CMPL 7006 Classical Texts in Chinese Medicine (PG)

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 400969

Coordinator Liming Liang Opens in new window

Description This unit provides further learning experiences that enable the students to explore the original theories on physiology, pathology, diagnosis, differentiation and treatment of diseases through select periods of Chinese history. Many theoretical concepts, diagnostic systems and therapeutic methods of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) are still in current usage, and will be covered through the study of important classical texts and academic schools of TCM thought. This unit expands upon the students understanding of TCM theories and practice principles through studies of the classical literature.

School Health Sciences

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Incompatible Subjects LGYA 7244 - Classical Texts in Chinese Medicine

Assumed Knowledge

Traditional Chinese Medicine 3, Chinese Medicinal Formulas.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:
  1. Explain and critically evaluate the academic thoughts and achievements of the major schools and classical texts that helped form the basis of contemporary TCM practice.
  2. Analyse the approaches to the pathogenesis, development, differentiation and treatment of the Cold-injured Diseases, Warm Diseases and chronic diseases covered in the classical texts used in this unit.
  3. Develop a working knowledge of the Shang Han Lun and Wenbing Xue texts.

Subject Content

1. Introduction to the key classical texts in TCM
- Huangdi Neijing (Inner Canon of Yellow Emperor)
- Nan jing (The Classic on difficulties)
- Shennong Bencao jing (Shennong?fs Canon of Materia Medica)
- Shanghan Zabing Lun (Treatise on Cold-injured and Miscellaneous Diseases)
- Wenbing Xue (The science of warm diseases)
2. Introduction to the major academic schools in TCM
- school of Cold-cool therapy (Hejian)
- school of eliminating Pathogens (Dongxie)
- school of Internal injury (Yishui)
- school of yin Nourishing therapy (Danxi)
- school of spleen-Stomach
- school of warming-Reinforcing therapy
3. Shang Han Lun
- introduction to Cold-injured diseases
- differentiation and treatment of Taiyang, Yangming, Shaoyang, Taiyin, Shaoyin and Jueyin diseases
4. Wen Bing Xue
- introduction to warm diseases
- differentiation and treatment of warm diseases according to Wei-QI-Ying-Xue, and San-jiao diagnostic systems

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