M.S.A.O.M.

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M.S.A.O.M.

The MSAOM program is 158 trimester credits/2,805 classroom hours in length, not including special elective courses (please refer to the curriculum and graduation requirements for a complete listing of courses).

In addition to its academic focus on acupuncture and Oriental medicine and its strong clinical training, ARU’s MSAOM program provides a foundation of knowledge in Western medical science that enables graduates to interact with health care providers trained in Western disciplines. Our program also provides students with background knowledge of the cultural heritage and environment in which Oriental medicine evolved.

M.S.A.O.M GRADUATION TRACKER

The Arirang University M.S.A.O.M. program requires a minimum of 36 months (3 full calendar years) to complete. Below is the curriculum outline for the 36-month/ten trimester full-time program.

First Trimester Credits Hours
AM 310 Asian Medicine Terminology 2 30
AM 311 Asian Medicine History and Philosophy 2 30
AM 314 Asian Medicine Fundamental Theory 4 60
AM 320 Point Location I 4 60
AM 420 Acupuncture Principles & Theory I 3 45
BM 302 Anatomy & Physiology I 3 45
Total 18 270
Second Trimester Credits Hours
BM 301 Biomedical Concepts, Terminology and Western Medical History 2 30
HB 330 Introduction to Herbology 2 30
AM 323 Channel (Meridian) Theory 2 30
AM 321 Point Location II 4 60
AM 421 Acupuncture Theory II 3 45
BM 303 Anatomy & Physiology II 3 45
Total 16 240
Third Trimester Credits Hours
BM 351 CPR & Other Emergency Techniques 1 15
PT 550 Medical Ethics & Professional Laws 2 30
AM 322 Point Location III 4 60
AM 422 Acupuncture Theory III 3 45
AM 312 Qi Gong I 1 15
CP 360 Clinic Observation I 3 90
AM 520 Special Needle Technique 2 30
Total 16 285
Fourth Trimester Credits Hours
BM 304 Surface Anatomy 2 30
BM 401 Nutrition and Diet 2 30
AM 425 Acupuncture Therapeutics I 4 60
HB 331 A/M Herbology I 3 45
CP 361 Clinic Observation II 2 60
AM 410 Tui Na I 2 30
Total 15 255
Fifth Trimester Credits Hours
AM 426 Acupuncture Therapeutics II 4 60
HB 332 A/M Herbology II 3 45
AM 429 Scalp & Ear Acupuncture 2 30
BM 406 Biomedical Pathophysiology 3 45
CP 461 Clinic Internship I 4 120
Total 16 300
Sixth Trimester   Credits Hours
AM 427 Acupuncture Therapeutics III 4 60
EL 313 Qi Gong II* 1 15
HB 333 A/M Herbology III 3 45
HB 530 Clinical Patent Herbs 2 30
PT 551A Clinic Practice Management I 2 30
PT 552 Counseling and Communications 3 45
CP 561 Clinic Internship II 4 120
Total 19 345
Seventh Trimester   Credits Hours
AM 428 Meridian Acupoint Techniques Application 4 60
BM 404 Biomedical Microbiology 3 45
BM 502 Biomedical Diagnosis and Lab Tests 3 45
HB 431 Introduction & Herbal Prescriptionology I 3 45
HB 510 Shang Han Lun 3 45
HB 512 Wen Bing Lun 2 30
CP 562 Clinic Internship III 4 120
Total 22 390
Eighth Trimester   Credits Hours
HB 432 Herbal Prescriptionology II 3 45
HB 531 Practical Training in Herbal Formulation 2 30
EL 611 Licensure Examination Preparation * 3 45
BM 501 Biomedical Pharmacology 3 45
BM 408 Biomedical Toxicology 2 30
CP 563 Clinic Internship IV 4 120
Total 17 315
Ninth Trimester   Credits Hours
HB 433 Herbal Prescriptionology III 4 60
HB 513 Golden Chamber (Jin Gui Yao Lue) 2 30
CP 564 Clinic Internship V 4 120
BM 572 Biomedicine Review 3 45
BM 600 Clinic Sciences and Clinic Medicine 2 30
EL 602 Program Review & Comprehensive Examination * 4 60
PT 600 Hygiene, Public Health and Referral Modalities 2 30
Total 21 375
Tenth Trimester   Credits Hours
EL 515 Yellow Emperor’s Classic I* 2 30
EL 517 DongeuibogamI (Eastern Medicine Manual)* 2 30
EL 600 Asian Medicine Gynecology* 2 30
EL 601 Asian Medicine Sports Medicine* 2 30
BM 610 Biomedical Statistics and Research 2 30
CP 565 Clinic Internship VI 4 120
Total 14 270
Graduation Requirements
The following minimum requirements must be completed prior to graduation from the Master’s of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program:
Credits Hours
AM = Asian Medicine Acupuncture and related didactic studies 54 810
HB = Herbal Herbal didactic studies 32 480
BM = Biomedical Science Western Medical Science didactic studies 34 510
PT = Practice Training Ethics, Business and Communications didactic studies 9 135
CP = Clinical Practice Clinical Training 29 870
Subtotal: 158 2,805
EL = Elective Other related didactic courses* 16 240
  Total: 174* 3,045
* Limitations on the transferability of credits may apply. (Special Topic elective course)
*Special Topic elective courses are not required for our Masters of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Program
*Arirang University will offer the above special topic elective courses according to our students’ interest.