The course reviews the information needed to successfully take and pass AMC's Herbal Comprehensive Exam and the NCCAOM Herbal Board Exam. This includes single herbs, formulas, and other additional information. Single Herbs will be reviewed first by functional category followed by the secondary energetic of these herbs. Formulas are studied according to functional categories and other types of differentiation. (Prerequisite: HM3-426)  

This course is designed to deepen the student's understanding of treating gynecological conditions with TCM. The course will cover pathophysiology, diagnosis, therapeutic principles, and acupuncture and herbal treatment plans for a range of diseases including: Menstrual Diseases, Fertility Disorders, Gestational and Postpartum Disorders and Miscellaneous Diseases.

This course covers etiology, pathology, differentiation, and treatment of individual disorders of internal medicine. The treatment focuses on selecting Chinese herbal formulas and modifications according to clinical manifestations. The course also reviews acupuncture point selection and proper techniques. (Prerequisite: IM1-618)

This course covers etiology, pathology, differentiation, and treatment of individual disorders of internal medicine. The treatment focuses on selecting Chinese herbal formulas and modifications according to clinical manifestations. The course also reviews acupuncture point selection and proper techniques. (Prerequisite: HM3-426 and AA2-416)

This course reviews the information required to take and pass AMC's Comprehensive Exam, as well as the National Board Exams for Biomedicine. This course provides a general review of the various topics covered in the biomedicine courses including: Anatomy and Physiology, Medical Terminology, Pathology, Pharmacology Biochemistry/Blood work/Imaging, Introduction to Physical Exam, Orthopedic Assessment, Legal, Professional, and Safety Issues.

Interviewing skills in case taking and SOAP writing. Students begin to work in the herbal pharmacy, dispensing formulas. Students are required to take a more independent role in diagnosing, developing a treatment plan, and administering treatment.

This class will cover the legal and ethical guidelines by which the practitioner must operate based on the Florida Statutes and Rules. Information will be presented on setting up your own practice and will include discussion on the types of business organizations as well as tax and insurance requirements. Marketing and communication skills will be discussed and practiced in class. Finally an in-depth survey of the various types of insurance billing will be presented. All the necessary forms and "tricks of the trade" will be discussed.

This class is designed to further instruct the student about the potential toxicities and contraindications for the use of Chinese herbal medicines. Students will also learn about the different drugs imported in Chinese herbal remedies. (Prerequisite: HM5-527)

This class continues the study of TCM herbal medicine, both formulas and materia medica. Categories for this module will include herbs and formulas that extinguish wind, open the orifices, treat phlegm, reduce food stagnation, and expel parasites. Approximately 40 formulas from these categories will be included, with their constituents, functions and indications, and standard modifications. The module will also include study of approximately 75 Chinese medicinal, including their taste, temperature, functions, indications, dosage, and contraindications. Practical experience in identifying and handling the medicinal themselves as well as grouping them into formulas will prepare the students for their role in dispensing the herbs in the student clinic. (Prerequisite: HM1-424)

This class continues the study of TCM herbal medicine. The format of the class is such that study of formulas is combined with the study of materia medica. Study of the material will proceed according to the standard categorization of medicinal and formulae found in most Chinese and English-language textbooks. Approximately 40 formulas will be included, with their constituents, functions and indications, and standard modifications. The module will also include study of approximately 75 Chinese medicinal from the same therapeutic category as the formulas studied, including their taste, temperature, functions, indications, dosage, and contraindications. Practical experience in identifying and handling the medicinal themselves as well as grouping them into formulas will prepare the students for their role in dispensing the herbs in the student clinic. (Prerequisite: HM1-424)

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