bcacuThis degree programme has a strong focus on professional leadership and includes continuing education courses, support courses from basic and behavioral sciences, core course in acupuncture and clinical training in acupuncture. This proposed degree programme is designed to develop advanced skills, such as critical thinking, analytical thinking, problem solving and reflecting thinking skills. Further, the curriculum focuses on developing information technology skills, social skills, communication skills, presentation skills, and a variety of professional practice skills. On successful completion of the degree program, the student will earn the academic credential required for new opportunities in the  international job market as an acupuncture practitioner.

 Course Curriculum

  1. Human Anatomy
  2. Human Physiology
  3. Bio Chemistry
  4. Psychology and introduction to Sociology
  5. Ethics and legal issues
  6. Interpersonal communication
  7. First Aid and CPR
  8. Epidemiology
  9. Nutrition and Dietetics
  1. Microbiology and Parasitology
  2. Pathology
  3. Public Health
  4. Pharmacotherapeutics
  5. Biostatistics
  6. Basic Medical, Psychiatric and Pediatric Conditions
  7. Gynecology and Obstetrics
  8. Basic Surgical, Eye and ENT Conditions
  9. Radiology and Diagnostic Imaging
  10. Philosophy and Theories of Acupuncture
  1. Research Methodology
  2. Acupuncture-meridians, aetiology and pathogenesis
  3. Acupuncture-diagnostics and techniques
  4. Clinical Observation
  5. Massage therapy
  1. Acupuncture therapeutics I
  2. Acupuncture therapeutics II
  3. Clinical Practice
  4. Dissertation

  Academic Staff 

 Dr. Indrapala
Dr.C  Indrapala
MBBS, Pg Diploma in Acupuncture
Head of Department of Medical Science in Acupuncture
Director International Affairs – KIU
Senate Member – KIU
Dr. June A. Kelly
Diploma in Fitness Nutrition, Diploma in Shiatsu, (D.AC), Dip in Acupuncture, RTP, BSc Natural Health Science, PhD, ND, (R.AC)
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Dr. H.A.D.T.D Ariyasingha
MBBS, Diploma in Acupuncture, Certificate Course in Palliative Care Medicine
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
 Prof.-Neluka-200x250  Prof. S.S. Neluka Fernando
PhD, Diploma in Medical Microbiology, MBBS.
Professor in Microbiology
Visitng Lecturer – KIU
Senate Member – KIU


Dr. T. D. C. Prabhashinie Gunasekara
MBBS, Diploma in Medical Microbiology, MD in Medical Microbiology
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Dr.  M. Manoji Weerasekara
Ph.D. in Molecular Medicine, M. Phil. in Microbiology, B.Sc. In Microbiology
Visiting Lecturer – KIU


Dr. G. I. D.D. A. D. Athukorala
MBBS, PgD in Medical Microbiology
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Dr. Thushari Dissanayaka
MBBS, Diploma in Medical Microbiology, MD in Medical Microbiology
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
 Dr. Bimalka Dr. Bimalka Samanthi Seneviratne
MD (Histopathology), Diploma in Pathology, MBBS.
Senior Lecturer and Consultant Pathologist
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Dr. Ranjini Amarakoon
PhD (Food Science & Technology), MSc (Food Science &Technology), BSc (Agric Special)
Visiting Lecturer – KIU


Mrs. W.C.C. Navaratna
PhD in Statistics, PgD in Applied Statistics, BSc (Special) Degree in Mathematics
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Mr. Nelson De Silva
BSc in Agriculture, MPhil in Communication
Visiting Lecturer – KIU
Mr. M.A. Siriwardhana
B Pharm
Visiting Lecturer – KIU


Degree Programme Details



Bachelor of Science Honours in Medical Science in Acupuncture

Entry Requirements

All students must possess a minimum of three passes in GCE Advanced Level (A/L) in Bioscience stream or equivalent qualification for international students.


4 years

Delivery Medium


Contact Details



+94112741878 Ext : 415