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Master of Science in Oriental Medicine

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 M.S.O.M. Program Objectives

Students  graduating from the MSOM program at Kingston University will be able to:

  • Competently apply state-of-art medical practices developed and based on Traditional Oriental Medicine philosophy and thousands of years of successful and modern clinical applications within the scope of practice for a Licensed Acupuncturist in California.

  • Determine an appropriate diagnosis by employing theories and principles of Traditional Oriental Medicine and promptly formulate an effective treatment program.

  • Understand and communicate with other healthcare professionals so that an appropriate and informed referral for  patients to other healthcare professionals can be made promptly when necessary.

  • Perform to the highest ethical standards and professional conduct.

  • Treat patients with respect, compassion and dignity and observe strict patient confidentiality at all time.

  • Explain and educate patients and the public in a professional and friendly language and gesture manner in order to effectively enhance community wellbeing with a high standard of quality and care services.

  • Continuing professional  education development and practice enhancement as a lifelong career commitment

M.S.O.M. Course Requirements

A.     Basic Science – Total 37 Quarter Units / 370 Credit hours

 

Course No.

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

BS1111

Human Biology

3

30

-

 

BS1131

Chemistry/Organic and Biochemistry

3*

30

-

 

BS3151

Introductory Microbiology/Immunology

3

30

BS1111

 

BS2121

General Physics

3*

30

-

 

BS5161

Psychology in Primary Care

3

30

 

 

BS1171

Topographic Anatomy

2

20

-

 

BS2181

Anatomy and Physiology I

3

30

BS1111, BS1171

 

BS3182

Anatomy and Physiology II

3

30

BS2181

 

BS4183

Anatomy and Physiology III

3

30

BS3182

 

BS6191

Patho-physiology I

3

30

BS3182

 

BS7192

Patho-physiology II

3

30

BS6191

 

BS8193

Patho-physiology III

3

30

BS7192

 

BS8141

Nutrition in Primary Care

2

20

BS1111, BS1131

          * Basic Science course, maybe taken at other institutions for transfer credit
B.     Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Principles, Theories and Treatment
- Total 132 Quarter Units/ 1,320 Credits hours
 i).  Department of Acupuncture – 36 Quarter Units / 360 Credit hours
 

Course No.

Course Title Units Hour

Prerequisite

 

AC1221

Introduction to Acupuncture I

3 30

BS1111

 

AC2222

Introduction to Acupuncture II

3 30

BS1111

 

AC1223

Acupuncture Anatomy/Physiology

3 30

-

 

AC3231

Dynamics of Acupuncture Points

3 30

AC1221

 

AC4281

Acupuncture Techniques I

3 30

AC1221&AC2222

 

AC5282

Acupuncture Techniques II

3 30

AC1221&AC2222

 

AC6261

Acupuncture Therapeutics I

3 30

AC4281&AC5282

 

AC7262

Acupuncture Therapeutics II

3 30

AC4281&AC5282

 

AC7272

Microsystems of Acupuncture/Auricular & Scalp Therapy

3 30

AC4281

 

AC8211

Acupuncture Meridian Theories

2 20

-

 

AC8291

Public Hygiene/ Clean Needle Technique

1 10

-

 

AC8284

Acupuncture Orthopedics/Traumatology

3 30

AC5282

 

AC0291

Acupressure & Tuina Therapy

3 30

-

 ii).  Department of Oriental Medicine – 50 Quarter Units / 500 Credit hours
 

Course No

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

OM1351

Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine I

3

30

-

 

OM2352

Fundamental Theories of Chinese Medicine II

2

20

-

 

OM2321

Qi Gong Theory and Technique

2

20

-

 

OM2341

Chinese Medical Terminology/Literature

2

20

-

 

OM2373

Chinese Medical Diagnosis

3

30

OM1351&OM2352

 

OM3311

History & Philosophy of Oriental Medicine

2

20

-

 

OM3322

Tai Chi Exercise

2

20

-

 

OM3371

Zangfu Syndromes I

3

30

OM2373

 

OM4372

Zangfu Syndromes II

3

30

OM2373

 

OM3381

Chinese Internal Medicine I

3

30

OM3371&OM4372

 

OM4382

Chinese Internal Medicine II

3

30

OM3371&OM4372

 

OM5383

Chinese Internal Medicine III

3

30

OM3371&OM4372

 

OM5352

Chinese Medical Classics I  Nei Jing

2

20

OM1351&OM2352

 

OM6381

Treatise of Shang Han Lun

3

30

HB5431~8434

 

OM7384

Family Medicine & Emergency Care in OM

2

20

HB5431~8434

 

OM7385

Gynecology / Obstetrics in OM

3

30

HB5431~8434

 

OM8283

Ophthalmology/Otolaryngology in OM

2

20

HB5431~8434

 

OM8286

Pediatrics in OM

2

20

HB5431~8434

 

OM8386

Syndromes of Wen Bing

2

20

HB5431~8434

 

OM9382

Synopsis of Jin Gui

3

30

HB5431~8434

  iii).  Department of Herbology – 46 Quarter Units / 460 Credit hours
 

Course No

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

HB1411

Botany and Introduction to Herbology

3

30

-

 

