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Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) Course Descriptions

Acupuncture
AC1221   Introduction of Acupuncture I – 3 credits

This course will introduce the science of Asian Acupuncture Medicine, the history of Acupuncture and development, systematical composition of the Twelve Meridians and Eight Extra Meridians, their collaterals and related Acupoints.  Students will learn the nomenclature and anatomical location and Meridian relation of Acupuncture points, their properties with clinical application, study methods of locating points in the Meridians of Lung, Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen, Heart, Small Intestine, Urinary bladder and Kidney, Pericardium, Triple Energizer Meridian, Gall bladder and Liver meridian.

Prerequisite: None

AC2222   Introduction to Acupuncture II – 3 credits

This course continues to introduce the science of Asian Acupuncture Medicine, the overview of Acupuncture and development, systematical composition of the Eight Extra Meridians, their collaterals and related Acupoints.  Students will learn the nomenclature and anatomical location of Acupoints, their properties, with clinical application in related Acupoints, the course covered methods of locating points in the Eight Extra Meridians; Governor and Conception Vessels, and the Extraordinary Acupoints, also introduce moxibustion, classification of materials, properties, indication and contraindication, management of Acupuncture and moxibustion.

Prerequisite: AC1221

AC1223   Acupuncture Anatomy/Physiology – 3 credits

A detailed study of Meridian pathway and regional anatomical distinction of the points on the Twelve Meridians and Eight Extra Vessels Acupuncture points, methods of its anatomical locating, relationship with bone, tendon, ligaments and muscle, nerves and blood vessels, and physiological function with Meridian and ZangFu, Qi Xue theories, along with an emphasis on Oriental medical channel and collateral theories and principles of treatment. 

Prerequisite: none

AC 3231 Dynamics of Acupuncture Points – 3 credits

This course will study energetic and pathophysiological functions of the acupuncture points and extra-points, their interaction with the Twelve Meridians and the Eight Extra; Governor and Conception Vessels, various essential function of acupoints, five Shu, Back Shu and Parent-Son points, in relation with the Qi of the Zang-Fu organs through meridians, understand the energetic force of needling or Moxa application on Acupoint to promote Qi through Meridians, therapeutic strategies of enhancing body energy, improves homeostasis and treatment of disorders in acupuncture medicine.

Prerequisite: AC 1221 

AC 4281 Acupuncture Techniques I – 3 credits

This course includes lecture and demonstrations with practice sessions to learn practical acupuncture techniques. Students will learn acupuncture procedure, insertion and removal of needles with various manipulation techniques including reinforcing and reducing methods, Qi promotion, and clean needle sterile technique, use of disposable needles, various forms of clinical use of needles and managing emergency situations. The course will also introduce non-invasive therapy, moxibustion, cupping, Guasha, and TENS device.

Prerequisite AC1221

AC 5282 Acupuncture Techniques II – 3 credits

A continuation of Acupuncture Techniques I, this course will demonstrate practical acupuncture techniques including cutaneous, intradermal transcutaneous, bleeding, cupping, dermal tacks, Guasha, magnets and beads. Emphases are acupuncture procedure, insertion and removal of needles with manipulation techniques including reinforcing and reducing methods, Qi promotion, and various needling techniques, moxibustion and cupping method, indications and cautions, and managing possible accidents.

Prerequisite AC4281

AC6261 Acupuncture Therapeutics I – 3 credits

This course will study general principles of acupuncture treatment in common syndromes, therapeutic strategies in various disorders with Acupoints composition, the selection of manipulation techniques, understanding acupuncture treatment in Zang-Fu syndromes, internal medicine, application of meridian theories and Qi Xue transportation patterns. Students will also learn assessment, therapeutic indications and contraindications, acupuncture counseling. 

Prerequisite: AC 2222

AC7262 Acupuncture Therapeutics II – 3 credits

A continuation of Acupuncture Therapeutics I, students will study acupuncture treatment I common diseases, therapeutic strategies and differentiation in various disorders with therapeutic points composition; indications; understand pathological interaction in acupuncture treatment in symptoms and signs of internal medicine, orthopedics, pediatrics and geriatrics, disorders in external medicine and the eye, ear, nose and throat; managing possible therapeutic.

Prerequisite: AC 6261

AC7272 Microsystems of Acupuncture/Auricular & Scalp Therapy – 3 credits

This course provides training to students for practicing auricular acupoints, scalp points needling, Hand therapy, Foot therapy, eye needling and facial therapy.  Students will understand the anatomical location of scalp acupoints, pathological relationship with nervous systems, and neuromuscular syndromes, manipulation techniques of scalp needling, eye needling and facial therapy, indication and precautions, management of possible accidents.

Prerequisite: AC1221

AC8211 Acupuncture Meridian Theories – 2 credits

Students are introduced to acupuncture classic theories and philosophy of traditional meridians; origin of meridians, formation and development, pathway and composition of the Twelve meridians and Eight Extra meridians, their collaterals, distribution of muscular and cutaneous regions. Students will understand Asian philosophical Yin-Yang aspects, the Gen Jie, Biao Ben, Qi Jie and four seasons of Acupuncture Meridians and application in selecting acupuncture points and composition.

Prerequisite: None

AC8284   Acupuncture Orthopedics & Traumatology – 3 credits

The course include lectures and demonstrations, concept of assessment and TCM therapeutic techniques in orthopedic injury, and external disorders. Students will learn kinesiology and differentiation of various musculoskeletal disorders, skins and nervous system, and sports injury; enhancing acupuncture treatment in pain rehabilitation and post stokes disorders.

Prerequisite: AC 5282

AC 8291  Public Hygiene and Clean Needle Technique – 1 credits

This course will train students to understanding hygienic principles and standards, disinfection and sterilization methods as applied to the practice of acupuncture. Students will be given an overview of infectious diseases, transmission, passage of infection and contamination. Emphases are placed on training students practicing disinfection, sterilization, and clean needle techniques and guidelines of CDC for hand hygiene and device disinfection in healthcare practices.

Prerequisite: None

AC0291   Acupressure & Tuina – 3 credits

This course will train students in the traditional healing arts of Asian massage, acupressure and tuina techniques. Students will learn to master basic techniques by using hands, fist, elbows and body strokes applied to acupoints and lesions; application of meridian and meditation; inducing Qi promotion to acupoints to alleviate pain syndromes or neuromusculoskeletal disorders, sports injuries, to relieve tensions and improve somatic-visceral health.

Prerequisite:  None

Oriental Medicine

OM1351  Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine I - 3 credits

This course covers the concept of traditional Chinese medicine and introduction students to theories,  etiology, physiology and pathological aspects of meridians, Yin-Yang theory, the Five Element patterns and basic body configuration substances; the functional relationship of Qi, blood and body fluid with Zang-Fu organs; understand the patterns and composition of the Twelve Meridians an Eight Extra Meridians, diseases progress and prognosis. Prerequisite: None

OM2352  Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine II - 2 credits

Students continue to learn physiology and pathological aspects of Meridians, Zang-Fu organs, interactions among Qi, blood and body fluid; understand configuration of the Twelve meridians and eight Extra meridians, related etiology and pathogenesis; known basic pathological mechanism, principles of treatment in seasons, geographical environment and prevention of diseases.

Prerequisites: OM 1351

OM3311  History and Philosophy of Oriental Medicine – 2 units

This is a study of the history and philosophy of Asian Medicine, origin and development of healing arts in Asian countries, with emphasis on fundamental classic theories and doctrine, traditional TCM health behaviors and modern development of Asian medicine in western countries; relationship of life in the universe environment and human life cultivation; herbal medicine science.

Prerequisite:  None

OM2321  Qi Gong Theory and Technique – 2 credits

Students are introduced to training and practice of the unique pattern of Asian breathing exercise and spirit meditation with specific Chinese holistic breathing techniques, guiding with emphasis on Chinese philosophy and Qi promoting techniques, including external and internal Daoism and Yin-Yang aspects for enhancing physical and mental health activity and increase in energy and Qi circulation to promote somatic-visceral health. 

Prerequisite:  None

OM2341  Chinese Medical Terminology/Literature - 2 credits

This course covers Chinese medical terms, including acupuncture symptoms and signs in Chinese medical text. Lecture will also cover Chinese nomenclature and basic pronunciation symbols, comprehensive meanings and philosophic expression in Asian medical terms, and Chinese herbal and acupuncture canon terminology. Selective readings in the classic medicine and modern acupuncture literature is also discussed and given to students for study. Prerequisite:  none

OM2373  Chinese Medical Diagnosis -3 credits

This course includes studies of the four traditional diagnostic methods and eight principles of differentiation in Oriental medical diagnosis, including patterns of four levels, six stages pathophysiology, Qi, Blood and body fluids factors and exogenous and emotional modalities, and emphasis on pulse and tongue analysis.  

Prerequisite: OM 1351

OM3322  Tai Chi Exercise - 2 credits

Students will learn the pattern of essential physical exercise with specific Asian classic holistic meditation, guiding with emphasis on meridian theories and Chinese philosophy of Qi promoting body movement, including practice of self defense, subtle body energy, experiencing various styles of soft and powerful marshal arts in Daoism performance, and the promoting effect of Tai Chin exercise on somatic-visceral health life and longevity. Prerequisite:  none 

OM3371  Zangfu Syndromes I - 3 credits 

In-depth study of the pathogen factors, Zangfu organ system, patterns of disease include signs and symptoms, and Oriental medicine syndromes relating to the External and Internal factors, disharmony of Qi and Blood on Zangfu organ system, combination organ syndromes, also discuss the differentiation diagnosis and treatment principles.

Prerequisite: OM 1351

OM4372  Zangfu Syndromes II - 3 credits

This course includes studies the four traditional diagnostic methods and eight principles of differentiation in Oriental medical diagnosis, including patterns of four levels, six stages pathophysiology, Qi, Blood and body fluids factors and exogenous and emotional modalities, and emphasis on pulse and tongue analysis.  

