|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
Number of personal study hours per week: 6
Total workload hours per week: 10
|Prerequisites||HMS101 Human Anatomy 1; TCM113 Fundamental Theory of TCM & TCM Terminology|
|Description||This unit and ACU202 Channels and Points 2 introduce students to the theory and practice of Channels and Points in Chinese medicine. A total of 400 acupuncture points is studied over the two units (ACU107 and ACU202).
This unit provides a comprehensive foundation in the composition and functions of the Channels and Points of the Governor Vessel (Du Mai), Conception Vessel (Ren Mai), Lung Channel, Large Intestine Channel, Stomach Channel, Spleen Channel, Heart Channel and Small Intestine Channel. Study during this unit includes the distributions of Channels, the names and numbering of acupuncture points, their locations, their classifications and their therapeutic functions and clinical indications. Students also explore the significance of the Primary Channels, the Divergent Channel, the Collateral Channel, the Sinew Channel and the Cutaneous region of each channel.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
|Assessment||Weekly Online Quizzes (20%)
Flow Chart (20%)
Practical Test (30%)
Online Take Home Exam (30%)
|Prescribed Textbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Deadman, P., Al-Khafaji, M., & Baker, K. (2007). A manual of acupuncture (2nd ed.). Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications.