DAOM COURSE SYLLABUS

Course Title: Rehabilitation
Course Code: DS 130
Course Units/Hours 4.8 units / 48 hours
Quarter: Winter 2019
Course Schedule: 9am to 4pm
Cohorts: C14, C15, C16, C17
Location: Emperor’s College
Room: E/F
Revision 3/22/2019

SCHEDULES

Lecture 1- Thurs 1/24/19 : Formulas for Rehabilitation

Instructor:  Ji Zhang, MD (China), DAOM, LAc

Faculty Contact: jiherbs@gmail.com 

Lecture Description:  Coming Soon

Lecture Objectives: 

Lecture Schedule/Outline:

  • 9:00 to 10:15: 
  • 10:15 to 10:30: Break
  • 10:30 to 12:00: 
  • 12:00 to 1:00: Lunch Break
  • 1:00 to 2:15: 
  • 2:15 to 2:30: Break
  • 2:30 to 3:30:
  • 3:30 to 4:00: 

Methods of Presentation:  

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

Faculty Bio:

Ji Zhang, MD (China), DAOM, LAc
MMed, BMed, Nanjing Traditional Chinese Medicine University
DAOM, South Baylo University
Dr. Ji Zhang earned his BMed and MMed from the prestigious Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1983 where he was also a faculty member and attending physician for nearly ten years. His expertise is wide ranging but he is most well-known in China for his 10-volume Encyclopedia of Chinese Herbs and supplemental herbal medicine research. In his clinical practice he specializes in gastrointestinal and hepatic illness as well as gynecopathy and dermatosis.

CEU:  N/A

CEU Requirements (if applicable): N/A

Lecture 2- Fri 1/25/19: Motor Control and Dysfunction and Management

Instructor: David D. Chen, Ph.D., Professor of Kinesiology, California State University Fullerton

Faculty Contact: dapchen@fullerton.edu 

Lecture Description:   

This course focuses on the application of contemporary motor control theories to the assessment and management of normal and abnormal postural control and gait. Class activities expose students to assessment tools and clinical applications.

Lecture Objectives: 

Topics to be covered during this session include:

  • Normal postural control
  • Abnormal postural control
  • Clinical management of the patient with a postural control disorder
  • Normal gait
  • Abnormal gait
  • Clinical management of the patient with a gait disorder

Lecture Schedule/Outline:

  • 9 to 10:15:  Normal postural control
  • 10:15 to 10:30: MORNING BREAK
  • 10:30 to 12:  Abnormal postural control and management
  • 12 to 1:  LUNCH BREAK
  • 1 to 2:15:  Normal gait
  • 2:15 to 2:30: AFTERNOON BREAK
  • 2:30 to 3:30:  Abnormal gait and management
  • 3:30 to 4:  Q&A and Quiz

Methods of Presentation:  

  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Classroom lectures
  • Case Presentations
  • Group discussion

Required Reading:

  • Review of lecture notes in Google Drive folder.

Recommended Reading:

Required Materials and Attire:  N/A

Class Product/Assignment: Class participation

Faculty Bio:

David D. Chen, PhD 
Professor of Kinesiology, California State University Fullerton

CEU:  6 CEU – Category 1 – Approved

CEU Requirements (if applicable): Full Class Participation and Attendance

Lecture 3- Sat 1/26/19: Oriental Medicine: Application of Ultrasound for treatment and imaging

Instructor: Derek Plonka, DPT, PT, MTOM, LAc, CSCS

Faculty Contact:  dplonka@emperors.edu   

Lecture Description:  

Description:

  • Instruction on the modality of ultrasound for us in the treatment of patient soft tissue and the imaging of patient soft tissue

Lecture Objectives:

