CMPL 7025 Women's Health in Chinese Medicine

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 401132

Coordinator Yu-Ting Sun Opens in new window

Description This unit will enable practitioners to extend their understanding of Chinese Medicine management of a range of women's health conditions. The clinical focus of this unit is on the integration of Chinese Medicine and conventional therapies in the treatment of disorders of the menstrual cycle, obstetric disorders, fertility, menopause and breast disease.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Traditional Chinese Medicine

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

Level Postgraduate Coursework Level 7 subject

Incompatible Subjects CMPL 7026 - Women’s Health in Chinese Medicine 1 AND CMPL 7027 - Women’s Health in Chinese Medicine 2


Students must be enrolled in 4716 Master of Chinese Medicine (or Master of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and/or Master of Health Science (Acupuncture)

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe symptoms and signs of and diagnose a range of specific gynaecological and obstetric diseases and syndromes
  2. Be familiar with the range of medical diagnostic tests commonly used in western medicine investigations of gynaecological and obstetric disorders
  3. Apply skills in application of integrating TCM and orthodox medicine in the diagnosis and where appropriate, management of gynaecological and obstetric disorders
  4. Analyse and critically examine practice protocols in TCM compared to orthodox management
  5. Articulate the strengths and limitations of acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine in the treatment of particular gynaecological and obstetric diseases
  6. Articulate when to refer for medical advice/treatment and indicate appropriate liaison with gynaecologists, obstetricians and other relevant medical personnel

Subject Content

1. Signs & symptoms of gynaecology
2. Signs & symptoms of obstetrics
3. Strengths & limitations of TCM management in gynaecology & obstetrics
4. Referring to Western medicine practitioners: who, when, how, why
5. Commonly used western medical diagnostic tests - hormone tests, laparoscopy, ultrasound, and sperm tests relevant to women?fs conditions
6. Integration of TCM and orthodox medicine in diagnosis and management of specific gynaecological and obstetric disorders including:
- menstrual-related disorders
- menopausal disorders
- breast disorders
- obstetric-related conditions and applications - Prenatal support, birth assistance, Postnatal care
- Infertility (both female and Male Infertility)
7. Impact of lifestyle and social role on women?fs health


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.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Case Study 2,000 words 35 N Individual
Online vUWS Participation Minimum of 6 online posts with substantial content to fellow students in relation to online discussion topics* 10 N Individual
Written Assignment 2,000 words 35 N Individual
Test 20 minutes on each workshop 20 N Individual

Teaching Periods

2nd Half



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