School Of Health Sciences

Clinical Oncology and Chinese MedicineWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 401136.2


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 4716 Master of Chinese Medicine (or 4675 Master of Health Science (Traditional Chinese Medicine) and/or 4678 Master of Health Science (Acupuncture).

About this Unit
This unit is focused on the clinical application of Chinese herbal medicine (CHM) and acupuncture in the management of cancer. Today, cancer is one of the leading causes of death and disease burden. Survival rates for many types of cancer have improved in recent years and long-term survival challenges accepted practices in cancer care and management. This unit explores application of Chinese medicine to the management of cancer, through the ancient wisdom in the classic literature recourses and contemporary clinical practice and research. The unit addresses the commonly used strategies, approaches and roles of Chinese medicine at different stages of cancer as well as the use of Chinese medicine as a supplementary therapy for common types of cancer.

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