CMPL 4006 Specialities in Traditional Chinese Medicine 2

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401103

Coordinator Isabella Leung Opens in new window

Description The specialties of paediatrics, dermatology, ear, nose, throat (ENT) and eye diseases, are important divisions of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) activity. This subject enables students to develop an understanding of the aetiology and pathophysiology of common paediatric, dermatological, ENT and eye disorders, and to analyse, diagnose and treat these conditions using acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Traditional Chinese Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CMPL 2006 AND
CMPL 3002

Incompatible Subjects CMPL 7022 - Specialties in Traditional Chinese Medicine 2 (PG) LGYA 7259 - Specialties in Traditional Chinese Medicine 2


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

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Analyse the causes and pathophysiological mechanisms of a range of common paediatric, dermatological, ear, nose and throat (ENT) and eye diseases. 
  2. Differentiate the clinical manifestations of paediatric conditions in relation to the various stages of children’s growth and development. 
  3. Evaluate signs and symptoms and apply relevant skills of inspection, auscultation and olfaction, interrogation, palpation, and pattern differentiation to arrive at a TCM diagnosis for common paediatric, dermatological, ear, nose, throat and eye diseases.
  4. Design and prescribe appropriate treatment, including acupuncture and/or herbs and/or dietary/lifestyle change, for a range of paediatric, dermatological, ear, nose, throat and eye diseases. 
  5. Distinguish between practice protocols in TCM and orthodox management.

Subject Content

A). Paediatrics
1. General Introduction
- physiology and pathophysiology of children
- feeding and health care
- Basic skills of Examination of children
- diagnostic and treatment principles in pediatrics
- acupuncture in pediatrics
- Chinese herbal medicine in pediatrics
2. Lung System Disorders
- common Cold
- Cough
- Asthma in children
3. Spleen System Disorders
- Infantile Diarrhoea
- Abdominal pain
- Anorexia
- food Stagnancy
4. Kidney System Disorders
- Acute nephritis
- Nephritic syndrome
- Enuresis
5. Infectious Diseases
- Measles
- Rubella
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Mumps
- Pertussis (Whooping Cough)
6. Miscellaneous Diseases
- attention Deficit Disorder (add)
- Sweating syndrome
B). Dermatology
- aetiology and pathogenesis of Dermatosis
- key points of differentiation for The skin Lesions
- external applications with Chinese herbs and acupuncture
2. Viral Dermatitis
- Herpes zoster (She Chuan Chuang)
- common Wart (Xun Chang You)
- Flat Wart (Bian Ping You)
- Genital Wart (Jian Rui Shi You)
3. Fungal and other Infectious Dermatitis
- Tinea capitis (Tou Xuan)
- Tinea Corporis (Ti Xuan)
- Tinea Manuum (Shou Xuan)
- Tinea pedis (Zu Xuan)
- Tinea Unguium (Jia Xuan)
- Impetigo (Nong Pao Chuang)
- Scabies (Jie Chuang)
4. Allergic Dermatitis
- Eczema (Shi Chuang)
- Urticaria (Hives) (yin Zhen)
- contact dermatitis
5. Disorders of Sebaceous Glands and Hair Follicles
- Acne (Fen Ci)
- Seborrheic dermatitis (Bai Xie Feng)
- Alopecia Areata (You Feng)
6. Other Dermatitis
- Neurodermatitis (Niu Pi Xuan)
- Psoriasis (Bai Bi)
- Vitiligo (Bai Dian Feng)
- systemic Lupus Erythematosus (SLE) (Hong Hu Die Chuang)
7. Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT) and Eyes
- rhinitis (allergic, chronic)
- sinusitis
- tinnitus and deafness
- suppurative otitis media (Acute and chronic)
- pharyngitis & laryngitis
- tonsillitis
- conjunctivitis (Acute, chronic, spring)
- hordeolum
- Review of herbal formulas, individual herbs, and acupuncture points as they are covered in The above


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
Professional Task 1 hour 40 minutes 20 N Individual
Case Study 2,000 words 40 N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 40 N Individual

Teaching Periods

Spring (2024)



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