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Doctor of TCM

Graduates of the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner program may continue in their studies through the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine program. This program will enhance students' understanding of TCM clinical sciences, clinical best practices, Western medicine, and Traditional Chinese Classics.

Students participate in patient diagnosis and treatment as part of supervised Clinical Placements, which will sharpen their skills in advanced subjects like immunology, botanical pharmacology, emergency management, and advanced acupuncture.

This program will prepare students to apply for membership in the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists (CTCMA) of BC and to write the provincial licensing examination.

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

  • Health Clinic
  • Healing Centre
  • Wellness Centre

PROGRAM COURSES

Quarter 1

T500 - Huaang Di Nei Jing

This course introduces selected topics from Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor's Inner Classic). Students will learn the concepts behind the classic and how the classic provides insight into TCM. Students will also study how to recognize clinical situations where reference to the classic would be advantageous, how to characterize patient presentation in reference to the concepts of the classic, and how to formulate and justify patient treatment plan derived from the classic.

T510 - Selected TCM Classics

This course introduces three classics of TCM: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (Herbal Classic of Shennong), Nan Jing (The Classic of Difficulties), and Yi Jing (Book of Changes). Students will learn the fundamental application of Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing in developing treatment strategies, the relevance of theories found in Yi Jing, and the basic concepts and clinical importance of Nan Jing.

C400A - Supervised Clinical Practice 4A

In this clinical training course, students will learn to provide entire process of TCM diagnosis and treatment of patients under minimal supervision of a clinic instructor. Also, students will discuss TCM diagnosis and treatment plan based on various classical approaches and suggest different treatment modalities.

Quarter 2

T520 - Shang Han Lun

This course introduces students to selected topics from Shang Han Lun (On Cold Damages). Students will learn the concepts behind the classic and how the classic provides insight into TCM, how to recognize clinical situations where reference to the classic would be advantageous, to characterize patient presentation in reference to the concepts of the classic, and to formulate and justify patient treatment plan derived from the classic.

T530 - Wen Bing Xue

This course introduces integrated views of warm disease theories developed by several schools. Students will learn the concepts behind the classic and how the classic provides insight into TCM, how to recognize clinical situations where reference to the classic would be advantageous, to characterize patient presentation in reference to the concepts of the classic, and to formulate and justify patient treatment plan derived from the classic.

C400B - Supervised Clinical Practice 4B

In this clinical training course, students will learn to provide entire process of TCM diagnosis and treatment of patients under minimal supervision of a clinic instructor. Also, students will discuss TCM diagnosis and treatment plan based on various classical approaches and suggest different treatment modalities.

Quarter 3

T525 - Jin Gui Yao Lue

This course introduces selected topics from Jin Gui Yao Lue (Essential Prescriptions from the Golden Chamber). Students will learn the concepts behind the classic and how the classic provides insight into TCM, how to recognize clinical situations where reference to the classic would be advantageous, to characterize patient presentation in reference to the concepts of the classic, and to formulate and justify patient treatment plan derived from the classic.

T560 - TCM Research Methods

This course provides students with basic skills in evidence based medicine. Students will learn different types of research methods and terminology which will help them to identify and justify sources of current information and research in TCM, to identify relevance of the published information, and to critically review the published information. Students will also study commonly used approaches to research design and methodology so that students will be prepared to enter into the field of research. Students will analyze and discuss TCM research papers and be required to complete research project on the topic(s) assigned by the instructor.

W560 - Herbal Pharmacology

This course provides students with basic skills in evidence based medicine. Students will learn different types of research methods and terminology which will help them to identify and justify sources of current information and research in TCM, to identify relevance of the published information, and to critically review the published information. Students will also study commonly used approaches to research design and methodology so that students will be prepared to enter into the field of research. Students will analyze and discuss TCM research papers and be required to complete research project on the topic(s) assigned by the instructor.

C400C - Supervised Clinical Practice 4C

In this clinical training course, students will learn to provide entire process of TCM diagnosis and treatment of patients under minimal supervision of a clinic instructor. Also, students will discuss TCM diagnosis and treatment plan based on various classical approaches and suggest different treatment modalities.

Quarter 4

T550 - Advanced TCM Therapeutics

This course introduces application of TCM theories in management and treatment of aging populations, TCM conditions involving emergencies and sensory organs, and TCM emotional and mental conditions. Students will learn and discuss classic theories as well as modern TCM researches on these subjects.

W400 - Modern Internal Medicine

This course covers the contents of general internal medicine as a broad-based specialty that has its roots in primary care and is dedicated to providing primary and specialty care to adults. Students will also learn how to relate diagnosis and treatment of common acute and chronic illnesses of adults to TCM practice.

C400D - Supervised Clinical Practice 4D

In this clinical training course, students will learn to provide entire process of TCM diagnosis and treatment of patients under minimal supervision of a clinic instructor. Also, students will discuss TCM diagnosis and treatment plan based on various classical approaches and suggest different treatment modalities.

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