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Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) Course Descriptions

 

Acupuncture

AC 1221 Introduction of Acupuncture I
AC 2222 Introduction of Acupuncture II
AC 1223 Acupuncture Anatomy / Physiology
AC 3231 Dynamics of Acupuncture Points
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
AC 1221 Introduction of Acupuncture I 3 None
 
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.
   
       
AC 2222 Introduction of Acupuncture II 3 AC 1221
 
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.
   
       
AC 1223 Acupuncture Anatomy / Physiology 3 None
 
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. 
   
       
AC 3231 Dynamics of Acupuncture Points 3 AC 1221
 
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.
   
       
AC 4281 Acupuncture Techniques I
AC 5282 Acupuncture Techniques II
AC 6261 Acupuncture Therapeutics I
AC 7262 Acupuncture Therapeutics II
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
AC 4281 Acupuncture Techniques I 3 AC 1221
 
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.
   
       
AC 5282 Acupuncture Techniques II 3 AC 4281
 
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.
   
       
AC 6261 Acupuncture Therapeutics I 3 AC 2222
 
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. 
   
       
AC 7262 Acupuncture Therapeutics II 3 AC 6261
 
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.
   
       
AC 7272 Microsystems of Acupuncture / Auricular & Scalp Therapy
AC 8211 Acupuncture Meridian Theories
AC 8284 Acupuncture Orthopedics & Traumatology
AC 8291 Public Hygiene and Clean Needle Technique
AC 0291 Acupressure & Tuina
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
AC 7272 Microsystems of Acupuncture / Auricular & Scalp Therapy 3 AC 1221
 
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.
   
       
AC 8211 Acupuncture Meridian Theories 2 None
 
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.
   
       
AC 8284 Acupuncture Orthopedics & Traumatology 3 AC 5282
 
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.
   
       
AC 8291 Public Hygiene and Clean Needle Technique 1 None
 
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.
   
       
AC 0291 Acupressure & Tuina 3 None
 
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.
   

Oriental Medicine

OM 1351 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine I
OM 2352 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine II
OM 2321 Qi Gong Theory and Technique
OM 2341 Chinese Medical Terminology / Literature
OM 2373 Chinese Medical Diagnosis
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
OM 1351 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine I 3 None
 
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.
   
       
OM 2352 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine II 2 OM 1351
 
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.
   
       
OM 2321 Qi Gong Theory and Technique 2 None
 
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. 
   
       
OM 2341 Chinese Medical Terminology / Literature 2 None
 
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.
   
       
OM 2373 Chinese Medical Diagnosis 3 OM 1351, OM 2352
 
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.  
   
       
OM 3311 History & Philosophy of Oriental Medicine
OM 3322 Tai Chi Exercise
OM 3371 Zangfu Syndromes I
OM 4372 Zangfu Syndromes II
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
OM 3311 History & Philosophy of Oriental Medicine 2 None
 
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.
   
       
OM 3322 Tai Chi Exercise 2 None
 
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.
   
       
OM 3371 Zangfu Syndromes I 3 OM 2373
 
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.
   
       
OM 4372 Zangfu Syndromes II 3 OM 2373
 
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.  
   
       
OM 3381 Chinese Internal Medicine I
OM 4382 Chinese Internal Medicine II
OM 5383 Chinese Internal Medicine III
OM 5352 Chinese Medical Classics I Nei Jing
OM 6381 Treatise of Shang Han Lun
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
OM 3381 Chinese Internal Medicine I 3 OM 3371, OM 4372
 
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.
   
       
OM 4382 Chinese Internal Medicine II 3 OM 3371, OM 4372
 
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.
   
       
OM 5383 Chinese Internal Medicine III 3 OM 3371, OM 4372
 
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.
   
       
OM 5352 Chinese Medical Classics I Nei Jing 2 OM 1351, OM 2352
 
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.
   
       
OM 6381 Treatise of Shang Han Lun 3 HB 5431 ~ HB 8434
 
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. 
   
       
OM 7384 Family Medicine & Emergency Care in OM
OM 7385 Gynecology / Obsterics in OM
OM 8283 Ophthalmology / Otolaryngology in OM
OM 8286 Pediatrics in OM
OM 8386 Syndromes of Wen Bing
OM 9382 Synopsis of Jin Gui
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
OM 7384 Family Medicine & Emergency Care in OM 2 HB 5431 ~ HB 8434
 
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.
   
       
OM 7385 Gynecology / Obsterics in OM 3 HB 5431 ~ HB 8434
 
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.
   
       
OM 8283 Opthalmology / Otolaryngology in OM 2 HB 5431 ~ HB 8434
 
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.
   