Prerequisite: OM 3371

OM3381  Chinese Internal Medicine I - 3 credits

Students will learn the comprehensive Chinese internal medicine, integrative assessment and differentiation in various patterns of diseases including seasonal and environmental, external and emotional pathology in common disorders, discuss principles of treatment methods with acupuncture and herbal formulae. Emphases are placed on the respiratory system, headache, cough, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, vertigo, anemia, palpitation, convulsion, and criteria for drugs and herbal interaction.

Prerequisites: OM 1351

OM4382  Chinese Internal Medicine II - 3 credits

Students continue to study the various patterns of diseases and integrative assessment and differentiation in the common disorders and principles of herbal therapy. Emphases are placed on disorders of gastrointestinal, liver and gallbladder, renal and genitourinary, endocrine problems, impotence and infertility, musculoskeletal disorders, understand the Zang-Fu and Qi-Xue relations with meridians and therapeutic counseling.

Prerequisites: OM 3381

OM5383  Chinese Internal Medicine III - 3 credits

Students continue to study the differentiation and assessment of various patterns of internal medicine syndromes including Zang Fu and Qi-Xue syndromes, neurological and psychosocial problems, with principles of herbal and acupuncture therapy. Emphases are placed on integrated western and OM counseling, criteria for managing complications and preventive medicine, drugs and herbal therapy interaction.

Prerequisites: OM 4382

OM5352  Chinese Medicine Classics I: Nei Jing - 2 credits

This course will study Classic Medicine Huangdi NeiJing, covered with etiology, classic physiology, syndromes and diagnosis, appropriate therapeutic methods and prevention of diseases.  Also discuss the philosophical and psychological bases of health and diseases, concepts of lifestyle and natural rules, relationship of Universe and Human-being.

Prerequisite: OM 2352

OM6381  Treatise of Shang Han Lun - 3 credits

A classic of traditional oriental medicine text written by Zhang Zhongjing consists of an analysis of the signs, symptoms and syndromes of febrile diseases caused by Cold pathogenic factors relating to the Six-Channel differentiation of disease. The course emphasis is on herbal preparation and clinical application in the six stages of disease development. 

Prerequisite: OM2352, HB4423

OM7384  Family Medicine & Emergency Care in OM - 3 credits

This course will provide an overview of assessment and treatment in common disorders in daily practice, including disorders in pulmonary, cardiovascular, digestive, endocrine, renal and urinary, musculoskeletal and neurologic symptoms and psychosocial problems. Criteria for professional care and ethical practice are also covered. Emphases are given on integrative critical cares, OM medicine in pain clinic, elder life cultivation, critical values of laboratory tests, referral procedure, emergency procedures, family counseling, drugs and herbal interaction.

Prerequisites: OM 4382

OM7385  Gynecology / Obstetrics in OM – 3 credits

This course covers comprehensive gynecological diseases, integrative Asian medical differentiation of disorders of female reproductive systems and obstetric problems. Students will learn therapeutic principles of gynecological and obstetric problems, endometriosis, leucorrhea, prenatal care, lactation, amenorrhea and menopause, sterility and pregnancy, criteria for referral procedure and counseling; drugs and herbal interaction.

Prerequisites: OM4382

OM8283  Ophthalmology / Otolaryngology in OM – 2 credits

Students will learn integrative assessment and differentiation of common syndromes of eyes, ears, nose and throat. Discussions will also be given on pathology, etiology epidemiology and Wei, Qi, Ying Xue syndromes of the infectious and noninfectious diseases; analysis of pathogenic factors and transmission of diseases in the Channels relating to San Jiao patterns; differentiation of conformations, and the treatment with appropriate herbal formulae.

Prerequisites: OM 4382

OM8285  Pediatrics in OM - 2 credits

This course is a comprehensive study of treatments for disorders of infants and child. Students will learn the screening procedures, preventive medicine, assessment in the common infantile disorders, specific acupoints composition with manipulation in infantile disorders, management of chronic child disability and mental retardation.

Prerequisite: OM 2352

OM8386  Syndromes of Wen Bing – 2 credits

A classic of traditional Oriental medicine text Wen Bing (Four Level Differentiation) treatise on febrile diseases, consists of an analysis of the signs, symptoms and syndromes of febrile diseases pathogenic factors and transmission of diseases of the Channels relating San Jiao differentiation, , along with appropriate herbal formulas treatment modalities. 

Prerequisites: OM2352.

OM9382  Synopsis of  Jin Gui – 3 credits

This is the lecture of the classic patho-physiology and herbal treatment of over seventy diseases in TCM recorded in the Essentials of the Golden Cabinet or Jin Gui Yaolue. In this course the original text are discussed, the student will gain an ultimate and conclusive insight into the recalcitrant and debilitating syndromes with the herbal formulae in the Jin Gui, including thirty six women’s common disorders of the obstetrics and gynecology, dietary rules and differential Chinese medicine diagnosis, with in-depth discusses of the formulae as practiced by Zhang ZhongJing.

