Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Chinese Medicine

by | Jan 25, 2021

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ABOUT THE CHINESE MEDICINE DEGREE

Chinese medicine is over thousands of years old. However, enrolling for Chinese Medicine is not about learning the history and traditions of an ancient civilization but rather, gaining an understanding of Chinese philosophy and how these have been adapted into the healing arts in ways that are still relevant today.

Chinese Medicine approaches health from a holistic manner in terms of prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. The range of treatments include herbal therapy, acupuncture, moxibustion, cupping, tuina, bone and spine manipulations, dietary therapy, exercise therapy like qigong and taijiguan.

Today, there is a revival in the acceptance of Chinese Medicine even in western nations. Indeed, certain Chinese Medicine practices like acupuncture and herbal remedies are integrated with western medicine for pain management and to reduce the side effects of prescription drugs.
In Malaysia, traditional and complementary medicine is big business with herbal imports being 3 to 4 times the value of western medicine. Naturally, the Ministry of Health recognises the importance of Chinese Medicine and is implementing policies related to training and registration of practitioners with the aim of integrating Chinese Medicine into the national healthcare delivery system.

IMU’s Chinese Medicine programme comprises both western and Chinese Medicine subjects. It is an outcome-based approach, whereby students develop clinical skills during their junior years, with early clinical attachment to prepare them for a successful career. As the programme is fully conducted in English, our students get to pursue career opportunities not only in Malaysia but on a broader, global scale.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

  • Botany & Medicinal Chemistry
  • Chinese Medicine Theory
  • Information Acquisition & Analysis
  • Limb & Trunk Anatomy
  • Ethnic Relations, or Malaysian Studies
  • Islamic / Asian Civilisation (TITAS), or Malay Language Communication 3
  • BKA / English for Health Sciences

SHORT SEMESTER 1

  • Diagnosis in Chinese Medicine
    Selective: Medical Classical Chinese 1
    Selective: Basic Mandarin 1

SEMESTER 2

  • Cell Biology
  • Human Biology
  • Head & Visceral Anatomy
  • Medical Biochemistry
  • Chinese Materia Medical
  • Selective: Medical Classical Chinese 2
  • Selective: Basic Mandarin 2

SEMESTER 3

  • Human Physiology 1
  • Human Physiology 2
  • Acupuncture Theory & Practice 1
  • Chinese Medicine Herbal Formulae

SHORT SEMESTER 2

  • Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine–Internal Classic
  • Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine–Shang Han Lun

SEMESTER 4

  • Chinese Medicine History
  • General Pathology
  • Medical Microbiology & Genetics
  • Acupuncture Theory & Practice 2
  • Work-Life Balance in Global & Malaysian Perspective

SEMESTER 5

  • Systemic Pathology
  • Pharmacology & Toxicology
  • Acupuncture Techniques
  • Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine–Golden Chamber
  • Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine–Wen Bing

SHORT SEMESTER 3

  • Chinese Internal Medicine 1
  • Chinese Internal Medicine 2

SEMESTER 6

  • Differential Diagnosis in Western Medicine 1
  • Differential Diagnosis in Western Medicine 2
  • Clinical Skills Development: Diagnosis
  • Clinical Skills Development: Radiology
  • Research Project 1
  • Management for Chinese Medicine Practice
  • Social Responsibility

SEMESTER 7

  • Chinese Dietary & Exercise Therapy
  • Introduction to Clinical Practice in Chinese Medicine
  • Chinese Medicine Traumatology
  • Chinese Medicine Gynaecology
  • Research Project 2
  • First Aid & Emergency Conditions
  • Psychology for Healthcare Professionals

SHORT SEMESTER 4

  • Chinese Medicine Paediatrics
  • Chinese Medicine ENT & Ophthalmology
  • Chinese Medicine Dematology
  • Medical Laws,Regulations & Ethics

SEMESTER 8

  • Supervised Clinical Practice 1
  • Supervised Clinical Practice 2

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