Western Medicine Diagnosis

Western Medicine Diagnosis – WMDX 3101 (60 hours)

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, embarrassment, and risk of injury.

Relate biomedical information concerning patient’s condition and treatment to TCM state of health.

  1. Describe the relationship between biomedical diagnosis and TCM diagnosis.
  2. Relate the actions of acupuncture to general biomedical concepts.
  3. Relate the actions of herbal treatment to general biomedical concepts.
  4. Identify the signs and symptoms, therapeutic effects and adverse effects of common biomedical treatments.