Course Descriptions

AAC4030 : PRE-CLINICAL WORKSHOP
3.00 credits: This course ensures that students have the diagnostic acumen and communication skills necessary to begin supervised Clinical Internship. A strong emphasis is placed on patient interviewing. Teaching techniques may include role-playing, modeling and simulation exercises. Emphasis will be placed on building rapport and patient centered care. In addition, students are trained in clinical procedures and protocols followed in the University clinical system. These protocols include charting and record-keeping, confidentiality requirements and crisis management.
ACH3034 : TAI JI
0.50 credits: This course presents the classical practice of Tai Ji in the context of health care. Students learn basic movements and exercises directed toward awareness and development of Qi. The goal is to help the students achieve a state of equanimity and balance in their personal lives, as well as their work with patients
AAC3214 : TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PATHOLOGY & DIAGNOSIS 1
5.00 credits: 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.
AAC3215 : CHINESE MEDICAL PATHOLOGY & DIAGNOSIS 2
4.00 credits: 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.
AWM6061 : TOPICS IN CARDIOPULMONARY HEALTH
1.50 credits: This class is one of a six-course sequence in the study of major health conditions and their pathogenic mechanisms as defined by Western biomedicine. Particular attention is paid to conditions with a high risk of significant adverse outcomes for which effective Western treatments are available and to serious conditions requiring physician referral. Topics covered in this course include review of selected conditions related to cardiology and pulmonology
AWM6062 : TOPICS IN ORTHOPEDIC HEALTH
1.50 credits: This class is one of a six-course sequence in the study of major health conditions and their pathogenic mechanisms as defined by Western biomedicine. Particular attention is paid to conditions with a high risk of significant adverse outcomes for which effective Western treatments are available and to serious conditions requiring physician referral. Topics covered in this course include review of selected conditions related to orthopedics.
AWM6063 : TOPICS IN NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH
3.00 credits: This class is one of a six-course sequence in the study of major health conditions and their pathogenic mechanisms as defined by Western biomedicine. Particular attention is paid to conditions with a high risk of significant adverse outcomes for which effective Western treatments are now available and to serious conditions requiring physician referral. Topics covered in this course include review of neurological conditions including stroke, headache, upper motor neuron disorders, lower motor neuron entrapment syndromes, epilepsy and dementia.
AWM6064 : TOPICS IN PEDIATRIC, OBSTETRIC AND WOMEN'S HEALTH
3.00 credits: This class is one of a six course sequence in the study of major health conditions and their pathogenic mechanisms as defined by Western biomedicine. Particular attention is paid to conditions with a high risk of significant adverse outcomes for which effective Western treatments are available and to serious conditions requiring physician referral. Topics covered in this course include review of selected conditions related to obstetrics, gynecology, infant and children’s health.
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