School Of Health Sciences

Channels and Points 2Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400875.4


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Equivalent Units
400347 - Acupuncture 1

400352 Traditional Chinese Medicine 3 AND 400874 Channels and Points 1

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4660 Bachelor of Health Science-Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine or 4710 Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine to enrol in this unit.

About this Unit
Acupuncture is one of the principal therapeutic interventions in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This unit completes the study of the system of channels and points, which forms the basis of clinical application of acupuncture. It covers the channel pathway, point location and indications of the last 6 channels of the meridian cycle and the extra points. It also reinforces the student’s ability to identify and palpate surface anatomy relevant to identifying the acupuncture point locations covered in this unit and relevant safe administration of needling. This unit expands the student's understanding of TCM theory and practice principles. This unit includes mandatory clinical placement

Special Requirements - Legislative Pre-requisites

Prior to enrolling in this unit, students must have submitted a Student Undertaking Form and undertake to apply for a National Police Check, which is required to be submitted before placement, and a Working with Children Check Student Declaration. Students must also hold a valid and current First Aid Certificate from a Registered Training Organisation. Use the link to the Special Requirements webpage below for more information.


4660.2Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Traditional Chinese MedicineCONTINUING
4710.1Bachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineCONTINUING
4710.2Bachelor of Traditional Chinese MedicineCURRENT

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