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Learner Reviews & Feedback for Health Concepts in Chinese Medicine by The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

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About the Course

Course Overview: Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine are two distinct medical systems, yet they both aim at the prevention and treatment of human diseases. With this in mind, we should understand the practice of Chinese Medicine in the context of Modern Medicine. In this course, we explore the basic theories underlying the practice of Chinese Medicine, compare and contrast the use of Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine in Preventive Health, and discuss how to restore a healthy condition and understand the pharmacological basis of different types of Chinese tonifying herbs. By the end of this course, you will be able to: -              state the important Chinese Medicine literature from 5th century B.C. to 16th century A.D. -              describe and interpret basic Chinese Medicine theories -              apply the basic Chinese Medicine theories (such as the balance between Yin and Yang and the interaction among organs) to restore a healthy condition -              compare and contrast the use of Chinese Medicine and Modern Medicine in Preventive Health -              explain how the balance of Yang/Qi and/or Yin/Blood can be restored by using Chinese tonifying herbs -              adapt the Chinese Medicine concepts by reviewing the contemporary researches on pharmacological activities in Chinese tonifying herbs...

Top reviews


Jul 25, 2022

Excellent course, excellent introduction on the subject, Professor Ko is excellent and friendly, I'd like to have intermediate and specialized courses from this same speaker offered on Coursera.


May 24, 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.

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By Anna R

Nov 21, 2019

It was a great course thank you and I learned a lot.

By Siham E

Jul 28, 2021

Excellent course for starting Chinese Medicine.

By Robert E W

Aug 30, 2021

The course was difficult but very informative.

By Judih W H

Dec 1, 2022

Highly informative and well-rounded course.

By Dorothy D k

Oct 31, 2018

An excellent introduction to TCM and how it

By Linsea J

Jun 24, 2020

Easy to follow along, very informational.


Jul 12, 2020

Very informative, course..thank you sir

By Isabelle M

Apr 16, 2022

Très bon cours, j'ai beaucoup appris

By Ricardo D

Sep 20, 2022

Interesting and complete in content

By Alexander C

Nov 27, 2020

Excellent!!! Thanks and more power.

By Cliff B

Sep 5, 2020

This was an interesting course.

By Patricio G A F

Aug 28, 2018

Aprendí más de lo que pensaba

By Lau C C C

Oct 19, 2018

thank you very much prof

By Victor S

Jul 30, 2020

very insightful on TCM

By Fuentes A S A

Mar 31, 2021

HIghly recommended

By Janis A

Nov 18, 2022

Very informative.


Feb 4, 2019

Very nice subject

By Ifa-C

May 16, 2021

Excellent course

By Candice M

Dec 16, 2019

Excellent course

By Ooi C S

Oct 30, 2020

Great course!

By Nathalie

Apr 3, 2020

Thank you!!

By Oona V

Mar 18, 2024

Thank you


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