|Level||Year 2, 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
Number of personal study hours per week: 6
Total workload hours per week: 10
|Prerequisites||CHM203 Chinese Herbal Medicine & Formulae 2|
|Description||The study of Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor’s Internal Classic) introduces students to the history, structure and scope of this work in Chinese medicine including its significance and limitations. The focus of this study is on the key concepts and statements that shaped later Chinese medicine and acupuncture such as the theory of Yin and Yang, Channel and meridian theory, the relationship between environment and the human being, natural law and health, prevention principles of treatment, harmonisation between the mental and the physical worlds, the medical philosophy of health and disease treatment, and treatment in accordance with seasonal conditions, local conditions, the patient’s individuality and contextualised to Australia in appreciation of Australia’s multi-cultural and multi-racial nature.
TCM health enhancement presents students with comprehensive information about the contribution that traditional Chinese methods makes to preserving and enhancing health and wellbeing through lifestyle, diet, and physical exercise. The unit explores TCM methods of maintaining a proper balance between work and rest, the cultivation of the mind and body through physical and mental training, the principles of dietary regulation, and knowledge of foods for health preservation and Chinese medicine dietary therapy. Practical skills in the preparation of health-enhancing recipes; the practice of specific physical and mental training techniques aimed at enhancing health and fitness and preserving life; and the values and limitations of dietary therapy are discussed and analysed.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
|Assessment||Quiz (Huang Di Nei Jing) (20%)
Reflective Essay (Huang Di Nei Jing) (40%)
Presentation (TCM Health Enhancement) (20%)
Video (TCM Health Enhancement) (20%)
|Prescribed Textbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Liu, Z. W., & Ma, L. G. (2007). Health Preservation of Traditional Chinese Medicine. People’s Medical Publishing House.
Ni, M. (1995). The yellow emperor’s classic of medicine: a new translation of the neijing suwen with commentary. Shambhala Publications.
Unschuld, P. U., Tessenow, H., & Zheng, J. (2011). Huang Di Nei Jing Su Wen: An annotated translation of Huang Di’s inner classic–basic questions: 2 volumes (Vol. 1). Univ of California Press.