CMPL 3003 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice 1

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400354

Coordinator Isabella Leung Opens in new window

Description This subject is focused on introductory clinical practice in a clinical setting. It enables the students to link theory with practice. It expands the students' knowledge base of Chinese medicine theory and diagnosis, and the application of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine treatment. Students assist with clinical practice, take consultations, and perform basic acupuncture related techniques. Students will also learn basic skills in handling herbal preparation and dispensing. This subject 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 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CMPL 2006

Co-requisite(s) CMPL 3001 AND
CMPL 3002


Students must be enrolled in 4660 Bachelor of Health Science-Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine or 4710 Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Conduct basic aspects of clinic and patient management
  2. Conduct Chinese medicine consultations and maintain case records according to
  3. Formulate Chines medicine diagnoses and treatment plans in a clinical setting
  4. Apply acupuncture theories and techniques in the treatment of commonly seen conditions
  5. Explain Chinese medicine diagnosis and treatments to patient in lay terms
  6. Prepare herbal decoction
  7. Dispense raw, granule, patent Chinese herbal medication according to accreditation standards
  8. Apply reflective practice to support clinical learning.

Subject Content

1. Basic clinical management and facilitation
- managing patients and patient records
- assisting in equipment used in treatment
- room preparation
2. Conducting a Chinese medicine consultation and forming diagnosis and treatment
3. Explaining Chinese medicine to the patient
4. Preparing of herbal decoctions
5. Dispensing Chinese medicinal prescriptions, labelling and recording requirements, administration advice and precautions
6. Acupuncture prescription formulation for common conditions

Special Requirements

Legislative pre-requisites

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.
Special Requirements


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.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study Initial case report form + 1500 words supplementary report 30 N Individual
Practical Quiz and zoom simulation scenarios 30 Y Individual
Professional Task Quiz, zoom simulation scenarios and block skill training when available 40 Y Individual
Professional Placement Performance 36 online hours, 20hr block skill trainins S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)



Subject Contact Yu-Ting Sun Opens in new window

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