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Curriculum


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

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


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