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99 Foundation of Chinese Language And Terminology
100 Foundation of TCM
101 TCM Diagnostics
102 Chinese Herbology (1)
103 Chinese Acupuncture (1) – Meridians
104A Western Anatomy
105 Chinese Qi Gong/Tai Ji
108B Biochemistry, Microbiology and Immunology
109A Surface Anatomy & Acupuncture Points
110 History of TCM
115 Foundation of TCM (2)

203A Acupuncture (2) – Acupuncture Points
204 Chinese Herbal Formulas (1)
206 Western Physiology
208 Chinese Tuina
209 Foundation of Western Pharmacology
212 Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Clean Needle Techniques
213 Clinical Observations
213.1 Pre-Clinical Training
217A Clinical Procedures: Communication Skills and The Medical Interview
217B Clinical Procedures: Medical Ethics & Legal Issues
217C Clinical Procedures: TCM Business Practices
219A Advanced TCM Diagnosis
220 Points Prescription for Syndrome Differentiation

300 Chinese Acupuncture (3) – Therapeutic Acupuncture (Internal Medicine, Gynecology in TCM)
306 Clinical Practices (1)
309 Physical Exam & Lab Results Basics
312.2 Comprehensive TCM Diagnostics
313A Chinese Acupuncture (4) -Therapeutic Acupuncture (Pediatrics, Dermatology, External Diseases, Diseases of Five Senses, Orthopedics and Traumatic Injuries in TCM)
314 Western Pathology
316 Acupuncturist Board Exam Review

400 Chinese Herbology (2)
405 Clinical Practices (2)
411A Herbalist Board Exam view
412 TCM Internal Medicine
413 Gynecology in TCM
414A Dermatology in TCM
414C External Diseases, Orthopedics and Traumatic Injuries in TCM
415 Foundation of Modern Internal Medicine
417 Chinese Herbal Formulas (2)
418A Diseases of the Five Senses in TCM
418B TCM Pediatrics
420A Chinese Food Cure

501A Modern Clinical Research in TCM & Herbal Pharmacology and Toxicology
503A Advanced Internal Medicine: TCM Clinical Gerontology
504A Advanced Internal Medicine: TCM Clinical Psychology
506C Clinical Practices (3)
507A TCM Rejuvenation, Rehabilitation, Preventative Medicines and Emergency
509A Combinations of Acu-points for clinical applications (Pair of Acu. points)
509B Combinations of herbs for clinical applications (Pair of Herbs)
511 DTCM Board Exam Review
515G TCM Classics: Introduction to Nei Jing, Shang Han Lun, Jin Gui Yao Lue, Wen Bing Xue
515X TCM Classics
516 Western Medical Sciences

 

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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203A     Acupuncture (2) – Acupuncture Points

This course is designed for 2nd year students enrolled in the Acupuncture or / and TCMP, Dr. of TCM program.

This course will review the point location and emphasized on points function and point grouping in treatment planning: wu shu xue (five transporting points), yuan xue (primary, source points), luo xue (connecting points), xi xue (cleft points), bei shu xue (back/shu points), mu xue (front / mu points), xia he xue (lower he / sea points), ba mai jiao hui xue (8 confluent points), ba hui xue (8 influential points), zi mu xue (mother / child points), jiao hui xue (channel meeting points), a shi xue (ah shi points), forbiddent points, cautionary points and acupuncture micro-systems, including the ear.

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204     Chinese Herbal Formulas (1)

This is the first level course of Chinese herbal formulas. The intent of this course is to give students an overview of TCM herbal formulas. The information covers the following aspects: the relationships between formulas and syndrome differentiations, and treatment strategies; how formulas are composed and what are the principles behind it. Most commonly used formulas will be discussed with their ingredients and actions and indications.

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206     Western Physiology

This course introduces the science of the mechanical, physical, bioelectrical, and biochemical functions of humans in good health, their organs, and the cells of which they are composed. It includes the areas of physiology of cells and miscellaneous; tissues; envelopes of the body; the skeletal system; physiology and actions of muscles; the human digestive system; the human respiratory system and breathing; the human urinary system; the Human reproductive (Genital) system; cardiovascular and other circulatory systems of the Human body; the Human endocrine system; the Human nervous system; the special senses; some elementary Human genetics.  The intent of this course is to prepare for careers in Acupuncture and TCM practice.

