|Level||Year 2, Semester 1|
|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||TCM106 TCM Diagnosis & Clinical Theory; CHM108 Chinese Herbal Medicine and Formulae 1|
|Description||This unit complements and extends the study of CHM108 Chinese Herbal Medicine and Formulae 1 completed earlier in the course and provides additional information on herbal categories for integration into the student’s knowledge of Chinese herbal substances. This unit aims to consolidate the student’s developing understanding and familiarity with the full spectrum of medicinal substances.
The unit also introduces the student to TCM herbal formulae (as a pre-requisite for CHM208 Chinese Herbal Medicine and Formulae 3 which is studied later in the course). Students study the historical development, principles of formulae construction, classification, components, functions and indications of Chinese herbal formulae theory and practice. A total of 120 (minimum) commonly used medicinal formulae are studied throughout this unit (and CHM208). For each formula category, students examine and explore the formulae modification, preparation, administration, and multi-cultural/multi-racial issues that may affect its application.
Throughout the unit, students learn about restricted and scheduled herbs and their use in accordance with Australian regulations and the Standard for the Uniform Scheduling of Medicines and Poisons (SUSMP) including appropriate reporting of adverse events and referral when necessary.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: