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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

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Beginner Level

Approx. 15 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 1.5-2 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: English, French

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
2 hours to complete

Basic Theories in Chinese Medicine

13 videos (Total 43 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
13 videos
Chinese Medicine History4m
Yin Yang Theory1m
Five Element Theory2m
Qi1m
Blood1m
Meridian1m
Zang Fu Theory40s
1.1 Historical Outline on the Development of Chinese Medicine6m
1.2: Yin Yang Theory6m
1.3 Five Element Theory5m
1.4 Qi and Blood6m
1.5 Meridian, Zang Fu Theory and Concluding Remarks3m
3 readings
Assignments and Grading10m
Video Scripts20m
Supplementary Reading Materials10m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 150m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Balance and Interactions, and Preventive Health

5 videos (Total 32 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
2.2: Interactions of Visceral Organs6m
2.3 How to Remediate a Sub-healthy Status in Body Function6m
2.4: Practical Examples of Deficiency in Body Function7m
2.5 Chinese Medicine Vs Modern Medicine in Preventive Health8m
5 readings
Survey 1: Find out your Five-Element type5m
Video Scripts10m
Survey 2: Are you in a Sub-healthy Condition?5m
Video Scripts20m
Supplementary Reading Materials30m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 230m
Week
3
1 hour to complete

Pharmacological Basis of Chinese Tonifying Herbs

2 videos (Total 13 min), 3 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
3.2 Yin Nourishment/Blood Enrichment Tonifying Herbs6m
3 readings
Video Scripts10m
Video Scripts10m
Supplementary Reading Materials20m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 330m
Week
4
1 hour to complete

Seminar 1: Yin and Yang: A Pharmacological Perspective

2 videos (Total 11 min), 2 readings, 1 quiz
2 videos
4.2 Pharmacological Basis of Yin/Yang Tonifying Herbs5m
2 readings
Video Scripts10m
Supplementary Reading Materials15m
1 practice exercise
Quiz 420m
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Top reviews from Health Concepts in Chinese Medicine

By KMay 25th 2019

Great class. This was a unique class in that it explained the scientific background of TCM concepts. I really enjoyed this perspective since it is not information that is commonly available.

By TUApr 26th 2019

This was a great course. It is very well structured, clear, and understandable. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is eager to learn the basics of Chinese medicine theories.

Instructor

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Robert Ko

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Division of Life Science

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