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moxa-ginsengTraditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Diploma Program

This program qualifies graduates to write the Pan-Canadian regulatory examinations and to become a Registered Acupuncturist (R.Ac) and a Registered TCM Practitioner (R.TCMP).  This 4 year program can be completed in 3 years studying full time (9 semesters).  In addition to teaching acupuncture and moxibustion, the program integrates an extensive Herbology coursework and covers the main specialties of Chinese medicine, such as Internal and External Medicine, Gynaecology and Paediatrics.

Curriculum

YEAR 1

Term 1

Course Code Course Title Credits
101 TCM Theory & Diagnostics I (lecture) 4
201 Meridian Theory and Location (lecture and practical) 4
301 Traditional Dietary Therapy and Modern Nutrition (lecture) 3
401 Zen Shiatsu I (practical) 3
501 Introduction to Biomedicine (lecture) 2
502 Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture) 4
701 Tao Yin (practical) 1
801 Counselling Strategies (lecture and practical) 3
Total 24

Term 2

Course Code Course Title Credits
102 TCM Theory & Diagnostics II (lecture) 4
202 Acupoint Theory and Location I (lecture and practical) 6
302 Advanced Diet and Nutrition – clinical application (lecture and practical) 3
402 Zen Shiatsu II (practical) 3
503 Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture) 4
600 Clinical Observation (practical) 4
702 Tai Ji I (practical) 1
Total 25

Term 3

Course Code Course Title Credits
103 TCM Theory & Diagnostics III (lecture) 4
203 Acupoint Theory and Location II (lecture and practical) 6
204 Techniques of Acupuncture and Moxibustion (lecture and practical) 4
303 Herbal Pharmacopoeia I (lecture) 4
403 Zen Shiatsu III (practical) 3
504 Pathophysiology (lecture) 4
600 Clinical Assistance (practical) 4
703 Tai Ji II (practical) 1
Total 30

Year 2

Term 1

Course Code Course Title Credits
104 TCM Theory & Diagnostics IV (lecture) 4
205 Therapeutics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion I (lecture and practical) 3
304 Herbal Pharmacopoeia II (lecture) 4
404 Tuina I (practical) 3
505 CPR (HCP) & Standard First Aid (lecture and practical) 1
506 Neuroanatomy (lecture) 4
600 Clinical Assistance (practical) 8
704 Qi Gong I (practical) 1
Total 28

Term 2

Course Code Course Title Credits
105 TCM Case Studies I (lecture) 2
206 Therapeutics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion II (lecture and practical) 3
305 Herbal Formula I (lecture) 4
405 Tuina II (practical) 3
507 Western Medical Diagnostics & Physical Examination (lecture and practical) 4
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 8
705 Qi Gong II (practical) 1
1001 Practice Management and Business Fundamentals (lecture) 3
Total 28

Term 3

Course Code Course Title Credits
306 Herbal Formula II (lecture) 4
406 Tuina III (practical) 3
508 Pharmacology (lecture and practical) 4
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 8
706 Qi Gong III (practical) 1
1002 Ethical Practice (lecture) 2
Total 22

Year 3

Term 1

Course Code Course Title Credits
106 TCM Case Studies II (lecture) 2
107 Nei Ke: Internal Medicine (lecture) 4
207 Eastern Medical Allied Therapies (lecture and practical) 2
307 Dui Yao: Herbal Formula Building (lecture and practical) 3
509 Western Pathology Case Studies (lecture and practical) 4
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 8
Total 23

Term 2

Course Code Course Title Credits
108 Wai Ke: External Medicine (lecture) 4
208 Acupuncture Orthopedics (lecture and practical) 3
308 Pao Zhi: Herbal Preparations (lecture and practical) 2
309 Patent Herbal Medicine (lecture) 2
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 12
Total 23

Term 3

Course Code Course Title Credits
109 Fu Ke: Gynecology (lecture) 4
110 Er Ke: Pediatrics (lecture) 3
111 TCM Review (lecture) 2
209 Acumoxa Microsystems (lecture and practical) 3
510 Western Clinical & Emergency Medicine (lecture) 3
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 8
1003 Business Plan Development (lecture and practical) 1
Total 24

Clinical Internship in China will be offered to all students.  Participation in this internship can be credited towards the total clinical hours required per program and can be substituted for selected courses.