5– Courses

501A     Modern Clinical Research in TCM & Herbal Pharmacology and Toxicology

This course is designed for students enrolled in Dr of TCM program. In this course, modern research in TCM, especially the main syndromes and their related herbs will be discussed. The course includes the followings: Qi-deficiency Syndrome & it’s modern research; modern research of TCM heart syndrome, modern research of TCM liver syndrome; modern research of TCM lung syndrome; modern research of TCM kidney syndrome; modern research of TCM spleen syndrome; blood-stasis syndrome & modern research on blood-invigorating stasis-removing method.

503A     Advanced Internal Medicine: TCM Clinical Gerontology

This course is designed for students enrolled in Dr of TCM program. In this course, common diseases in the areas of TCM Clinical Gerontology will be discussed: hypertension, coronary heart disease, angina pectoris, myocardial infarction, arrhythmia, heart failure, chronic pulmonary heart disease, bronchial asthma, acute bronchitis, chronic bronchitis, chronic gastritis, peptic ulcer, hemorrhage of upper digestive tract, chronic hepatitis, cirrhosis, constipation, urinary infection, chronic renal failure, hyperplasia of prostate, diabetes hyperthyroid, hypothyroid, obesity, hyperlipidemia, osteoporosis, lung cancer, intestinal cancer, stomach cancer, cervival cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer. Diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, herbal formula selections etc.

504A     Advanced Internal Medicine: TCM Clinical Psychology

This course is designed for students enrolled in Dr of TCM program. In this course, common conditions or diseases in the areas of TCM Clinical Psychology will be discussed; this course will include the following parts: Five Element Clinical Psychology, Yin Yang Clinical Psychology, Spiritual Clinical Psychology, Herbal Treatment of Mental Disorders, Acupuncture Treatments of Mental Disorders, Healthy Lifestyles and Prevention of Diseases.

506C     Clinical Practices (3)

This course is design for 5th year students enrolled in the Dr. of TCM 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 consulting the instructor or have your instructor present with new patients.

In this level of the general clinical practice, the emphasized areas of practice should be on the 5th year advanced studies; TCM Gerontology, TCM Psychology and other related fields should also be practiced no less then 150 hrs.

507A     TCM Rejuvenation, Rehabilitation, Preventative Medicines and Emergency

This course is designed for students enrolled in Dr of TCM program. This course focuses on the basic principles of health preserving and rehabilitation, and its main methods, the principles of treatment: taking preventive measures, searching for the primary cause of disease in treatment, strengthening anti-pathogenic Qi and dispelling pathogenic Qi, restoring Yin and Yang, adjusting the viscera, adjusting Qi and blood, treatment based on climate and seasonal conditions, geographic location and personal conditions.  It also includes the techniques of TCM cultivation and rehabilitation; rehabilitation of common diseases, and basics of TCM emergency.

509A     Combinations of Acu-points for clinical applications (Pair of Acu. points)

This course is designed to bridge herbology and acupuncture course. It uses the classification of herbs to introduce the functions of particular pairs of acu-point. A total of 18 different class functions will be discussed in this course. The detailed list of pair points is as follows: acupuncture formula according to action (16 formula examples included), the famous Jin’s 3-needle combination (with 39 examples), and other combination of points.

This course is designed for students enrolled in Dr of TCM program. This course is designed to bridge herbology and acupuncture courses. It uses the classification of herbs to introduce the functions of particular pairs of acu-points. A total of 18 different functions will be discussed in this course. The detailed list of pair points is as follows: acupuncture formula according to actions (16 formula examples included), the famous Jin’s 3-needle combinations (with 39 examples), and other combinations of points.

The technique, theoretical basis, therapeutic significance, common injected substances of point injection with their therapeutic effects and adverse reactions will also be introduced.

509B     Combinations of herbs for clinical applications (Pair of Herbs)

This course is designed for students enrolled in Dr of TCM program. This course introduces the origins, principles, clinical manifestations and functions of pairing herbs. It covers 11 methods of pairing in Chinese herbs, including the pair of Yin-Yang; pair of Cold –Heat; Pair of Qi-Xue; Pair of Tonifying – Reducing; Pair of Ascending – Descending; Pair of Purgation – Harmonizes, Pair of Dispersing – Astringents;  Pair of Activating- Calming; Pair of Interior-Exterior; Pair of Moistening – Dryness; Pair of Upward-Downward.

511     DTCM Board Exam Review

This course is designed for students ready for the Dr of TCM licensing exam. This class will help students to review the key points in both TCM and Western science. The content of the course will alter with the change of CTCMA of BC.

515G     TCM Classics: Introduction to Nei Jing, Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, Wen Bing Xue

This course is designed for students enrolled in Herbology Program. In Chinese medicine there are four classics that all serious students are required to study. These include the Classic of Internal Medicine (Nei Jing), Treatise on Cold Damage (Shang Han Lun), Synopsis of the Golden Chamber (Jin Kui Yao Lue), and Warm Disease Theory (Wen Bing Xue).

This course introduces the basic contents of the theoretical systems of all four classics, their development and establishment; unique characteristics of the theoretical systems. Students may want to continue their classic study in the Doctor of TCM Program.

515X     TCM Classics

A total of seven classic texts in TCM will be introduced in this course for students enrolled in Doctor of TCM program:
1. huang di nei jing (Medical Classic of the Yellow Emperor / The Yellow Emperor’s Inner Canon)
2. shang han lun (Treatise on Cold Pathogenic Diseases / Treatise on Febrile Diseases)
3. wen bing xue (Science of Epidemic Febrile Disease)
4. jin gui yao lue (Synopsis of the Golden Chamber)
5. nan jing (Classic of Difficulties)
6. yi jing (Classic of Changes)
7. shen nong ben cao jing (Shennong’s Classic of Materia Medica)

516     Western Medical Sciences

This course is designed for students finishing their education in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) programs searching for an integration of the different modalities of the Western Medical Sciences (WMS) included in the core competencies prescribed for the Dr.TCM by the CTCMA-BC.

An integral view of the WMS is the core knowledge for the basic understanding of the Laboratory and Image Diagnosis, the interpretation of the Instrument Examination of the human body, and the disease’s Epidemiology in the Western Medicine point of view.The students will be guided in the comprehensive review of the subjects including  Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, and Internal Medicine.