|Level||Year 3, 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
|Prerequisites||ACU207 TCM Practice 1 (Acupuncture Techniques); CHM208 Chinese Herbal Medicine and Formula 3|
|Description||This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of Chinese internal medicine during which students learn about TCM disease classification, their common aetiology and pathogenesis, and the therapeutic methods applied in their treatment.
Each disease is examined in the light of its syndrome differentiation; treatment principles and methods; appropriate formulae and modifications; the application of modalities (Chinese herbal medicine and/or acupuncture and/or tuina). TCM strengths and limitations along with any cautions and contraindications will be evaluated. The unit will also address relevant lifestyle advice including appreciation of Australia’s healthcare context and relevant multi-cultural/multi-racial issues that may affect treatment options, and conditions leading to the necessary referral to peer practitioners or other medical and health professionals when appropriate. The diseases discussed include those that affect the heart, the lungs, the liver, the digestive system, the kidneys and other diseases that are commonly treated in TCM practice.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: