The course is designed to introduce you to Chinese Medical Theory. It is believed to be the first course aimed at understanding this subject without having to attend university or other full and part-time courses. In all, over 1250 different topics, in 57 lessons this course will grow into a valuable reference book for you to refer to as you practice.
The course is for anyone who is inquisitive about Chinese Medicine; Doctors and others in the medical field who would like to extend their knowledge; and all other therapists will find this a most beneficial course of study.
History of China both as a country and Medical
Anatomy and Physiology of the body in western medicine and oriental terms.
Chi, Yin and Yang
Five types of energy
Zang Fu System
Six Pernicious influences
Eight pattern principles
Internal and external causes of disease
Diagnosis including all 27 pulse diagnosis patterns and more
Tongue diagnoses in full detail including many examples
Diagnosis by feeling, looking, asking in more detail.
Meridians: all acupoints explained with their position on the body including all acupoints on the Extraordinary Channels.
* Following on from these are lessons on Treatments:
Brief Herbal Medicine
Human Energy Field
* All of the above seen from a Chinese perspective.
All twelve of the organs explained in western and oriental terms and explanations of excess and deficiency patterns.
On completion of your course, you will receive two certificates:
Certificate 1 is issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges: Chinese Medical Theory Diploma
Chinese Medical Theory Diploma issued by Stonebridge Associated Colleges, to view a sample of the college’s award, please click here.
Certificate 2 is issued by ABC Awards: Level 5 Chinese Medical Theory Certificate of Achievement
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Stonebridge Associated Colleges have undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet certain quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 5 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of difficulty involved in successful completion by the learner.
The course itself has been designed by Stonebridge Associated Colleges to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. ABC Awards’ endorsement involves a robust and rigorous quality audit by external inspectors to ensure quality is consistently met. A regular review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
Who are ABC
ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF). It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. As a registered charity, ABC Awards combines 180 years of examination and assessment expertise but also implements a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards also offers over 600 Ofqual regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
Requirements for Entry
There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.
This is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each lesson there is a question paper that needs to be completed and returned to your tutor. You should allow at least 1 - 2 hours of study to complete each question paper.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is: 336 hrs.
After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.
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