Western Medical Sciences Module
The content and format of the course is tailored specifically to the needs of TCM practitioners. This section is an integral part of the Licentiate course, and is taught and examined as such.
Candidates who already hold medical qualifications which encompass the syllabus may be eligible for exemption from this section of the Licentiate course. Evidence of appropriate Western Medicine training and qualifications will be required before any exemptions are made.
A textbook, used to train nurses, is the main resource. During the first year, from 5.00 to 7.00 on Saturday evenings, those needing to complete this module are guided through the use of the textbook. At least one system is taught each month and students use the book to support their learning.
The main topics covered include the basic anatomy, physiology and pathology of common diseases.
The Internal Medicine and Pharmacology of the following systems and organs is normally covered:
- Respiratory system
- Cardiovascular system
- Gastrointestinal system
- Urinary system
- Genital and reproductive systems
- Endocrine system
- Immune system and the skin
- Infections and tumours
- Central, Autonomic and peripheral Nervous systems
- The eyes, nose and ears
- Obstetrics and Children’s diseases