Course Title: Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COTH2053

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016

COTH2053

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Angela Yang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7175

Course Coordinator Email: angela.yang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.53.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

You should have satisfactorily completed the following prerequisites before you commence this course:

  • COTH2119 Chinese Materia Medica and Formulae 2
  • COTH2168 Acupuncture Techniques and Preparation for Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice

Alternatively you may be able to demonstrate the required skills and knowledge before you start this course. Contact your course coordinator if you think you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. For further information go to: www.rmit.edu.au/students/enrolment/credit/he 


Course Description

Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine is one-semester course that will cover the teachings and theoretical contributions of major classical texts in Chinese Medicine including Huang Di Nei Jing (Huangdi’s Internal Classic), Jin Gui Yao Lue (Synopsis of Prescriptions of the Golden Chamber), Shang Han Lun (Treatise on Cold Damage Diseases), Wen Bing Xue (Study of Warm Diseases), Nan Jing (Classic of Difficult Issues), Zhen Jiu Jia Yi Jing (A-B Classic of Acupuncture and Moxibustion) and Zhen Jiu Da Cheng (Complete Compendium of Acupuncture and Moxibustion).

It will also cover the Six Meridian Theory and the Theory of Wei, Qi, Ying and Xue, key signs and symptom syndromes, aetiology and pathogenesis of disease, location of disease, treatment principles and the application of these theories in the treatment of diseases. Key medicinal formulae and classical point selections will be presented for various syndromes/conditions as well as modern applications of classic formulae. The contribution of these historical works to the formation of Chinese medicine theory and clinical practice and as a form of experiential evidence will be covered in the course.  


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course contributes to the following Program Learning Objectives for BP278 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine):

  • PLO1: Provide specialised health care within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework
  • PLO2: Gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment


On completion of this course you should be able to:

  1. Describe the major contributions of these classic texts to modern Chinese Medicine theory and clinical practice.
  2. Explain the clinical applications of Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture as described in the classic literature and how it is applied in a modern clinical context
  3. Apply selected clinical methods derived from classic texts to modern clinical contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities in this course are designed to engage you actively in the learning process to aid development of both theoretical knowledge and clinical practice skills. Learning activities may include modalities such as lectures, tutorials, practical sessions and tests/quizzes.

 

Teacher Guided Hours: 60 per semester comprising lectures, tutorials and practical sessions

Learner Directed Hours: 44 per semester 


Overview of Learning Resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. All selected material will be digitally available to students. Lecture material will be delivered via online media. RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems. Chinese medicine library subject guides are available via http://rmit.libguides.com/chinese-medicine


Overview of Assessment

This course has no hurdle requirements.

 

Assessment Tasks:

 

Assessment Task 1:  Mid-semester written examination

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3.

 

Assessment Task 2:  Group project

Weighting 25%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3.

 

Assessment 3: End-semester written examination

Weighting 50%

This assessment task supports CLOs 1-3.