300 Chinese Acupuncture (3) – Therapeutic Acupuncture (Internal Medicine, Gynecology in TCM)
This course is designed for 3rd year students who have finished all first and second year acupuncture courses. In this course, all common diseases in the areas of TCM internal medicine and gynecology will be discussed. Infectious diseases such as Hepatitis, Psychiatric diseases such as depression, Geriatric diseases such as Hypertension, and Additional diseases will be included. In TCM internal medicine and gynecology, “diseases” are referring to symptoms such as High fever, Stomachache, Irregular menses; diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, point selection etc.
306 Clinical Practices (1)
This course is designed for 3rd year students enrolled in the Acupuncture program.
Students will be placed in the teaching clinic in the form of 2-4 students as a group, in mixed gender (if it is possible). Patients will be scheduled under the group and each student will take turns as a main student practitioner. An assigned instructor will be available for consultation if needed. It is strongly recommended that always consult or have your instructor present with new patients.
309 Physical Exam & Lab Results Basics
This course is a hands-on practical review of the essentials in the western medical examination of the patients in a clinic setting. It also includes the interpretation of some commonly encountered laboratory test results and is intended to prepare students for careers in acupuncture and TCM.
The following subjects may be included in this course: Blood, Bone Marrow Cell Test, Liver Function Test, Kidney Function Test, Immune test, Dejection, secretion & body fluid, Uronoscopy, Dejecta/Stool, Sputum, Gastric juice, Serosa fluid, Examination of cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), Reproductive-system fluid, Pathogenic microorganism, Stomach & Duodenal drainage, Instrument Examination, ECG, Pulmonary function, Endoscopy, Ultrasound, Radiation, X-ray，CT，MRI.
312.2 Comprehensive TCM Diagnostics
This course is designed for 3rd year students who have finished of TCM Diagnosis in the first year and Advanced TCM Diagnosis courses in the second year. The intent of the course is to strengthen the students’ ability to use TCM diagnosis for clinical cases. This course will teach students how to apply the knowledge acquired from diagnosis courses to clinical cases in the first and second years. Furthermore, this course will also help students to review the diagnosis for six meridians and the four levels of Wei, Qi, Ying, Xue.
This is a course updated from the original course of # 312.
313A Chinese Acupuncture (4) -Therapeutic Acupuncture (Pediatrics, Dermatology, External Diseases, Diseases of Five Senses, Orthopedics and Traumatic Injuries in TCM)
This course is designed for 3rd year students who have finished all acupuncture courses in the first and second years. In this course, all common diseases in the areas of TCM paediatrics, dermatology, external diseases, and diseases of five senses will be discussed. Diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, point selection etc. A list of disease will be on the course syllabus in class.
Zi Wu Liu Zhu, Ling Gui Ba Fa, acupuncture anesthesia and other topics may also be discussed in the course.
314 Western Pathology
This course is a foundation for the comprehensive study of the mechanisms of some common human diseases and for the understanding of the essentials of the western pathology and diagnosis.
The knowledge would allow the students to evaluate the patients’ risks by identifying the contraindicated conditions for the application of acupuncture and other TCM modalities of treatment as well as managing the adverse reactions and accidents that may result from treatment.
The contents of this course will help keep the student updated in contagious and communicable diseases, control techniques, and universal precautions to enhance accident prevention in acupuncture and TCM treatments.
316 Acupuncturist Board Exam Review
This course is designed for students who are ready for the acupuncture licensing exam. In this class, students will focus on acupuncture point locations, selection of points for different syndromes; it also involves heavily with TCM diagnosis for some case studies.