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Faculty of Natural Health Science



Faculty of Natural Health Science

 

TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine via distance learning

Specialist - Expert Diploma - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning
Bachelor's Degree - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning
Master's Degree - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning
Doctor Ph.D. Degree - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning

 

This program discusses the philosophy, diagnostic, and therapeutic techniques of Oriental Medicine and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The objective of this program is to teach students how to integrate the concepts and techniques of Oriental Medicine into naturopathic practice. This includes applying TCM principles to the human body; appreciating the relationship between the Oriental zangfu (organs); and having a deep understanding of the Oriental diagnostic methods. After sound diagnosis, students will learn how to apply various principles and techniques to treat diseases and rebalance patients' Qi. Techniques learned will include acupressure, moxibustion, tuina, and Chinese herbs and nutrition.

 

Academic Supervisor : Cheng Wen Hung
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Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):
1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).

 

Natural Health Science
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Herbology
TCM Diagnosis
TCM Internal Medicine
Meridians Anatomy
Acupoints & Acupressure
Qi Energy Development

 

 

TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine via distance learning

 

This module is applicable to Specialist, Expert, Bachelor's, Master's & Ph.D. (Doctor) Degree Programs. This academic program is designed at the postgraduate level (Master’s or Doctoral). This module may also be adapted to complete the course requirements of Specialist, Expert Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree. A further option is the enrollment into each of the courses listed within this specialization module. This module may be combined or completed with other modules from this faculty. More info...

 

Specialist - Expert Diploma - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 1.050 Euros (1.350 US$) ... 1.470 Euros (1.890 US$).
Specialist - Expert Diploma Online : 15 ... 21 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine via distance learning = 24 Academic credits - Select 5 courses for the online diploma of Specialist or 7 courses for the Expert Diploma from the total of courses from this specialization module.

 

Bachelor's Degree - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 3.510 Euros (4.420 US$) ... 6.800 Euros (8.700 US$).
Bachelor's Degree Online : 130 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine via distance learning = 24 Academic credits + 60 credits in General Education (may be transferred from previous education and professional experience) + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board.

 

Master's Degree - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 4.680 Euros (6.120 US$) ... 7.020 Euros (9.180 US$).
Master's Degree Online : 36 ... 54 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine via distance learning = 24 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 13 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Doctor Ph.D. Degree - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning
Tuition Fee : 5.850 Euros (7.650 US$) ... 9.360 Euros (12.240 US$).
Doctor Ph.D. Degree Online : 45 ... 72 Academic credits required for this distance learning degree program.
Composition: TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine via distance learning = 24 Academic credits + Additional courses may be selected from other modules in the Faculty of Natural Health Science from Bircham International University if required. This selection must be approved by the Distance Learning University Education Board. + 18 Academic credits > Research methodology and final project or thesis.

 

Payment plans are available upon request up to 24 monthly installments.

 

 

BIU adapts each distance learning higher education degree program to the needs of each student.

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METHOD OF INSTRUCTION: Distance Learning Higher Education

 

This distance learning education program is completed by a traditional correspondence instruction method. Once you sign up for the course, Bircham International University will send you (to your mailing address) the suggested textbooks. After reading the book, you will be asked to write a 20 to 35 pages report that reflect your understanding of the book. This report is equivalent to the exam and can be submitted by email or mail. Bircham International University will evaluate your written work. If passed, BIU will issue the corresponding diploma. For more instructions about BIU pedagogy, tutoring, and evaluation, please read our distance learning education study guide. More info...

 

Students enrolling into this distance education program should be aware that:
1. Location: Bircham International University needs a functional geographical location to ship the book and materials for successful completion of this program of study.
2. Communication: Email, courier, phone are key communication instruments with Bircham University that play an important role in the progress and support of this program of study.
3. Capacity: Any impediment, physical or psychological, to read a book and write a report must be communicated to Bircham International University prior to enrollment into this distance learning program.
4. Technology: No specific technology is required to complete this distance education program.
5. Language: Book reading and report writing in other language than English must be requested (and approved by BIU) prior to enrollment in any distance learning program.
6. Discrimination: There is no discrimination with respect to race, color, gender, beliefs or religion.
7. Age: Check the admission requirements for each distance education degree program. More info...

 

All information related to the distance learning degree programs is in English, although you may, upon request and approval, submit the required assignments in other languages.

 

Duration - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning

For a program of 21 credits, the estimated time for completion is 21 weeks. For 45 credits, the estimated time for completion will be 45 weeks, and so on. Calculations are approximate. The length of each distance learning degree program is calculated based on an average of 15 hours of learning per week. It also depends on the number of validated credits from previous knowledge and the level of commitment to the studies.