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208     Chinese Tuina

Tui Na is a traditional Chinese medicine therapy, which was developed over 2000 years ago. It is based on the TCM theory and diagnosis, uses acupuncture points and meridians, and applies a set of manipulations and techniques to promote the flow of Qi and balance the organ systems.

This class will briefly review the subjects mentioned above and focused on the techniques of the manipulations to treat common conditions for both adults and children. Self-Tui Na (to help oneself to improve the health condition and promote healing) will also be included.

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209     Foundation of Western Pharmacology

This course provides the basic knowledge of drugs, it examines the interaction of chemical substances with living systems. It discuses the properties of drugs and their actions, including the interactions between drug molecules and drug receptors and how these interactions elicit and effect.

Pharmacology is a multidisciplinary science; this course will include the discussion on infectious diseases, genetic diseases, immune responses, neoplasia, fluids and  hemodynamic, disorder of nutrition, diseases of skin and many other clinical disorders.

This course is intended to give students in acupuncture and TCM a basic view of Pharmacology, especially their clinical implications; it helps the future practitioners to understand the drugs their patients are taking, and to be able to avoid potential undesirable reactions between drugs and herbal remedies.

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212     Acupuncture, Moxibustion and Clean Needle Techniques

This course is designed for 2nd year students enrolled in the Acupuncture, TCMP or Dr. of TCM program. The first 24 classes include one hour technique theory, and one hour demonstration and practice. The rest four classes are for practical exam.The purpose of this course is to prepare students for the clinical practice and introduce some of the most commonly used techniques and electrical machines for acupuncture clinic use. The course will start with teaching how to prepare and set up table / bed for acupuncture (position, clean needle techniques and sterilization) treatment; safe deposit of used needles, etc. This course is also focused on the techniques of acupuncture which include the area and but not limited to it: manipulations of the needles, moxibustion and cupping therapy, electric needle apparatus, electric stimulator, auricular/ear acupuncture, scalp acupuncture; forbidden points, cautionary points and acupuncture micro-systems will also be covered in the course. This course will also help students Understand the technique, theoretical basis, therapeutic significance, and safety concerns related to the use of laser acupuncture and cold laser acupuncture.

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213.1     Pre-Clinical Training

This 2-hour course is designed for students who are going to be enrolled in the student clinic, usually the clinical observation course. The class is taught in the clinic where the teaching clinic is taking place. The course will prepare the students for the real live setting of the practice. Covered topics include scheduling, herbal dispensary, fee structural, MSP coverage, and file management, time management, treatment room management, topics of safety and scope of practice, Health Act, bylaws, insurance, etc.

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213     Clinical Observations

This course is designed for 2nd year students who are enrolled in the Acupuncture and Herbal program. This is a prerequisite for clinical practice courses.

Students will be placed in the teaching clinic with 6-8 students as a group, in mixed gender (if it is possible). Patients will be scheduled under the group. The assigned instructor will be in charge at all times from consultation to treatment. In the first half of the course, students will observe the entire process of consultation, diagnosis and treatment preformed by the instructor; in the second half of the course, instructor will give opportunities to students to do consultation, diagnosis and treatment; these practices are 100% under supervision. The Instructor may start the switch earlier or later depending on student’s learning progress.

There is a two hour mandatory session scheduled in the clinic at the beginning of this course. This session is an important step to review professional ethics, conducts, by-laws, and to get familiar with teaching clinic settings (greeting patients, filing, rescheduling, and getting supplies, etc.)

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217A     Clinical Procedures: Communication Skills and The Medical Interview

This is a 28-hour course to learn some essential communication skills for the effective interviewing and history taking of patients in a clinic setting.  This course includes the areas of: interpersonal skills, professional communication, developing and maintain effective inter-professional relationships, developing and maintaining effective relationships with patients. The students will learn the up-to-date approach in the medical interview as a major medium of care. This course is intended to prepare students for careers in acupuncture and TCM.

