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Course   Descriptioon
101. Fundamental Theories of TCM
Hour: 90

This course introduces the ancient Chinese philosophy and the relationship between the human body and nature.  It is an introduction to the classical theories of yin yang and five elements. The normal physiology of the human body is studied through the concepts of viscera (zang fu organs) and spirit, essence, qi, blood, body fluids, channels and collaterals. The TCM concepts of body constitutions and onset of diseases, the pathogenic factors, pathogenesis and their influence on the equilibrium of the human body as well as health maintenance and disease prevention, treatment principles and methods are also an important part of this course. 

102. Huang Di Nei Jing

Hour : 60
Huang Di Nei Jing is the earliest Chinese medical writing. Through the study of selected passages of this medical classic, students will learn the basic concepts of Chinese medicine.

103. Anatomy

Hour: 90
This course provides students with a basic understanding of the structure and the western terminology of the human body essential to Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Professionals. It focuses on the study of the regions, hierarchy, structure and basic function of the body related to safe and effective TCMA practice. It covers the skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, immune, cardiovascular, respiratory, digestive, human histology and genitourinary systems.

104. Biological Sciences

Hour : 60
Biological is a natural science that involves the study of life and living organisms. Including their physical and chemical structure, function, development and evolution.

105. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion 1 - meridian system s and acupuncture points

Hour : 120
This courses deals with the theory of the meridian system of the human body and its applications in disease diagnosis and acupuncture. 1) General introduction to Channels and Collaterals: channel system, channel theory and effects, and clinical application of channel theory. 2) General introduction to acupuncture points: classification and nomenclature of points, rules for the effects and indications of points, specific points (wu shu xue, yuan xue, luo xue, xi xue etc), local anatomy of point and methods for locating points through lectures, demonstration and hands-on practice. 3) Channels and points (points of 14 channels and extra points).

201. Biochemical Basis of life and Disease

Hour : 90
Life activity is the summation and regulation of chemical reactions in a living organism. This course teaches the biochemistry in the context of diagnosis and treatment of disease. Topics include proteins and enzymes, metabolism and energy, neural and hormonal regulation, nutrition, drug action and molecular biology.

202. Shang Han Lun

Hour : 60
Shang Han Lun, or Treatise on Febrile Diseases, is one of the most important medical classics in Chinese medicine. Students will learn from this book the concepts and treatments of fevers and other infectious diseases.

203. Physiology

Hour : 90
This course will cover the general physiology of humans, with the objective of enhancing the students’ knowledge and understanding of how the body adapts physiologically to internal and external environmental changes. Topics include the physiological principles of normal cells, tissues and systems of the body. Comparisons with corresponding concepts in Chinese medicine will be highlighted.

204. Qigong

Hour : 90
This course introduces the history and various methods of qigong. It has been widely used to treat many chronic diseases and also has certain curative effect on certain acute diseases like acute appendicitis.  

205.Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion 2-acupuncture treatment technique and diseases

Hour : 120
This course introduces the TCM techniques and treatments of diseases. 1) Filiform needling techniques 2) moxibustion techniques 3) other acupuncture related therapies (cupping, three-edge needle, skin needle, intradermal needle, electro-acupuncture, scalp acupuncture and auricular acupuncture, heating lamps, and blood-letting. 3) General discussion of TCM treatment and disease, such as effects, therapeutic principles (Treatment of diseases according to time, place, person), principles of point selection and methods of point combination, application of specific points (wu shu xue, yuan xue, luo xue, xi xue etc.), select stimulation techniques, precautions and contraindication for application of stimulation techniques.