  • Introduce TOM practitioners to the clinical use of ultrasound as a modality for patient care.
  • Legal justification and ration for use of ultrasound within the
  • TOM practitioner’s scope of practice.
  • Educate participants on the Biophysical effect of high frequency sound waves treatment.
  • Educate class participants on proper assessment for clinical usage and proper parameters for the application of ultrasound transmission into a patient during clinical care.
  • Ensure practitioner’s comprehend cautions & contra-indications in the usage of ultrasound.
  • Participants are to demonstrate safe application of ultrasound transmission on another class participant.
  • Introduce TOM practitioners to the clinical use of ultrasound imaging as a modality for patient care.
  • Legal justification and ration for use of ultrasound imaging within the TOM practitioner’s scope of practice.
  • Educate participants on the Biophysical use of ultrasound imaging in treatment.
  • Educate class participants on proper assessment for clinical usage and proper parameters for the application of ultrasound imaging for evaluation and needle guidance of a patient during clinical care.
  • Ensure practitioner’s comprehend cautions & contra-indications in the usage of ultrasound imaging.
  • Participants are to demonstrate safe application of ultrasound imaging on another class participant.

Lecture Schedule/Outline:  

  • 9:00am- Introduction of Ultrasound
  • 9:30-10:30am- Biophysical Characteristics of Ultrasound transmission
  • 10:30-10:45am- BREAK
  • 10:45-11:30am- Ultrasound transmission Clinical Application & Demonstration
  • 11:30-12:00pm- Student workshop with Ultrasound as a treatment modality
  • 12:00-1:00pm- LUNCH
  • 1:00-1:30pm- Introduction to Ultrasound Imaging for evaluation and guidance
  • 1:30-2:30pm- Biophysical Characteristics of a Ultrasound guidance
  • 2:30-2:45pm- BREAK
  • 2:45-3:15pm- Clinical Application of Ultrasound Imaging and demonstration
  • 3:15-4:00pm- Student Workshop with Ultrasound and Course Assessment

Methods of Presentation:  

  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Classroom lectures
  • Group discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on Lab

Pre-lecture Reading and/or Assignment:

  • Review of lecture notes in Google Drive folder.

Required Materials and Attire:  COMING SOON

Class Product/Assignment: Class participation

Faculty Bio:

Derek Plonka, DPT, PT, LAc
DPT, Temple University

CEU:  6 CEU – Category 1 – Approved

CEU Requirements (if applicable): Full class participation, attendance, and quiz.

Lecture 4- Sun 1/27/19: Oriental Medicine Application of Laser modalities in TOM

Instructor: Derek Plonka, DPT, PT, MTOM, LAc, CSCS

Faculty Contact:  dplonka@emperors.edu   

Lecture Description:  

  • Introduce TOM practitioners to the clinical use of LASER as a
  • modality for patient care.
  • Legal justification and ration for use of LASER within the TOM
  • practitioner’s scope of practice.
  • Educate class participants on the Biophysical effect of Infrared
  • frequency LASER treatment.
  • Educate class participants on proper assessment for clinical
  • usage and proper parameters for the application of LASER
  • emission on to a patient during clinical care.
  • Ensure practitioner’s comprehend cautions & contra-indications
  • in the usage of LASER.
  • Participants are to demonstrate safe application of LASER on
  • another class participant.

Lecture Schedule/Outline:  

  • 9:00am- Introduction of LASER
  • 9:30-10:30am- Biophysical Characteristics of Light and Laser
  • 10:30-10:45am- BREAK
  • 10:45-11:30am- Laser Studies
  • 11:30-12:00pm- Student workshop with Light
  • 12:00-1:00pm- LUNCH
  • 1:00-1:30pm- Introduction to LASER Clinical Use
  • 1:30-2:30pm- LASER demonstration with BTL unit
  • 2:30-2:45pm- BREAK
  • 2:45-3:30pm- LASER Clinical application & demonstration
  • 3:30-4:00pm- Student Workshop with LASER and Quiz

Methods of Presentation:  

  • PowerPoint Slides
  • Classroom lectures
  • Group discussion
  • Demonstration
  • Hands-on Lab

Pre-lecture Reading and/or Assignment:

  • Review of lecture notes in Google Drive folder.

