Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine Curriculum

The courses in Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) include Public Elementary, Basic Theory in Western and Chinese medicine, and Professional and Instructional Practice. Students must have obtained 180 credits, completed 50 weeks of Internship before graduation and passed all the exams before they can obtain the Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

 

Clinical practice lasts for 10 weeks and will be organized during the sixth semester. Students will focus on practicing internal medicine and acupuncture &moxibustion. Internship before graduation lasts 50 weeks and it will be organized during the ninth and tenth semesters. The practice during the internship will include internal, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, acupuncture & moxibustion, medical massage, orthopedics and traumatology, and other assistant courses. According to the outlines of internship, students will take in turns, and practice in different departments in the hospital

 

Syllabus

1. Academic content: it aims to educate a doctor who works at clinical practice or biological research.

2. Study period: students should complete a total of 180 credits as follows: 129 compulsory credits, 8 elective credits, 39 general education credits and 4 clinical practice credits. Then there is a graduation clinical internship lasting 50 weeks during the ninth and tenth semesters (the last academic year). The length for this curriculum is normally 5 years, and the longest study period should not exceed 7 years. Once the student finishes the internship at the fifth academic year and pass all the examinations, she/he can get the Bachelor's Degree of TCM.

 

Courses:

The first academic year:

Course Code

Couse Name

Type

Credit

BC1004

Fundamental Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

6

BC1006

Diagnostics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

5

BC1007

Pharmacology of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

8

BC1014

Human Anatomy

Compulsory

5

BC2003

History of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Elective*

2

 

The second academic year:

Course Code

Couse Name

Type

Credit

BC1008

Pharmacology of Traditional Chinese Medical Formulae

Compulsory

6

BC1015

Histology and Embryology

Compulsory

3

BC1017

Physiology

Compulsory

5

BC1016

Biochemistry

Compulsory

5

BC1018

Microbiology and Immunology

Compulsory

3

BC1020

Pathology

Compulsory

5

BC1021

Pharmacology

Compulsory

5

BC1022

Diagnostics of Western Medicine

Compulsory

6

BC2002

Paleography of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

4

BC2013

Keeping Healthy and Recovering from Illnesses Through Traditional Chinese Medicine

Elective *

3

BC2043

Cellular Biology

Elective *

3

BC2044

Alimentary Therapeutics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Elective *

2

 

Special topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine/Biomedicine

Elective*

2

 

The third academic year:

Course Code

Couse Name

Type

Credit

BC1010

Internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

10

BC1011

Acupuncture and Moxibustion

Compulsory

6

BC1009

The Inner Canon (Huang Di Nei Jing)

Compulsory

4

BC2023

Western Internal Medicine

Compulsory

6

BC3012

Medical Massage

Elective *

3

BC3047

Medical Image Analysis

Elective *

2

BC3041

Clinical Practice During the Sixth Semester

Compulsory

4

 

Special topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine/Biomedicine

Elective*

2

 

The fourth academic year:

Course Code

Couse Name

Type

Credit

BC3024

Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Diseases

Compulsory

5

BC3025

Synopsis of the Golden Chamber

Compulsory

4

BC3026

Doctrine of Epidemic Febrile Diseases

Compulsory

4

BC1027

General Introduction to Surgery

Compulsory

4

BC1028

Surgery of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

4

BC1029

Gynecology of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

4

BC1030

Pediatrics of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

4

BC1031

Orthopaedics and Traumatology of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

4

BC1032

Otorhinolaryngology of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

2

BC1033

Ophthalmology of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Compulsory

2

BC1038

Emergency Medicine Treatment in Medical Science

Elective *

3

BC1034

Doctrines of Traditional Chinese Medicine

Elective *

3

 

Special topic in Traditional Chinese Medicine/Biomedicine

Elective*

2

 

The fifth academic year:

Course Code

Couse Name

Type

Credit

BC2042

Clinical Internship during the Ninth and Tenth Semesters

Compulsory

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*Students must choose 8 elective credits from elective courses.

sClinical Practice for Internal Medicine and Acupuncture & Moxibustion is arranged at the sixth semester and will last for 10 weeks.

sIf students want to get Bachelor’s Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine, they must practice internal, surgery, gynecology, pediatrics, acupuncture and moxibustion, medical massage, orthopedics and traumatology and all other assistant courses at the ninth and tenth semesters.

sStudents must get 35 credits from general education elective courses.

sStudents must complete 4 credits from general education elective courses as follows: 2 credits for social sciences and human sciences, and 2 credits for art and language.

 

Graduation Requirements

Upon approval from the Senate of the University, a Bachelor’s Degree will be conferred on a student when he or she has:

1. completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific period;*

2. abided by the regulations of the University;

3. cleared all fees and charges and returned all University property and equipment borrowed.

* Students admitted from the academic year 2017/2018 onwards are required to achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above in order to graduate.

 

(Curriculum is finalized based on theMacao SAR Official Gazette)