CMPL 4003 Chinese Internal Medicine 2
Credit Points 10
Legacy Code 401102
Coordinator Xiaoshu Zhu Opens in new window
Description This unit builds on Chinese Medicine 1 and extends the student's ability to analyse, diagnose and treat common and difficult diseases in internal medicine with both acupuncture and herbal medicine and using a TCM approach. Students will develop an understanding of the causes and pathophysiological mechanisms of a wide range of diseases.
School Health Sciences
Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp
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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject
Incompatible Subjects CMPL 7004 - Chinese Internal Medicine 2 (PG) AND LGYA 7251 - Chinese Internal Medicine 2
Restrictions Students must be enrolled in program 4710 - Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine or continuing program 4660 Bachelor of Chinese Medicine.
- Explain the causes, pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical manifestations of Liver, Kidney, Blood and Body Fluid and Haemorrhagic diseases and syndromes.
- Conduct a clinical examination including inspection, auscultation and olfaction, interrogation, and palpation in order to arrive at accurate diagnoses of specific diseases.
- Analyse symptoms and signs, and apply pattern differentiation to arrive at a TCM diagnosis.
- Design and prescribe appropriate treatment, including acupuncture and/or herbs and/or dietary/lifestyle change, for a range of common diseases covered in this Unit.
- Analyse and examine practice protocols in TCM compared to orthodox medicine correspondence to Liver, Kidney, Blood and Body Fluid and Haemorrhagic diseases and syndromes.
- Dizziness (Meniere's disease, cerebral arteriosclerosis, hypertensive encephalopathy, anaemia)
- Hypochondriac pain (disorders of The liver and gallbladder, intercostal neuralgia)
- Jaundice (hepatitis, hepatocirrhosis, pancreatitis, cholecystitis)
- Abdominal distension (ascites, tumours of The Abdominal cavity, tuberculous peritonitis)
2. Diseases and syndromes of Kidney system (TCM)
- Stranguria syndrome (Urinary tract infections, Urinary stones, prostatitis, chyluria)
- Oliguria and anuria (contraction of bladder sphincter, prostatic hyperplasia, kidney failure)
- Seminal emission (neurasthenia, prostatitis, Seminal vesiculitis)
- Impotence (sexual disorders, sexual neurasthenia)
- Oedema (cardiogenic Oedema, renalgenic Oedema, hypoproteinemia, severe anaemia)
3. Diseases and syndromes of Qi, Blood and Body Fluid (TCM)
- Endogenous fever (Functional low fever, hematopathy, desmosis, endocrinopathy, some chronic infectious diseases)
- Sweating syndrome (vegetative nerves Functional disturbance, tuberculosis, rheumatic fever, hyperthyroidism)
- Wasting and thirsting syndrome (diabetes mellitus, diabetes insipidus)
- stagnation and Accumulation (Abdominal tumours, enlargement of The liver and spleen, Functional gastrointestinal disturbances)
- Deficient debility (various chronic and consumptive diseases)
4. Blood, Body Fluid and Hemorrhagic diseases and syndromes (TCM)
- Epistaxis (rhinitis, influenza, nasal carcinoma)
- Hemoptysis (bronchiectasis, bronchitis, pneumonia, Lung cancer)
- Hematemesis (haemorrhage of Upper Digestive tract, esophagitis)
- Hemafecia (peptic ulcer, hepatocirrhosis, Stomach cancer, colon cancer)
- Hematuria (nephritis, renal tuberculosis, Urinary cancer, some cases of Urinary stones and infection)
- Review of acupuncture points, prescriptions, individual herbs and formulas relevant to The above topics.
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.
|Case Study Presentation||10 minutes||15||N||Individual|
|Case Study Report||1500 words||35||N||Individual|
|Final Exam||2 hours||50||N||Individual|
2022 Semester 2
Subject Contact Xiaoshu Zhu Opens in new window
Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.