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: ADVANCED NEEDLING TECHNIQUES
Students continue hands-on skill development in manipulation techniques covered in previous classes and learn more advanced techniques as determined by the instructor.
: ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 1
The first in a two-part sequence of courses introduces students to the organization of the body on a chemical, cellular, tissue and system level. Integrating structures (anatomy) and their function (physiology) is a focus of each course in this sequence with this course focusing the skeletal/articular, muscular, and nervous systems in detail. The laboratory portion of the course will include the opportunity to observe prosected human cadavers.
: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 2
This course builds on the material from Human Anatomy and Physiology I and explores the endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, integumentary, respiratory, digestive, urinary and reproductive systems. All systems are integrated using cross-sectional analysis of the human body. The laboratory portion of the course will include the opportunity to observe prosected human cadavers.
: BASIC LIFE SUPPORT SYSTEMS
This course will train students to respond to, assess and manage cardiac and respiratory emergencies using basic life support skills and automatic external defibrillation. Certification is through American Heart Association.
: TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PATHOLOGY & DIAGNOSIS 1
This course introduces students to the basic ideas of Chinese medical thought, including Yin and Yang, the Five Phases, the bodily substances and the Zang-Fu organs. Students then begin the study of Chinese medical pathology, including the Three Causes, the Eight Parameters, the Six Qi, disorders of bodily substances and Zang-Fu organ pathology.
: CHINESE MEDICAL PATHOLOGY 2
This course is a continuation of Chinese Medical Pathology 1. Students will complete the study of Zang-Fu organ patterns and move on to Febrile Disease, including Cold and Warm Disease theories. Finally, students will begin the study of the Four Examinations, covering Observation, Listening, Smelling and Palpating.
: CLINIC SEMINAR 1 (ADVANCED DIAGNOSIS)
This class offers a review of diagnosis to give T5's greater confidence as they begin internship. Attention is directed toward hands on practice with taking of pulse, tongue observation and diagnosis, and learning and implenting palpation. Basic points, methods, content, steps of setting up diagnosis of diseases and patterns are emphasized. The seminar als o covers analysis of reason for misdiagnosis.
: CLINIC SEMINAR 2
This course will look at the history and development of Public Health and acupuncture including current trends and treatment styles. Focus will be placed on sites and settings in which CAOM interns serve including; homelessness, addictions/NADA protocols, HIV/AIDS, PTSD. Part of the class will be devoted to the study of auricular acupuncture as a means of treating some of the above conditions.