Western Medicine Diagnosis is to familiarise Acupuncture and TCM practitioners with Western Medicine diagnosis. This course is still approached with a TCM perspective to view western medicine diagnosis and general treatment disease.
Relate biomedical diagnostic and treatment approaches to TCM practice:
Diagnosis and treatment methods
1 Identify the purpose of commonly used laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
2 Identify abnormal findings in the results of laboratory tests, examinations and diagnostic imaging.
3 Relate abnormal findings to common diseases
4 Identify typical medical and surgical treatments for common diseases
5 Identify the underlying principles of biomedical diagnostic and treatment approaches.
Measure vital signs.
1 Describe the significance of the vital signs.
2 Measure vital signs.
3 Identify abnormal vital signs.
Conduct relevant non-invasive physical examination.
1 Describe the techniques and equipment used in physical examinations.
2 Describe the diagnostic significance of physical examinations.
3 Perform relevant physical examinations.
4 Perform examinations in a manner that minimizes patient distress, embarassment, and risk of injury.