Prerequisite: OM2352

Herbology

HB1411   Botany and Introduction to Herbology - 3 credits

Introduction and study of plant life, including plant morphology, the classification, and basic properties and actions. Student will learn the four natures and five flavors, the energetic action of Chinese medicinal herbs, corresponding tropism relationship with meridians.

Prerequisite: None

HB2421   Chinese Herbology I - 4 credits

Students will learn the four natures and five flavors, the energetic action of Chinese medicinal herbs, corresponding tropism relationship with meridians.  Emphasis on approximately 90 Chinese herbs, classification, name, taste, properties, entering channels, actions, and indications, contraindications and preparation. Chinese Herbal categories to be covered includes: Warm Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior, Cool Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior, Herbs that Clear Heat, and Down-ward Draining Herbs.  Prerequisites:  HB 1411

HB3422   Chinese Herbology II - 4 credits

Students will learn the four natures and five flavors, the energetic action of Chinese medicinal herbs, corresponding tropism relationship with meridians.  Emphasis are placed on Herbs that Drain Dampness, Herbs that Expel Wind-Dampness, Herbs that Cool and Transform Phlegm Heat, Warm Herbs that Transform Phlegm-Cold, Herbs that Relieve Coughing and Wheezing, Herbs that Expel Phlegm by Inducing Vomiting, Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness, Herbs that Relieve Food Stagnation, Herbs that regulate the Qi sequence. 

Prerequisites:  HB 2421

HB4423   Chinese Herbology III - 4 credits

Students continue to learn the four natures and five flavors, the energetic action of Chinese medicinal herbs, corresponding tropism relationship with meridians.  Emphasis are placed on Herbs that Stop Bleeding, Herbs that Invigorate the Blood, herbs that Warm the Interior and Expel the Cold, Herbs that Tonicity the Qi, Herbs that improve the Blood,  Herbs that advance the Yang. 

Prerequisites:  HB 3422

HB5424   Chinese Herbology IV - 4 credits

Students continue to learn the four natures and five flavors, the energetic action of Chinese medicinal herbs, corresponding tropism relationship with meridians. the emphasis are placed on: Herbs that Tonicity the Yin, Herbs that Stabilize and Bind, Substances that Calm the Spirit, Aromatic Substances that Open the Orifices, Substances that Extinguish Wind and Stop Tremors, Herbs that Expel Parasites, and Herbs for External Application.

Prerequisites: HB 4423

HB9431   Herbal Nutrition & Geriatrics - 4 credits

This course covers Chinese herbal products for health supplement to improve of health, dietary target in Oriental medicine, specific herbs for nutritional improvement in various syndromes and diseases, safety and allergy reactions and drug interaction. Study common herbal formulae eliciting diet effects, include for diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disorders, digestive problems, obesity, osteoporosis, arthritis and rheumatism.

Interaction Prerequisite: HB 3422

HB5431   Herbal Prescriptions I - 4 credits

This course will learn the concept of herbal formulation, introduction to formulae composition, methods of decocting, discussing the traditional formulae that relieving the syndromes of exterior, clearing away the heat, drain downward, formulae for warming the interior and harmonizing, corresponding indications and contraindications, also study to modifying formulae to eliciting therapeutic effects. 

Prerequisites: HB 3422

HB6432   Herbal Prescription II-4 credits

This course will continue to learn the composition of the herbal formulae, discussing the traditional formulae includes purgative, for eliminating fluid retention, that appropriate for the treatment of dryness, expel dampness, warm interior cold, and tonicity of the Qi, corresponding indications and contraindications, also study to modifying formulae to eliciting therapeutic effects. 

Prerequisites: HB5431

HB7433   Herbal Prescriptions III - 4 credits

This course will continue to learn the composition of the herbal formulae, discussing the traditional formula that nourishing the blood and the Qi, nourish and tonicity of Yin, warming Yang, regulate the Qi, invigorate the blood, to stop bleeding, and stabilize and bind, regulate perspiration and consolidating effects, corresponding indications and contraindications, also study to modifying formulae to eliciting therapeutic effects. 

Prerequisites: HB6432

HB8434   Herbal Prescriptions IV - 4 credits

This course will continue to learn the composition of the herbal formulae, discussing the traditional formula that regulating the flow of Qi and blood circulation, anchor and settle the mind, nourish the heart to calm the mind, extinguish wind and stop tremors, eliminate phlegm, promoting digestion, expelling parasites and formulae for external application. 

Prerequisites: HB7433

HB9435   Herbal Formulas Compound and Synthesis - 2 credits

Students will learn the structure and configuration of herbal formulae, composition and strategy of how to combine or synthesis for appropriate herbs, the methods of herbal processing, preparation of patent herbal products. Study the sequence of herbal processing, storage and administration, introduce processing equipments and devices.

Prerequisites: HB6432

HB9461   Herbal Pharmacy – 3 credits

This course covers the study dispensary methodology, preparation of herbal prescriptions and herbal products processing, herbal storage and package. Student will understand decoction, powdering, pills and dan preparation, methods of herbal extract, liquor, also include knowledge in ointment and plaster, liniment and a suppository preparation.

Review of FDA efficacy and safety regulation of supplements and herbal products.

