CMPL 4007 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice 3

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401101

Coordinator Yu-Ting Sun Opens in new window

Description This subject represents a continuation of the clinical practicum and development of clinical skills in relation to patient management and TCM health preservation and enhancement, including lifestyle, diet and physical exercise. Students will also be able to apply their knowledge of professional theory, practice, research and evaluation skills to the investigation of TCM problem. Students will be expected to demonstrate competence in handling patients in a clinical context, synthesise knowledge from their studies of specialities in Traditional Chinese Medicine and critically examine the practical aspects of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine research. 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 4 subject

Pre-requisite(s) CMPL 3004

Incompatible Subjects CMPL 7023 - TCM Practice 3 (PG) AND LGYA 7249 - TCM Practice 3


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. Develop effective plans of patient management in terms of improving patient engagement, provision of health preservation and enhancement advice, and employing inter/intra-professional practice.
  2. Critically reflect on own performance in the clinic with regard to specific skills relating to Chinese medicine practice.
  3. Formulate and provide relevant advice in regard to preserving and enhancing health and wellbeing in clinical settings.

Subject Content

1. Establishing practitioner identity
-reflective practice
-introduction to inter/intra-professional practice ? providing The best patient care
2. Advanced patient communication and management
-engaging The patient in their own healing
3. Managing difficult patients Health Preservation and Enhancement
-managing A Balanced lifestyle
-TCM mind-body health and Exercise
-physical Exercise
-Chinese medicine diet therapy
-Balanced diet and nutrition

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
Essay 2,000 words each 50 N Individual
Professional Task 90 minutes 30 Y Individual
Reflection 200 words each 20 N Individual
Professional Placement Performance 68 hours at UniClinic S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)



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