University of Technology Sydney

91610 Medical Classics and the History of Chinese Medicine

6cp; This is an online subject and there are no face to face attendance requirements.
There are course requisites for this subject. See access conditions.


This subject explores the history of Chinese medicine and the classical texts within the Chinese medical canon. Through this subject students build upon their knowledge of the theories and principles contained in the classical literature and the relevance of these texts to contemporary clinical practice. This subject also examines the historical and geographical context in which these classic texts were written, how these texts fit within the wider body of Chinese medicine literature, and how this informs modern Chinese medicine practice.

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Spring session, City campus

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