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aaaom_masters_degreeThe total master’s degree program curriculum of 3180 hours (182 credits) includes 1740 hours of didactic instruction on acupuncture and Oriental medicine, 540 hours of bioscience-related material, and 900 hours of clinical observation and experience. The full-time program is designed to run twelve total trimesters, with fifteen weeks per trimester. The maximum time for program completion is eight years, taking eight credits per trimester minimum. It is also possible to accelerate through the program and complete it in nine trimesters.

COURSE CURRICULUM

First Year
First Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
1101 TCM Theory 60 4 4
1102 Meridians 30 2 2
1103 TCM & Chinese Culture 30 2 2
1104 Anatomy & Physiology I 30 2 2
1105 Western Medical Terminology 30 2 2
1106 Surface Anatomy 30 2 2
1107 Tai Chi 30 2 2
1108 Clinical Observation I 30 1 2
Total 270 17 18

Second Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
1201 TCM Diagnostics I 30 2 2
1202 Point Location I 60 4 4
1203 TCM Pathology 30 2 2
1204 Anatomy & Physiology II 30 2 2
1205 Microbiology 30 2 2
1206 TCM Dietary Therapy I 30 2 2
1207 Healing Qi Gong 30 2 2
1208 Clinic Observation II 30 1 2
Total 270 17 18

Third Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
1301 TCM Diagnostics II 30 2 2
1302 Point Location II 60 4 4
1303 Clinical Chinese Herbology I 60 4 4
1304 Anatomy & Physiology III 60 4 4
1305 TCM Dietary Therapy II 30 2 2
1306 Clinic Observation III 30 1 2
Total 270 17 18

Second Year
First Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
2101 TCM Diagnostics III 60 4 4
2102 Acupuncture Prescriptions 60 4 4
2103 Clinical Chinese Herbology II 60 4 4
2104 Western Medical Pathology I 30 2 2
2105 Medical Chinese* 30 2 2
2106 Clinic Observation IV 30 1 2
Total 240 15 16

Second Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
2201 OSHA/CNT 15 1 1
2202 Acupuncture Techniques 60 4 4
2203 Clinical Chinese Herbology III 60 4 4
2204 CPR/F.A. 15 1 1
2205 Western Medicine Pathology II 30 2 2
2206 Clinic Observation V 30 1 2
Total 210 13 14

Third Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
2301 TCM Treatment Principles 30 2 2
2302 Auricular Acupuncture 30 2 2
2303 Chinese Herbal Formulas I 60 4 4
2304 Western Physical Assessment 60 4 4
2305 Medical Tuina 30 2 2
2306 Clinic Observation VI 30 1 2
Total 240 15 16

Third Year
First Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
3101 TCM Internal Medicine I 60 4 4
3102 TCM Neurology 30 2 2
3103 Chinese Herbal Formulas II 60 4 4
3104 Western Internal Medicine 60 4 4
3105 Adv. Acupuncture Techniques* 30 2 2
3106 Clinical Practice I 120 4 8
Total 330 18 22

Second Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
3201 TCM Internal Medicine II 60 4 4
3202 Musculo-Skeletal Disorders
in TCM
30 2 2
3203 Chinese Herbal Formulas III 60 4 4
3204 Pediatric Tuina 30 2 2
3205 Scalp & Hand Acupuncture 30 2 2
3206 Clinical Practice II 120 4 8
Total 330 18 22

Third Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
3301 TCM Dermatology 30 2 2
3302 Chinese Patent Medicine 30 2 2
3303 Survey of Health Care System 30 2 2
3304 Lab Data Reading 30 2 2
3305 Yellow Emperor’s Classic
of Med*
30 2 2
3306 Clinical Practice III 120 4 8
Total 240 12 16

Fourth Year
First Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
4101 TCM Gynecology/Obstetrics 60 4 4
4102 Febrile Diseases 30 2 2
4103 Western Gynecology/Pediatrics 30 2 2
4104 TCM Geriatrics 30 2 2
4105 Board Review 30 2 2
4106 Clinical Practice IV 120 4 8
Total 270 14 18

Second Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
4201 TCM Psychology 30 2 2
4202 Western Pharmacology 30 2 2
4203 Medical Referral 30 2 2
4204 TCM Counseling 30 2 2
4205 Adv. Herbal Prescriptions* 30 2 2
4206 Clinical Practice V 120 4 8
Total 240 12 16

Third Trimester

Course # Course Title Hours Credits Hours/Week
4301 TCM Cases Studies 30 2 2
4302 TCM Pediatrics 30 2 2
4303 Practice Management 30 2 2
4304 Ethics, Legal & Professional
Issues
30 2 2
4305 Sensory Organ Disorders
in TCM*
30 2 2
4306 Clinical Practice VI 120 4 8
Total 240 12 16

In order to complete the program, 180 hours of clinical observation are required during the first six trimesters, and 720 hours of clinical practice are required during the remaining six trimesters, during which students must complete at least 360 treatment sessions including at least 72 new patients.

 

 

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