Prerequisite: HB5431

HB0535   Herbal Dermatology & Topical Formulae – 3 credits

This course introduces principal types and function of skin lesion, principles of topical dermatologic herbal therapy, and common disorders of the skin, erysipelas, seborrhea, pimples, carbuncles, dermal fungal infections and chronic inflammatory congestion, Lyme disease, alopecia, psoriasis, insect bites, dermatitis; herbal preparation for cleansing, soothing and relief of skin rashes and itching, , and herb application in esthetic context. Students will also learn herbal therapy for allergic response and management, life style counseling and self-care recommendation. Preservatives and additives with herbal interaction is also covered.

Prerequisite: HB6432

Basic Science

BS1111    Human Biology - 3 credits

A general study of human biology, life science, includes body structure and function, development, heredity and evolution, reproduction, also introducing an ecology and recombinant DNA research.. 

Prerequisite:  None

BS1131    Chemistry/Organic and Biochemistry - 3 credits

This course will study overview of inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry.  Also introduction to physiological chemistry, including basic cellular biology, metabolism, and the structure and function of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids, emphases on basic knowledge to the study of nutrition.  Prerequisites:  None

BS2121    General Physics - 3 credits

This course will study basic physics, analytical and interest generating treatment of measurements, motion, static equilibrium and vector development, kinetic energy, momentum and impulse, solar and terrestrial radiations, fluid mechanics, mechanical waves, thermodynamics and electronics.

Prerequisite:  None

BS3151    Introductory Microbiology/Immunology -3 credits

This course covers the study the roles of microorganisms in environment, characteristics of major bacteria fungi, protozoa and viral pathogens in diseases processes, concepts of immunity, the relationship to living things, their beneficial and detrimental effects on human beings.  Prerequisite:  None

BS1171    Topographic Anatomy - 2 credits

This course will learn the structure and functions of the human body, including skeleton, nomenclature of bones, joints and muscular system, nervous system and circulatory system, surface anatomical landmarks important to the study of acupuncture point  location and meridians.  

Prerequisite: None

BS2181    Anatomy and Physiology I - 3 credits

This course will study an overview all organs of the human body, basic genetics, discuss growth and development, the structure and function of skeletal and muscular systems include joints and facial kinesiology. Also covers hematopoietic and lymphatic systems, knowledge to immune mechanisms.

Prerequisite: BS1111

BS3182    Anatomy and Physiology II - 3 credits

This course will study the structure and physiological function of the cardiovascular systems, respiratory and gastrointestinal systems include liver and gallbladder.  Also covers the genitourinary system; fluid and electrolyte balance. 

Prerequisite: BS2181

BS4183    Anatomy and Physiology III - 3 credits

This course will study the structure and physiological function of the nervous systems. Also covers the reproductive and genitourinary system; fluid and electrolyte balance, and endocrine system.

Prerequisite: BS3182.

BS5161    Psychology in Primary Care - 3 credits

In this course student will understanding behavior science, and mental process, motivation and emotion, human development and personality across the life span, methods to improves the critical thinking, physiologic psychological research methods, emphasis on modalities of psychological disorders and psychotherapy, relationships between patients and therapists, behavior with social group. 

Prerequisite: None

BS6191    Pathophysiology I - 3 credits

A study of basic pathology: cell pathology, inflammation and repair, environmental and genetic disorders, thermodynamic and hematological disorders, immunopathology and neoplasia.  Prerequisites: BS3182

BS7192    Pathophysiology II - 3 credits

This course will continue to study of pathological and physiological aspects in the respiratory systems, digestive systems cardiovascular and urinary systems. 

Prerequisites: BS6191

BS8193    Pathophysiology III - 3 credits

This course will continue to learn the pathological and physiological aspects of the endocrine, nervous, musculoskeletal, hematopoietic and lymphoid systems; also cover the disorders of sensory organs.

Prerequisites: BS7192

BS8141    Nutrition in Primary Care - 2 credits

A study of the biochemical aspects of nutrition, vitamins and minerals, proteins and carbohydrates and explains the relationship between diet and health, and practical advice for health promotion to disease management. 

Prerequisite: None

Clinical Science

CS1511    Western Medical Terminology - 2 credits

A study of the most common Western medical terms covers nomenclature of anatomical terms, signs and syndromes, medical procedures and assessment, including major prefixes roots and suffixes.

Prerequisite:  None.

CS1531    Pharmacology - 3 credits

A survey of Western pharmacology, An emphasis on drug  groups and prototypes, mechanism of action and toxicities of traditional and newer drugs, treatment strategies and drugs of choice for all major diseases, drugs of abuse, side-effects of commonly prescribed medications, including the nutritional supplements and herbal medications.  Prerequisite: BS 1131

CS3541    Survey of Clinical Medicine - 3 credits

This course is designed to overview of Clinical medicine in current health care systems to enable effective communication with other primary care practitioners, including imaging and medical lab., also osteopathy, dentistry, psychology, nursing, chiropractic, podiatry, naturopathy, and homeopathy, to familiarize practitioners with current other health care clinical procedures.

