Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice Courses

Below is a list of Chinese Medicine Clinical Practice courses offered at Pacific Rim College.

Clinical Observation (CMCP101)

Clinical Observation provides students with both observational and therapeutic experience in a multidisciplinary medical clinic. Students observe qualified and experienced practitioners in their care of patients and clinical management. Students learn clinical protocol, treatment etiquette, consultation and counselling skills, practical diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic techniques.

Patients are treated by the instructor while a group of students observe and participate in some minor clinical tasks. The intake and acupuncture treatment are performed solely by the instructor. 

Prerequisites: Must have and maintain a current CTCMA Student Registration number. Must be enrolled in a diploma program within the School of AOM.    Semester: Fall, Winter, Summer    Credits: 1    Hours: 15

Clinical Supervised Practice (CMCP102)

Standard Supervised Clinic:

In these clinics, patients are treated by a student practitioner while under the direct supervision and guidance of the instructor.  The student practitioner performs the intake and the acupuncture treatment. 

Community Clinic:

Student practitioners perform all aspect of the treatment under the supervision of the instructor.  These appointments are in a ‘community style’ clinic, meaning they all occur in the same large room (as opposed to private sessions in individual rooms).  The student practitioners perform all aspects of the treatment. 

*Students who have not met prerequisites can complete the last 3 credits of CMCP101 and ACU113/114 concurrent to taking this course.

Prerequisites: 9 credits CMCP101*, ACU113/114*, OM101/102, Must have and maintain a current CTCMA Student Registration number. Must be enrolled in a diploma program within the School of AOM.    Semester: Fall, Winter, Summer    Fee: $10    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

Clinical Independent Practice (CMCP200/300)

In these clinics, patients are treated by advanced students who perform all aspects of the treatment in a private clinical setting.  The supervisor is on site, but is not necessarily in direct observation of the student practitioners unless specifically requested.  TCM herbal medicine is not prescribed in these clinics. 

Prerequisites: 3 credits of CMCP102, Must have and maintain a current CTCMA Student Registration number. Must be enrolled in a diploma program within the School of AOM.    Semester: Fall, Winter, Summer    Fee: $10    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

Advanced Clinical Observation (CMCP301)

Aided by the knowledge gained through multiple years of TCM education, students attending this advanced observation clinic have the opportunity to again observe patient care by a skilled and experienced Registered Acupuncturist. There are 2 patient slots available in each 3-hour clinic. Patients receive a TCM diagnosis, therapeutic plan, and treatment consisting primarily of acupuncture.

Prerequisites: 3 credits of CMCP102    Semester: Various    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

Clinical Externship/Global Outreach Program (CMCP351)

In lieu of hours required in CMCP200/300, students gain valuable clinical experience either working with a qualified Acupuncturist in a private clinical setting or while participating in the College’s Global Outreach Program. Students employ all the skills they have learned thus far, and experience life as an acupuncturist. Students in the Diploma of Acupuncture can earn a maximum 240 Hours/8 Credits.

Prerequisites: 200 hours clinical practice, OM201/202, ACU113/114, permission from the Dean    Semester: Various    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

TCM Clinical Independent Practice (CMCP400)

In these clinics, patients are treated by advanced students who perform all aspects of the treatment, which may include Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, in a private clinical setting.  The supervisor is on site, but is not necessarily in direct observation of the student practitioners unless specifically requested.

Prerequisites: 3 credits of CMCP102, Must have and maintain a current CTCMA Student Registration number. Must be enrolled in a diploma program within the School of AOM.    Semester: Fall, Winter, Summer    Fee: $10    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

Advanced TCM Clinical Observation (CMCP401)

Aided by the knowledge gained through multiple years of TCM education, students attending this advanced observation clinic have the opportunity to again observe patient care by a skilled and experienced TCM Practitioner. There are 2 patient slots available in each 3-hour clinic. Patients receive a TCM diagnosis, therapeutic plan, and treatment consisting of a TCM herbal prescription and potentially acupuncture. Students gain dispensary experience compounding formulas and may be permitted to partake directly in patient care.

Prerequisites: CBOT401/402, 7.5 credits of CMCP200 , current enrolment in DipAOM or DTCM program    Semester: Various    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

Clinical Externship/Global Outreach Program (CMCP451)

In lieu of hours required in CMCP400, students gain valuable clinical experience either working with a qualified Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners in a private clinical setting or while participating in the College’s Global Outreach Program. Students employ all the skills they have learned thus far, and experience life as a Practitioner of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students in the Diploma of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine must earn at least 90 hours/3 credits of CMCP400 in the College’s Student Clinic.

Prerequisites: 200 hours clinical practice, OM201/202, ACU113/114, permission from the Dean    Semester: Various    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

TCM Clinical Independent Practice (CMCP500)

In these clinics, patients are treated by advanced students who perform all aspects of the treatment, which may include Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine, in a private clinical setting.  The supervisor is on site, but is not necessarily in direct observation of the student practitioners unless specifically requested.

Prerequisites: 3 credits of CMCP102, Must have and maintain a current CTCMA Student Registration number. Must be enrolled in a diploma program within the School of AOM.    Semester: Fall, Winter, Summer    Fee: $10    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

Advanced TCM Clinical Observation (CMCP501)

Aided by the knowledge gained through multiple years of TCM education, students attending this advanced observation clinic have the opportunity to again observe patient care by a skilled and experienced Dr.TCM. There are 2 patient slots available in each 3-hour clinic. Patients receive a TCM diagnosis, therapeutic plan, and treatment consisting of a TCM herbal prescription and potentially acupuncture. Students gain dispensary experience compounding formulas and may be permitted to partake directly in patient care.

Prerequisites: CBOT401/402, 7.5 credits of CMCP200 , current enrolment in DipAOM or DTCM program    Semester: Various    Credits: 1.5    Hours: 45

Clinical Externship/Global Outreach Program (CMCP551)

In lieu of hours required in CMCP500, students gain valuable clinical experience either working with a qualified Doctors of Traditional Chinese Medicine in a private clinical setting or while participating in the College’s Global Outreach Program. Students employ all the skills they have learned thus far, and experience life as a Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine. Students in the Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine must earn at least 180 hours/6 credits of CMCP500 in the College’s Student Clinic.

Prerequisites: 200 hours clinical practice, OM201/202, ACU113/114, permission from the Dean    Semester: Various    Credits: 1    Hours: 30

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