China: Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine (Summer)

Coursework

Prerequisites:
Previous college-level coursework or other significant preparation in the health sciences or a related field, as assessed by SIT.

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The Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine seminar introduces students to community health issues in Yunnan with major emphasis on the traditional Chinese medical system. This includes the philosophy that lies behind the practice and an unparalleled opportunity to observe the various techniques associated with traditional Chinese medicine. These include herbal remedies, medicinal preparation, Chinese Tuina massage, acupuncture, and Moxibustion. Chinese language study provides a window into Chinese culture and the program’s theme.

The following syllabi are either from a recent session of this program or for an upcoming session. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

The syllabi can be useful for students, faculty, and study abroad offices in assessing credit transfer. Read more about credit transfer.

Community Health and Traditional Chinese Medicine Seminar - syllabus (PDF)
(IPBH 3000 / 6 credits / 90 class hours)
This portion of the program offers students a classroom-based introduction to the program theme as well as structured activities alongside professionals in traditional Chinese medicine, both in community and clinical settings.

Intensive Language Study: Beginning Mandarin I - syllabus (PDF)
(CHIN 1000-1500 / 2 credits / 30 class hours)
Intensive Language Study: Low-Intermediate Mandarin - syllabus (PDF)
(CHIN 2000 / 2 credits / 30 class hours)
Intensive Language Study: Intermediate Mandarin - syllabus (PDF)
(CHIN 2500 / 2 credits / 30 class hours)
Intensive Language Study: Intermediate-Advanced Mandarin - syllabus (PDF)
(CHIN 3000 / 2 credits / 30 class hours)
Intensive Language Study: Advanced Mandarin - syllabus (PDF)
(CHIN 3500 / 2 credits / 30 class hours)
Emphasis on speaking and comprehension skills, as well as introductory reading skills, through classroom and field instruction. Based on in-country evaluation, including oral proficiency testing, students are placed in beginning, intermediate, or advanced classes. Language instructors are certified in teaching Chinese as a foreign language and use a variety of interactive communication-based language teaching techniques.


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Credits: 8

Duration: 6 weeks

Program Base: Kunming

Language Study: Chinese

Prerequisites: Previous college-level coursework or other significant preparation in the health sciences or a related field, as assessed by SIT. Read more...

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