Prerequisite:  None

CS4521    Medical Assessment / Physical Examination - 3 credits

A study of physical assessment, Patient preparation, clinical interview, diagnostic processes, emphasizing: history taking, Patient preparation, clinical interview, physical examination, and logical thinking.  Include interview strategies, general physical examination and psychosomatic problems and modalities of referral procedure.

Prerequisites: None

CS5561    Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine I - 3 credits

This course will study general approach to the patient, health maintenance and disease prevention and common symptoms. Overview the diseases of respiratory systems, symptoms and signs of ear, nose and disorders of the airways, also includes digestive disorders, Insomnia; Heartburn and Indigestion; Liver, Biliary tract and pancreas disorders, Gastrointestinal diseases, also covered diabetes mellitus, obesity, diseases of thyroid gland and overview of general infectious diseases.

Prerequisite: BS3182

CS6562    Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine II - 3 credits

This course will study general approach to the motor impairment and sensory loss; Itching and other Skin disorders, common dermatoses and principles of dermatologic Therapy, Anemias, disorders of hemostasis and understanding blood transfusion. Also, covers renal diseases; acute and chronic renal diseases, Psychiatric Disorders; common genitourinary disorders; discussing Psychiatric Disorders and assessment. Overview of the signs and symptoms of coronary heart diseases, congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension and heart diseases, management of systemic hypertension. 

Prerequisite: CS 5561

CS7563    Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine III - 3 credits

This course will study general approach to pain control management includes physiological and pathophysiological mechanisms of common pain symptoms, disorder of musculoskeletal systems, disorders in neurology, principles of differential diagnosis in headache; facial pain, earache and tinnitus, dizziness, vertigo; common muscle and joint pain; backache; and miscellaneous pain syndromes.  Prerequisite:  CS6562

CS8564    Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine IV - 3 credits

This course will study general approach to gynecology and obstetrics disorders, as abnormal premenopausal bleeding, post menopausal bleeding, premenstrual syndromes, dysmenorrhea, pelvic inflammatory diseases, ovarian tumors infertility, vomiting of pregnancy and hyperemesis, This course will also overview to allergic and immunologic disorders, atopic diseases, drug allergy, immunodeficiency disorders,.

Prerequisite:  CS 7563

CS0571    Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Data - 3 credits

Introducing to diagnostic device, referral and examine procedures, basic knowledge in reading diagnostic report and interpreting medical images including X-ray, CT scan, MRI imaging and diagnostic ultrasound, data on common laboratory diagnostic tests.   

Prerequisites: CS 6562

Practice Management

PM1811   Pubic Health - 3 credits

This course introduces students to the concept of public health, with emphasis on epidemiology of communicable diseases, pubic and community participation in public health and disease control, chemical dependency treatment, public health education and training.  Prerequisite:  none

PM1821   Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation - 1 credit

A certification course in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) for primary health care professionals, from the American Red Cross, American Heart Association.  Class C; BLS Healthcare provider; level of CPR is required, which includes adults, infants and children.

Prerequisite:  None

PM1911   World History of Medicine and Professional Development - 3 credits

A study of the history and development of medicine in all cultures and the divergence of professional development, instruction including integrative research methodology and evidence based medicine.  Prerequisite:  None

PM2631   Evaluation of Signs and Symptoms and ICD-9 Coding - 3 credits

This course will focus in differential diagnosis of the signs and symptoms in various diseases. Introduction and describes the signs and symptoms, discusses its significance and incidence and summarizes its possible causes. Training student’s probable thinking when faced with patient’s problems. Understand to using International classification of diseases coding numbers.    Prerequisite:  CS8563

PM9721   Management for Clinic Practice I - 2 credits

Discussion of the basic organization of the medical office and clinic, basic accounting and finance of the medical office and clinic, including setting up the business, physical office planning, basic accounting knowledge, front office management, general office management, human resources management and long term development plan.

Prerequisite:  none

PM0722   Management for Clinic Practice II - 2 credits

This course consists of two parts: regulatory compliance and jurisprudence (municipal, California, and federal laws, including OSHA, Labor code, Health Insurance portability and Accountability Act of 1996, “HIPAA”) and legal responsibilities; with emphasis on billing procedures, management of patient’s health insurance, malpractice insurance coverage, and related topics.  Prerequisite: PM9721

PM9723   Ethics and Legal and Professional Issues - 2 credit

This course will review acupuncture and medical related legal issues, Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA) and HIPAA Administrative Simplification rule and regulation, prevention of unethical medical fraud, and abuse protection, jurisprudence, knowledge of academic peer review process, professional liability, and related legal professional issues and health care. Protocol for Ethics and peer review is also covered.

Prerequisite:  none

PM0611   Case Management I – 3 credits

Students will learn in this course on patient file processing, understand privacy practices rules, including referral and collaboration, physician’s finding and second opinion, specialty care responsibilities, therapeutic planning, psychosocial assessment, consulting with patient, also covers knowledge of research technology, follow up care and final review, and functional outcome measurements, prognosis and future medical care.

