Course Descriptions

101 Basic Theories of Traditional Chinese Medicine: This course will include the following topics:yin, yang, five elements,five zang-viscera, lung, spleen, liver, kidney, vital gate, six Fu-viscera,qi, blood, body fluid, six pathological mechanisms, principles of treatment and prevention. This course will include clinical observation.
102 Diagnostics of Traditional chinese Medicine: This course will include the following topics: observations, Auscultation and olfaction, interrogations, palpation, the eitht principle syndromes differentiation, etiological syndrome differentitation, qi, blood and body fluid syndrome differentiation, visceral syndrome differentitation of exogenous diseases and medical record. This course will include clinical observation.
103 Anatomy and Physiology: This course deals with organization of the human body, the chemical, the cellular and the tissue level of organization. The integumentary system, principles of support and movement (musculature), control systems of the human body (nerve system), the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the lymphatic system and immunity, the respiratory system, the digestive system, metabolism, the urinary system, fluid, electrolyte and acid – base dynamics, the reproductive systems, development and inheritance anatomy and physiology. This course can be taken at the University of Winnipeg or the University of Manitoba.
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104 Psychology: This course provides introduction to the scientific analysis of behaviour and mental activity from the biological, social and individual perspectives. Major topics include: perception, motivation, learning, memory, intelligence, personality, states of consciousness, social interaction, developmental processes, hereditary and environmental influences, abnormal psychology and therapeutic methods. Students will participate directly or indirectly in the department’s ongoing research program. This course can be taken at the University of Winnipeg or the University of Manitoba.
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105 Basic Theories of Acupuncture: Basic Theories of Acupuncture: This course includes hiostory of acupuncture the channel's and collateral's eight extra meridians channels, main symptoms of 14 channels. This course will include lab.
106 Acupuncture Points: The fourteen channels and their points, location and functions specific points(five shu, yuan, luo, mu,eight converging, xi, Low-he,eight confluent points and crossing points). This course will include lab.
107 Basic Theories of Chinese Massage: This course includes techniques of Chinese massage, their main functions and principles. This will expand the student’s ability to treat a larger variety of conditions. It is done with the patient fully dressed so it can be used to treat in more situations. This course will include a lab.
108 General Introduction to Acupuncture Treatment: This course includes the general principles of acupuncture treatment, point prescription and applications of ear points and scale points. This course will include lab.
109 History of Chinese medicine: This course includes the Chinese Medicine history and development including history of acupuncture, Chinese herbs and Chinese massage. As well as teaching about famous Chinese medical doctors in different dynasties and famous works.
110 Basic theories of swedish(western) massage: This course covers basic anatomy, palpation, land marking and kinesiology. The techniques of western massage are taught as well as draping, contraindications and report writing. At the end of the course, the student will be able to perform a basic massage on a generally healthy adult. There is a lab included.
111 Clinical Education 1: This course includes common respiratory diseases, etiology, pathogenesis, exercise treatments and pharmacology. This course also includes teaching vital signs.
112 Practical Anatomy and Physiology: This course will teach the students about anatomy, physiology and kinesiology of the body that is under their hands. The course will focus on anatomical structures; the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones, nerves and blood vessels. Kinesiology will be taught, showing how the anatomy creates movement. There will be reading required pre-class so the class will run smoothly. Notes will be provided in advance of class and students must come to class prepared as the class will move fairly quickly. The student will be exposed to skeletons, posters, and flash cards to explore the body. They will also be exposed to feeling the anatomical structures on each other and with people brought in as demonstrations. This course will also include a lab.
113 Musculoskeletal Anatomy 1: This course includes structure and function of human body tissues, organs and systems and their interrelations. Skull, vertebral column, rib cage, head, neck and trunk/thorax muscles, surface anatomy: head, neck and trunk. This course includes a lab.
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Musculoskeletal Anatomy 2: This course includes upper limbs: bones, joints, muscles, nerves, blood supply and lymphatics. Lower limbs: bones, joints, muscles, nerves, blood supply and lymphatics. This course includes a lab.
115 Communication and Ethics: In this course we address interpersonal and intrapersonal communication skills and key ethical issues in the massage profession. There will be a study of the laws and regulations that cover massage therapy. We identify, understand and apply professional conduct and ethics related to good boundaries and effective therapeutic relationships, including ethical business practices and basics of resolution and negotiation skills. Students will learn to enhance emotional intelligence and review approaches to self-care such as breathing techniques, self-reflection and collaborative dialogue with classmates. We present assertiveness strategies and basics of conflict resolution and negotiation skills.
