Course Title: Chinese Medicine Theory 2

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Chinese Medicine Theory 2

Credit Points: 12.00

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

COTH2108

Bundoora Campus

Postgraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

COTH2141

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

150H Health Sciences

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 2 2016

COTH2141

Bundoora Campus

Undergraduate

173H School of Health and Biomed

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2017,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 2 2022,
Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr Lin Dong

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7990

Course Coordinator Email: lin.dong@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 202.04.052-2

Course Coordinator Availability: Monday - Friday


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Required Prior Study

You should have satisfactorily completed following course/s before you commence this course.

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.


Course Description

Chinese Medicine Theory 2 is a one-semester course that covers four diagnostic techniques, various diagnostic differentiation methods and skills for analysing and writing up a case record from a Chinese medicine perspective. Knowledge, skills and their application that you develop will form a foundation for your subsequent clinical studies. 


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  • Provide specialised health care within a patient-centred, evidence-based framework (PLO 1)
  • Gather clinical information to make accurate differential diagnoses, assessment and management plans and carry out effective treatment (PLO 2)
  • Communicate effectively in a range of forms (written, online, oral) and with diverse audiences (patients, community/public, agencies and health professionals) (PLO 5)
  • Understand the historical development of the profession, its ethos, organisation and philosophical foundations (PLO 8)


Upon successful completion of this course, you should be able to:

  1. Exhibit knowledge and skills in analysing data obtained from the four diagnostic methods, and differentiate syndromes according to: Eight guiding principles, Qi, Blood and Body Fluids, Zang-Fu Organs, Aetiological factors, The Meridians and Collaterals, The theory of the Six Meridians, Wei, Qi, Ying and Blood phases, The Triple Energiser (san jiao)
  2. Conduct and record a case history according to Chinese medicine practice using the 10 questions.
  3. Demonstrate the skills of Chinese medicine diagnosis including pulse and tongue diagnosis and master the use of the Pin Yin system of Romanisation by: accurately spelling and communicating common Chinese medicine terms you will encounter in your study and practise of Chinese medicine, and effectively using a Chinese-English Pin Yin dictionary of Chinese medicine terminology
  4. Differentially diagnose an illness in terms of Chinese medicine theory, reflect on your integration and application of fundamental principles, theories and diagnostic skills to case studies and identify ways in which you could improve and extend your learning
  5. Communicate, with consideration of cultural safety and diversity, Chinese Medicine diagnosis and aetiology in “plain language” to patients and their families and other health professionals in ways that relate Chinese medicine concepts to Western medicine and explain relevant Chinese medical jargon
  6. Demonstrate capabilities required for patient assessment, clinical decision-making, interpretive skills, human relationships, ethics and compassion, professional responsibility, management of common disorders and diagnoses and basis for referral.


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be actively engaged in a range of learning activities such as lectorials, tutorials, practicals, laboratories, seminars, project work, class discussion, individual and group activities. Delivery may be face to face, online or a mix of both. 

You will develop your critical analysis skills and deductive abilities for future study and professional practice. The theory and practical skills learnt in lectures and tutorials will be extended via case studies where you will propose and justify diagnoses. This course provides an opportunity to observe and explore different diagnostic skills applied in clinical practice and reflect on your learning. A mentoring program is available to support Year 1 students.

You are encouraged to be proactive and self-directed in your learning, asking questions of your lecturer and/or peers and seeking out information as required, especially from the numerous sources available through the RMIT library, and through links and material specific to this course that is available through myRMIT Studies Course


Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through myRMIT Studies Course

There are services available to support your learning through the University Library. The Library provides guides on academic referencing and subject specialist help as well as a range of study support services. For further information, please visit the Library page on the RMIT University website and the myRMIT student portal.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1: In-semester assessments
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 2: Practical assessment
Weighting 30%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6

Assessment Task 3: Assignment
Weighting 40%
This assessment task supports CLO 1, 2, 3, 5 & 6

If you have a long-term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.