301.TCM Diagnosis

Hour : 60
This course, focusing on elucidation of the theory and methods of TCM in examining pathological conditions as well as analyzing and differentiating syndromes, is composed of diagnostic methods (inspection, inquiry, auscultation and olfaction, palpation), syndrome differentiation (eight principles differentiation, organ theory differentiation, five elements differentiation, triple warmer differentiation and other four differentiations etc.) and writing medical records. This course also mentions the definition, etiology and pathogenesis, diagnosis of the diseases, and the differentiation and treatments of various syndromes.
302. Chinese Materia Medica
Hour : 60
This course emphasizing on such topics as the production of crude drugs, pre-treatment, medicinal properties, uses and principles of combination in prescribing. This course sets the foundation for future studies of prescription and clinical specialties.
303. Clinical Management and Communication skills
Hour : 60
This course enhances the management fundamentals and business supervisory skills related to a healthcare setting. And it also enhances the professional communication skills to maintain effective inter-professional relationships and professional – patient’s relationship.
304. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion 3-ear and scalp acupuncture
Hour : 90
This course focus on ear and scalp acupuncture by further understanding acupuncture micro –systems.
401. TCM Formula
Hour : 60
This is a foundation course to train students to become familiar with the principles and applications of multiple-item prescriptions. Traditional standing prescriptions and currently popular prescriptions will also be discussed in terms of their composition, uses, rationale and variability.
402. Wen Bing Xue: Febrile Diseases
Hour : 60
This course deals with the theories and treatment of ailments caused be exogenous factors (mostly inflections) by Chinese medicine in accordance with the principle of febrile diseases.
403. Western Diagnostic Medicine
Hour : 60
This course enhances the management fundamentals and business supervisory skills related to a healthcare setting. And it also enhances the professional communication skills to maintain effective inter-professional relationships and professional – patient’s relationship.This course composed of three parts. Part one is the introduction and practice of standard adult physical examinations of a modern medical practice. This includes history taking, palpation and auscultation techniques for the body. Part two is the study of laboratory diagnosis and part three is differential diagnosis of common and critical symptoms and signs.
404. Chinese Acupuncture and Moxibustion 4- Acupuncture Manipulation
Hour : 90
The Needling techniques, moxibustion techniques and other therapies as well as the principles of point combination are discussed in details. This course consolidates the knowledge, deepens the understanding and enhances the practical skills of the students with regard to point location and selection
405. Clinical Study 2 Acupuncture and Tuina  / Gua sha & Chinese Herbology
Hour : 120
Students will learn how to accurately locate acupoints on dummy man with needling and practice needling and Tuina  / Gua sha techniques and Chinese Herbology.
501 Practice Management
Hour : 60
This course provides a basic framework for understanding the role and functions of a health care participator and to explain the principles and techniques that can be used in practice management. Specific topics include records management (patient and financial records), financial management, ethical billing and advertising management, and personnel and patient management.
502.  TCM Internal Medicine
Hour : 90
Being the foundation of all other clinical courses, this course deals with the symptoms, aetiology, mechanism, as well as the treatment of diseases of different internal systems. Students will learn how to diagnose, analyse and treat common diseases.
503. Pathology
Hour : 90
Pathology is the modern study of the nature and mechanism of disease. This course will expose students to the basic knowledge of pathological anatomy and pathophysiology of some common diseases in clinical practice. It focuses on the study of cellular adaptation and injury, genetic control of cell function and inheritance, genetic and congenital disorders, mechanisms of infectious disease, inflammation and repair, the immune response and alterations in the immune response, pathology of the integumentary, digestive, respiratory, cardiovascular, urinary, musculoskeletal system, neuropathology and endocrine pathology.
504.Safety Course And First AID & CPR
Hour : 30
This course teaches first aid and CPR skills in health-care setting .Students will be trained to be able to perform safe and ethical acupuncture practice in health clinic to meet CTCMPAO regulation about safety. For example: this course introduces how to evaluate patient risk profile and manage risks to patient. This course also introduces how to provide a safe working environment and maintain different equipment in a health clinic.
505. Clinical Study 3 Acupuncture 
Hour : 120
Students will be trained to understand the local anatomy (Nerves, Bones, Muscles, Tendons, Vessels and Internal organs) in simulation lab to provide a safe and effective use of acupuncture and Tuina  / Gua- sha techniques and  TCM & Pharmacy other techniques.
601. Health Preservation and Rehabilitation
Hour : 90

Health preservation is the branch of Chinese medicine concerned with maintaining health, preventing illnesses and extending lift span. Developed over many

Centuries. It has been playing an important role in conserving the health of the Chinese population over the world, and its principles continue to guide modern Chinese medicine physicians.

