Courses: Department of Herbology

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Courses: Department of Herbology

Introduction to Herbology
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 330

This course introduces the student to the history of Chinese herbology, the measurement units of herbs, herbal classification, properties, flavors and meridian affinity, and herbal preparation and processing. This is an introductory course to TCM herbology. Students will learn the basic herbal theories and build up solid foundations for the three specific herbology courses.

Credits: 2
Hours: 30

 

Asian Medicine Herbology I
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 331

This is a study of Chinese herbal theory, beginning with an introduction to approximately 350 major herbs, including name, classification, identification, character and taste, meridian routes, dosage, indications and contra-indications, preparation, scientific research and prescription examples. This course covers herbs in the functional categories of release exterior, clear heat, and drain downward.

Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Herbology

 

Asian Medicine Herbology II
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 322

This course continues the study of the herbal material medica with the following functional categories of herbs: drain dampness, dispel wind-dampness, transform phlegm, transform dampness, relieve food stagnation, regulate qi and regulate blood.

Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Herbology, Asian Medicine Herbology I

 

Asian Medicine Herbology III
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 333

This course continues the study of the herbal material medica with the following functional categories of herbs: warm interior, tonify, stabilize and bind, calm the spirit, open orifices, extinguish wind, and expel parasites.

Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Herbology, Asian Medicine Herbology I, Asian Medicine Herbology II

 

Introduction and Herbal Prescriptionology I
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 431
Students study the major formulas, including the herbal components, significance, explanation, indication and clinical use. Prescriptionology I covers the following treatment methods: release exterior, clear heat, and drain downward.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: HB-330, HB-331, HB-332, HB-33

 

Herbal Prescriptionology II
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 432
This course continues the study of the major formulas, including the herbal components, significance, explanation, indication and clinical use. Prescriptionology III covers these prescriptions; stabilize and bind, expel wind, tonify, treat phlegm, and calm the spirit.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: HB-330, HB-331, HB-332, HB-333, HB-431

 

Herbal Prescriptionology III
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 433
This course continues the study of the major formulas, including the herbal components, significance, explanation, indication and clinical use. Prescriptionology III covers these prescriptions; stabilize and bind, expel wind, tonify, treat phlegm, and calm the spirit.
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: HB-330, HB-331, HB-332, HB-333, HB-431, HB-432

 

Shang Han Lun
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 510

The Shang Han Lun is one of the more famous medical classics that focuses on diagnosis and therapy, especially using Chinese herbal medicine. This class provides the opportunity for more in-depth study and understanding of this important work. This class provides more in-depth study and understanding of diagnosis and therapy, especially using Chinese herbal medicine.

Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Introduction to Herbology, Asian Medicine Herbology I, Asian Medicine Herbology II, Asian Medicine Herbology III

 

Wen Bing Lun
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 512

This class concludes the study of classical Chinese medical texts. It focuses on the etiology, pathology, and treatment principles of Warm Diseases. Students explore both the clinical and historical importance of the ideas of the Warm Disease.

Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: Introduction to Herbology, Asian Medicine Herbology I, Asian Medicine Herbology II, Asian Medicine Herbology III

 

Golden Chamber (Jin Gui Yao Lue)
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 513
This course will give students a basic knowledge of the classical treatise Jin Gui Yao Lue (Essentials from the Golden Chamber), written 1700 years ago by Zhang Zhongjing. Many miscellaneous disorders are covered in this course, and tongue and pulse diagnosis, symptom complexes, and treatment principles are all described in detail. The wide range of cases and formulas presented provide valuable guidance to the modern practitioner.
Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: Introduction to Herbology, Asian Medicine Herbology I, Asian Medicine Herbology II, Asian Medicine Herbology III

 

Clinical Patent Herbs
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 530
This is a practical course in which the most commonly used herbal formulas in patent form are presented. The students will learn how to use and combine herbal patent medicines according to the differentiation of syndromes. Students learn methods of herbal formulation, preparation and application, as well as modification and preservation.
Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: HB-330, HB-331, HB-332, HB-333, HB-431, HB-432
Corequisite: HB-433

Practical Training in Herbal Formulation
Department: Herbology
Course Number: 531
This course will briefly review the etiology, symptoms, signs and pathogenesis of common diseases, and will summarize the syndrome or syndromes to which they may belong. The courses will cover treatment strategy and formula selection in detail. Considerable time will be spent in these courses discussing Western views of these same diseases, and relating the Western and Asian medicine approaches.
Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite:HB-330, HB-331, HB-332,  HB-333, HB-431, HB-432, HB-433