July 22, 2019
|Level||Year 1, 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
|Description||This unit provides a foundation in the fundamental theories of Chinese medicine and an introduction to TCM terminology to support the study of acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine.
In Fundamental Theory of TCM, students study the history, development, strengths and limitations of CM, Yin Yang and Wu Xing theory; the structure and function of the body (organs, channels, and vital substances); the Channel system and its role in human physiology; the Chinese medicine theory of the causes, development and progression of disease; the approaches to the prevention and management of diseases; and the therapeutic principles and methods employed in traditional Chinese medicine practice. TCM treatment is explored and examined in awareness of Australia’s multi-cultural and multi-racial context and in accordance with seasonal conditions, local conditions, and the patient’s individuality.
In TCM terminology, students study the use of the Pin Yin system of Romanisation and commonly used Chinese characters in TCM. This enables students to accurately spell, pronounce, write, and understand common CM terms used throughout their studies. Students also learn how to use a Chinese-English Pin Yin Dictionary to guide and inform their ongoing study of TCM.
|Learning Outcomes||Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
|Assessment||TCM Fundamental Theory Quiz (5%)
Terminology Quiz (15%)
Practical Activity: Flow Chart (30%)
Final Examination (50%)
|Prescribed Textbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Chinese Medicine Channel. (2017, November 19). Yin Yang theory – A basic explanation [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ef29hfHnaF4
Chinese Medicine Channel. (2017, November 25). Wu Xing (5 elements)-A basic explanation [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1uv6pTlIKKs
Feng, Y., Wu, Z., Zhou, X., Zhou, Z., & Fan, W. (2006). Knowledge discovery in traditional Chinese medicine: state of the art and perspectives. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 38(3), 219-236.
Fruehauf, H. (2015, March 28). The Twelve Organ Networks of Chinese Medicine [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKAbW5DrcZM
Geren, D. [Wellspring Acupuncture, Dr. Danny Geren L.Ac.]. (2014, August 6). External Causes of Disease and the Six Evils, The Common Cold in Chinese Medicine [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXVezxxjOD8
Great Wall Chinese Medicine. (2012, February 26). The history of Chinese Medicine [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-NRHHPx4WE
Kundawell Official Channel. (2016, March 22). Stories about the legendary Chinese doctors [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgQ8_zH7wwQ
Lam, T. P. (2001). Strengths and weaknesses of traditional Chinese medicine and Western medicine in the eyes of some Hong Kong Chinese. Journal of epidemiology and community health, 55(10), 762-765.
Lavarini, D., & Del Franco, A. (1999). How to use a Chinese dictionary. http://www.clearchinese.com/chinese-writing/dictionary-howto.htmLearn Chinese in Chinatown. (2018). Chinese Pinyin lessons. https://www.learn-chinese.com/chinese-pinyin-lessons/
NihaoChina. (2010, September 23). Chinese pinyin-Lesson 1 (Mandarin). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLGa5mitTq4
Ou, B., Huang, D., Hampsch-Woodill, M., & Flanagan, J. A. (2003). When east meets west: the relationship between yin-yang and antioxidation-oxidation. The FASEB journal, 17(2), 127-129
Penner, J. (2015, November 21). Zang Fu, The Organs Part 2 The Kidneys [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZdXVoaZ-9To
Ttplnn. (2007, February 23). Chinese pinyin in 6 mins [Video]. YouTube. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b9Ayvjy-Dgs
World Health Organization. (2022, March 3). WHO International Standard Terminologies on TCM. https://www.who.int/publications/i/item/9789240042322?fbclid=IwAR2CdCwZYYf7OTRDYLF32BDOTVQuEUcxBv0mXwTNFNKEbbrrza_sco3Y-AI