Prerequisite: none.

PM0612   Case Management II – 3 credits

This course is emphasis on the worker’s injury care and workers compensation/ labor codes and procedures and qualified medical evaluations, medical legal report writing, expert medical testimony, and independent medical review, seriously ill patient care, emergency care, procedure and assessment of Acupuncture needling emergency.

Prerequisite: PM0611  

Clinical Training

CT1011   Herbal Pharmacy Lab. - 2 credits

This is a course of Clinical training on herbal dispensary, covered selecting and weighing raw herbs, preparation of herbal prescriptions, pharmacy procedure.  Student will work on decoction, powdering, pills preparation, sequence of herbal extract, and packaging.

Prerequisite: HB5431

CT6021   Clinical Observation I - 2 credits

Students will start experiencing clinical practice of oriental medicine by observing the practice by supervisors. Students will observe and learn preparing patients and treatment rooms, observe effective communication by supervisors with patients, how patient history is taken, including measurement of vital signs, as well as observe performance of clean needle techniques; understand patient’s chief complaints, observe the conduct of physical examination and diagnosis, clinical practice of needling, including locating acupuncture points and other modalities. Students will also learn compliance of OSHA and HIPPA regulations and experience patient recruitment by attending scheduled health fairs and contacting patients for follow-up visits.

Prerequisite: AC 2222 and passing Clinical Observation Qualification Test (COQT) I

CT7022   Clinical Observation I: Procedures - 2 credits

Students are focused on clinical assessment procedures, involved in preparing patients and treatment rooms; learn to communicate with patients and assist patients in completing necessary clinic forms and to take patient histories including measuring of vital signs; understand patient’s chief complaints; observe performance of clean needles procedures, physical examination and diagnosis, clinical practice of needling by supervisors, including locating acupuncture points and other modalities; learn case presentation and participate in discussions. Students will also learn compliance of OSHA and HIPPA regulations and experience patient recruitment by attending scheduled health fairs and contacting patients for follow-up visits.

Prerequisite: CT 6021

CT8031   Clinical Observation IIA - 2 credits

Clinical Observation IIA involves students preparing the patient, assisting patients completing necessary clinic forms, regularly reviewing patient files to ensure complete understanding of the treatment protocol, progress and assessment plan; learning to communicate with patients and take patient histories, including measuring of vital signs, as well as understanding patient’s chief complaints; observing clinical practice of clean needles procedures, performance of physical examination, Oriental medical diagnosis, clinical practice of needling by supervisors, including locating acupuncture points and other modalities participating in preparing case presentation and discussions. Students will also learn compliance of OSHA and HIPPA regulations and experience patient recruitment by attending scheduled health fairs and contacting patients for follow-up visits.

Prerequisite: CT 7022 and passing Clinical Observation Qualification Test II

CT9032   Clinical Observation IIB - 2 credits

Students continue trainings as received in Clinical Observation IIA but with more responsibility in performing clinic routine activities such as preparing patients for treatments, taking patients’ measurements of vital signs and ensure completeness of patient files and understanding of treatment, protocol, progress and assessment plan. Students continue to observe the clinical practice of clean needle procedures, physical examination, Oriental medical diagnosis, and clinical practice of needling performed by supervisors including locating acupuncture points and other modalities, participate in case study and discussions.  Students will also learn compliance of OSHA and HIPPA regulations and experience patient recruitment by attending scheduled health fairs and contacting patients for follow-up visits..

Prerequisite: CT 8031

CT9041   Clinical Internship:  Phase IA - 4 credits

Clinical Supervisors shall be physically present at all time during the diagnosis and treatment of the patients. Student interns a re responsible for taking patient history, complete a clinical impression and Oriental Medical diagnosis for review and approval by the clinical supervisor. Students will recommend treatment protocol that includes needling treatment, herbal prescriptions and/or other oriental medicine modalities based on the patient’s conditions. Treatment protocols must be approved by Clinical Supervisor. Other modalities including further laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging may also be recommended. Student interns will also learn insurance billing and application if ICD-9 coding..

Prerequisite: CT 9032 and passing Clinical Internship Qualification Test I

CT0042   Clinical Internship: Phase IB - 4 credits

Clinical Supervisors shall be physically present at all time during the diagnosis and treatment of the patients. Student interns a re responsible for taking patient history, complete a clinical impression and Oriental Medical diagnosis for review and approval by the clinical supervisor. Students will recommend treatment protocol that includes needling treatment, herbal prescriptions and/or other oriental medicine modalities based on the patient’s conditions. Treatment protocols must be approved by Clinical Supervisor. Other modalities including further laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging may also be recommended. Student interns will also learn insurance billing and application if ICD-9 coding... 

Prerequisite: CT 9041

CT 0043 Clinical Seminar: Phase I - 2 credits

Students will learn to prepare and conduct case presentation, including review patient history and assessment, discuss evidenced diagnosis, symptoms and signs in western medicine and appropriate Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture treatment and herbal formulae composition. Review diagnostic imaging and laboratory data report with Clinical Director.

