July 23, 2019
|Level||Year 4, 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||CCM303 Internal Medicine, ACU302 Acupuncture Microsystems and HMS305 WM Diagnosis 2.|
|Description||The unit aims to extend and consolidate the students’ knowledge and understanding of evidence-based research theory and practice acquired earlier in PRI204 Research Methods, and provide an opportunity to apply their knowledge of research theory, practice-research, and research data analysis and evaluation skills to the investigation of a specific TCM problem or issue.
Emphasis throughout this unit will be focused on the ethical application of the principles of evidence-based research practice through the critique of research questionnaires, undertaking literature reviews, the critical evaluation of their own and others’ research proposals and the development of a research project in Chinese medicine.
The unit instils in students a deep respect for and commitment to evidence-based research practice in Chinese medicine and to enhance and deepen their developing knowledge and understanding of best practice in research undertakings. This will be achieved through lectures and assessment tasks that focus on advanced research methodologies, statistical measurement and ethical research practice in a clinical setting.
Literature Review (30%)
Case Study Analysis (30%)
Final Examination (35%)
|Prescribed Textbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Cheng, M.Z. (2013). Management of autoimmune diseases with Chinese Medicine. European Journal of Oriental Medicine, 7 (3), 49-51.
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. (2020, June 30). Guidelines for safe practice of Chinese herbs medicine. https://www.chinesemedicineboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines/Guidelines-for-safe-practice.aspx
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia. (2020). Nomenclature compendium of commonly used Chinese herbal medicines. https://www.chinesemedicineboard.gov.au/Codes-Guidelines/Guidelines-for-safe-practice.aspx
Fan, F. F., Xu, Q., Sun, Q., Zhao, S. J., Wang, P., & Guo, X. R. (2014). Assessment of the reporting quality of randomized controlled trials on treatment of coronary heart disease with traditional Chinese medicine from the Chinese journal of integrated traditional and Western medicine: A systematic review. Plos ONE, 9(1): e86360. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0086360
Feng, W., & Fan, G. (2009). The clinical practice of Chinese medicine: Diabetes and obesity. Beijing, China: People’s Medical Publishing House.
Flaws B, Sionneau P (2001). The Treatment of Modern Western Medical Diseases with CHINESE Medicine, A Textbook and Clinical Manual. Boulder: Blue Poppy Press, 2001
He, L. Q., Shen, P. C., Fu, Q., Li, J., Dan, M., Wang, X. Y., Jia, W. (2009). Nephro-protective effect of Kangqianling decoction on chronic renal failure rats. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 122(2), 367-373. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2008.12.018
Hou, W. et al. (2011). Treating Autoimmune disease with Chinese Medicine. London: Churchill Livingstone.
Li, Y., Li, J. S., Li, W. W., Li, S. Y., Tian, Y. G., Lu, X. F., … Wang, Y. (2014). Long-term effects of three Tiao-Bu Fei-Shen therapies on NF-Kb/TGF-β1/smad2 signaling in rats with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, 14:140. doi: 10.1186/1472-6882-14-140
Wang, J., Xiong, X. J., Yang, G. Y., Zhang, Y. Q., Liu, Y. M., Zhang, Y., … Yang, X. C. (2013). Chinese herbal medicine Qi Ju Di Huang Wang for the treatment of essential hypertension: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, article ID 262685, 10 pages. doi: 10.1155/2013/262685
Wang, H., Mu, W., Zhai, J. B., Xing, D. M., Miao, S. J., Wang, J.,…Shang, H. C. (2013). The key role of Shenyan Kangfu tablets, a Chinese patent medicine for diabetic nephropathy: Study protocol for a randomized double-blind and placebo-controlled clinical trial. Trials, 14(1), 1-8. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-165
Yu, R. C. (2012). Cancer Management with Chinese Medicine, World Scientific Publishing
Zhang, Y. Q., Liu, Y. M., Zhang, Y., … Yang, X. C. (2013). Chinese herbal medicine Qi Ju Di Huang Wang for the treatment of essential hypertension: A systematic review of randomized controlled trials. Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, article ID 262685, 10 pages. doi: 10.1155/2013/262685