|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|
|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:
|Assessment||Flow Chart (10%)
Online Short Answer Questions (30%)
Group Presentation (30%)
Case Study Analysis (30%)
|Prescribed Textbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Mitchell, C., Ye, F., & Wiseman, N. (1999). Shang Han Lun: On cold damage, translation & commentaries (1st ed.). Paradigm Publications.
Sung, Y. (2010). Understanding the JIN KUI YAO LUE: A practical textbook. People’s Medical Publishing House.
Young, G., & Marchment, R. (2008). Shang Han Lun explained (1st ed.). Churchill Livingstone..