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Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

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 M.S.O.M. Program Objectives

Students  graduating from the MSOM program at Kingston University will be able to:

  • Competently apply state-of-art medical practices developed and based on Traditional Oriental Medicine philosophy and thousands of years of successful and modern clinical applications within the scope of practice for a Licensed Acupuncturist in California.

  • Determine an appropriate diagnosis by employing theories and principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine and promptly formulate an effective treatment program.

  • Understand and communicate with other healthcare professionals so that an appropriate and informed referral for  patients to other healthcare professionals can be made promptly when necessary.

  • Perform to the highest ethical standards and professional conduct.

  • Treat patients with respect, compassion and dignity and observe strict patient confidentiality at all time.

  • Explain and educate patients and the public in a professional and friendly language and gesture manner in order to effectively enhance community wellbeing with a high standard of quality and care services.

  • Continuing professional  education development and practice enhancement as a lifelong career commitment

M.S.O.M. Course Requirements
A.     Basic Science – Total 37 Quarter Units / 370 Credit hours
  Course No. Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  BS1111 Human Biology 3 30 -
  BS1131 Chemistry/Organic and Biochemistry 3* 30 -
  BS3151 Introductory Microbiology/Immunology 3 30 BS1111
  BS2121 General Physics 3* 30 -
  BS5161 Psychology in Primary Care 3 30  
  BS1171 Topographic Anatomy 2 20 -
  BS2181 Anatomy and Physiology I 3 30 BS1111, BS1171
  BS3182 Anatomy and Physiology II 3 30 BS2181
  BS4183 Anatomy and Physiology III 3 30 BS3182
  BS6191 Patho-physiology I 3 30 BS3182
  BS7192 Patho-physiology II 3 30 BS6191
  BS8193 Patho-physiology III 3 30 BS7192
  BS8141 Nutrition in Primary Care 2 20 BS1111, BS1131
          * Basic Science course, maybe taken at other institutions for transfer credit
B.     Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Principles, Theories and Treatment
- Total 132 Quarter Units/ 1,320 Credits hours
 i).  Department of Acupuncture – 36 Quarter Units / 360 Credit hours
 

Course No.

Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  AC1221 Introduction to Acupuncture I 3 30 BS1111
  AC2222 Introduction to Acupuncture II 3 30 BS1111
  AC1223 Acupuncture Anatomy/Physiology 3 30 -
  AC3231 Dynamics of Acupuncture Points 3 30 AC1221
  AC4281 Acupuncture Techniques I 3 30 AC1221&AC2222
  AC5282 Acupuncture Techniques II 3 30 AC1221&AC2222
  AC6261 Acupuncture Therapeutics I 3 30 AC4281&AC5282
  AC7262 Acupuncture Therapeutics II 3 30 AC4281&AC5282
  AC7272 Microsystems of Acupuncture/Auricular & Scalp Therapy 3 30 AC4281
  AC8211 Acupuncture Meridian Theories 2 20 -
  AC8291 Public Hygiene/ Clean Needle Technique 1 10 -
  AC8284 Acupuncture Orthopedics/Traumatology 3 30 AC5282
  AC0291 Acupressure & Tuina Therapy 3 30 -
 ii).  Department of Oriental Medicine – 50 Quarter Units / 500 Credit hours
 

Course No

Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  OM1351 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine I 3 30 -
  OM2352 Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine II 2 20 -
  OM2321 Qi Gong Theory and Technique 2 20 -
  OM2341 Chinese Medical Terminology/Literature 2 20 -
  OM2373 Chinese Medical Diagnosis 3 30 OM1351&OM2352
  OM3311 History & Philosophy of Oriental Medicine 2 20 -
  OM3322 Tai Chi Exercise 2 20 -
  OM3371 Zangfu Syndromes I 3 30 OM2373
  OM4372 Zangfu Syndromes II 3 30 OM2373
  OM3381 Chinese Internal Medicine I 3 30 OM3371&OM4372
  OM4382 Chinese Internal Medicine II 3 30 OM3371&OM4372
  OM5383 Chinese Internal Medicine III 3 30 OM3371&OM4372
  OM5352 Chinese Medical Classics I  Nei Jing 2 20 OM1351&OM2352
  OM6381 Treatise of Shang Han Lun 3 30 HB5431~8434
  OM7384 Family Medicine & Emergency Care in OM 2 20 HB5431~8434
  OM7385 Gynecology / Obstetrics in OM 3 30 HB5431~8434
  OM8283 Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology in OM 2 20 HB5431~8434
  OM8286 Pediatrics in OM 2 20 HB5431~8434
  OM8386 Syndromes of Wen Bing 2 20 HB5431~8434
  OM9382 Synopsis of Jin Gui 3 30 HB5431~8434
  iii).  Department of Herbology – 46 Quarter Units / 460 Credit hours
 

Course No

Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  HB1411 Botany and Introduction to Herbology 3 30 -
  HB2421 Chinese Herbology I 4 40 HB1411
  HB3422 Chinese Herbology II 4 40 HB1411
  HB4423 Chinese Herbology III 4 40 HB1411
  HB5424 Chinese Herbology IV 4 40 HB1411
  HB5431 Herbal Prescriptions I 4 40 HB2421&HB3422
  HB6432 Herbal Prescriptions II 4 40 HB2421~5424
  HB7433 Herbal Prescriptions III 4 40 HB2421~5424
  HB8434 Herbal Prescriptions IV 4 40 HB2421~5424
  HB9431 Herbal Nutrition & Geriatrics 4 40 HB1411
  HB9435 Herbal Formulas Compound and Synthesis 2 20 HB2421~5424
  HB9461 Herbal Pharmacy 3 30 HB2421~5424
  HB0535 Herbal Dermatology & Topical Formulae 2 20 HB5431&HB6432
 C.     Department of Clinical Medicine and Patient Assessment – 26 Quarter Units / 260 Credit hours
  Course No. Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  CS1511 Western Medical Terminology 2 20 -
  CS1531 Pharmacology 3 30 BS1131, Herbology I~IV
  CS3541 Survey of Clinical Medicine 3 30 BS1111
  CS4521 Medical Assessment/Physical Examination 3 30 BS1111,CS1511
  CS5561 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine I 3 30 BS6191,CS3541
  CS6562 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine II 3 30 BS6191,CS3541
  CS7563 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine III 3 30 BS6191,CS3541
  CS8564 Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine IV 3 30 BS6191,CS3541
  CS0571 Diagnostic Imaging & Laboratory Data 3 30 BS8193
D.      Case Management – 9 Quarter Units – 90 Credit hours
  Course No Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  PM2631 Evaluation of Signs and Symptoms /ICD-9 Coding 3 30 CS5561~8564
  PM0611 Case Management I 3 30  
  PM0612 Case Management II 3 30 PM0611
E.     Practice Management – 6 Quarter Units / 60 Credit hours
  Course No Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  PM9721 Management for Clinic Practice I 2 20 -
  PM0722 Management for Clinic Practice II 2 20 PM9721
  PM9723 Ethics and Legal Professional Issues 2 20 -
F.     Public Health – 4 Quarter Units / 40 Credit hours
  Course No Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  PM1811 Public Health 3 30 -
  PM1821 CPR 1 10 -
G.     Professional Development – 3 Quarter Units / 30 Credit Units
  Course No Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  PM1911 World History of Medicine and Professional Development 3 30

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H.    Department of Clinical Practice – 51 Quarter Units / 950 Credit hours
  Course No Course Title Units Hour Prerequisite
  CT1011 Herbal Pharmacy Lab. 2 40 Conc. with HB9461
  CT6021 Clinical Observation I 2 40 AC2222
Passing COQT*I
  CT7022 Clinical Observation I:  Procedure 2 40 CT6021
  CT8031 Clinical Observation IIA 2 40 CT7022
Passing COQT*II
  CT9032 Clinical Observation IIB 2 40 CT8031
  CT9041 Clinical Internship:  Phase IA 4 80 CT9032
Passing CIQT**I
  CT0042 Clinical Internship: Phase IB 4 80 CT9041
  CT0043 Clinical Seminar: Phase I 2 20 CT9041
  CT1151 Clinical Internship:  Phase IIA 4 80 CT0042,CT0043 Passing CIQT**II
  CT2252 Clinical Internship:  Phase IIB  4 80 CT1151
  CT2253 Clinical Seminar:  Phase II 2 20 CT1151
  CT3061 Supervised Practice:  Phase IIIA 4 80 CT2252,CT2253 Passing SPQT***
  CT3062 Supervised Practice:  Phase IIIB 4 80 CT3061
  CT3063 Clinical Seminar: Phase III 3 30 CT3061
  CT4071 Supervised Practice: Phase IVA 4 80 CT3063
  CT4072 Supervised Practice:  Phase IVB 4 80 CT4071
  CT4081 Supervised Practice Evaluation 2 40 CT4071
* Clinical Observation Qualification Test
** Clinical Internship Qualification Test
*** Supervised Practice Qualification Test
Graduation Requirements

The student must satisfy the following graduation requirements in order to be awarded the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree:

(1) Complete the didactic courses and clinical internship hours prescribed by the curriculum by either ONE of the following:

  • as a full-time residency student, completed full curriculum of 268 Quarter Units, which includes 2170 hours of didactic course works and 950 hours of clinical training, within a minimum of four academic years (12 quarters), or

  • as a student who have completed and transferred previous course works in acupuncture/Oriental Medicine programs at another approved educational institution, satisfy the Residency Requirement for the MSOM program, which requires the completion of a minimum of 45 quarter units within three quarters or one academic year

(2) complete the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0

(3) pass the Comprehensive Examination with a minimum score of 70%, and

(4) satisfy all tuition obligations prior to graduation. 

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