|Level||Year 1, Semester 2|
|Unit Weighting||Unit Credit Points: 10 credit points
Total Course Credit Points: 320 credit points
|Student Workload||Number of timetabled hours per week: 4-8.5
Number of personal study hours per week: 1.5-6
Total workload hours per week: 10
|Prerequisites||TCM113 Fundamental Theory of TCM & TCM Terminology; PRI104 Communication in Health|
|Description||This unit provides students with foundational knowledge and skills in TCM diagnosis and covers the methods and procedures relevant to TCM clinical data collection, data organisation and interpretation, which will assist in the disease diagnosis including identification of the disease and syndrome differentiation. Students will learn about the guiding principles of Chinese medicine diagnosis and the four primary data collection methods used in TCM diagnosis, methods of identification of syndrome differentiation, procedures for collecting diagnostic information and application of data collection, pattern identification and case recording.
Additionally, this unit includes 30 hours of study covering Clinical Theory which achieves the classification of Level 1 ‘Beginner’ in the Clinical Practice Program (CPP). Clinical Theory introduces students to all facets of duty operation in a TCM Clinic through workshops and clinical observation. By attending 21 hours of clinic workshops, students are familiarised with clinical policy and procedures, introductory ethics, infection control procedures, principles of professional communication, data collection, file management, personal hygiene, safe clinical practice, and adverse reactions/events reporting including referral and prompt transfer to medical services. Students also attend 9 hours of clinical practice in the SITCM Teaching Clinic to observe treatment procedures and learn about the skills required in the next Level of the Clinical Practice Program – Level 2 ‘Clinical Assistant’.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: