Course Title: Professional Development 6
Course Code: DC 260
Course Units/Hours 0.6 units / 6 hours
Quarter: Winter 2019 (8th quarter)
Course Schedule: 9am to 4pm
Cohorts: C14
Location: Emperor’s College
Room: Room E/F
Revision 3/13/2019


Lecture 1- Mon 3/25/19: Capstone Final Presentation

Instructor: Wei Zhou, PhD (Japan)

Faculty Contact: wzhou227@gmail.com

Pre-Lecture Assignment: 

  • Submit your written capstone final to your capstone advisor by the deadline (please check with your advisor regarding all your deadlines).
  • Upload you Capstone Final Presentations (Google Slides format ONLY) by 8/31/18.  
  • You may continue to make corrections and updates to your presentation until the date of the presentations.


  • 9:00: Introduction by faculty and staff, morning presentations
    • Kevin de Comines (C14) – Acupuncture and Moxibustion for the Treatment of Knee Osteoarthritis. A Narrative Literature Review and Series of Case Studies.
    • Sanae Evans (C14) – Efficacy of Acupuncture in the Treatment of Insomnia
  • 10:00: Break announced by faculty
    • Michelle Flores (C14) – Yunnan Baiyao for Field Treatment of Bleeding and Hemorrhage in Wilderness and Rural Medicine
    • Nicole Glathe (C14) – Chinese herbal medicine for primary dysmenorrhea: a protocol for a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial.
    • Stephanie Jasinski (C13) – Efficacy comparison of Auricular Seeds and Auricular Acupuncture On Insomnia & Cognitive Dysfunction with Shift Workers
  • 12:00: Lunch Break
  • 1:00: Afternoon presentations
    • Lydia Kim (C14) – Crohn’s Disease:  Treatment by Acupuncture and Moxibustion
    • Ryan Monahan (C14) – A Research Comparison of the Treatment of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Complementary and Alternative Medicine versus Conventional Western Medicine.
    • Rae Ann Salvador (C13) – CAPSTONE TITLE COMING SOON
  • 2:00: Break announced by faculty
    • Se-Hyeong Son (C14) – CAPSTONE TITLE COMING SOON
    • Sheila Woodford (C14) – Overcoming Obstacles in Postpartum Care:  The role of Acutherapies for Postpartum Health.
  • 3:30: Closing remarks from faculty and staff

Post-Lecture Assignment: 

  • Submit your GRADUATION EXIT FORM to Academics
  • Attend your EXIT INTERVIEW with Academics.  


Capstone Final Presentation Instructions

The Presentations will be in ROOM E/F on Monday, 3/25/19.  Please arrive by 8:45 for check in. The presentations will start promptly at 9 am.  The presentations will go till 4 pm or until completion of all presentations. Do not arrive late or leave early.

Presentation time will be 15 MINUTES AND STRICTLY TIMED to make sure we get everyone in.  Practice and rehearse your presentation everyday and time yourselves.  The time to review your notes or memorize your key points should not be the day before!  (Don’t use your PowerPoint for notes, prepare notecards to review and use for preparation.)

Structure and format will be similar to the Medical Presentations with extended presentation time.  Here is the breakdown:

  • Presentation 15 minutes
  • Q & A:  5-10 minutes
  • Evaluations (Verbal):  5-10 minutes
    • Self:  “i.e. What I did well today … and what I can make improvements on by next year.”
    • Peer:  “i.e. What did the presenter do well today … and what can the presenter do differently by the next presentation next year.”
    • Faculty:  “i.e. What did the presenter do well today … and what can the presenter do differently by the next presentation next year.”

Your Capstone Final Presentation is a required element of the DAOM program, and is an opportunity to update your Cohort, Faculty, and other ECTOM guests to your Capstone Project.  Part presentation and part academic product, the goal is to educate us on your topic of interest and to receive peer and faculty feedback.

The guidelines for the presentation are on Google Drive, but below is the direct link for you reference:


Past Capstone Final Presentations can be made available upon request.

Be sure to start making your presentation in Google Drive in your Medical Presentation folders, “Your Name (MP).”  GOOGLE SLIDES FORMAT ONLY.

Please make sure you save the date and make appropriate travel arrangements.  I’ve been informed that some of you may have had different dates for this presentation.  If you miss this presentation you will have to present with the next cohort in 6 months!

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students must meet the following Prerequisites and Corequisites.

  • Completed DC 230 Professional Development 3
  • Completed DC 540 Capstone Project 4
  • Submission of Capstone Written Final by deadline
Capstone Timeline (C14)

Please visit link below for the most up-to-date capstone related deadlines.


Course Description

In accordance with the Emperor’s College mission, Professional Development courses are designed to cultivate the doctoral students as the future healers, teachers and leaders in Oriental Medicine.  The theme of professional development is integrated throughout the curriculum.

Course Content

As the summation of the series of Professional Development, this class will require doctoral fellows to create and present their final work of capstone projects.

In this class, doctoral students will conduct a professional medical presentation and peer review commentary of the capstone project.  This class is scheduled at the end of the second academic year, and doctoral students will create and present a PowerPoint presentation to present their research project.

Course Objectives

The educational objectives of this course are for doctoral students to reinforce the following competencies (2016 Revision):

  • EDUCATE others in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)
  • COMBINE and SYNTHESIZE concepts and ideas for professional growth
  • ANALYZE and EMPLOY research findings for clinical use


Course Requirements

Students must be on time and not leave before the end of class meeting time. Students are responsible for all material presented in class as well as the reading assignments.

  • Class attendance and participation
  • Submission of course product on time
Methods of Presentation
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Group discussion
Required Readings and Texts
  • Required Readings: 
  • Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines
Recommended Readings and Texts
  • Recommened Readings: Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines
Required Viewings and Lectures
  • Required Viewings: Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines
Recommended Viewings and Lectures
  • Recommened Readings: Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines
Required Materials and Attire
Provided Materials

Individual faculty materials found in lecture outlines


Method of Evaluation
Grading System
  • Pass – Capstone complete
  • Fail – Final Capstone product needs revisions
Course Products
  • Submit your written capstone final to your capstone advisor by the deadline.
  • Upload you Capstone Final Presentations (Google Slides format ONLY) by the deadline.  
    • You may continue to make corrections and updates to your Google Slides presentation until the date of the presentations.


Attendance Policy

Professionalism and Full and Prompt Attendance:  To pass any course (separate from academic performance) all students must meet requirements for professionalism in coursework.

Students may be absent up to 8 days (no more than 4 consecutive days) per year (12-month period from start date).  Students are required to inform the DAOM Office of forthcoming absences prior to the occurrence. If a student exceeds 16 days of absence in the program, the student will be automatically withdrawn. The decision is final and cannot be appealed.

In addition, all clinical course products and clinical training hours must be completed to pass the clinical courses.  If a student accumulates more than four (4) consecutive absences due to an extenuating circumstance such as an illness or emergency, he or she must submit an appeal with supporting documentation of the circumstance to the Doctoral Committee for review.  Upon approval, the student will be considered to be meeting SAP.

Students are required to attend the proposal and final capstone presentations. If a student misses the proposal or the final capstone presentation, he or she will receive a “Fail” for the course and will be required to complete the presentation at the next scheduled date.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Tardiness Policy

A student is tardy if they arrive more than 30 minutes late to class.  Three (3) tardy per quarter equals 1 absence. If a student misses more than half of a class, or leaves early, will count as an absence.

A student enrolled in a course is responsible for all course assignments or requirements that are due regardless of whether the student is present or absent from the scheduled course.  Students are responsible for being aware of their own attendance for each course in which they are enrolled in order not to exceed the maximum absences allowed.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

Academic and Professional Conduct

Students are expected to conduct themselves professionally at all times. Professionalism includes adhering to all policies and regulations. The college reserves the right to amend any portions to the handbook. Students are expected to read and adhere to the new policies with each revision.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.

General Regulations
  • Emperor’s College uses the “Honor System”. The college trusts each student to be honest, observe a high level of integrity and not resort to cheating, plagiarism or any such conduct. It is the obligation of any party with knowledge of such conduct to come forward with a verbal and/or written report to the Academic Dean’s office.
  • Punctuality is very important. Please arrive on time for all courses. Late arrivals disturb the instructor and fellow students.
  • Cell phones and other electronic devices must be turned off or placed on silent mode during courses. Do not disrupt the course by entering or exiting to answer your phone. Please wait until there is a break to return calls.
  • All PDA, cell phones and wireless headsets must be placed in a purse or bookbag during examinations.
  • Texting during class is prohibited.
  • Food is never permitted in the intern room or dispensary.
  • Cooking is not permitted.
  • Food and beverages are never permitted in clinic treatment rooms.
  • Food is not permitted in classrooms. Exceptions may be made only with the instructor’s permission.
  • Pets are not permitted on campus or building premises with the exception of medically necessary dogs or assistance animals. Documents must be provided to the college before assistance animals can be brought on campus.
  • Children are not permitted in the class or in clinic shifts.
  • Smoking is not permitted within the building premises or within 20 feet of any entrance to the building.
Copyright and Plagiarism Policy

Students are expected to familiarize themselves with the copyright and plagiarism policies set forth by the institution.  Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ to review the policies in the current student handbook.

Reasonable Accommodations

Emperor’s College will provide reasonable accommodations for students with disabilities, including learning disabilities and those with health impairments. Students are encouraged to meet with the Academic Dean to discuss these issues as early as possible. Suitable adjustments and accommodations will be worked out on a case-by-case basis. The student is required to submit up-to-date documentation of disabilities when the disability is an issue.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/publications/ for more details.


Library Resources

Online databases are available at http://search.ebscohost.com/.  To access the database, please email the librarian for access.

Please visit https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/ for more information.