|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: 9 (including 5 hours clinical practice)
Number of personal study hours per week: 1
Total workload hours per week: 10
|Prerequisites||ACU207 TCM Practice 1 (Acupuncture Techniques); CHM208 Chinese Herbal Medicine & Formulae 3|
|Description||TCM Practice 2 (Acupuncture Microsystems) involves the study of the history, theory, and the strengths and limitations of commonly used acupuncture Microsystems including Auricular, Scalp, Ankylo-capsular and Abdominal acupuncture. The focus of ACU302 is on the theoretical basis, location of points, and clinical application of ear and scalp acupuncture in the management of diseases and on applying TCM diagnosis methods, acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment knowledge and skills in clinical practice. Emphasis throughout this study is placed on infection control, safety and risk management, the importance of a commitment to the appropriate reporting of adverse events, the implementation of appropriate first aid measures when a patient displays an adverse reaction to treatment, ensuring prompt transfer to medical services when necessary, and sensitivity to the cultural context of the Australian healthcare system.
During this unit, students undertake 100 hours of supervised clinical practice as a Level 3 “Clinic Assistant” in the Clinical Practice Program and record 40 case records during those hours. Clinical practice provides a supervised opportunity to assist patient care including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatments under the guidance and mentoring of an approved supervisor. Experience at this level includes the application of acupuncture techniques, acupuncture microsystems, and herbal medicine treatments for various internal and muscular conditions.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
|Assessment||Weekly Quiz (10%)
Practical Test (20%)
Clinical Assessment (30%)
Final Examination (40%)
|Prescribed Textbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Wang, Y. (2008). Micro-acupuncture in practice. Elsevier Health Sciences.