       
OM 8286 Pediatrics in OM 2 HB 5431 ~ HB 8434
 
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.
   
       
OM 8386 Syndromes of Wen Bing 2 HB 5431 ~ HB 8434
 
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. 
   
       
OM 9382 Synopsis of Jin Gui 3 HB 5431 ~ HB 8434
 
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.
   
       

Herbology

HB 1411 Botany and Introduction to Herbology
HB 2421 Chinese Herbology I
HB 3422 Chinese Herbology II
HB 4423 Chinese Herbology III
HB 5424 Chinese Herbology IV
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
HB 1411 Botany and Introduction to Herbology 3 None
 
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.
   
       
HB 2421 Chinese Herbology I 4 HB 1411
 
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.
   
       
HB 3422 Chinese Herbology II 4 HB 1411
 
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. 
   
       
HB 4423 Chinese Herbology III 4 HB 1411
 
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. 
   
       
HB 5424 Chinese Herbology IV 4 HB 1411
 
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.
   
       
HB 5431 Herbal Prescriptions I
HB 6432 Herbal Prescriptions II
HB 7433 Herbal Prescriptions III
HB 8434 Herbal Prescriptions IV
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
HB 5431 Herbal Prescriptions I 4 HB 2421, HB 3422
 
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. 
   
       
HB 6432 Herbal Prescriptions II 4 C. Herbology I ~ IV
 
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. 
   
       
HB 7433 Herbal Prescriptions III 4 C. Herbology I ~ IV
 
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. 
   
       
HB 8434 Herbal Prescriptions IV 4 C. Herbology I ~ IV
 
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. 
   
       
HB 9431 Herbal Nutrition & Geriatrics
HB 9461 Herbal Pharmacy
HB 9435 Herbal Formulas Compound and Synthesis
HB 0535 Herbal Dermatology & Topical Formulae
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
HB 9431 Herbal Nutritioin & Geriatrics 4 HB 1411
 
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.
   
       
HB 9461 Herbal Pharmacy 3 HB 1411
 

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.

   
       
HB 9435 Herbal Formulas Compound and Synthesis 2 C. Herbology I ~ IV
 
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.
   
       
HB 0535 Herbal Dermatology & Topical Formulae 2 HB 5431, HB 6432
 
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.
   
       
Basic Science
BS 1111 Human Biology
BS 1131 Chemistry / Organic and Biochemistry
BS 3151 Introductory Microbiology / Immunology
BS 2121 General Physics
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
BS 1111 Human Biology 3 None
 
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. 
   
       
BS 1131 Chemistry / Organic and Biochemistry 3 None
 

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. 

   
       
BS 3151 Introductory Microbiology / Immunology 3 BS 1111
 
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. 
   
       
BS 2121 General Physics 3 None
 
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.
   
       
BS 5161 Psychology in Primary Care
BS 1171 Topographic Anatomy
BS 2181 Anatomy and Physiology I
BS 3182 Anatomy and Physiology II
BS 4183 Anatomy and physiology III
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
BS 5161 Psychology inPrimary Care 3 None
 
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. 
   
       
BS 1171 Topographic Anatomy 2 None
 

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.  

   
       
BS 2181 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 BS 1111, BS 1171
 
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.
   
       
BS 3182 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 BS 2181
 
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. 
   
       
BS 4183 Anatomy and Physiology III 3 BS 3182
 
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.
   
       
BS 6191 Patho-physiology I
BS 7192 Patho-physiology II
BS 8193 Patho-physiology III
BS 8141 Nutrition in Primary Care
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
BS 6191 Patho-physiology I 3 BS 3182
 
A study of basic pathology: cell pathology, inflammation and repair, environmental and genetic disorders, thermodynamic and hematological disorders, immunopathology and neoplasia.
   
       
BS 7192 Patho-physiology II 3 BS 6191
 

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

   
       
BS 8193 Patho-physiology III 3 BS 7192
 
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.
   
       
BS 8141 Nutrition in Primary Care 2 BS 1111, BS 1171
 
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. 
   
       
Clinical Science
CS 1511 Western Medical Terminology
CS 1531 Pharmacology
CS 3541 Survey of Clinical Medicine
CS 4521 Medical Assessment / Physical Examination
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
CS 1511 Western Medical Terminology 2 None
 
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.
   
       
CS 1531 Pharmacology 3 BS 1131, C. Herbology I-IV
 

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. 

   
       
CS 3541 Survey of Clinical Medicine 3 BS 1111
 
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.
   
       
CS 4521 Medical Assessment / Physical Examiniation 3 BS 1111, CS 1511
 
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.
   
