The School of Alternative and Complementary Medicine provides alternative and complementary medicine education, research and services in selected alternative and complementary medicine therapies. The School 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 School also offers a Master’s Degree programme in acupuncture that has been designed for healthcare professionals who want to broaden their scope of practice.
Embark on a journey where tradition meets innovation, shaping the future of holistic healthcare at the School of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Welcome to a hub of innovation, welcome to your groundbreaking career.
Message from the Pro Vice-Chancellor
Prof Winnie Chee Siew Swee
Pro Vice-Chancellor, Academic, IMU
BSc (Hons) Dietetics (UKM), MSc (UKM), PhD (UKM)
“Welcome to the School of Alternative and Complementary Medicine at IMU, a hub of innovation in healthcare. We take pride in ensuring that you are equipped for a groundbreaking career; where you will shape the future of holistic healthcare. We offer specialised Bachelor’s programmes in Chiropractic and Chinese Medicine, as well as a Master’s programme in Acupuncture. Our programmes are globally recognised and accredited by top-tier professional bodies, with accreditations from esteemed global institutions, and partnerships with pioneering schools.
Furthermore, we have local and international student mobilities, offering opportunities for a diverse and enriching learning experience. We also offer exclusive pathways with prestigious partner schools, ensuring you receive an unparalleled education. With us, you are selecting a future where tradition meets innovation in healthcare. We eagerly anticipate embarking on this exciting journey of knowledge and discovery with you.”
View from Our Community
Tay Pei Shen
The chiropractic programme in IMU have provided me the knowledge and shaped me into being a competent chiropractor. I am very grateful to be able to pursue and complete my chiropractic education locally. The programme is accredited by the CCEA board and it gave me the foundation to pass my CCEA board exam and it was also where I got my radiology basics which prepared me for my NZCC diagnostic imaging residency exam. I am also very thankful to be accepted and loved by the NZCC family where I was able to continue my chiropractic journey with my further studies.
Leong Jia Wai
During my time studying chiropractic at IMU, I had also attended free spinal screening event held throughout my student life. The importance of this screening event is to increase the awareness of musculoskeletal health and to introduce chiropractic care to the society. In addition, it also helped to sharpen my communication and analytical skills. In my opinion, it was really a great experience as it is something that we can't obtain it through academically and through these activities, I have found my interest in chiropractic.
My wife has been on medication for 4 years for progressive aphasia, and there was not much improvement. My niece who is an ex-IMU student suggested to try out Chinese Medicine treatment at ICMC. I was happy with the acupuncture treatment there. After few treatments, I noticed my wife’s face is rosy and facial expression has improved. The lecturer and acupuncture students are very professional and the supporting staff are friendly.
Too Chow Moi
Chinese Medicine is not new to me. I was impressed with the acupuncture treatment received at IMU Chinese Medicine Centre (ICMC). After few sessions of acupuncture, my condition has improved significantly. I had been suffering for lower limbs oedema for years. Both the lecturer and students carried out their duty professionally. I will not hesitate to introduce my friends to IMU Healthcare.
Noor Shuhada Yop Ahmad
Student, MSc in Acupuncture
I’m practicing doctor and I’ve always had an interest to learn acupuncture. IMU has opened up an avenue for western evidence-based medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine to assimilate with each other. This is a great learning opportunity, and I’m proud to be among its pioneering batch of students.