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

  • Identify the purpose of commonly used laboratory tests and diagnostic procedures.
  • Identify abnormal findings in the results of laboratory tests, examinations and diagnostic imaging.
  • Relate abnormal findings to common diseases.
  • Identify typical medical and surgical treatments for common diseases.
  • Identify the underlying principles of biomedical diagnostic and treatment approaches.

Measure vital signs

  • Describe the significance of the vital signs.
  • Measure vital signs.
  • Identify abnormal vital signs.

Conduct relevant non-invasive physical examination

  • Describe the techniques and equipment used in physical examinations.
  • Describe the diagnostic significance of physical examinations.
  • Perform relevant physical examinations.
  • 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

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