Required Materials and Attire:  COMING SOON

Class Product/Assignment: Class participation

Faculty Bio:

Derek Plonka, DPT, PT, LAc
DPT, Temple University

CEU:  6 CEU – Category 1 – Approved

CEU Requirements (if applicable): Full class participation and attendance

Lecture 5 - Thu 2/14/19: Classical and Modern Acupuncture for Stroke

Instructor:  Jacques MoraMarco, DAOM, OMD, LAc

Faculty Contact: jacques@emperors.edu

Lecture Description:  

  •  To familiarize the Fellows with the classical and modern approaches to the treatment of apoplexy and hemiplegia.  The course also includes Korean stroke protocols.

Lecture Objectives: 

  •  Introduce classical approaches of acupuncture to treat apoplexy and hemiplegia.
  • Introduce modern approaches of acupuncture to treat of apoplexy and hemiplegia.
  • Review modern literature related to acupuncture and stroke treatements. 

Lecture Schedule/Outline:

  • 9:00 to 10:15: Historical medical views related to cerebral vascular accidents and sequelae.
  • 10:15 to 10:30: Break
  • 10:30 to 12:00: Overview of classical acupuncture prescriptions
  • 12:00 to 1:00: Lunch
  • 1:00 to 2:15: Overview of modern acupuncture prescriptions, including, but not limited to, Xian Nian Kai Qiao, auricular therapy, Korean Hand Acupuncture, Scalp Acupuncture, Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture
  • 2:15 to 2:30 Break
  • 2:30 to 3:30: Discussion of research articles
  • 3:30 to 4:00:  Lab and Hands-on

Methods of Presentation:  

Required Readings and Assignments:

  • Review of lecture notes in Google Drive folder.
  • Chen S, Wang S, Xuan L et al. Comparison of efficacy and safety between electroacupuncture at ‘four sacral points’ and conventional electroacupuncture for the treatment of urinary incontinence after stroke: study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. BMJ Open. 2018; 8(11): e021783. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/30397007.
  • Feely RA, Yamamoto T. Yamamoto New Scalp Acupuncture : Principles and Practice. Vol 2nd ed. Stuttgart: Thieme; 2011. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=e600xww&AN=534212&site=ehost-live. Accessed January 27, 2019.
  • Kim Y, Wang J, Mann D, Gaylord S, Lee H, Lee M. Korean Oriental Medicine in Stroke Care. Complement Health Pract Rev. 2005;10(2):105-117. doi:10.1177/1533210105279482
  • Kjendahl A, Sällström S, Osten PE, Stanghelle JK, Borchgrevink CF. A one year follow-up study on the effects of acupuncture in the treatment of stroke patients in the subacute stage: a randomized, controlled study. Clin Rehabil. 1997; 11(3): 192-200. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/9360031.
  • O’Connor J, Bensky D. Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland P.; 1981. ISBN-13: 978-0939616008
    • AKA Shanghai
    • Pg 549-561: Principles of Acupuncture therapy
    • Pg 619-622:  Cardiovascular accidents
  • Shi X. Diagnostic and therapeutic system of apoplexy with acupuncture therapy as its focus. Medical Journal of the Chinese People’s Armed Police Forces. 2003;14(5):259-264.
  • Vados L, Ferreira A, Zhao S, Vercelino R, Wang S. Effectiveness of Acupuncture Combined with Rehabilitation for Treatment of Acute Or Subacute Stroke: A Systematic Review. Acupuncture in Medicine. 2015; 33(3): 180-187. http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/acupmed-2014-010705.
  • Zhang JH, Wang D, Liu M. Overview of systematic reviews and meta-analyses of acupuncture for stroke. Neuroepidemiology. 2014; 42(1): 50-58. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24356063.
  • ZHAO X-f, SU S-j, GUO Y-h, Shu W. Mortality and recurrence of vascular disease among stroke patients treated with combined TCM therapy. Journal of Traditional Chinese Medicine. 2012; 32(2): 173-178. https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/82371873.pdf.