Prerequisite: CT 9041

CT1151   Clinical Internship:  Phase IIA - 4 credits

Clinical Supervisors shall be physically present at all time during the diagnosis and treatment of the patients. Student interns a re responsible for taking patient history, complete a clinical impression and Oriental Medical diagnosis for review and approval by the clinical supervisor. Students will recommend treatment protocol that includes needling treatment, herbal prescriptions and/or other oriental medicine modalities based on the patient’s conditions. Treatment protocols must be approved by Clinical Supervisor. Other modalities including further laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging may also be recommended. Student interns will also learn insurance billing and application if ICD-9 coding.

Prerequisite: CT 0043 and passing Clinical Internship Qualification Test II

CT2252   Clinical Internship:  Phase IIB - 4 credits

Clinical Supervisors shall be physically present at all time during the diagnosis and treatment of the patients. Student interns a re responsible for taking patient history, complete a clinical impression and Oriental Medical diagnosis for review and approval by the clinical supervisor. Students will recommend treatment protocol that includes needling treatment, herbal prescriptions and/or other oriental medicine modalities based on the patient’s conditions. Treatment protocols must be approved by Clinical Supervisor. Other modalities including further laboratory tests and diagnostic imaging may also be recommended. Student interns will also learn insurance billing and application if ICD-9 coding..

Prerequisite: CT 1151

CT2253   Clinical Seminar:  Phase II - 2 credits

Students will prepare and conduct case presentation, including review patient history and assessment, discuss evidenced diagnosis, symptoms and signs in western medicine and appropriate Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture treatment and herbal formulae composition. Review diagnostic imaging and laboratory data report with Clinical Director and discuss ICD-9 coding classification, drug or prescription medicine interactions with herbs.

Prerequisite:  CT 1151

CT3061   Supervised Practice: Phase IIIA - 4 credits

Student interns will assume advanced level of responsibility over patient care and management under minimal supervision of Clinical Supervisors , and practice as independent practitioner at Kingston University’s clinic. Student interns a re responsible for taking patient history, complete a clinical impression and Oriental Medical diagnosis and be competent in developing treatment protocol that includes needling treatment, herbal prescriptions and/or other oriental medicine modalities based on the patient’s conditions. Clinical Supervisors must be in close proximity to treatment site so that student interns may consult with the Clinical supervisor for input at times especially in difficult or complex cases.

Prerequisite: CT 2253 and passing Supervised Practice Qualification Test (SPQT)

CT3062   Supervised Practice: Phase IIIB – 4 credits

Student interns will assume advanced level of responsibility over patient care and management under minimal supervision of Clinical Supervisors , and practice as independent practitioner at Kingston University’s clinic. Student interns a re responsible for taking patient history, complete a clinical impression and Oriental Medical diagnosis and be competent in developing treatment protocol that includes needling treatment, herbal prescriptions and/or other oriental medicine modalities based on the patient’s conditions. Clinical Supervisors must be in close proximity to treatment site so that student interns may consult with the Clinical supervisor for input at times especially in difficult or complex cases.

Prerequisite:  CT 3061

CT3063   Clinical Seminar: Phase III - 3 credits

Students will prepare and conduct case presentation, including review patient history and assessment, discuss evidenced diagnosis, symptoms and signs in western medicine and appropriate Oriental Medicine, Acupuncture treatment and herbal formulae composition. Review diagnostic imaging and laboratory data report with Clinical Director and discuss ICD-9 coding classification, drug or prescription medicine interactions with herbs.

Prerequisite: CT 3061

CT4071   Supervised Practice: Phase IVA - 4 credits

Student interns will assume advanced level of responsibility over patient care and management under minimal supervision of Clinical Supervisors , and practice as independent practitioner at Kingston University’s clinic. Student interns a re responsible for taking patient history, complete a clinical impression and Oriental Medical diagnosis and be competent in developing treatment protocol that includes needling treatment, herbal prescriptions and/or other oriental medicine modalities based on the patient’s conditions. Clinical Supervisors must be in close proximity to treatment site so that student interns may consult with the Clinical supervisor for input at times especially in difficult or complex

Prerequisite: CT 3063

CT4072   Supervised Practice: Phase IVB - 4 credits

Student interns will assume advanced level of responsibility over patient care and management under minimal supervision of Clinical Supervisors, and practice as independent practitioner at Kingston University’s clinic. Student interns a re responsible for taking patient history, complete a clinical impression and Oriental Medical diagnosis and be competent in developing treatment protocol that includes needling treatment, herbal prescriptions and/or other oriental medicine modalities based on the patient’s conditions. Clinical Supervisors must be in close proximity to treatment site so that student interns may consult with the Clinical supervisor for input at times especially in difficult or complex

Prerequisite:  CT 4071

CT 4081 Supervised Practice Evaluation-2 credits

The clinical supervisor shall conduct overall evaluation, review the clinical case history, signs and symptoms, western medical and Oriental medical physical findings with student’s works, including acupuncture treatment and herbal prescription, clinical assessment, follow-up referrals modalities and intervention evaluation.

Prerequisite: CT4071


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