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In response to the surge of COVID-19 cases, the School of Continuing and Professional Studies of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUSCS) follows the University's enhanced control measures and announces that special class arrangements will apply. Classes for both Full-time Programmes and Part-time Programmes in Professional and Continuing Education will be delivered online (except otherwise notified) until 7 February 2022 (Monday). Students concerned will be contacted by respective Programme Teams for details of the arrangements.


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Chinese Medicine

Traditional Chinese Medicine: An Online Introduction

Course No. : 221-880162-13|Start Date : 07/03/2022


CUSCS Instructor

Language Used


Total Hours

10.00 week(s)





Start Date

March 07, 2022

Tuition Fee

HK$ 840.00


General Short Courses

Course Enquiries

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Enrolment Enquiries

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Closing Date for Application

February 28, 2022


Gain an overview of the basic concepts of Traditional Chinese Medicine through this online course offered in English by CUSCS in collaboration with School of Continuing Studies, University of Toronto (U of T SCS).

The course helps participants make more informed and intelligent choices about Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). This examination of the philosophy and approaches to TCM will include discussion and case studies of methods in TCM diagnosis and treatment. Through online presentations, participants will learn about the various applications of TCM to the maintenance of overall health, in integration with mainstream medicine.

The course will comprise eight video presentations by both instructors from CUSCS and U of T SCS, and an online discussion board moderated by both instructors.

Learning Outcomes

1. The holistic characteristics and basic principles of TCM
2. The basic concepts of TCM herbal medicine and acupuncture treatments
3. Choices concerning TCM treatment based on individual health conditions
4. Health maintenance through TCM
5. The classification of diagnoses and illnesses as made by TCM practitioners

Course Outline

1. The philosophy and the practice model of TCM
2. The concepts of body structure and function in TCM
3. Classification of disease-causing factors in TCM
4. Diagnostic methods in TCM
5. TCM syndrome differentiation in TCM
6. Treatment with Chinese herbal medicine treatment
7. TCM acupuncture treatment
8. TCM health maintenance and life cultivation.

Course Duration

Around 10 Weeks


This course does not provide assignments. Students who complete at least 70% of online chapters can apply for a “Certificate of Attendance” within one year upon completion of the course. An administration fee of HK$50 will be charged on every request.

All discounts and privileges are not applicable