Diploma Of Chinese Herbal Medicine

New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Approved & Accredited

Duration3 years part-time study concurrent with Bachelors of Health Science (Acupuncture) 
IntakeFebruary and July
DeliveryClassroom based, online delivery (blended learning)

Programme Content

This three-year level 7 program of study comprises TCM theories, Western biosciences and Chinese herbal medicine specific studies. The programme engages students in an in-depth exploration of the clinical usage of approximately 200 of the most useful Chinese herbal formulas. This diploma is for students who wish to become Chinese herbal medicine practitioners. Clinical Herbs dispensary is used for students to gain clinical training.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of this diploma, together with their qualification in acupuncture, trend toward establishing private practices of their own, join or establish multidisciplinary private practices.

Entry Requirements

  • Current year 2 and above students in acupuncture programme
  • Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) with our School can study on a part-time basis

Programme Structure

Year 1

Semester oneSemester two
H-HBSP-101: Materia medica
H-PROF-101: Professional studies
H-TCMT-101: TCM theory
H-WMS-101: Anatomy, physiology
H-WMS-111: Microbiology
H-HBSP-102: Materia medica
H-CLN-102: Observation
H-TCMT-102: TCM theory
H-WMS-102: Anatomy, physiology
H-WMS-112: Human development

Year 2

Semester oneSemester two
H-CLN-201: Clinical assistant
H-DDX-201: Diagnosis
H-HBSP-201: Classical formulae
H-TCMT-201: TCM theory
H-WMS-201: Pathology
H-CLN-202: Clinical assistant
H-DDX-202: Diagnosis
H-HBSP-202: Classical formulae
H-TCMT-202: TCM theory
H-WMS-202: Pathology

Year 3

Semester oneSemester two
H-CLN-301: Clinical training
H-DDX-301: Diagnosis
H-HBSP-301: Modern formulating
H-TCMT-301: Clinical patterns
H-TCMT-311: Chinese medical classics
H-CLN-302: Clinical training
H-DDX-302: Diagnosis
H-HBSP-302: Modern formulating
H-SBM-302: Clinical management
H-TCMT-302: Clinical patterns

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