|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||ACU207 TCM Practice 1 (Acupuncture Techniques) and CHM208 Chinese Herbal Medicine & Formulae 3|
|Description||This unit covers the theory and practice of Chinese medicine gynaecology and obstetrics. The unit includes the anatomy and physiology of the female reproductive system, as well as those diagnostic features that pertain to gynaecological and obstetric disorders.
For each of the main gynaecological and obstetric disorders the aetiology, differentiation of syndromes, appropriate treatment principles and strategies are examined. Treatment approaches include Chinese herbal formulae and/or acupuncture, with appropriate adjustments for culturally different individual cases, lifestyle and dietary advice to support the total treatment plan, TCM strengths and limitations and the necessary referral to other medical practitioners.
The importance of a commitment to the appropriate reporting of adverse events, the implementation of appropriate measures when a patient displays an adverse reaction to treatment, and prompt transfer to medical services where necessary will be emphasised. The desire to achieve excellence in the practice of acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine and to contribute to improving both the quality of life of patients and the wellbeing of the community and the environment are a key feature in the learning and teaching throughout this unit.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: