|Duration||1 semester (14 teaching weeks)|
|Level||Year 1, 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
|Description||This unit of study provides students with a comprehensive foundation in the theories of Chinese medicine required for the further study of acupuncture and/or Chinese herbal medicine. The content will include the history, development, strengths and limitations of CM, Yin Yang and Wu Xing theory; the structure and function of the body (organs, channels, and vital substances); the Channel system and its role in human physiology; the Chinese medicine theory of the causes, development and progression of disease; the approaches to the prevention and management of diseases; and the therapeutic principles and methods employed in traditional Chinese medicine practice. TCM treatment will be explored and examined in awareness of Australia’s multi-cultural and multi-racial context and in accordance with seasonal conditions, local conditions, and the patient’s individuality.|
|Learning outcomes||Upon completion of this unit students should be able to:
|Unit requirement||To successfully complete the unit, students must: attend 80% of all the lectures and tutorial classes; attempt all assessment tasks including summative and formative assessments and achieve at least 50% of the total marks; and achieve a mark of at least 40% in the final examination.|
|Assessment||Assessment 1: Weekly Spot Tests (20%)
Assessment 2: Poster Presentation: Flow Chart (30%)
Assessment 3: Final examination (50%)
|Prescribed text||* The prescribed and recommended readings are subject to annual review.
Maciocia, G. (2015). The foundations of Chinese medicine: A comprehensive text for acupuncturists and herbalists (3nd ed.). Edinburgh: Elsevier Churchill Livingstone. (eBook is available)
|Recommended readings||Kaptchuk, T. J. (2000). Chinese medicine: The web that has no weaver (Rev. ed.). London: Rider.
Liu, Y., Eckman, P., &Vian, K. (1996). The essential book of traditional Chinese medicine. New York: Columbia University Press.
Ross, J. (1985). Zangfu, the organ systems of traditional Chinese medicine: Functions, interrelationships and patterns of disharmony in theory and practice (2nd ed.). Edinburgh; New York: Churchill Livingstone.