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CURRICULUM

Curriculum requirements for the Chinese Herbology M.S. degree. 

Total: 882 hours/36.5 credits

The Master of Science in Chinese Herbology degree program is two years in length (22 months) and is scheduled on a semester basis. The curriculum of this major consists of four (4) distinct areas:

The four (4) courses in herbal medicine and dietetics give the student a basic introduction to Chinese pharmacy and dispensary practices, common OTC North American botanicals, the ethical consideration of utilizing sparse resources, and TCM clinical diet therapies. Information in the western botanical and pharmacy classes provides clear information regarding indications, contraindications and drug-herb interactions. The ethical and ecological impacts of TCM materia medical on the health of the individual and the world are explored. In addition, the course in dietetics and nutrition help the student understand the role of nutrition in patients’ health.

    The ten (10) courses in Chinese Herbology offer the student a thorough understanding of Chinese Materia Medical, Classical and Patent formulas and modifications, and the clinical application of Chinese herbs and formulae. The student becomes proficient in the theories pertinent to Chinese Herbal Medicine and the clinical applications of Chinese materia medica for a wide variety of clinical situations and patient populations. At the completion of the 10 course survey, students will have learned over 300 individual herbs and over 150 different classical and patent formulae.

    The three (3) required courses in ethics, TCM diagnosis and evidence-informed clinical practices help practitioners better understand their patients, the evidence for TCM therapies, possible interactions and the ethics related to TCM clinical practice.

    The four (4) Chinese Herbology clinical services are designed to allow the student to develop clinical, interpersonal communication and decision-making skills. From inception through the end of clinical training, the student has the opportunity to observe and work with advanced TCM practitioners. Clinical internships are available in the UBAI on-campus clinic as well as in community outreach clinical sites. By the end of clinical training, each student will have seen a minimum of 200 patient visits and will have completed 360 hours in the herbology clinic).

    Semester 1


    Course 

     

    Hours

    Credits

    AHM 613 Traditional Chinese Dietetics

     

    36

    2

    ACS511 Evidence Informed Practices

     

    18

    1

    ACH 511 Chinese Formula and Constituents 1

     

    36

    2

    ACH 523 Chinese Formulae & Constituents 3 

     

    36

    2

    ACC611 Herb Clinic 1

     

    130

    2.5

    Total

     

    256

    9.5

     

    Semester 2


    Course 

     

    Hours

    Credits

    ATD 524 Traditional Chinese Diagnosis 2

     

    36

    2

    ACH 512 Chinese Formulae and Constituents 2

     

    36

    2

    ACH 524 Chinese Formulae and Constituents 4

     

    36

    2

    AWB 621 Medical Ethics

     

    18

    1

    ACC 632 Herb Clinic 2A

     

    65

    1.5

    Total

     

    192

    8.5

     

    Summer Session


    Course 

     

    Hours

    Credits

    ACH 635 Chinese Formulae 1

     

    36

    2

    ACH 636 Chinese Formulae 2

     

    36

    2

    AHM 634 Dispensary Management  

     

    18

    1

    AHM635 Pharmcognosy & Pharmacy of Chinese Herbs

     

    18

    1

    Total

     

    108

    6

     

    Semester 3


    Course 

     

    Hours

    Credits

    ACH 617 Chinese Formulae 3

     

    36

    2

    ACH 619 Internal Medicine & Modifications 1

     

    36

    2

    AHM 616 Ethical and ecological considerations of Chinese materia medica

     

    18

    1

    ACC 723 Chinese Herb Clinic 2B

     

    65

    1.5

    Total:

     

    155

    6.5

     

    Semester 4


    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

    Total

     

    172

    6