School Of Biomedical And Health Science

Chinese Herbal Medicine 1Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400349.1


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 1

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Assumed knowledge equivalent to Traditional Chinese Medicine 1.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
To undertake this unit, students must comply with the following special requirements: Completion of a Prohibited Employment Declaration; Criminal Record Check Clearance.

About this Unit
In 2011 this unit will be replaced by 400876 - Chinese Materia Medica 1. Herbal medicine is one of the principal therapeutic interventions in TCM. This unit introduces students to the therapeutic and reference organisation of Chinese medicinals, and enables students to commence using the materia medica. It covers the major commonly used medicines in each of the eighteen categories of the Chinese materia medica, including pin-yin name, botanical name, properties, actions, indications, contraindications and combined usage. This unit also expands upon the student's understanding of TCM theory and practice principles.

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