BCME1105 Introduction to Chinese Medicine









Course Code BCME1105  
Course Title Introduction to Chinese Medicine


Class Date 13, 15, 16, 17, 18 and 19 August 2022  
Class Time
9:00am – 11:30am
Teaching Mode Online with live lessons
17 Aug and 19 Aug are Face-to Face Lab Days
at LWC113 and LWC111
Teacher Dr. Sarah CHAN

Senior Lecturer

School of Chinese Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Ms. Chu Oi Yu Emily

Assistant Lecturer

School of Chinese Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Dr. TSOI Yan Wang


School of Chinese Medicine
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

More about the School of Chinese Medicine, CUHK:

  1. 香港中文大學中醫學院簡介
  2. 中醫學學士學位課程校友分享
Medium of Instruction Cantonese


Course Description This course provides students a general understanding of the medical philosophy of Chinese Medicine (CM) and also the health preservation and disease healing concepts. Several CM related topics such as acupuncture, massage therapy, CM diagnostic methods and herbal medicines will be included. Apart from regular lectures, students would have chances to practice various basic techniques and interact with lecturers through different activities. This module is delivered in Cantonese.
Course Content
  1. Basic Concepts in TCM          陰陽與臟腑
  2. Diagnostic Methods of TCM          司外而揣内
  3. Herbs and formulations          中藥與方劑
  4. Visit to herbal garden          何處尋芳草
  5. Meridians and acupuncture          針灸與經絡
  6. Massage and bone setting          回春之妙手
Learning Outcomes Upon completion of this course, these students should be able to

  1. Familiarize with the principles and glossaries of Chinese Medicine that are applicable to daily lives;
  2. Experience the hands-on clinical skills of Chinese Medicine including diagnostics, herbal agents, acupuncture and manipulative therapy, and understand the skill standard of a Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner.

  1. 對中醫的原理和術語有初步的認知,並能聯系日常生活應用之中。
  2. 體驗中醫四診、中藥、針灸、推拿,了解中醫師日常的工作要求。
Recommended Reading(s) / Reference(s)
  1. 吳敦序︰《中醫基礎理論》(上海科學技術出版社,1995)
  2. 梁頌名等:《中醫臟腑槪說》(香港中文大學出版社,1999)
  3. 神農氏(資訊站) http://shen-nong.com
  4. 香港中文大學中醫學院:《強身健體穴位按摩法》手機應用程式
  5. 香港中文大學中醫學院:《煲中藥》手機應用程式
Course Assessment Course work: Activity worksheet (5×20%)
  Last updated on 2 August 2022