602. Professionalism
Hour : 60
This course includes: 1) the professionalism concepts 2) understanding the values of attributes related to professionalism 3) how to comply with the guidelines of professionalism, 4) improving the various skills to meet the highest standards of professionalism. In this course, students will have a well understanding about applicable legal requirements, such as CTCMPAO by-laws, standard of practice, policies and safety requirements.  And also student will be able to deals with moral issues, the practitioner-patient relationship and develop self-awareness and self- improvement as an ethic TCM practitioner.
603. TCM  Paediatrics
Hour : 60
This course teaches the traditional theories and practices. It will include topics such as growth and development of children, common childhood diseases and their treatment, as well as the preventive medicine for children.
604. TCM Tuina and Guasha
Hour : 120
The Chinese massage therapy, known as Tuina, is a common practice. Students will learn the theories as well as different massage techniques in this course. Gua sha will be part of this course.
605. Clinical Study 4 Acupuncture & TCM
Hour : 120
Students will be mainly trained to treat diseases by acupuncture and Tuina  / Gua- sha techniques and  TCM & Pharmacy according to the theory of TCM in clinic.
701. Western Internal Medicine
Hour : 90
Principles of Therapeutics in Modern Medicine: The overall aim of this course is to introduce students to the principles of drug treatment in modern medicine.
702 : TCM Dermatology
Hour : 60
This course aims to introduce the student to the basic principles of dermatology in TCM including: Aetiology and pathology of dermatopathy; differentiation of primary and secondary skin lesions; internal treatments for skin diseases including methods and herbal formulas; external treatments for skin diseases including topical formulas; differentiation of oils, creams, powders, etc. according to pathology; and application methods for topical formulas.
703..TCM Gynaecology
Hour : 60
The course teaches the traditional theories and practice of obstetrics and gynaecology. It will cover topics such as female reproductive physiology and pathology, as well as the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of women’s diseases, including those during pregnancy.
704. Clinical Study 5 Supervised Clinical Experience Ac.  & TCM. 
Hour : 120

This course is for Supervised Clinical Experience. Students will be mainly trained to diagnose and treat diseases by acupuncture, moxibustion and Tuina /scrapping techniques according to the theory of TCM knowledge and skills learned previously in the course and clinic.

Student will be able to establish treatment plans after clinical evaluation and safely perform treatment under supervision.

801 .TCM five sensory Organs & TCM Dermatology

Hour : 60
This course introduces seen five sense organs disease and its treatments.
802 Chinese Medicated Diet 
Hour : 90
This course is not a simple combination of food and Chinese drugs, but a special highly finished diet made from Chinese drugs, food and condiments under the theoretical guidance of diet preparation based on differentiation of symptoms and signs of TCM. It has not only  the efficiency of medicine but also the delicacy of food, and can be used to prevent and cure diseases
803.Emergency Medicine in TCM
Hour : 120
Students will be trained to understand the local anatomy (Nerves, Bones, Muscles, Tendons, Vessels and Internal organs) in simulation lab to provide a safe and effective use of acupuncture and Tuina  / Gua- sha techniques and  TCM & Pharmacy other techniques.
804. Clinical Study 6. Supervised clinical experience in counselling
Hour : 120
Students will be trained to understand the local anatomy (Nerves, Bones, Muscles, Tendons, Vessels and Internal organs) in simulation lab to provide a safe and effective use of acupuncture and Tuina  / Gua- sha techniques and  TCM & Pharmacy other techniquesThis course is for Supervised Clinical Experience. It is designed as an advanced clinical course for students who wish to further develop their counselling and consulting skills, practicing appropriately selected interventions, and increasing their conceptual understanding and implementation of TCM theories and principles in best practice of patient Supervised Clinical Experience. The course also has pre-exam study and evaluation sessions in order for the students to review and summarize what they have learned systematically..
305. Clinical Study 1 Acupuncture & Chinese Herbology
Hour : 120
Students will learn how to locate acupoints on each other without needling and learn other techniques such as  Tuina  / Gua- sha and Chinese Herbology.
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