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Professional Practice 

27 Units  270 Hours

Case Management Series

Evaluation, diagnosis and treatment of common musculoskeletal trauma cases in terms of TCM Tui Na.  Theory, history and specific tuina techniques are introduced include rolling, gliding, kneading, vibration, tapping, friction, pulling, pressing and shaking.

Case Management 1       3 units / 30 hrs

The first course is designed as an overview of the responsibilities of a primary care provider. By the end of this course, students will be able to perform a thorough intake according to the diagnostic principles of traditional medical theory, including western vital signs and other information relevant to integrated practice. Students will also review charting, S.O.A.P. notes procedure and patient report-of-findings, and write a detailed case study presentation utilizing S.O.A.P. format.  One case presentation is required from each student.

Case Management 2       3 units / 30 hrs

This course will prepare the students with the knowledge and skills of treatment planning, continuity of care, referral, and collaboration; follow-up care, final review, and functional outcome.  Interns will present clinical case studies and receive a more rigorous analysis of their diagnostic tactics and case management.  

Case Management 3       3 units / 30 hrs

This course will prepare the students with the knowledge and skills of case management for workers compensation/labor codes and procedures and qualified evaluations, coding procedures for current procedure codes, including CPT and ICD-10 diagnosis. Interns are required to demonstrate their skills and present clinical case studies.  Interns must research on a comprehensive treatment program covering both eastern and western perspectives, including thorough documentation of patient charting; physical examination with prior medical history; possible diagnosis and recommended treatment; provide competent and efficient application of acupuncture and herbal therapies and prescription.  Interns will be expected to present and defend their professional decisions and techniques before their peers and licensed supervisor.  


Prerequisite: AC201-202, BS221-224, HB110, HB121-124, OM201-203

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