CMPL 2003 Channels and Points 2
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 400875
Coordinator Shengxi (George) Zhang Opens in new window
Description Acupuncture is one of the principal therapeutic interventions in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This unit completes the study of the system of channels and points, which forms the basis of clinical application of acupuncture. It covers the channel pathway, point location and indications of the last 6 channels of the meridian cycle and the extra points. It also reinforces the student's ability to identify and palpate surface anatomy relevant to identifying the acupuncture point locations covered in this unit and relevant safe administration of needling. This unit expands the student's understanding of TCM theory and practice principles. This unit includes mandatory clinical placement
School Health Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 7238 - Acupuncture 1
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in 4660 Bachelor of Health Science-Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine or 4710 Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine to enrol in this subject.
- Differentiate between the distribution and local anatomy of the channels covered in this unit;
- Identify location, functions and indications of commonly used points on the channels, and of the extra points;
- Identify high-risk related acupuncture points and apply appropriate needling strategies.
- pathway and Indications of The channels
- Locations and Indications of The points
2. Du, Ren and other extra-ordinary channels and points
3. The extra points
Note: surface anatomy relevant to identifying individual acupuncture point location covered in this subject and relevant safe administration of needling will be taught.
- Point location of The main acupuncture points
- identification of High-Risk related acupuncture points
Prior to enrolling in this subject, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement. Students must also hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Refer to the Special Requirements website for more information.
The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.
|Practical Acupuncture Assessments x2||25 minutes each||40||Y||Individual|
|Online Quizzes x10||15 minutes each||20||N||Individual|
|Logbook: Clinical Observation||10 hours at UniClinic||Pass/Fail||Y||Individual|
- Deadman, P., Mazin, Al-K., (2007). A Manual of Acupuncture, 2nd Edition. London: Journal of Chinese Medicine Publications
Subject Contact Shengxi (George) Zhang Opens in new window