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217B     Clinical Procedures: Medical Ethics & Legal Issues

This course is for the discussion of some essential standards, guidelines, regulations, and precedents that a medical practitioner must know in order to act ethically and in accordance with the law. The course includes the content of complying with legal requirements: with current, relevant federal and provincial / territorial legislation; with current requirement of regulatory body; with current relevant requirements of municipal and other local authorities; with the practice in a manner that accords to patient dignity and reflects patients rights: ensuring that patients are aware of treatment plan, its benefits and risks, ensuring ongoing, informed consent, respect for patients rights to privacy and confidentiality, terminating the course of treatment when appropriate; maintaining practitioner self-care and practicing with professional integrity. Case studies or researches may be involved in this course.

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217C     Clinical Procedures: TCM Business Practices

This course is based on the discussion of the research work done by the students about some essential business practices that may be applied to starting up and running a safe and successful TCM practice after graduation, it include professional performance and clinical records.

The research work will be useful in providing the students with the fundamentals of a safe working environment for themselves and the clinic’s staff. The above include proper supervision, regular auto-inspection for taking actions to minimize the various hazards that may cause accidents, and creating the protocols for emergency evacuation and personal protection in the event of abusive or violent behaviors in the clinic.
The students will outline the required protocols for the patient’s safety by ensuring the adequate disposal of the hazardous materials produced in the clinic and that the equipments are safe, functional, clean, and updated. The protocols will also include the appropriate disinfection techniques for the equipment, linens, and other materials.

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219A     Advanced TCM Diagnosis

This course is designed for 2nd year students who have finished the first year of TCM Diagnosis class. The intent of the course is to strengthen the ability to further differentiate the similar syndromes, to make diagnosis based on some of the key symptoms.

This is a newer course starting in Sep. 2010 trying to better prepare students for the provincial licensing exam.

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220     Points Prescription for Syndrome Differentiation

This course is designed for students who have at least finished the first year of Acupuncture, Foundation of TCM and Diagnosis courses. The intent of the course is to help students to increase the ability to combine points according to different syndromes, to be able to select the group of points for a particular treatment plan.

This is a new course starting in 2011; the implementation of this course should be able to make the students to be more efficient in their acupuncture licensing exam.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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400     Chinese Herbology (2)

This course is designed for TCM Herbalist, TCMP and Dr. of TCM programs. This course is a continuation of Chinese herbology (1).  The discussions are focused on properties, functions of commonly used Chinese herbs, with a total of about 170 herbs. In class, herbal samples will be used and students are required to be able to identify the relevant crude herbs. This course will help students apply knowledge of herb-drug interactions, herb-herb interactions, herb-food interactions, and herb-natural health product interactions in treatment planning; describe the concept of toxicity of herbs, the dosage ranges and cautions when using toxic herbs; and identify herbs that are designated as toxic or restricted under Canadian regulations.

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405     Clinical Practices (2)

This course is designed for 4th year students enrolled in the TCM Practitioner 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 your instructor or have your instructor present with new patients.

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411A     Herbalist Board Exam view

This course is designed for students ready for the herbal licensing exam. In this class, students will focus on identifying the herbs in its crude forms. The functions of the herbs and their formulas will be reviewed. In the process of indentifying and reviewing, the related diagnosis part will also be emphasized.

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412     TCM Internal Medicine

This course is designed for students enrolled in TCM Practitioner program and or Herbology program. In this course, all common diseases in the areas of TCM internal medicine will be discussed: Diseases of Lung System, Diseases of Heart and Brain System, Diseases of Spleen, Stomach and Intestine System, Diseases of Liver and Gallbladder System, Diseases of Kidney and Bladder System, Diseases of Qi, Blood, Fluids, Diseases of the System of Meridians and Limbs. In TCM internal medicine, “diseases” are referring to symptoms such as High fever, Stomachache, Headaches; diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, herbal formula selections and etc.

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413     Gynecology in TCM

This course is designed for students enrolled in TCM Practitioner program and or Herbology program. In this course, all common diseases in the areas of TCM gynecology will be discussed. In TCM gynecology, “diseases” are referring to symptoms such as Irregular Menstruation, Menstrual Pain, but also in some cases, it may refer to syndromes and disease such as Menopausal Syndrome, Infertility.  Diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, point selection etc.