Required Viewings:

Required Materials and Attire:  N/A

Class Product/Assignment: Class participation

Faculty Bio:

Jacques MoraMarco, DAOM, OMD, LAc
DAOM: Emperor’s College
OMD, California Acupuncture College, Los Angeles
BS, Biology, Loyola University, Los Angeles
Among the first licensed acupuncturists in the United States in 1977, Dr. Jacques MoraMarco, OMD, has over 40 years of experience in clinical medicine, academia and college administration. Prior to completing his doctorate in Oriental medicine at California Acupuncture College, he studied at the Institute of Oriental Medicine Studies in Los Angeles and completed postgraduate work at Ecole Europeene d’Acupuncture in Paris where he received extensive training in Nogier-style French auricular system. Much of his clinical career from the 1980s to 1990s specialized in the treatment of AIDS patients, during which time he also held faculty and administrative positions at several Oriental medicine institutions. He is the author of two books, The Complete Ginseng Handbook and The Way of Walking, and a co-founder of the International Sun Tai Chi Association.

CEU:  N/A

CEU Requirements (if applicable): N/A

Lecture 6- Fri 2/15/19: Acupuncture and Mind-Body for Rehabilitation

Instructor:  Dong Liu, PhD (France), OMD (China), LAc

Faculty Contact: lingguihealing@gmail.com 

Lecture Description:  COMING SOON

Lecture Objectives:  COMING SOON

Lecture Schedule/Outline:  COMING SOON

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Pre-lecture Reading and/or Assignment:

  • Review of lecture notes in Google Drive folder.

Required Materials and Attire:  

  • Loose, comfortable clothing for Tai Chi and Qi Gong practice.

Class Product/Assignment: Class participation

Faculty Bio:

Dong Liu, PhD, OMD (China), LAc
Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Dr. Liu Dong, PhD, OMD, LAc, is an internationally acclaimed Doctor of Oriental Medicine Practitioner and Qi Gong Master. A graduate of the Beijing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1987, he has conducted scientific research on the medical effects of Qi Gong in China, Japan, United States (Harvard School of Medicine), and France (National Health and Medical Research Institute in Marseille and Marmottan Hospital in Paris). He is a powerful Qi Gong healer with a profound knowledge of medicine, and many years’ experience of treating patients with Qi Gong therapy, including China’s former president, Deng Xiao Ping, and other dignitaries. He has published several books and articles on Traditional Oriental Medicine. Dr. Liu specializes in pain management, neurological diseases, mental disorders, and chemotherapy-related disorders.

CEU:  N/A

CEU Requirements (if applicable): N/A

Lecture 7- Sat 3/23/19 Rehabilitative Cosmetics

Instructor: Pamela Maloney, PhD, DHM, LAc, Dipl Ac (NCCAOM)

Faculty Contact: docpamm@gmail.com

Lecture Description:  

Rehabilitative Cosmetic provides the student with the tools to integrate the soft tissue into a beautiful cosmetic harmony while integrating its ability to freely flow the Qi.  The result is overall health support and increased beauty. We will work with both the dense and torqued connective tissue of scarring post trauma or surgery as well as the chronic holding patterns offset by laxity of tissue no longer holding tone as in paralysis, hemiplegia post stroke and Bell’s Palsy.  

Existing research of these conditions will be surveyed and applied.  In working with post surgical and trauma scarring, stroke and Bell’s Palsy, we will systematically support the tissue to regain its tone and responsiveness with Acupuncture combined with electrical stimulation.  We will integrate the lax tissue with the active well and toned tissue so the lines and differences in the two are blurred, integrating into a harmony of tissue and function.

Lecture Objectives:  

Topics to be covered during this session include:

  • connective tissue anatomy
  • skin layers and repair
  • traditional diagnosis
  • treatment protocols
  • practical strategies and treatment
  • research support,

Lecture Schedule/Outline:   

  • 9 to 10:15:  Introduction to “Connective Tissue Anatomy”
  • 10:15 to 10:30: MORNING BREAK
  • 10:30 to 12:  Lecture, power point “Skin, scarring and aging” “Facial Neurology”
  • 12 to 1:  LUNCH BREAK
  • 1 to 2:15:  Demo and Lab:  Practice on partners, strategy and treatment of scars
  • 2:15 to 2:30: AFTERNOON BREAK
  • 2:30 to 3:30:  Demo and Lab:  Practice on partners, strategies and treatment of facial paralysis
  • 3:30 to 4:  Q&A and Closing

Readings:

Requird Recordings and Viewings:

  • Coming Soon

Required Materials and Attire:  

Please bring the following to class:

  • NEEDLES: 10-3″ .30 (brown), 20-1 1/2″ .20 (blue), 20-1″ .18 (yellow), 20 1/2″ .16 (red), 20 1/2″ .14 (light green)
  • Electrical Stimulator: Pantheon is best, any other we will work with
  • Lab Reports of patients with: Hemiplegia, Stroke paralysis, Keloid scarring, any unusual deformity of tissue…..
  • Comfortable clothing for laying on massage table while partner practices on you.
  • No makeup is best. Bring cleansing products if you are wearing makeup.

Class Product/Assignment: Class participation

Faculty Bio:

Pamela Maloney, PhD, DHM, LAc
PhD, Economic Design, Pacific Western University
DHM, Doctorate of Homeopathic Medicine, Hahnemann College
MTOM, Emperor’s College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
MA, Kinesiology for Dance, University of California, Los Angeles
Dr. Pamela Maloney, PhD, has been in private practice for over thirty years, specializing in integrated Oriental medicine, homeopathic medicine, ergonomics, and traditional naturopathy. She has taught connective tissue dissection at Pepperdine University for eight years and is a featured guest speaker for several organizations, including the YMCA and the American Association of University Women. She is the author of Radiant Health and Timeless Beauty as well as several articles on the benefits of natural medicine and integrative health care.

CEU: 6 CEU – Category 1 – Approved

CEU Requirements (if applicable): N/A

Lecture 8- Sun 3/24/19: Auriculotherapy and Neuro-rehabilitation

Instructor:  Terry Olson, PhD

Faculty Contact: terry.oleson@gmail.com    

Lecture Description: 

  • This lecture will examine the application of auriculotherapy and ear acupuncture for rehabilitation, including its uses for neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain, and visceral pain. The relationship of anatomical regions of the ear to embryo dermal layers and to cranial nerves that innervate the auricle will be discussed. Research findings will be described and the clinical application of auriculotherapy will be demonstrated.

Lecture Objectives:  

  • To demonstrate knowledge of auricular anatomy as related to different embryological layers and nerve innervations to the external ear.
  • To differentiate auriculotherapy applications for neuropathic pain, musculoskeletal pain, and visceral pain.
  • To evaluate clinical research studies that have examined the success of auriculotherapy for different health care conditions and the specific procedures utilized in these studies.
  • To demonstrate the localization of auricular acupuncture points for specific health care disorders involving alleviation and rehabilitation of that disorder.

Lecture Schedule/Outline:  

  • 09:00 am to 10:15 am – Anatomical areas and auricular landmarks related to ectodermal, mesodermal, embryological layers and to nerve innervations to the auricle.

  • 10:15 am to 10:30 am – Break

  • 10:30 am to 12:15 pm – Clinical research studies of auriculotherapy for rehabilitation neuropathic pain and psychological disorders.

  • 12:15 pm to 01:15 pm – Lunch

  • 01:15 pm to 02:30 pm – Clinical research studies of auriculotherapy for rehabilitation of musculoskeletal pain and internal organ disorders

  • 02:30 pm to 03:45 pm – Break

  • 03:45 pm to 04:00 pm – Demonstration and hands-on practice with different styles of auriculotherapy and of specific auricular acupoints used with auriculotherapy.

