|Level||Year 4, 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||ACU302 Acupuncture Microsystems, and CCM303 TCM Internal Medicine.|
|Description||This unit introduces the student to a TCM specialisation in TCM Pediatrics and Dermatology.
Through the study of the theory and practice of paediatrics, students learn about the physiology of children including their growth and development, their need for care, and the pathology of various childhood disorders. Methods of paediatric diagnosis are examined including CM pattern differentiation of the main paediatric disorders. For each condition studied, the aetiology, differentiation of syndromes, appropriate treatment principles and strategies, strengths and limitations are investigated including the effects of CM treatment approaches (Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture/moxibustion, tui-na, dietary management and general nursing care).
Through the study of the theory and practice of CM dermatology, students learn about traditional and modern classification systems for dermatological disorders including physiology, aetiology, pathology, diagnosis, differentiation and treatment. Students learn to formulate CM herbal prescriptions for dermatological disorders and to select points for acupuncture or moxibustion. They evaluate the strengths and limitations of CM treatments and learn how to advise clients about lifestyle, transmission, and infection control.
Throughout the study of this unit, students are reminded to take into consideration how Australia’s multi-cultural and multi-racial health care context may impact on the practice of CM Paediatrics and CM Dermatology and to always act in awareness of that context. Students are also reminded to practice CM with excellence in mind, to improve the quality of patients’ lives and the overall wellbeing of the broader community and the environment.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to: