|Duration||1 semester (14 teaching weeks)|
|Level||Year 3, Semester 6|
|Unit Weighting||Unit Credit Points: 10 credit points
Total Course Credit Points: 320 credit points
|Student Workload||Number of timetabled hours per week: 9 (including 5 hours clinical practice)
Number of personal study hours per week: 1
Total workload hours per week: 10
|Prerequisites/ Corequisites||ACU207 TCM Practice 1 (Acupuncture Techniques) ; CHM303 TCM Practice 2 ( Herbal Dispensary)|
|Description||TCM Practice 3 (Acupuncture Microsystems) involves the study of the history, theory, and the strengths and limitations of commonly used acupuncture Microsystems including Auricular, Scalp, Ankylo-capsular and Abdominal acupuncture. The focus of this study will be the theoretical basis, location of points, and clinical application of ear and scalp acupuncture in the management of diseases and on applying TCM diagnosis methods, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment knowledge and skills into clinical practice. Together with a practitioner, students will be involved in assessing the patient, formulating a diagnosis, locating and needing the points, and responding to patient inquiries. Infection control, safety and risk management, the importance of a commitment to the appropriate reporting of adverse events and the implementation of appropriate first aid measures when a patient displays an adverse reaction to treatment, and to ensure prompt transfer to medical services where necessary will be emphasised. Culturally sensitive points will be discussed in appreciation of the Australian healthcare context. The desire to achieve excellence in the practice of acupuncture and to contribute to improving both the quality of life of patients and the wellbeing of the community and the environment will be a key feature in the teaching and learning of this unit.
Students are in level 3 clinical practice. It provides students with the practice of all aspects of patient care including acupuncture and Chinese herbal dispensary under the supervision and guidance of an approved supervisor. During Level 3, students gain experience in acupuncture microsystems and herbal dispensary in a supervised TCM clinic. They start to treat various internal and gynaecological conditions using Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture techniques under supervision.
|Learning outcomes||Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
|Unit requirement||To successfully complete the unit, students must: attend 80% of all the lectures and tutorial classes plus 100% of clinic hours including fulfilling all rostered receptionist duties; attempt all assessment tasks including summative and formative assessments and achieve at least 50% of the total marks; and achieve a mark of at least 40% in the final examination and at least 50% in Clinical Assessment.|
|Assessment||Assessment 1: Practical Tests (30%)
Assessment 2: Clinical Assessment (30%)
Assessment 3: Final Examination (40%)
|Prescribed text||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Wang, Y. (2009). Micro-Acupuncture in Practice: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier.
Abbate, S. (2015). Chinese auricular acupuncture (2nd ed.). Boca Raton: CRC Press.
Hecker H., Steveling A., peuker E. (2006). Microsystems Acupuncture- the complete guide: Ear-Scalp-Mouth-hand. New York: Thieme New York
|Recommended readings||Aung, S. K. H., & Chen, W. P. D. (2011). Clinical Introduction to Medical Acupuncture: Thieme.
Cheng, X., Cheng, Y., & Deng, L. (2010). Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion (3th ed.). Beijing: Foreign Languages Press.
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (2013). Infection prevention and control guidelines for acupuncture practice. Available at http://www.chinesemedicineboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines.aspx (Retrieved 09/04/2018).
Chiu, M., & Li, L. (1993). Chinese acupuncture and moxibustion. Edinburgh; New York: Churchill Livingstone.
Deadman, P., Al-Khafaji, M., & Baker, K. (2007). A manual of acupuncture (2nd ed.). Hove, East Sussex: Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications.
Kerridge, I. H., Lowe, M., & Stewart, C. (2009). Ethics and law for the health professions (3rd ed.). Annandale, N.S.W.: The Federation Press.
Landgren, K. (2008). Ear acupuncture (English 1st ed.). Edinburgh; New York: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
Maciocia, G. (2008). The practice of Chinese medicine: The treatment of diseases with acupuncture and Chinese herbs (2nd ed.). Edinburgh; New York: Elsevier.
National Health and Medical Research Council (2010). Australian Guidelines for the prevention and control of infection in healthcare. Australian Government: Canberra. Available at https://www.nhmrc.gov.au/guidelines-publications/cd33 (Retrieved 09/04/2018)
Oleson, T. (2014). Auriculotherapy Manual: Chinese and Western Systems of Ear Acupuncture. Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.
Rubach, A. (2016). Principles of Ear Acupuncture: Microsystem of the Auricle. Thieme.
Wager, K., & Cox, Sue, MBAcC. (2009). Auricular acupuncture and addiction: Mechanisms, methodology, and practice. Edinburgh ; New York: Churchill Livingstone/Elsevier.