TCM Program: Year 5
Traditional Chinese Medicine Program (Practitioner & Doctor)
Term 9 – Summer
501. TCM Herbal Classics (lecture) 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 303, 323, 352, 353
502. Applied Meridians (lecture & clinical) Lecture will focus on the in depth investigation of the classical meridian writings and their correlation with modern scientific findings. The practical portion of this course will emphasize the assimilation of learned knowledge through various means of movement. The clinical portion includes postural imbalance assessment and corrective exercises for postural imbalance and faulty movement patterns. Attendance of this portion of the course is mandatory.
504. Advanced Clinical Therapeutics (lecture) In this course, a wide range of illnesses will be covered in the fields of internal medicine, neurology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, urology, immunology and 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. Prerequisites 303, 323, 352, 353
Term Nine Total Credits: 22
Term 10 – Fall
553. Pharmacology and Toxicology of TCM Medicinals (lecture) This course will investigate modern scientific research findings in the field of TCM medicinal substances. A variety of TCM medicinals will be investigated both in terms of pharmacology and herb-drug interactions.
Prerequisites 303, 323, 352, 353, 427
554. Advanced Clinical Therapeutics (lecture) Continuation of topics from 504 in Term 9. In this course, TCM and Western medical knowledge will be presented and discussed conjointly in order to foster in students the integrated medicine approach. A wide range of illnesses will be covered in the fields of internal medicine, dermatology, neurology, otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology, urology, immunology and gerontology. Treatment will focus on advanced herbal formulas and the use of modern TCM herbs.
Prerequisites 303, 323, 352, 353
555. Advanced Clinical Practicum Placement – Doctor of TCM (clinical) Students will be placed in a variety of clinical settings with independent practitioners for a total of 150 practicum hours. 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.
Term Ten Total Credits: 20
Year 5 Total Credits: 42
Year 5 Credit Hours: 630
TOTAL 5-YEAR DOCTOR OF TCM PROGRAM CREDITS: 269
TOTAL 5-YEAR DOCTOR OF TCM PROGRAM CREDIT HOURS: 4035
Including Electives 242 and 342 - 271credits/4065 hours
|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.
For more information about our Advanced Studies 5th year program please download our 5th-year-Info-Pkg.pdf.
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