TCM Program: Year 5

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Traditional Chinese Medicine Program (Practitioner & Doctor)

The focus of the last year of study is to direct students’ study in advanced fields of knowledge and research within the paradigm of Chinese medicine. Study will include more advanced classical TCM writings, as well as the modern evolution of the tradition of Chinese medicine as it continues to integrate with the knowledge of modern science.
Year 5 is a year of gaining expertise. During this phase of the program, students will investigate, to a much greater depth, a variety of clinically relevant aspects of TCM. Just as the tradition of Chinese medicine has evolved to integrate with western medicine over the past several decades, so will our students develop the expertise necessary to carry on this tradition in an integrated medicine system.

YEAR FIVE: Term 9 – Summer

ACU502. Chinese Acupuncture III – Advanced Meridians (didactic & practical/simulated)
6 credits. The lecture portion will focus on the in depth investigation of the classical meridian writings and their correlation with modern scientific findings and integrative medicine. The practical/ simulated portion of this course will emphasize the assimilation of learned knowledge through various means of movement(qi gong, postural assessment) in order to correct postural imbalances and faulty movement patterns The clinical portion includes postural imbalance assessment and corrective exercises for postural imbalance and faulty movement patterns through exercise. Prerequisite: ACU301

ACU504. Advanced Acumoxa Clinical Therapeutics I (didactic) 4 credits. Covers a wide range of illnesses in the fields of internal medicine, and emergency medicine. In many cases, TCM and Western medical knowledge will be presented and discussed conjointly in order to foster in students the integrated medicine approach. Treatment will focus on advanced herbal formulas and the use of modern TCM herbs. This course is a companion course to ACU554 Advanced Acumoxa Clinical Therapeutics. Prerequisites: TCM303, TCM323, TCM352, TCM353

ACU550. Acupuncture Lab VII (clinical) 2 credits. A practical lab course exploring advanced needling themes: cosmetic acupuncture, acupuncture anaesthesia, motor point acupuncture, Dr. Tan’s Acupuncture 123, Allergy protocol, Apitherapy and other needling systems. Prerequisite: ACU164, ACU240, ACU241, ACU340, ACU341

CP505 Advanced Clinical Practicum Placement I (clinical) 5 credits Students will be placed in a variety of clinical settings for a total of 150 practicum hours with independent practitioners or in the ACOS Student Clinic. Students will perform practical application of previously learned theory. Students will conduct patient interviews, diagnosis and treatment planning, and perform appropriate TCM treatments and follow patients’ response to treatment. Successful completion of all first, second, third, fourth and fifth year TCM Program courses.

TCM501. TCM Classics III- Herbal (didactic) 5 credits. This course will focus on the study of three TCM Classics: Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Injury by Cold); Jin Kui Yao Lue Fang Lun (Synopsis Prescriptions of the Golden Chamber); and Wen Bing Xue (Febrile Disease Theory). Prerequisites: TCM303, TCM323, TCM352, TCM 353

TCM503. Food Therapy & Nutrition for Practitioners of TCM (didactic & practical/ simulated) 3 credits An in depth study of yang sheng fa, (life nourishing principles) and of food therapy systems around the world with particular emphasis on the benefits of TCM food principles in the treatment of disease. As part of this course students will construct diet plans for their patients based on Western and Eastern principle of nutrition, and popular supplements are a focus of this course. Prerequisite: TCM101 or TCM111 & TCM112, ACU301 (or concurrent) BMS397, BMS398.

Total Credits, Term 9: 25

 

YEAR FIVE: Term 10 – Fall

ACU554. Advanced Acumoxa Clinical Therapeutics II (didactic) 4 credits. In this course, a wide range of illnesses will be covered in the fields of internal medicine, neurology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, urology, gerontology and emergency medicine. In many cases, TCM and Western medical knowledge will be presented and discussed conjointly in order to foster in students the integrated medicine approach. Treatment will focus on advanced herbal formulas and the use of modern TCM herbs. This course is a companion course to ACU504. Prerequisites: TCM303, TCM323, TCM352, TCM353

CP555. Advanced Clinical Practicum Placement II – Doctor of TCM (clinical) 10 credits. Students will be placed in a variety of clinical settings for a total of 150 practicum hours with independent practitioners or in the ACOS Student Clinic. Students will perform practical application of previously learned theory. Students will conduct patient interviews, diagnosis and treatment planning, and perform appropriate TCM treatments and follow up on patients’ responses in treatment. Prerequisites: Successful completion of all first, second, third, fourth and fifth year TCM Program courses. Prerequisite: Successful completion of all first, second ,third fourth and fifth year TCM Program courses.

IM552. Naturopathic Perspective on the Treatment of Modern Diseases (didactic) 3credits. In this advanced course students will attain a fundamental grasp of modern diseases from a Naturopathic perspective including Crohn’s, Ulcerative Colitis, Leaky Gut, Adrenal Fatigue, Alzheimer’s, Diabetes, Allergies, Hyperlipidemia, Cancer, Infertility, and Dyspepsia. Prerequisites:
BMS397, BMS398, BMS427

TCM551. TCM Classics IV- Herbal (didactic) 5 credits. This course will focus on the study of three TCM Classics: Jin Kui Yao Lue Fang Lun (synopsis). Prescriptions of the Golden Chamber) and Wen Bing Xue (Febrile Disease Theory). Prerequisite: TCM303, TCM323, TCM352, TCM353

Total Credits, Term 10: 22

Year 5 Total Credits: 47
Year 5 Credit Hours: 705

TOTAL 5-YEAR DOCTOR OF TCM PROGRAM CREDITS: 275
TOTAL 5-YEAR DOCTOR OF TCM PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS: 4125

Course Synopsis/Credits: TCM Doctor (5years)

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