117 Business Management: This course offers an introduction to small business including entrepreneurship, business structures and their characteristics, i.e. partnerships, incorporations their advantages and disadvantages. The student will learn about setting effective goals, developing a mission statement, business plans, marketing strategies and some small business accounting. Discussion will be held around the idea of the massage therapy practice as a business.
120 Massage Therapy Practice 1: Students are given the opportunity to practice and integrate the skills they have developed to date under the supervision and mentorship of professional massage therapists. The primary focus of the first year clinic is systemic massage with emphasis on stress reduction and wellness for the client. Students practice professionalism and teamwork. Student responsibilities include all aspects of operating a clinic such as receptionist duties, cash management, patient management and laundry. The students will be assigned to a 5-hour per week clinic shift.
201 Clinical Acupuncture therapy of common diseases: This course includes how to treat infectious, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, urogenital, motor system, neurotic, mental and diseases with acupuncture. This course will also include lab and practice.
202 The Chinese Massage of Common Disease: This course requires prerequisites of 107,101" 102 and 105 The course also includes how to treat infectious, respiratory, digestive,circulatory, urogenital, motor system, neurotic, mental and other diseases with massage therapy.This course will include lab and practice.
203 Traditional Chinese Medicine Classic:This course includes: Emperor's Canon of Medicine (nei'jing), Treatise on exogenous Febrile disease (shang ban lun) and Seasonal Febrile Disease(wen bing).
204 The Chinese Materia Medica:This course includes basic herbal theories for relieving extenorsyndromes such as: heat-clearing herbs, purgatives herbs, anti-rheumatics-aromatic herbs for resolving dampness, herbs for inducing diuresis and excreting dampness, herbs for warming the interior, herbs for regulating qi. herbs for removing food stagnation^ anthelmmtics. homeostatic herbs for promoting blood circulation and relieving blood stasis, herbs resolving phlegm and relieving cough and asthma, tranquilizers. herbs for calming the liver and checking wind. herbs for resuscitation, tonics for deficiency syndromes, astringents and herbs for external use and others. This course will include clinical observation and lab.
205 Formulas of Traditional Chinese Medicine: This course includes the relationship of formulae to syndrome differentiation and establishment of therapies, design of formula, classifications of formulae, preparation of the formulae, administration of Formulae and elaboration. This course requires prerequisites on 202. This course will include lab and practice.
206 Orthopedic Assessment: This course includes measurement of range of motion, manual muscle testing and special tests, postural and gait assessment. Principles and concepts related to human body include: applied anatomy, patient history, observation, palpation and examination. This course requires prerequisite of 103, 113, 114.
207 Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation: This course includes CPR – adult, CPR – child and CPR – infant.
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208 Chinese Medicine Management: This course includes the Canadian medical system, personal care components, acupuncture by law, private insurance system, acupuncture marketing and private practice management.
209 Advanced Swedish Massage Therapy : This course goes deeper into the anatomy, physiology and kinesiology of the body. Mechanisms of injury, rehabilitation principles and common joint dysfunctions will be taught. Advanced techniques will be used for targeting specific structures to effect physical, neurological and morphological change. Joint mobilizations, isotonic and isometric stretching will be covered. Emphasis is made on assessment techniques so the student will be able to treat specific dysfunctions and gauge the results of their applied therapy. There is a lab included in this course.
210 Clinical Education 2: This course includes common musculoskeletal disease, etiology, pathogenesis, exercise treatments, pharmacology and basic knowledge for x-ray reading.
212 Sports Massage Therapy : The primary focus in this course will be the use of manual techniques in athletic situations, including pre-event, post-event, injury prevention and rehabilitation. To facilitate skill development, integration and application of material learned in class, students will have the opportunity to work on-site at sports events. This course includes a lab.
214 Modalities used by other Health Professionals: It is common for therapists to see clients who have received treatment from other health professionals. This course briefly introduces the student to the definitions, purpose, precautions and contraindications of some of the common modalities: ultrasound, interferential currents (IFC), transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation (TENS), laser, acupuncture and taping. This course includes a lab.
215 Therapeutic Exercise:This course focuses on the study of the principles of exercise and its application and integration in the practice of therapy. This course encourages students to develop through participation. There is an emphasis on core stabilization, stretching, strengthening, endurance and coordination.
216 Research: This course introduces students to the concepts of research and understanding the role it plays in a therapeutic practice and how it impacts recognition of massage therapy. Students will be required to produce a case report based on independent clinical interventions on patients under guidance of an experienced research teacher. Students are required to hand in a research paper before graduating.
