|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 Channels & Points 2, and CHM 208 Chinese Herbal Medicine & Formulae 2|
|Description||This unit defines the meaning of TCM traumatology and its characteristics and presents TCM theoretical and treatment approaches for its management. Common traumatological conditions are explored including the effects of trauma on the general function of muscles and tendons and the aetiology, pathogenesis and differentiation of various syndromes.
Students learn about the scope of TCM traumatology practice, treatment principles and strategies, and the strengths and limitations of using Chinese herbal formulae, acupuncture, massage and exercise for specific traumatological conditions. Throughout the unit, the role and value of lifestyle advice and dietary measures form an integral part of TCM diagnostic and treatment processes.
|Learning outcomes||On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
Practical Test (25%)
Case Study Analysis (25%)
Final Examination (40%)
|Prescribed Textbooks/Readings||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Marcus, A. (2004). Foundations for integrative musculoskeletal medicine: an east-west approach. North Atlantic Books.
Magee, D. J. (2008). Orthopedic physical assessment (5th ed.). Saunders Elsevier.