Course Descriptions

AHB5092 : HERBAL CLINICAL MEDICINE 2
3.00 credits: This class is the second course in a two-course sequence providing a foundation for the clinical practice of Chinese herbal medicine in non-internal medicine.
AHB5035 : HERBAL FORMULAS & STRATEGIES 1
4.00 credits: This class is the first course in a two-course sequence concerning the principles of classical herbal formulation and therapeutic functions. Major formulas currently used in Chinese medicine will be covered. Students will learn to analyze a formula according to the classical hierarchy of its ingredients and will learn to modify it to suit specific needs. Students will learn the therapeutic actions and clinical indications of each formula, including prohibitions and contraindications.
AHB5036 : HERBAL FORMULAS & STRATEGIES 2
5.00 credits: This class is the second course in a two-course sequence concerning the principles of classical herbal formulation and therapeutic functions. Major formulas currently used in Chinese medicine will be covered. Students will learn to analyze a formula according to the classical hierarchy of its ingredients and will learn to modify it to suit specific needs. Students will learn the therapeutic actions and clinical indications of each formula, including prohibitions and contraindications.
AHB6050 : HERBAL DISPENSARY MANAGEMENT
1.00 credits: Students build on the skills they have developed throughout their herbal program and learn the details of operating a working herbal dispensary.
AHB6040 : HERBAL REVIEW & SYNTHESIS
4.00 credits: This class is designed to consolidate the knowledge acquired in earlier herbal classes and to extend the student’s mastery of Chinese herbal medicine to include the finer points of diagnosis, formulation and modification. Students will learn to construct treatment plans for complicated, difficult or unusual cases, while focusing on their individual learning needs.
ARS5060 : INTERACTIVE SKILLS
1.00 credits: This experiential course emphasizes development of positive patient-practitioner interaction, listening and communication skills. Ethical practices and scope of practice for Acupuncture/OM practioners is also covered.
ACH3010 : INTRO TO CHINESE LANGUAGE
1.00 credits: This class introduces basic and essential knowledge of Chinese language to help students in the study of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The course includes studies of Chinese Pinyin system, pronunciation, formation and writing of Chinese characters, how to use the Chinese-English dictionary, Chinese numbers, TCM terms and basic Chinese language grammar.
ARS4040 : INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE
1.00 credits: Students learn basic principles of ethics and jurisprudence as a foundation for problem-solving in health-care practice.
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