Shang Han Za Bing Lun

General Information
Duration 1 semester
Level Year 3, 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 CHM208 TCM Herbal Medicine and Formulae 3
Academic Details
Description This unit introduces students to the classical texts of Shang Han Za Bing Lun. The study of Shang Han Za Bing Lun is about the treatise on diseases due to the contraction of cold injury and includes the classification, diagnosis and treatment of cold injury and miscellaneous diseases.
This unit provides students with an overview of the historical development of classical texts, Shang Han theory and its significance in modern Chinese medicine practice. Students are introduced to clinically relevant aspects of the classical texts such as the application of the six channels; the relationship between the six channels, the eight guiding principles and Zang Fu differentiation; and the processes of disease transmission through the six channels including complicated and concurrent syndromes. Students learn to apply treatment principles and use designated formulae from Shang Han Za Bing Lun according to syndrome identification. The development, modern clinical practice, and researches into the classical texts of Shang Han Za Bing Lun will also be explored and discussed.
Learning outcomes On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Describe the historical context and development of Shang Han Za Bing Lun theory and practice.
  2. Analyse the Six Channel syndrome (Liu Jing) and its process of transmission; the relationship between the Six Channel syndrome and the Zang Fu syndrome; and the principle of treatment according to Liu Jing syndrome identification.
  3. Apply the methods of pattern identification, differentiation and treatment according to Shang Han Za Bing Lun six-channel syndrome and miscellaneous diseases in the clinical and/or simulated settings.
  4. Critically evaluate contemporary clinical practice of Shang Han Za Bing Lun and current research.

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