COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

Certificate in Chinese Herbal Medicine

CERTIFICATE IN CHINESE HERBAL MEDICINE PROGRAM COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

CHP 515 (0.5 credit) Clinical Skills & Observation I

Students will be introduced to case analysis of an herbal
consult with clinician feedback. Guidelines for behavior,
safety issues, and ethical communication in a clinical setting
are introduced. Students are also expected to observe case
presenting, charting, dispensary procedures and clinical
interaction with patients in the student clinic and herbal
dispensary.

CHP 525 (0.5 credit) Clinical Skills & Observation II

Students will continue case analysis of an herbal consult
with clinician feedback. Guidelines for behavior, safety
issues, and ethical communication in a clinical setting are
introduced. Students are also expected to observe case
presenting, charting, dispensary procedures and clinical
interaction with patients in the student clinic and herbal
dispensary.Students will be prepared for their first clinical
internship via a clinical orientation workshop that includes
discussion of privacy policies and blood-borne pathogens.

CHP 535 (1 credit) Clinical Internship I

This first clinical internship begins the patient care and
treatment phase of the students?clinical education.
Students will formulateherbal recommendations under the
direct supervision of a licensed oriental medicine
practitioner.

CHP 545 (2 credits) Clinical Internship II
During this continued clinical phase of learning, students
continue to assume patient care and treatment
responsibilities under supervision. Students will continue to
apply and hone the skills of ?slow diagnosis?to form
assessments, diagnoses, treatment principles, and actual
treatments. Students will also integrate their knowledge of
Kampo, Chinesedietary therapy, and herbal preparations
as needed. Added technical responsibilities are expected of
the student as well as practice management and patient
recruitment.

CHP 555 (2 credits) Clinical Internship III

During this continued clinical phase of learning, students
continue to assume patient care and treatment
responsibilities under supervision. Students are now
responsible for more complete patient care under
supervision. Greater competence is expected in terms of
actual treatment, diagnosis, and formula recommendation.

CHP 565 (1 credit) Clinical Internship IV

This is the student’s final clinical internship. Students will
continue to assume patient care and treatment
responsibilities under supervision. Students will learn to
work toward independence as practitioners and effectively
formulate herbal recommendations using multiple schools
of thought. By the end of term, students will be expected to
perform an assessment and formulate a treatment plan for
returning patients within thirty minutes. Until students have
graduated and gained licensure, they continue to work
under the direct supervision of faculty.

 

 

 

 CHP 610 (3 credits) Chinese Herbs & Formulas I

This course introduces fundamental principles of Chinese
herbal medicine. Names, properties, identification and
usage of individual substances in Chinese herbal medicine
will be covered as well as their appropriatedosages,
contraindications and preparation methods. Dui Yaos and
classical formulas are utilized to reinforce important
theoretical concepts.

CHP 611 (3 credits) Classical Chinese Medicine I

Traces the history of Chinese herbal medicine from
pre-Han shamanic practices through the Jin-Yuan dynasty.
Focus will be on important historical doctors, the
development of foundational theories, and major
theoretical currents.

CHP 620 (3 credits) Chinese Herbs & Formulas II

This course continues instruction on fundamental
principles of Chineseherbal medicine. Names, properties,
identification and usage of individual substances in
Chinese herbal medicine will be covered as well as their appropriate dosages, contraindications and preparation methods. Dui Yaos and classical formulas are utilized to reinforce important theoretical concepts.

CHP 621 (3 credits) Classical Chinese Medicine II

Traces the history of Chinese herbal medicine through the
Qing dynasty. Focus will be on important historical doctors,
the development of foundational theories, and major
theoretical currents.

CHP 630 (3 credits) Chinese Herbs & Formulas III

Students will learn classical formulas and their
modifications. Instruction will emphasize the ability to
choose and modify appropriateformulas based on
traditional practice and patient assessment.

CHP 631 (2 credits) Clinical Chinese Medicine I

This course will cover the concepts of pharmacognosy and
toxicology in herbal medicine. Basic concepts of botony and
common chemical constituents are introduced. Emphasis
will be on the topics that directly relate to practitioners of
Chinese herbal medicine such as assessment of potential

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CHP 640 (5 credits) Chinese Herbs & Formulas IV

Students will learn classical formulas and their
modifications. Instruction will emphasize the ability to
choose and modify appropriateformulas based on
traditional practice and patient assessment.

CHP 641 (1 credit) Clinical Chinese Medicine II

This course will review political and regulatory issues
relevant to the practice of Chineseherbal medicine. Best
practices for establishing and maintaining a Chinese herbal
dispensary will be discussed.

 

CHP 650 (5 credits) Chinese Herbs & Formulas V

Students will learn classical formulas and their
modifications. Instruction will emphasize the ability to
choose and modify appropriateformulas based on
traditional practice and patient assessment.

 

CHP 651 (1 credit) Clinical Chinese Medicine III

The principles and theory of Chinese dietary therapy will be
presented with a focus on the classification of foods
according to their energetic nature and therapeutic usage.

CHP 661 (5 credits) Chinese Herbs & Formulas VI

Students will learn the clinical application of Chinese herbs
via modern physicians. The usage of commonly prescribed
prepared formulas will be discussed.