CMPL 2004 Chinese Materia Medica 1
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 400876
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Description Herbal medicine is one of the principal therapeutic interventions in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This unit introduces students to the therapeutic and reference organisation of Chinese medicinal herbs, and enables students to commence using the materia medica. It covers the commonly used herbs in each of the six categories of the Chinese materia medica, including the herbal properties, actions, indications, contraindications, combined usage as well as herbal dispensing. This unit also expands upon the student's understanding of TCM theory and practice principles. This unit includes mandatory clinical placement
School Health Sciences
Discipline Traditional Chinese Medicine
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 2 subject
Pre-requisite(s) CMPL 1002
Co-requisite(s) CMPL 2006
Equivalent Subjects LGYA 7239 - Chinese Herbal Medicine 1
- Apply the basic traditional Chinese herbal medicine theory and practice;
- Analyse the properties, functions and contraindications of each of the major individual herbs in the six herb categories.
- Evaluate the interactions of herbs including synergism and antagonisms in the context of Chinese medicine theory.
- Differentiate the range of commonly used Chinese herbs in each category.
2. Herbal properties
- four natures
- Five flavours
- four tendencies
- Attributive meridians
- combination of The herbs
- contraindications of The herbs
3. Naming and classification of Chinese herbs
4. Individual herbs (including commonly used combinations)
- herbs for relieving The exterior
- herbs for clearing heat
- herbs for removing dampness
- herbs for regulating QI
- herbs for moving blood
- Tonifying herbs
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 test||40 mins||25||N||Individual|
|Written assignment||1,500 words||25||N||Individual|
|Final written examination||2 hours||50||N||Individual|
|Clinical observation - Logbook||online simulated clinical discussions||S/U||Y||Individual|
- Yu, C., (2000). A Clinical Guide to Chinese herbs and Formulae. Melbourne: Churchill Livingstone.
- Bensky, D., Clavey, S., Stoger, E., (2004). Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, (3rd ed) Seattle: Eastland Press.
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