 

 

TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine via distance learning

Courses list (each subject accounts for 3 academic credits):


1 BIU Earned Credit = 1 USA Semester Credit (15 hours of learning) = 2 ECTS Credit (30 hours of study).
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Natural Health Science
The philosophy of natural health sciences recognizes that when good conditions for health exist, healing will prevail. Traditional water therapies, herbs, physical therapy and nutrition when properly utilized; can facilitate the self-healing process within the body. This course describes how to recognize underlying root-causes of illness and the principles governing natural health and healing.
Academic Supervisor : Ruben Von Stopeck

Traditional Chinese Medicine
This course explains the Traditional Chinese Medicine views on health and disease, diagnostic techniques, treatment modalities, herbal medicine, and nutrition, including concepts such as Yin/Yang, five elements, vital substances, Zang Fu organs, and acupressure channels. It explores the theories of disease including etiology, pathology, and treatment.
Academic Supervisor : Cheng Wen Hung

Chinese Herbology
This course classifies Chinese medicinal herbs according to their functions, therapeutic uses, taste, energy, actions, indications, dosage, contraindications, and methods of preparation. It describes how these herbs are therapeutically used to alleviate symptoms, detoxify, reduce fever, warm the body, open orifices, relax the shen, reduce gases, regulate Qi, and activate blood.
Academic Supervisor : Cheng Wen Hung

TCM Diagnosis
This course reviews the ancient Traditional Chinese Medicine methods of inquiry, observation, auscultation, olfaction, and palpation. It integrates them with the classical methods of tongue and pulse assessment and with the differential diagnostic procedures based in the Eight Principles, the Zang Fu Organs, and the Five Elements Theory. The purpose is to determine prevailing patterns of disharmony or disease. Also, it uses facial characteristics namely markings, shapes, and colorings as evidence of emotional dysfunction, physical energy blockages , and organs imbalance.
Academic Supervisor : Cheng Wen Hung

TCM Internal Medicine
This course examines common Traditional Chinese Medicine diseases. It explains the diagnostic and treatment principles of acupressure and herbal prescriptions, particularly those used for respiratory, digestive, metabolic, cardiovascular, neurological, and urogenital disorders. The Traditional Chinese Medicine etiology and pathology are compared to the Western Clinical Medicine. The course provides a selection of treatment modalities.
Academic Supervisor : Cheng Wen Hung

Meridians Anatomy
This course revises the theory of Meridians, the internal and external courses of the Twelve Meridians, the Eight Extra Meridians, the Collateral, and the Muscle/Tendon Meridians. It studies the acupoints of the major Meridians from a corporal anatomical and topographical perspective. It highlights the micro-system acupuncture points found in the ear system.
Academic Supervisor : Cheng Wen Hung

Acupoints & Acupressure
This course presents the major principles of acupoint selection and their application to the treatment of various diseases. According to the theory of Tui-Na (manipulative therapy); acupressure stimulates the acupuncture points located on the meridian pathways of the body and facilitate healing through the movement of Qi energy.
Academic Supervisor : Cheng Wen Hung

Qi Energy Development
This course introduces the principles and practices of Qi (internal energy) energy development. It portrays the methods used to balance Qi while stressing on exercises and techniques of Qi awarness, on enhancing Qi circulation throughout the body, and finally improving health using our internal energy.
Academic Supervisor : Cheng Wen Hung

 

Admission - TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning

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For official admission status at Bircham International University distance learning higher education degree programs, you need to send in a filled out, dated and signed official Application for Admission. You may download this application form from our website or request it by email or mail. Please send this application and enclosed documents to the corresponding BIU Office and allow ten business days for processing. You may also submit this application and attached documents by email in PDF Format.

Allow ten business days for processing.

ALL applicants must:
* Fill out the application for admission;
* Submit one ID-sized photo; and
* Date and sign the application.

ALL Bachelor's, Master's and Doctorate applicants also must:
* Attach biodata in the form of a Curriculum Vitae (Resume);
* Submit Registration Fee of 200 €uros or 250 US$ (contact BIU Office for payment details);
* Include copies of diplomas, transcripts, relevant documents; and
* Include any additional program proposal, scholarship request, etc. (optional).

 

Bircham International University issues an admission certificate after receiving your complete application for admission. This document will show the amount of credits transferred and validated from previous education and experience, and the amount of credits required to complete the distance learning degree program's major. Bircham University can not perform this evaluation without the complete application for admission.

 

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Non formal and independent education leading to degrees not formally recognized by a Ministry of Education.
Acceptance of these distance learning higher education academic credits is always the prerogative of the receiving institution or employer. Recognition criteria differ depending on each educational institution or company policy and country legal framework.

 

 

Recommended Professional References

TCM Traditional Chinese Medicine Online via distance learning

 

Bircham International University graduates may join many professional associations. Membership requirements for each association may vary depending on the degree program, specialization and graduate resume on each occasion. BIU can not guarantee membership in all instances. BIU does not intermediate in these procedures. Bircham International University provides this list of recommended memberships and professional references because we consider that joining the proper association(s) is the best way to become an updated professional. Contact directly the ones you select.

 

AAOM - American Association of Oriental Medicine

AAPMC - Asociación de Acupuntores y Profesionales de Medicina China

AETO - Associação Europeia de Terapias Orientais

AMECA - Associação de Medicina Chinesa e Acupuntura do Brasil

AMT - The Association for Meridian & Energy Therapies

APAMTC - Associação Profissional de Acupunctura e Medicina Tradicional Chinesa

APPA - Associação Portuguesa dos Profissionais de Acupunctura

ATCM - Association of Traditional Chinese Medicine

CAN - Colegio de Acupuntores y Naturopatas

CFMTC - Confédération Française de Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise

CPT - Consejo Profesional de Terapeutas

CPT - Council of Professional Therapists

ETCMA - European Traditional Chinese Medicine Association

FNMTC - Fédération Nationale de Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise

GP-TCM - Good Practice in Traditional Chinese Medicine Research Association

PEFOTS - Pan European Federation of TCM Societies

SIATTEC - Syndicat Indépendant des Acupuncteurs et des Thérapeutes en Énergétique Chinoise

UFMTC - Union Française de Médecine Traditionnelle Chinoise

WFCMS - World Federation of Chinese Medicine Societies

 

 

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