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1 SUBJECT OUTLINE Subject Name: Chinese Herbal Medicine SECTION 1 GENERAL INFORMATION Subject Code: CMHB211 Award/s: Total course credit points: Level: Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) th Year Duration: 1 Semester Subject Coordinator: Dr Yun Shen (Perth campus) Subject is: Core Subject Credit Points: 2 Student Workload: No. timetabled hours per week: 3 No. personal study hours per week: 2 Total hours per week: 5 Delivery Mode: Pre-requisites: Co-requisites: Face to face Full Time Part Time CMPR121 Nil 3 hour lecture SECTION 2 ACADEMIC DETAILS Subject Rationale The Chinese herbal medicine subject overviews many commonly used Chinese herbal agents. For each agent learning activities will examine the name, classification, characteristics, key medicinal actions, and interaction with other agents. By subject conclusion the student will be able to identify, compare and make an argument for the use of specific key individual Chinese agents within patient management. Learning Outcomes 1. Discuss and compare Chinese herbal medicine theories and make a case for their integration with Chinese medicine practice. 2. Identify and discuss common interactions and contraindications associated with Chinese herbal medicine practice. 3. Identify the core characteristics and actions of each agent. 4. Discuss how specific Chinese herbal agents could be used in the management of different disorders. Assessment Tasks Type Learning Outcomes Assessed Session Content Delivered Session Due Weighting Written Assignment (2000 words) Sunday following Session 13 30% Mid Semester Exam (1 hour) % Final Exam (2 hours - MCQ, short answer, extended answer, case studies) Final Exam Period 50% Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd (ACNM) trading as Endeavour College of Natural Health Page 1 of 5

2 Prescribed readings: 1. Teng, J 2007, Chinese materia medica, 2nd edn, People s Medical Publishing House, Beijing Recommended readings: 1. Hempen, CH & Fischer, T 2009, A materia medica for Chinese medicine: plants, minerals and animals products, Churchill Livingstone, Edinburgh. [ebook available] 2. Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association 2011, Infection control management plan: template for Queensland acupuncture practices, < ol%20management%20plan%20-%202011%20web.pdf>. 3. Therapeutic Goods Act 1989, Cwlth. 4. Therapeutic Goods (Victoria) Act 2010, Vic. 5. TGA Approved Terminology for Medicines 1999, Cwlth. 6. Wildlife Protection (Regulation of Exports and Imports) Act 1982, Cwlth. Subject Content Week Lecture 1. Session 1 General introduction to Chinese herbal medicine: History of Chinese herbal medicine Four energies [ascending descending floating and sinking] Temperature properties [cold cool neutral warm and hot] Five tastes [bitter pungent sweet salty sour] Direction of action Locations Action / Indications Forbidden combinations Traditional TCM contraindications Traditional pregnancy cautions Introduction to herbal toxicology (toxicity and non-toxicity) Introduction to drug / herbal pharmacokinetic interaction Government regulations and Chinese herbal medicine practice by acupuncturists 2. Session 2 Release exterior Chinese herbal medicine - warm pungent, cool pungent: 3. Session 3 Clear heat Chinese herbal medicine - reduce heat and fire, dry dampness: Latin name / Pin yin name / English name medicinal properties (temperature/taste/direction) Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd (ACNM) trading as Endeavour College of Natural Health Page 2 of 5

3 4. Session 4 Clear heat Chinese herbal medicine - cool xue (blood), release toxins, yin deficiency heat: 5. Session 5 Purgative Chinese herbal medicine - purgatives, lubricate intestines, expel wind /damp: Aromatic damp transformation and Aromatic Open Orifices Chinese herbal medicine: 6. Session 6 Benefit urination/drain dampness Chinese herbal medicines : Warm interior Chinese herbal medicines 7. Session 7 Removing Wind-damp Chinese herbal medicines; Regulate Qi Chinese herbal medicine: Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd (ACNM) trading as Endeavour College of Natural Health Page 3 of 5

4 8. NON-TEACHING WEEK Semester 1 - This aligns with the week after Easter so it may fall between weeks 6 to 8. Semester 2 - Week 8 9. Session 8 Mid-semester Exam Relieve food stagnation Chinese herbal medicine: Astringent Chinese herbal medicine: 10. Session 9 Stop bleeding Chinese herbal medicine: Invigorate blood circulation Chinese herbal medicines: Expel parasites Chinese herbal medicines: 11. Session 10 Resolve phlegm Chinese herbal medicine: Cough resolving Chinese herbal medicines: Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd (ACNM) trading as Endeavour College of Natural Health Page 4 of 5

5 . 12. Session 11 Settle and calm shen (spirit) Chinese herbal medicines: Pacify the liver and extinguish wind Chinese herbal medicines: 13. Session 12 Tonifying Chinese herbal medicine - qi and xue (blood) : 14. Session 13 Tonifying Chinese herbal medicine - yin & yang: 15. Non-Teaching Week / Practical Examination Week 1. Note that make-up classes may be scheduled in this week. 16. Non-Teaching Week / Practical Examination Week 2. Note that make-up classes may be scheduled in this week. 17. Final Exam Week 1 Please refer to the Exam Timetable for your local campus for the exact day and time of exam. 18. Final Exam Week 2 Please refer to the Exam Timetable for your local campus for the exact day and time of exam. Australian College of Natural Medicine Pty Ltd (ACNM) trading as Endeavour College of Natural Health Page 5 of 5

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