CIVT1001 Introduction to Veterinary Chinese Medicine

This is a single-module course of approximately 30 hours duration designed as Veterinary Chinese Herbal medicinean introduction to the concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). It explores the basic principles and philosophy of TCM and will help you to appreciate the differences between Western and Eastern medicine.

The course is open to anyone wishing to gain a solid, basic appreciation of TCM which can be utilised for further studies in acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine. At the end of this course you will be able to

  • Describe the traditional Chinese view of disease
  • Identify and list the causes of disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Describe and explain the concept of Qi, the Yin Yang viewpoint and the Five element Viewpoint and how they are applied in practice.
  • Explain the actions and functions of the parts of the body from a Chinese medicine perspective.
  • Explain the normal and abnormal functions of the Organs from a Chinese medicine point of view and how they differ from the Western point of view.
  • Explain the relations between the body and pathogenic factors- what do we mean by "Wind" invasion? etc.
  • Have an appreciation of pattern differentiation in Chinese medicine- this is the basis of diagnosis and therefore treatment, whether acupuncture or herbal medicine.
  • Identify some of these patterns and symptoms in dogs and cats
  • Diagnose basic patterns in Veterinary Chinese medicine 

You will review Chinese medicine pathology and begin to learn the sets of symptoms that guide Chinese medicine diagnosis.

 

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Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine
Why learn with CIVT? CIVT delivers a course that makes TCM concepts easy to understand. We put the structure in place so that you build your knowledge over the course and actually apply the basics to cases you see every day. This course is designed for veterinarians who have no previous training in Chinese Medicine. The course is self directed with support from your tutor. You can complete the course in over one month.
Course Title & Code CIVT1001 Introduction to Veterinary Chinese Medicine
Course Outcomes

This course provides a strong foundation in the concepts that underpin Chinese Medicine. At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Describe the traditional Chinese view of disease
  • Identify and list the causes of disease in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Describe and explain the concept of Qi, the Yin Yang viewpoint and the Five element Viewpoint and how they are applied in practice.
  • Explain the actions and functions of the parts of the body from a Chinese medicine perspective.
  • Explain the normal and abnormal functions of the Organs from a Chinese medicine point of view and how they differ from the Western point of view.
  • Explain the relations between the body and pathogenic factors- what do we mean by "Wind" invasion? etc.
  • Have an appreciation of pattern differentiation in Chinese medicine- this is the basis of diagnosis and therefore treatment, whether acupuncture or herbal medicine.
  • Identify some of these patterns and symptoms in dogs and cats
  • Diagnose basic patterns in Veterinary Chinese medicine 
Course tuition fee

Residents of USA, Canada, Central & South America, Africa, Asia and the rest of the world  - $325.00 USD

Australian residents - $352.00 AUD includes GST 

Residents of the UK - GBP£190 GBP

Residents of Euro-Zone -  235 Euro

For students enrolling in 10014NAT Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine or 10015NAT Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Acupuncture  - a reduction of $300 will be made if you enroll in any of these courses within 2 years of taking this introductory course.

Communication and Course  Material

We will provide self paced learning content and activities within the myCIVT classroom online. You will receive a log in and password to access this room. From myCIVT you can access course content as well as submit assessment tasks. Email/skype/chat support is available.

Course schedule

ON DEMAND

Start when you want to! This course is available on an ongoing basis, once you enrol and your enrollment is approved you will receive access codes to enter the classroom.  The course takes approximately 30 hours to complete. The course is conducted on line through myCIVT and you will have a maximum of 90 days to complete all requirements

Prerequisites Learners should have independent computer skills and be able to access the internet. This course is restricted to qualified veterinarians and veterinary students in their clinical years.
Assessment Multiple choice open book, short answers, forum participation.You will receive a Certificate of Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the course.

 
 
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