CMPL 7004 Chinese Internal Medicine 2 (PG)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400922

Coordinator Xiaoshu Zhu Opens in new window

Description This unit builds on Chinese Medicine 1 and extends the students ability to analyse, diagnose and treat common and difficult diseases in internal medicine with both acupuncture and herbal medicine and using a Traditional Chinese Medicine 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 Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Incompatible Subjects LGYA 7251 - Chinese Internal Medicine 2

Assumed Knowledge

Traditional Chinese Medicine 3, Acupuncture Techniques, Chinese Medicinal Formulas.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain the causes, pathophysiological mechanisms and clinical manifestations of common diseases,.covered in this unit
  2. Conduct a clinical examination including inspections, auscultation and olfaction, interrogation, and palpation in order to arrive at accurate diagnoses of specific diseases
  3. Analyse symptoms and signs, and apply pattern differentiation to arrive at a TCM diagnosis
  4. Design treatment principles, and write prescriptions (acupuncture and herbs) for common diseases of internal medicine. This is inclusive of required dietary or lifestyle changes
  5. Analyse and critically examine practice protocols in TCM compared to orthodox management

Subject Content

1. Diseases and syndromes of Liver system (TCM)
- 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. 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)
5. Review of acupuncture points, prescriptions, individual herbs and formulas relevant to the above topics.

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