DAOM COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Title: Scalp Acupuncture
Course Code: DC 321
Course Units/Hours 1.2 units / 12 hours
Quarter: Winter 2019
Course Schedule: 9am to 4pm
Cohorts: C14, C16
Location: Emperor’s College
Room: E/F
Revision 2/15/2019

SCHEDULES

Lecture 1- Sat 2/16/19: Scalp Acupuncture, Part 1

Instructor:  Joseph Chang Qing Yang, PhD (Japan), MD (China), LAc

Faculty Contact: yangcq2002@yahoo.com 

Lecture Description:

Scalp acupuncture is a specialized micro-system acupuncture technique, which places very short and fine needles on the scalp to achieve desired therapeutic effects on different parts of the body. This technique has been recognized as an effective tool to manage a variety of medical conditions, including physical and internal medicine.

Lecture Objectives:

Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of scalp acupuncture;

  2. differentiate difference types of scalp acupuncture;

  3. prescribe appropriate type of scalp acupuncture;

  4. communicate and collaborate with other healthcare providers about the concepts of scalp acupuncture.

Lecture Schedule/Outline:

  • 9 to 10:15: an introduction of scalp acupuncture, major landmarks
  • 10:15 to 10:30: MORNING BREAK
  • 10:30 to 12: 00: the acupuncture  techniques
  • 12:00 to 01:00:  LUNCH BREAK
  • 01:00 to 02:15: The needles selection and techniques
  • 02:15 to0 2:30: AFTERNOON BREAK
  • 02:30 to0 3:30: Safety issue and techniques
  • 03:30 to0 4: 00 Case study and discussion

Pre-lecture Reading and/or Assignment: Review of lecture notes in Google Drive folder.

Required Materials and Attire: n/a

Class Product/Assignment: Class participation

CEU: N/A

CEU Requirements: N/A

Lecture 2 - Sun 2/17/19: Scalp Acupuncture, Part 2

Instructor: Joseph Chang Qing Yang, PhD (Japan), MD (China), LAc

Faculty Contact: yangcq2002@yahoo.com

Lecture Description: 

Scalp acupuncture is a specialized micro-system acupuncture technique, which places very short and fine needles on the scalp to achieve desired therapeutic effects on different parts of the body. This technique has been recognized as an effective tool to manage a variety of medical conditions, including physical and internal medicine.

Lecture Objectives:

Upon completion of the seminar, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the basics of scalp acupuncture;

  2. differentiate difference types of scalp acupuncture;

  3. prescribe appropriate type of scalp acupuncture;

  4. communicate and collaborate with other healthcare providers about the concepts of scalp acupuncture.

Lecture Schedule/Outline:

  • 09:00 to 10:15: Clinic scalp acupuncture applications
  • 10:15 to 10:30: MORNING BREAK
  • 10:30 to 12: 00: The clinic situation and techniques
  • 12:00 to 01:00: LUNCH BREAK
  • 01:00 to 02:15: The combination in scalp acupuncture
  • 02:15 to 02:30: AFTERNOON BREAK
  • 02:30 to 03:30: The combination with body acupuncture
  • 03:30 to 04:00: Discussion and case study, evaluation

Pre-lecture Reading and/or Assignment: Review of lecture notes in Google Drive folder.

Required Materials and Attire: n/a

Class Product/Assignment: Class participation

CEU: N/A

CEU Requirements: N/A

Faculty Bio

Instructor: Joseph Chang Qing Yang, PhD (Japan), MD (China), LAc

Faculty Contact: yangcq2002@yahoo.com

Faculty Bio:
PhD, Psychiatry, Kobe University, Japan
MS, Chinese Medicine University of Heilongjiang, China
BS, Chinese Medicine University of Heilongjiang, China
Joseph Chang Qing Yang was on faculty at TCM University of Heilongjiang, China, and worked for China’s National Liver Diseases Project. Dr. Yang was invited as representative of Young Psychiatrists to Shanghai’s International Conference and published in the U.S. Journal of Biological Psychiatry. He has authored several books and papers on psychiatry research, TCM diagnosis and TCM psychiatry. Dr. Yang teaches in the advanced mental health curriculum of traditional Oriental medicine.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students must meet the following Prerequisites and Corequisites:

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

Course Description

Scalp acupuncture is a specialized micro-system acupuncture technique, which places very short and fine needles on the scalp to achieve desired therapeutic effects on different parts of the body. This technique has been recognized as an effective tool to manage a variety of medical conditions, including physical and internal medicine.

System-based AOM is a series of coursework covers different AOM treatment modalities derived from the macro- and micro-system theories. Advanced AOM knowledge and skills that have been shown clinically effective, simple, and fast-working will be discussed.

Course Content

The course will give a detailed discussion and demonstration regarding the scalp acupuncture location and needling techniques, students will understand the major concept and hands-on skills of the major diseases treatment style and techniques.

Course Objectives

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

  • APPLY the knowledge and skills of the fundamentals and mechanisms of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM)
  • APPLY the knowledge and skills related to biomedical assessment
  • DEVELOP multiple modalities
  • COMBINE and SYNTHESIZE concepts and ideas for professional growth

THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT

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.

Out-of-Class Work
To successfully complete the program, students need to plan studying a minimum of 2 hours out-of-class for each academic in-class hour; and half an hour out-of-class for each hour of clinical training.

 

  • Class attendance and participation
  • Submission of course product on time
Methods of Presentation
  • Reading assignments
  • Self-tested quizzes
  • Case review
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Classroom lectures
  • In-class demonstrations
  • Group discussion
Required Readings and Texts

Required Readings

  • Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines
Recommended Readings and Texts

Recommended Readings

Required Recordings and Videos

Required Viewings

  • Coming Soon
Recommended Recordings and Lectures

Recommended Viewings

Required Materials and Attire

Individual faculty materials found in lecture outlines

Equipment Requirements

  • Computer, laptop, or tablet with internet connection
  • Student ID with barcodes

Software Requirements

Provided Materials

Individual faculty materials found in lecture outlines

  • Printed Course lecture notes are provided when available

HOW LEARNING WILL BE ASSESSED

Method of Evaluation
  • Class attendance and participation
  • Submission of course product on time
Grading System

A course product will be used to evaluate the learning progress of this course.  The quality of course product will be determined by the guidelines given by the course faculty and letter grades (A, B, C, or F) will be assigned to students.  An entire letter grade will be deducted if the final course product is turned in later than the deadline.

100-90% A, 89-80% B, 79-70% C, 69% and below F

Course Products

TBD

TECHNICAL, CLASSROOM, AND COLLEGE POLICY INFORMATION

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.

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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.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lecture and Room Schedule

Click here (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1gBmnnrI-t8fR0QKttRuzhRXjeQ68wKlQ4K-FoO433ds/edit?usp=sharing) to view the lecture and room schedule can be viewed on Google Drive.

Library Resources

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

Article Request form https://www.emperors.edu/masters-program/student-life/acupuncture-school-library/library-article-request/

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