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.

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: Community Clinic (CMCP102)

In Community Clinic students treat patients under direct supervision in a clinical setting with patients both seated and lying in a large room. This clinic is designed to give students experience in the Community Acupuncture clinical setting and to be more prepared to provide treatments in impoverished communities or in makeshift clinics, which are often seen in the college’s Global Outreach clinics around the world, and in addiction treatment facilities. Students gain experience performing acupuncture, but also moxibustion, cupping, gua sha and Tui Na.

*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)

Students emerge from Clinical Observation and begin to work with patients while supervised, and then graduate to independent clinical work as their experience increases. Students assist their patients through the entire treatment process with varying degrees of supervision. Students enhance skills of consultation and diagnosis and choose appropriate treatment techniques and principles on a case- by-case basis.

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)

The focus of this clinic is the treatment of individuals primarily using herbs and formulas from the Chinese Materia Medica, and also acupuncture techniques as used in previous clinics. Students apply their theoretical knowledge of Chinese herbalism to the clinical situation, and learn to compile formulas and to prescribe and dispense herbs in order to treat patients suffering from a variety of ailments.

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)

Students work alongside a Registered Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine in the College clinic and employ all therapeutic techniques learned thus far. Students may also establish clinical research trials to test the efficacy of TCM in the treatment of a particular condition.

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