University of Technology Sydney

99567 Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine

6cp; 4hpw
Requisite(s): 99639 Chinese Medicine Foundations 1 OR 99665 Chinese Medicine Foundations 1


This subject provides introductory information on the basic properties and functions of Chinese herbal substances and forms an essential foundation for second- and third-year subjects 99651 Chinese Herbal Formulae 1, 99652 Chinese Herbal Formulae 2, and 99650 Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine. The objectives of this subject include the recognition and safe use of commonly used herbs of the Chinese materia medica. Students learn their nomenclature, properties, indications, contraindications, combined usage as well as herbal substance processing (pao zhi), herbs-drug interactions, toxicology. This subject also introduces the regulations and guidelines on restricted substances such as the CITES, TGA and CMBA restrictions and guidelines.

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Spring session, City campus

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