99 Foundation of Chinese Language and Terminology
This course is designed for students enrolled in the acupuncture or / and TCM diploma programs. The main purpose of this course is to teach students Pinyin that is a system of alphabetized phonetic symbol for pronouncing Chinese characters accurately.
This course will also include writing of simple Chinese characters and simple sentences for greeting. Some commonly used Chinese words in TCM, such as parts of plants; body parts, numbers and colors will also be taught in class. This is a course to support many other courses in TCM; and it also serves as an important base for learning the Chinese language.
100 Foundation of TCM
This course is a fundamental course for the basic theory and philosophy of traditional Chinese medicine. It introduces the theory of Yin Yang, Five elements, the Zang Fu theory, the vital substances of Qi, Xue, Jing Ye, causes of diseases, pathogenesis, syndrome differentiations according to Zang Fu, and ti zhi (constitution); it also includes the theory of Eight Principles, disease mechanisms and other relevant theories. Healthy lifestyles and treatment principles will also be discussed.
101 TCM Diagnostics
This course is designed for first year students who have completed or taken #100 Foundation of TCM. This course is focused on the theories and methods of TCM diagnostics which includes but not limited to: The Four Methods of Inspection, Listening & Olfaction, Inquiry and Pulse-taking & Palpation; Syndrome Differentiations according to the Eight Classifications, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids and Viscera and Bowels.
102 Chinese Herbology (1)
This course is designed for 1st year students who are enrolled in the Acupuncture or / and TCM Herbalist, TCMP, Dr. of TCM program. This course is intended to give an overview for Chinese Herbology. The discussions are focused on properties, functions of commonly used Chinese herbs, with a total of about 135 herbs. In class, herbal samples will be used and students are required to be able to identify the relevant raw herbs.
This course will also discuss the topics of herb-drug interactions, herb-herb interactions and herb-food interactions; in addition, the course contents how to provide a safe working environment, manage risks to patients, and ensure equipment safety and functionalities.
103 Chinese Acupuncture (1) – Meridians
This course is designed for 1st year student who are enrolled in the Acupuncture or / and TCM Herbalist, TCMP, Dr.TCM program.
This course is focused on all the channels, their pathways, functions, connectives and points which include: jing xue (points of the 14 channels), jing wai qi xue (extra points) and WHO standard acupuncture nomenclature).
104A Western Anatomy
This course provides the students with a comprehensive theoretical and practical foundation for the study of human Anatomy, which includes the systems of skeleton, muscular, digestive, respiratory, urinary, reproductive, circulatory, endocrine, sense organs, nerve system and the miscellaneous. Because this course is intended for those preparing for careers in acupuncture and TCM, it will emphasize more on the system of skeleton, muscular and nerve systems. This course will also introduce the subject of tissue and embryo.
105 Chinese Qi Gong/Tai Ji
This course provides a basic understanding of an introduction to Chinese Qi Gong and Tai Ji; it involves physical exercises combined with breathing techniques. It tries to help student to understand the Qi and Qi movements through the learning process and practice. This course will teach students the 24-strokes of Tai Ji.
108B Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
This course provides the students with a comprehensive theoretical and practical foundation for the study of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology and is intended to prepare students for careers in acupuncture and TCM.
The Biochemistry part of the course includes the subjects of Carbohydrate Chemistry, Lipids Chemistry, Proteins Chemistry, Nucleic acid Chemistry, V. Enzymes, Vitamins, Biological oxidations, Carbohydrate metabolism, Lipid metabolism, Proteins metabolism, Amino acid metabolism, Metabolize Adjust, Liver and Gall Metabolism, Walter and Salt Metabolism, Bone, Calcium, P Metabolism, Muscle Tissue Metabolism, Nerve Tissue Metabolism.
The Microbiology part of the course includes the subjects of bacterium specific property, basic immunity, pathogenic bacterium, virus, parasitology.
The immunology part of the course includes the subjects of: antigen, antibody, alexin system, immune cytomembrane molecule, immuncyte, immune response, immunotolerance and Immunoregulator, hypersensitivity reaction and autoimmune disease, immunodeficiency, tumour immunity, transplant immunity.
109A Surface Anatomy and Acupuncture Points
This course is designed to help students to incorporate the courses of Anatomy and Acupuncture (1). This course will focus on the landmarks on body surface and use them to locate acupuncture points. Bones, muscles, tendons, creases of joints and some specific landmarks will be used to locate the points. Commonly used and dangerous points will be discussed, especially the potential danger of causing injuries to organs, nerves and blood vessels.
110 History of TCM
This course is designed for first year students. It gives an overview of the history of TCM and acupuncture; it covers the history and development of TCM in China, in North America and also world wide. The area of discussion involves not only the healing art itself, but also its legal development in North America and its acceptance worldwide.
115 Foundation of TCM (2)
This course is designed for first year students who have finished the #100 Foundation of TCM. The course is based on TCM fundamental knowledge, the syndrome differentiations according to the ancient classics. It includes the differentiations of syndromes according to the theory of the Six Meridians; differentiations of syndromes according to the theory of Wei, Qi, Ying, Xue; differentiations of syndromes according to the theory of SanJiao. This course may also include some other areas of foundation or diagnostics.