HB2421

Chinese Herbology I

4

40

HB1411

 

HB3422

Chinese Herbology II

4

40

HB1411

 

HB4423

Chinese Herbology III

4

40

HB1411

 

HB5424

Chinese Herbology IV

4

40

HB1411

 

HB5431

Herbal Prescriptions I

4

40

HB2421&HB3422

 

HB6432

Herbal Prescriptions II

4

40

HB2421~5424

 

HB7433

Herbal Prescriptions III

4

40

HB2421~5424

 

HB8434

Herbal Prescriptions IV

4

40

HB2421~5424

 

HB9431

Herbal Nutrition & Geriatrics

4

40

HB1411

 

HB9435

Herbal Formulas Compound and Synthesis

2

20

HB2421~5424

 

HB9461

Herbal Pharmacy

3

30

HB2421~5424

 

HB0535

Herbal Dermatology & Topical Formulae

2

20

HB5431&HB6432

 C.     Department of Clinical Medicine and Patient Assessment – 26 Quarter Units / 260 Credit hours
 

Course No.

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

CS1511

Western Medical Terminology

2

20

-

 

CS1531

Pharmacology

3

30

BS1131, Herbology I~IV

 

CS3541

Survey of Clinical Medicine

3

30

BS1111

 

CS4521

Medical Assessment/Physical Examination

3

30

BS1111,CS1511

 

CS5561

Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine I

3

30

BS6191,CS3541

 

CS6562

Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine II

3

30

BS6191,CS3541

 

CS7563

Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine III

3

30

BS6191,CS3541

 

CS8564

Clinical Aspects of Western Medicine IV

3

30

BS6191,CS3541

 

CS0571 

Diagnostic Imaging & Laboratory Data

3

30

BS8193

D.      Case Management – 9 Quarter Units – 90 Credit hours
 

Course No

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

PM2631

Evaluation of Signs and Symptoms /ICD-9 Coding

3

30

CS5561~8564

 

PM0611

Case Management I

3

30

 
 

PM0612

Case Management II

3

30

PM0611

E.     Practice Management – 6 Quarter Units / 60 Credit hours
 

Course No

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

PM9721

Management for Clinic Practice I

2

20

-

 

PM0722

Management for Clinic Practice II

2

20

PM9721

 

PM9723

Ethics and Legal Professional Issues

2

20

-

F.     Public Health – 4 Quarter Units / 40 Credit hours
 

Course No

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

PM1811

Public Health

3

30

-

 

PM1821

CPR

1

10

-

G.     Professional Development – 3 Quarter Units / 30 Credit Units
 

Course No

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

PM1911

World History of Medicine and Professional Development

3

30

-

H.    Department of Clinical Practice – 51 Quarter Units / 950 Credit hours
 

Course No

Course Title

Units

Hour

Prerequisite

 

CT1011

Herbal Pharmacy Lab.

2

40

Conc. with HB9461

 

CT6021

Clinical Observation I

2

40

AC2222
Passing COQT*I

 

CT7022

Clinical Observation I:  Procedure

2

40

CT6021

 

CT8031

Clinical Observation IIA

2

40

CT7022
Passing COQT*II

 

CT9032

Clinical Observation IIB

2

40

CT8031

 

CT9041

Clinical Internship:  Phase IA

4

80

CT9032
Passing CIQT**I

 

CT0042

Clinical Internship: Phase IB

4

80

CT9041

 

CT0043

Clinical Seminar: Phase I

2

20

CT9041

 

CT1151

Clinical Internship:  Phase IIA

4

80

CT0042,CT0043 Passing CIQT**II

 

CT2252

Clinical Internship:  Phase IIB 

4

80

CT1151

 

CT2253

Clinical Seminar:  Phase II

2

20

CT1151

 

CT3061

Supervised Practice:  Phase IIIA

4

80

CT2252,CT2253 Passing SPQT***

 

CT3062

Supervised Practice:  Phase IIIB

4

80

CT3061

 

CT3063

Clinical Seminar: Phase III

3

30

CT3061

 

CT4071

Supervised Practice: Phase IVA

4

80

CT3063

 

CT4072

Supervised Practice:  Phase IVB

4

80

CT4071

 

CT4081

Supervised Practice Evaluation

2

40

CT4071

* Clinical Observation Qualification Test
** Clinical Internship Qualification Test
*** Supervised Practice Quaification Test

Graduation Requirements


The student must satisfy the following graduation requirements in order to be awarded the Master of Science in Oriental Medicine degree:

(1) Complete the didactic courses and clinical internship hours prescribed by the curriculum by either ONE of the following:

  • as a full-time residency student, completed full curriculum of 268 Quarter Units, which includes 2170 hours of didactic course works and 950 hours of clinical training, within a minimum of four academic years (12 quarters), or

  • as a student who have completed and transferred previous course works in acupuncture/Oriental Medicine programs at another approved educational institution, satisfy the Residency Requirement for the MSOM program, which requires the completion of a minimum of 45 quarter units within three quarters or one academic year

(2) complete the program with a minimum GPA of 3.0

(3) pass the Comprehensive Examination with a minimum score of 70%, and

(4) satisfy all tuition obligations prior to graduation. 

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