Problem Solving and Critical Thinking
Graduates apply problem solving and critical thinking skills to clinical problems in Chinese Medicine. They draw upon their knowledge of TCM theory and therapeutics combined with their understanding of the biosciences in order to solve clinical problems.
Delivery of Therapeutic Technique
Graduates are proficient in applying the non-invasive and invasive techniques of Acu/moxa therapy. They demonstrate the psychomotor skills necessary to achieve therapeutic goals.
Graduates obtain appropriate histories and perform skillful, comprehensive and accurate examinations. They develop appropriate differential diagnoses and patient care plans. They use TCM differential diagnosis in making patient care decisions, and apply appropriate modalities in providing patient care. Graduates document and present this patient care information in a clear, concise and complete manner.
Use of Information
Graduates are proficient in the identification, acquisition, critical assessment and synthesis of information from literature and clinical research to keep abreast of advances in the field. They are familiar with and use information technology to gather this information.
Communication and Professional Behavior
Graduates demonstrate reliability and effective interpersonal communication in their interactions with patients, their families and other healthcare providers. They recognize and make decisions in light of the ethical considerations of medical practice. Graduates demonstrate compassion and respect for patients’ rights and privacy.
Social and Community Contexts of Health Care
Graduates understand their role and responsibilities in promoting the health of the community and applying underlying principles of preventive medicine. They encourage patients’ health and wellness through patient education. They understand that patients’ values, goals and concerns are important considerations in the formulation of care plans.
Graduates understand concepts of healthcare management and how effective, consistent procedures promote a harmonious, efficient and productive practice.
Graduates have a commitment to continuing education and the development of in-depth knowledge, with the skills for independent learning.