China Study Tour

Visit China as part of your learning journey

SITCM has partnered with the Jiangxi University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (JXUTCM) to provide an optional study tour to students in Years 2-4 of our Bachelor degree.

About JXUTCM

JXUTCM is a public university located in Nanchang – the capital city of China’s Jiangxi Province. The university was established in 1959. After decades of steady growth, it now offers a range of degrees in healthcare, from the Bachelor to the PhD level.

JXUTCM’s 20,000 students attend classes on the university’s two campuses. Students in the university’s 6-year Bachelor of TCM degree also engage in supervised practice at the university’s two affiliated hospitals. These two hospitals have more than 2,000 beds between them, which is over double the capacity of Australia’s biggest hospital!

Jiangxi Hospital of Chinese Medicine

About the Study Tour

The tour is held in summer and/or winter breaks (subject to student demand). Participating students stay at a hotel in central Nanchang for 2-3 weeks of:

  • clinical observations at the Jiangxi Hospital of Chinese Medicine (weekdays),
  • lectures at JXUTCM’s two campuses (weekdays), and
  • local sightseeing (weekends).

Interpreters are provided for non-Chinese speakers.

For further information, or to register your interest in participating in a tour, please contact administration@sitcm.edu.au.

JXUTCM’s Main Campus

January 2024 Trip Report

In early 2024, 14 SITCM students flew to Nanchang to deepen their knowledge of TCM. They spent much of their time at the Jiangxi Hospital of Chinese Medicine rotating between numerous wards (namely orthopaedics, internal medicine, acupuncture, gynaecology, paediatrics and dermatology) for case observations and discussions with clinicians. Everyone was struck by the scale of the hospital, which can receive 1,500 patients, and by how it drew on the strengths of both TCM and Western medicine. 

On other days, students toured JXUTCM’s two campuses, attended lectures on emergent Chinese medicine treatment methods, and practiced qigong.

For weekends, students had the opportunity to visit nearby Lushan Mountain with its hot springs, and the city of Jingdezhen with its famous ceramic industry. They also squeezed some exploring into their evenings – including the famous Prince Teng Pavilion and more than a few restaurants.

Nearby Lushan National Park

SITCM Students on the Jan 2024 Tour

SITCM Students on the Jan 2024 Study Tour