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414A     Dermatology in TCM

This course is designed for students enrolled in TCM Practitioner program and or Herbology program. In this course, common diseases in TCM dermatology will be discussed: herpes simplex, herpes zoster, warts, superficial dermatomycosis, contact dermatitis, eczema, urticaria, drug rash, neurodermatitis, psoriasis, acne vulgaris, alopecia areata, etc. Instructor may give students more reading materials to cover the diseases which may not be able to cover in class. Diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, herbal formula selections etc.

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414C     External Diseases, Orthopedics and Traumatic Injuries in TCM

This course is designed for students enrolled in TCM Practitioner program and or Herbology program. In this course, common diseases in the areas of TCM External Diseases will be discussed: Boils and Sores; facial boil; boils on hand and foot; carbuncle; acute lymphangitis; phlegmon, Mammary Diseases (acute mastitis; hyperplasia of lobule of mammary gland), Acute Abdomen (acute appendicitis; biliary infection and cholelithiasis) Diseases of Prostate (prostatic hyperplasia), Anorectal Diseases (hemorrhoid). Diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, herbal formula selections, etc.

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415     Foundation of Modern Internal Medicine

This course provides the basic knowledge of Western internal medicine, it is intended to give students an overview of the common diseases in all systems (Blood system, Endocrine system, Cardio – Vascular system, Respiratory system, Digestive system, Urinary system etc.) The discussions include the possible causes of the disease, its symptoms, pathological changes, diagnosis and treatment. See course handouts for a detailed list of diseases.

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417     Chinese Herbal Formulas (2)

This is the advanced course for Chinese herbal formulas. The intent of this course is to give students a broad knowledge base of TCM herbal formulas. Based on Chinese Herbal Formulas (1), this course will further discuss the extension of the root formulas and how their clinical implications are applied. All categories of the formulas are discussed with their ingredients, actions and clinical indications. The followings are the categories to be covered in the course:

Formulas that Release the Exterior     Formulas that Drain Downward
Formulas that Harmonize         Formulas that Clear Heat
Formulas that Warm Interior Cold     Formulas that Tonify
Formulas that Stabilize and Bind     Formulas that Clam the Spirit
Formulas that Open the Orifices        Formulas that Regulate Qi
Formulas that Regulate the Blood     Formulas that Expel the Wind
Formulas that Treat Dryness        Formulas that Dispel Dampness
Formulas that Treat Phlegm         Formulas that Reduce the Food Stagnation
Formulas that Expel Parasites         Formulas that Induce Vomiting

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418A     Diseases of the Five Senses in TCM

This course is designed for students enrolled in TCM Practitioner program and TCM Herbalist Program. In this course, common diseases in the areas of Disease of the Five Senses in TCM will be discussed: Otitis media (acute, chronic), Sudden deafness; Meniere’s disease, Rhinitis(acute; chronic; atrophic; allergic, Nasosinusitis(acute; chronic); Nasal polyp; Nasal hemorrhage, Tonsillitis(acute; chronic); Pharyngitis(acute; chronic), Laryngitis(acute; chronic); Pharyngeal paraesthesia(Mei he qi). Diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, herbal formula selections and etc.

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418B     TCM Pediatrics

This course is designed for students enrolled in TCM Practitioner program or TCM Herbalist Program. In this course, common diseases in the areas of TCM Pediatrics will be discussed: common cold / coughing / asthma, anorexia / food retention / infantile malnutrition / Diarrhea, infantile convulsion/epilepsy / enuresis(bed wetting),  five retardations & delays / infantile hyperactive syndrome, Chickenpox / mumps etc. Diseases will be discussed in the sequences of their causes, pathology, syndromes, diagnosis, treatment plan, herbal formula selections etc.

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420A     Chinese Food Cure

This course is designed for students enrolled in TCM Practitioner Program. In this course, the discussion will be focused on foods, their energy, flavors, actions and clinical implications. Foods will be categorized as Energy tonic foods, Blood tonic foods, Yin tonic foods, Yang tonic foods, Lung & Liver tonic foods; Heart & Stomach tonic foods, Spleen tonic foods; Foods for eliminating toxic heat, Foods for eliminating damp heat; Foods for eliminating sputum, Foods for promoting energy circulation; Foods for promoting blood circulation.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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