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Chinese Herbal Medicine 3Western Sydney University Unit Code: 400353.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 2

Credit Points: 10

Assumed Knowledge
Assumed knowledge equivalent to Chinese Herbal Medicine 2 and Traditional Chinese Medicine 2.

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
To undertake this unit, students must comply with the following special requirements: Prior to enrolling in this unit students must have: 1) submitted a Criminal Record Check form prior to 1 June 2010 OR a Student Undertaking Form after 1 June 2010 and have applied for a National Police Certificate 2) submitted a Prohibited Employment Declaration prior to 1 June 2010 OR a Working with Children Check Student Declaration after 1 June 2010.Students must have completed a Work Cover approved First Aid Certificate.

About this Unit
Herbal medicine is the principal therapeutic intervention in TCM. This unit completes the study of classical Chinese herbal formulas, which forms the basis for clinical prescribing in Chinese herbal medicine. The focus of this unit is to compare and contrast the main formulas in specified categories, and to analyse the specific actions of the herbs that make up the formula. Students will be required to formulate, assemble and prepare complex prescriptions. This unit expands upon the student's knowledge of the Chinese materia medica, as well as the understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and practice principles. The clinical aspect includes prescription writing and preparation of formulas.

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