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99645 Clinic Level 4 and Acupuncture Techniques 3

6cp; 6hpw (workshops, tutorials, lectures); clinical assistant level 4: 40hrs (Stage 4, Year 2)
Requisite(s): 99644 Clinic Level 3 and Acupuncture Techniques 2
Anti-requisite(s): 94680 Entering Professional Life (6cp) AND 94681 Entering Professional Life (8cp)


Approximately 30 per cent of the undergraduate training program is devoted to gaining clinical experience in preparation for becoming a qualified traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) practitioner. This subject is split into three modules.

  • Module 1 (Clinic) builds on previous clinical training subjects and acquaints students with the skills and duties required of a student practitioner working in the University's outpatient clinics. Students must satisfactorily complete requisite clinical hours, case reports and competency assessments.
  • Module 2 (Acupuncture Techniques lll) extends on the basic theoretical constructs for the application of various acupuncture techniques introduced in Clinic Level 3 and Acupuncture Techniques 2.
  • Module 3 (TCM Orthopeadic assessment and treatment (Tui Na)) builds upon the participant's introduction to Chinese remedial massage in Clinic Level 3: TCM Manual Therapy 1. This component covers integrative tuina techniques with a focus on the orthopaedic assessment, developing further diagnostic procedures for identifying regional musculoskeletal dysfunction and applying findings to planning and applying an integrative treatment approach using a range of modalities. The subject builds upon basic diagnostic concepts of the four methods of diagnosis (Si Zhen) in conjunction with biomedical principles involved in orthopaedic assessment.

Upon completion of the subject, participants have the basic knowledge necessary to undertake supervised clinical practice in the UTS Chinese Medicine Remedial Massage (Tuina) Clinic. Knowledge gained from the subject is necessary for further development of a clinical application of an integrative practice scope.

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Spring session, City campus

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