comm Med (Colombo),
FCCP (Sri Lanka)
About the Centre
The Centre for Complementary and Alternative Medicine provides CCAM education, research and services in selected CCAM therapies. The Centre offers Bachelor of Science with Honours Degree programmes in Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine, both of which meet regional and many international standards and requirements for licensure.
The Centre also offers a Master’s Degree programme in acupuncture that has been designed for healthcare professionals who want to broaden their scope of practice.