       
CS 5561 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine I
CS 6562 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine II
CS 7563 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine III
CS 8564 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine IV
CS 0571 Diagnostic Imaging & Laboratory Data
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
CS 5561 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine I 3 BS 6191, CS 3541
 
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.
   
       
CS 6562 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine II 3 BS 6191, CS 3541
 

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. 

   
       
CS 7563 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine III 3 BS 8193, CS 3541
 
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. 
   
       
CS 8564 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine IV 3 BS 8193, CS 3541
 
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,.
   
       
CS 0571 Diagnostic Imaging & Laboratory Data 3 BS 8193
 
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.   
   
       
Practice Management
PM 1811 Public Health
PM 1821 CPR
PM 1911 World History of Medicine and Professional Development
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
PM 1811 Public Health 3 None
 
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. 
   
       
PM 1821 CPR 1 None
 

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.

   
       
PM 1911 World History of Medicine and Professional Development 3 None
 
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. 
   
       
PM 2631 Evaluation of Signs and Symptoms / ICD 9
PM 0611 Case Management I
PM 0612 Case Management II
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
PM 2631 Evaluation of Signs and Symptoms / ICD 9 3 CS 5561 ~ CS 8564
 
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.  
   
       
PM 0611 Case Management I 3 None
 

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.

   
       
PM 0612 Case Management II 3 PM 0611
 
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.
   
       
PM 9721 Management for Clinic Practice I
PM 0722 Management for Clinic Practice II
PM 9723 Ethics and Legal Professional Issues
Code Course Credit Prerequisite
PM 9721 Management for Clinic Practice I 2 None
 
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.
   
       
PM 0722 Management for Clinic Practice II 2 PM 9721
 

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.

   
       
PM 9723 Ethics and Legal Professional Issues 2 None
 
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.
   
       
Clinical Training
CT 1011 Herbal Pharmacy Lab.
CT 6021 Clinical Observation I
CT 7022 Clinical Observation II
CT 8031 Clinical Observation IIA
CT 9032 Clinical Observation IIB
Code Course Credit / Hours Prerequisite
CT 1011 Herbal Pharmacy Lab. 2/40 HB 2421~HB 5424, Conc. with HB 9461
 
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.
 
       
CT6021 Clinical Observation I 2/40 Passing COQT*1
 

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.

 
       
CT 7022 Clinical Observation II 2/40 CT 6021
 
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.
   
       
CT 8031 Clinical Observation IIA 2/40 CT 7022, Passing COQT*II
 
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.
 
       
CT 9032 Clinical Observation IIB 2/40 CT 8031
 
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.
   
       
CT 9041 Clinical Internship: Phase IA
CT 0042 Clinical Internship: Phase IB
CT 0043 Clinical Seminar: Phase I
CT 1151 Clinical Internship: Phase IIA
CT 2252 Clinical Internship: Phase IIB
CT 2253 Clinical Seminar: Phase II
Code Course Credit / Hours Prerequisite
CT 9041 Clinical Internship: Phase IA 4/80 CT 9032, AC 5282, Passing CIQT**I
 
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.
 
       
CT 0042 Clinical Internship: Phase IB 4/80 CT 9041
 
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.
 
       
CT 0043 Clinical Seminar: Phase I 2/20 CT 9041
 
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.
   
       
CT 1151 Clinical Internship: Phase IIA 4/80 CT 0042, CT 0043, Passing CIQT**II
 
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.
 
       
CT 2252 Clinical Internship: Phase IIB 4/80 CT 1151
 
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.
   
       
CT 2253 Clinical Seminar: Phase II 2/20 CT 1151
 
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.
   
       
CT 3061 Supervised Practice: Phase IIIA
CT 3062 Supervised Practice: Phase IIIB
CT 3063 Clinical Seminar: Phase III
CT 4071 Supervised Practice: Phase IVA
CT 4072 Supervised Practice: Phase IVB
CT 4081 Supervised Practice Evaluation
Code Course Credit / Hours Prerequisite
CT 3061 Supervised Practice: Phase IIIA 4/80 CT 2252, CT 2253, Passing SPQT***
 
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.
 
       
CT 3062 Supervised Practice: Phase IIIB 4/80 CT 3061
 
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.
 
       
CT 3063 Clinical Seminar: Phase III 3/30 CT 3061
 
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.
   
       
CT 4071 Supervised Practice: Phase IVA 4/80 CT 3063
 
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.
 
       
CT 4072 Supervised Practice: Phase IVB 4/80 CT 4071
 
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
   
       
CT 4081 Supervised Practice Evaluation 2/40 CT 4071
 
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.
   
       
* Clinical Observation Qualification Test (COQT)

** Clinical Internship Qualification Test (CIQT)

*** Supervised Practice Qualification Test (SPQT)
       

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