About this Course
4.7
58 ratings
19 reviews

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 14 hours to complete

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

English

Subtitles: English, French

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Beginner Level

Approx. 14 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

In the first foundation module, students are going to learn basic theories in Chinese Medicine. Please enjoy a series of animations introducing Chinese Medicine History and different Chinese Medicine Concepts. Prof. Ko explains these concepts further in the lecture videos afterwards....
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

Chinese Medicine concerns about "Holisticity", which involves (1) Yin and Yang balance and (2) Five Elements Interaction among visceral organs. In this foundation module, you will learn the importance of Balance and Interactions, as poor Balance and Interactions lead to body function deficiencies. Common examples of body function deficiencies encountered by many city dwellers are illustrated. Prof. Ko also explains how different Chinese Medicines can prevent and/or treat these deficiencies. Some people may make use of Modern Medicine, such as Vitamins, for preventive health, Prof. Ko also compares and contrasts the difference between Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine in 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

In the last foundation module, Prof. Ko explains, in the language of Modern Medicine, the pharmacological basis of different kinds of Chinese Tonifying Herbs - (1) Yang and Qi invigoration, (2) Yin Nourishment and (3) Blood Enrichment, We also look into different examples of Chinese Medicine for their effects and applications....
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

Chinese Medicine concerns about Yin Yang Balance, as Yin Yang balance generates Qi, which can circulate along the Meridian and nourish different organs. In this seminar series, Prof. Ko explains how Yin Yang is related to Modern Medicine. Chinese Medicine also believes that Chinese tonifying herbs can restore the Yin Yang balance in body function and hence a healthy body status. The seminar series also describes how different Chinese tonifying herbs can enhance the physiological function by means of activating energy metabolism, stimulating immunomodulatory action, enhancing antioxidation ability, etc....
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
4.7
19 ReviewsChevron Right

75%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

25%

got a pay increase or promotion

Top Reviews

By ARDec 19th 2017

I enjoyed the course tremendously. I am going to take all the knowledge I obtained and apply it to furthering my career in holistic health. Thank you!

By JJDec 14th 2017

A great mix of traditional medicine mixed with evidence-based science. Thoroughly enjoyed this course and would recommend !!!

Instructor

Avatar

Robert Ko

Professor
Division of Life Science

About The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

HKUST - A dynamic, international research university, in relentless pursuit of excellence, leading the advance of science and technology, and educating the new generation of front-runners for Asia and the world....

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Once you enroll for a Certificate, you’ll have access to all videos, quizzes, and programming assignments (if applicable). Peer review assignments can only be submitted and reviewed once your session has begun. If you choose to explore the course without purchasing, you may not be able to access certain assignments.

  • When you purchase a Certificate you get access to all course materials, including graded assignments. Upon completing the course, your electronic Certificate will be added to your Accomplishments page - from there, you can print your Certificate or add it to your LinkedIn profile. If you only want to read and view the course content, you can audit the course for free.

More questions? Visit the Learner Help Center.