217 Pathology: This course include the study of the nature and cause of disease, musculoskeletal injuries and neuromuscular disorders, general and specific, post-surgical conditions, mental health conditions. The anatomy and physiology will be applied in this study of pathologies. Diseases of all systems will be covered with particular interest in those most commonly treated by massage therapists.
218 Nutrition: This course will cover the nutritional needs of humans with the different food groups as noted in the Canada Food Guide, as well as dietary trends. The course will outline how diet impacts the human body after injury and disorder condition diseases and the effects between nutrition and recovery.
219 Pharmacology: This course will offer basic information about the science of medications, brief understanding of their mechanisms of action and the descriptions of their conditions of use. The course will define classes of medications which effect massage therapy outcomes. Over-the-counter and prescription drugs will be discussed. Massage therapists are not pharmacists and should not advise patients on pharmacological decisions.
220 Joint Mobilization Theory:This course will teach definitions and terms, basic concepts of joint motion, indications for joint mobilization, limitations, contraindications and precautions. Procedures for applying passive joint mobilization techniques, mobilization with movement, principles and procedures. This course includes a lab.
221 Myofascial Technique: This course includes myofascial release and soft tissue stretching and manipulation, trigger point release technique and direct strain and indirect strain induction techniques. This course has a lab.
224 Massage Therapy Practicum 2:The class builds on students’ skill and knowledge, integrates advanced technique application utilizing practical cases for development of critical thinking, assessment, management and treatment skills. Students will have the opportunity to work under the supervision of qualified health professionals. Students will demonstrate their ability to enter into the workplace meeting entry level requirements. Students will have an option to choose to practice in the Hua Xia Acupuncture and Herb College of Canada clinic or at another professional health care clinic.
301 The technique of Acupuncture and Moxibustion: This course includes acupuncture techniques, mosibustion, cupping therapy, three-edged needle, electrotherapy, scalp acupuncture techniques and ear acupuncture techniques and infection control.
302 Internal Medicine: This course includes the common internal diseases such as: infectious respiratory, digestive, ciruclatory. urogenital. motor system, neurotic, mental and other diseases. It requires prerequisites on 101,102,202 and 112.
303 Gynecological Disease: Tils course includes the common diseases of obstrelrics and gynecology and it also requires prerequisites on 101,102,202 and 112.
304 Pediatric Disease: This course includes the common pediatric diseases and requires prerequisites on 101,102,202 and 112.
305 External Disease and Disease of the Eyes, Ears, Nose and Throat: This course includes the common diseases of the eyes, nose and throat and requires prerequisites of 101,102,202 and 112.
306 Miscellaneous Disease: This course includes the common surgical, dermatoses, recturn, anus and skeleton system diseases. This requires prerequisites on 101, 102, 105, 106 and 301.
307 Treatment Emergencies: This course includes common emergency problems and treatments.
308 Hydrotherapy This course includes: hydrotherapy definitions, effects, uses, precautions, contraindications and water exercises. Thermotherapy: the use of hot and cold application for massage therapy practice. This course will include a lab.
309 Neuro-Science: This course covers the brain and the cranial nerves, nervous tissue, spinal cord and peripheral nerves, autonomic nervous system, sensory motor and integrative systems, anatomy, physiology and pathology and neurological assessment.
310 Internal Medicine: This course includes the common internal medicine, such as infections, respiratory, digestive, circulatory, urogenital, motor system, neurotic, mental and other diseases. Diagnosis and treatment uses herbal medicine.
311 Gynecology: This course includes common diseases of obstetrics and gynecology; diagnosis and treatment uses herbal medicine.
312 Pediatrics: This course includes common pediatric disease; diagnosis and treatment uses herbal medicine.
313 Ophthalmology: This course includes the common disease of the eyes, ears, nose and throat. Diagnosis and treatment uses herbal medicine.
314 Miscellaneous Disease: This course includes the common surgical, dermatomes, rectum, anus and skeleton system disease. Diagnosis and treatment uses herbal medicine.
401 Practice of Chinese Medicine Herb-part (internship): 240 hour period of clinic/practical under the direction and supervision of registered Chinese medical doctor.Course evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: 204,205,302,303,304,305,306 and 307.
403 Practice of Acupuncture (internship): 650 hour period of clinical/practical acupuncture under direction and supervision of registered Chinese medical doctors. Course evaluated on a pass/fail basis. Prerequisites: 105,106,108, 110,201,209,301, 302, 303, 304, 305, 306 and 307.