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MSTAM Curriculum Overview: 

The Master of Science in Traditional Asian Medicine consists of core curriculum with a minimum of 2160 hours of didactic instruction (216 quarter units that consists of 210 required didactic units and 6 required elective didactic units) plus 960 hours of clinical internship (200 hours observation plus 760 hours of supervised clinical internship which comprises 48 quarter units). As such, 264 quarter units are required for graduation. The didactic part of the MSTAM program is currently offered in two languages: English and Mandarin Chinese. Clinical training is taught in English only.

MSTAM Graduation Requirements:

  • Completion of the core curriculum with a minimum of 2160 hours of didactic instruction (216 quarter units that consists of 210 required didactic units and 6 required elective didactic units) plus 960 hours of clinical internship (200 hours observation plus 760 hours of supervised clinical internship which comprises 48 quarter units). As such, 264 quarter units are required for graduation.
  • Completion of all clinical requirements.
  • Successfully passing all required AMU institutional exams.
  • Fulfillment all financial obligations to the University.
  • In terms of residency, a quarter is defined as twelve (12) units or more. The minimum residency is 12 quarters. For transfer students, the minimum residency requirement is 45 quarter units of classroom instruction.

TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE

These courses cover the basic principles and theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine including diagnosis and treatment principles.

This coursework series covers the signs and symptoms of TCM patterns and disorders including etiology, pathogenesis, and treatment principles.

HERBAL MEDICINE CURRICULUM


These courses are designed to prepare students to understand and use the herbal components of each formula and the role that each herb plays within the formula for various clinical applications.

Practical training of constructing herbal formulas based on the principles of classical herbal formulation and therapeutic functions.

Students build on their basic science foundations and cover disorders of
the cardiovascular, respiratory, and gastrointestinal systems as well as immunological, neurological and psychiatric disorders.

WESTERN CLINICAL MEDICINE

These courses are designed to ingrain diagnostic and treatment protocols and explore the most common western disorders that practitioners encounter in practice.

This coursework details the etiology and treatment of diseases by applying principles of point prescription in deciding upon a treatment plan and modifying as necessary to the patient’s symptom presentation.

ACUPUNCTURE CURRICULUM

These courses are designed to instill knowledge about the theory of meridians, classification of acupuncture points and systems including the etiology and treatment of diseases utilizing common acupoint prescriptions as well as acupuncture needling techniques.

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT COURSEWORK

The Clinical Practice Curriculum is the cumulation of the program and is designed in integrate and apply all aspects of the program to enable interns to deliver effective patient care.

AMU Campus Office

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Alhambra, CA 9180380

Tel: (626) 438-8980

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Office Hours:

Mon - Sun : 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Admissions:

Appointment with Director Ms. Ma

Tel: (626) 438-8980

Email: start@amu.edu

AMU Acupuncture Clinic

28 S. Palm Ave.

Alhambra, CA 91801

Tel: (626) 458-8805

Fax: (626) 458-8873

Clinic Hours:

7 Days a Week, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Night clinic available on selected days