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Chinese Medicine Courses

The nine (9) acupuncture courses introduce students to the theoretical and practical information of acupuncture therapy. The student becomes proficient in the clinical applications of acupuncture, moxabustion, cupping, electrical stimulation, and bleeding techniques. The student learns to identify acupuncture points by anatomical location, palpation, and proportional measurement. The classification, function and indications for each acupuncture point are discussed and demonstrated. In addition to the twelve bilateral channels, two midline vessels and six other extra meridians, forbidden and contraindication of points are discussed.

Total Credits: 170
Total Hours: 3,956
Didactic Credits: 118
Lab Credits: 87.5

Curriculum Map

Semester 1

Course Hours Credits
ABS 511 Anatomy 1 72 4
ABS 515 Physiology 1 36 2
ATD 512 Traditional Chinese Medicine Theory 36 2
ATD 513 Traditional Chinese Diagnosis 1 36 2
ATD 511 Traditional Chinese History and Philosophy 18 1
APT 511 Taijiquan 1 27 1
APT 512 Meridian Theory 36 2
ACS 511 Evidence Informed Practice 18 1
APT 511 Point Location 1 45 2
AWB 501 UBAI Clinical Safety Procedures 9 0.5
Total 333 17.5

Semester 2

Course Hours Credits
ABS 522 Anatomy 2 72 4
ABS 525 Physiology 2 36 2
ATD 524 Traditional Chinese Diagnosis 2 36 2
APT 523 Point Location 2 45 2
AMR 522 Taijiquan 2 27 1
ANT 521 Western Nutrition 36 2
AWB 521 TCM Safe Practices 45 1.5
AWB 523 Pharmacology 18 1
ATD 526 Seminar 1 18 1
Total 333 16.5

Semester 3

Course Hours Credits
ACS 612 Clinical Diagnosis 1 90 4
ACS 611 Pathology 1 36 2
APT 614 Acupuncture Tech 1 72 3
AMR 613 Qigong 1 27 1
AHM 613 Traditional Chinese Dietetics 36 2
ACS 613 Lab Diagnosis 1 36 2
AHM 521 Botanical Medicine 36 2
ATD 617 Seminar 2 18 1
ACH 511 Chinese Formulae and Constituents 1 36 2
ACS 711 Preceptorship 1 75 2
ACS 711 Diagnostic Imaging 36 2
Total 498 23

Semester 4

Course Hours Credits
ACS 623 Clinical Diagnosis 2 90 4
ACS 624 Pathology 2 54 3
APT 625 Acupuncture Techniques 2 72 3
AMR 624 Qigong 2 27 1
APS 621 Psych Assessment 36 2
APT 626 Auricular & Scalp Acupuncture 18 1
ACS 722 Preceptorship 2 75 2
ATD 727 Case Studies 1 18 1
AWB 621 Medical Ethics 18 1
ACH 523 Chinese Herb Formulae and Constituents 3 36 2
ACS 625 Physical Exam 45 2
ACS 626 Laboratory Diagnosis 2: Nutritional and functional analyses 36 2
Total 525 24

Summer Session 1

Course Hours Credits
ACS 631 Clinical Education 1 245 8
APT 637 Japanese Acupuncture Techniques 18 1
AMR 627 Tuina 1 54 2
ACH 635 CH Formulae 1 36 2
ACS 731& Clinical Procedures 1 9 0.5
ATD 711 Differential Diagnosis and Pathomechanisms 36 2
Total 425 17

Semester 5

Course Hours Credits
AMR 715 Tuina 2 54 2
ATD 715 Traditional Chinese Internal Medicine 36 2
ATD 728 Case Study 2 18 1
ATD 729 Acupuncture Gynecology 18 1
ATD 618 Seminar 3 18 1
ACH 512 Chinese Formulae and Constituents 2 36 2
ACS 712 Clinical Education 2 215 8
ACS 715 Physical and Functional Assessments of the UB Health Sciences 36 2
Total 431 19

Semester 6

Course Hours Credits
AMR 726 Tuina 3 54 2
ATD 717 Advanced Pulse & Tongue Diagnosis 18 1
ACS 724 Public Health 36 2
APP 721 Practice Management 36 2
APT 718 Pediatric Acupuncture 18 1
ACH 524 Chinese Formulae and Constituents 4 36 2
AWB 725 Pharmacology 2 36 2
Total 234 12

Summer Session 2

Course Hours Credits
ACH 636 Chinese Formulae 2 36 2
AHM 634 Dispensary Management 18 1
AHM 635 Pharmacognosy & Pharmacology of Chinese Herbs 18 1
ACC 611 Chinese Herb Clinic 1 130 2.5
Total 202 6.5

Semester 7

Course Hours Credits
ACH 617 Chinese Formulae 3 36 2
ACH 619 CH Internal Medicine & Modifications 1 36 2
AHM 616 Ethical and ecological considerations of Chinese material medical 18 1
ACC 632 Chinese Herb Clinic 2A 65 1.5
ACC 723 Chinese Herb Clinic 2B 65 1.5
ACS 811 Grand Rounds 1 36 2
ACS 812 Integrated Clinical Education 1 215 6
Total 471 16

Semester 8

Course Hours Credits
ACH 628 CH Internal Medicine & Modifications 2 36 2
ACH 641 CH Special Topics 36 2
ACC 724 Chinese Herb Clinic 3 100 2
ATD 742 TCM Geriatrics 18 1
ACS 823 Grand Rounds 2 36 2
APP 722 Professional Development 27 1.5
ACS 814 Integrated Clinical Education 2 215 6
Total 468 16.5

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