Pre-lecture Reading and/or Assignment:

  • Asher GN, Jonas DE, Coeytaux RR et al. Auriculotherapy for Pain Management: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials. The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2010; 16(10): 1097-1108. http://dx.doi.org/10.1089/acm.2009.0451.  
  • de Carvalho Fonseca RG, Silva AM, Teixeira LF, Silva VR, dos Reis LM, Silva Santos AT. Effect of the Auricular Acupoint Associated with Physical Exercise in Elderly People: A Randomized Clinical Test. Journal of Acupuncture and Meridian Studies. 2018; 11(4): 137-144. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jams.2018.05.003.  
  • Estores I, Chen K, Jackson B, Lao L, Gorman PH. Auricular acupuncture for spinal cord injury related neuropathic pain: a pilot controlled clinical trial. The Journal of Spinal Cord Medicine. 2017; 40(4): 432-438. http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10790268.2016.1141489
  • Han Y, Duan F, Xu R, Wang Y, Zhang H. Functional exercise in combination with auricular plaster therapy is more conducive to rehabilitation of menopausal women patients with anxiety disorder. International journal of clinical and experimental medicine. 2015; 8(11): 21173. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4723896.  
  • Holzer A, Leitgeb U, Spacek A, Wenzl R, Herkner H, Kettner S. Auricular acupuncture for postoperative pain after gynecological surgery: a randomized controlled trail. Minerva anestesiologica. 2011; 77(3): 298-304.
  • Lu T, Song Q-H, Xu R-M, Zhang L-Y. Effect of tai chi exercise in combination with auricular plaster on patients with lumbar muscle strain. International journal of clinical and experimental medicine. 2015; 8(2): 2949. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4402908.  
  • McDonough SM, Liddle SD, Hunter R et al. Exercise and manual auricular acupuncture: a pilot assessor-blind randomised controlled trial. (The acupuncture and personalised exercise programme (APEP) Trial). BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2008; 9(1): http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/1471-2474-9-31.  
  • Mercante B, Deriu F, Rangon C-M. Auricular Neuromodulation: The Emerging Concept beyond the Stimulation of Vagus and Trigeminal Nerves. Medicines. 2018; 5(1): 10. http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/medicines5010010.  
  • Oleson T. Auriculotherapy stimulation for neuro-rehabilitation. NeuroRehabilitation. 2002; 17(1): 49-62.
  • Wang S-M, DeZinno P, Lin EC et al. Auricular acupuncture as a treatment for pregnant women who have low back and posterior pelvic pain: a pilot study. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2009; 201(3): 271.e1-271.e9. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ajog.2009.04.028

Required Materials and Attire:  

  • Please bring one half inch acupuncture needles, ear seeds or ear pellets, and electrical detection instruments that can be used for ear acupuncture points.  

Class Product/Assignment:

  • Class participation
  •  

Faculty Bio:

Terry Olson, PhD
PhD, University of California, Los Angeles

CEU: N/A

CEU Requirements (if applicable):  N/A

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Prerequisites and Corequisites

Students must meet the following Prerequisites and Corequisites:

  • Concurrently enrolled in Medical Presentations (Clinical Training)
  • Concurrently enrolled in Clinical Rounds (Clinical Training)
  • Current and valid OSHA, HIPAA, Compliance, and Safety Training (https://www.emperors.edu/miscellany/osha-hipaa/)

PURPOSE OF THE COURSE

Course Description

Part of the Physical Medicine Specialization, this curriculum incorporates  a multi-dimensional approach to the practice of rehabilitation. In this course the practice of rehabilitation will be discussed with the purpose to restore some or all of the patient’s physical, sensory, and mental capabilities that were lost due to injury, illness, or disease.

Course Content

Featuring class sessions on the basic medical approach to rehabilitation and physical medicine, combined with advanced AOM theory and practice.  Rehabilitation includes assisting the patient to compensate for deficits that cannot be reversed medically. Topics to be discussed will include types of injury, illness, or disease, including amputations, arthritis, cancer, cardiac disease, neurological problems, orthopedic injuries, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and traumatic brain injuries.  This includes the preparation and presentation of a case report or literature review over the course of the quarter in the Medical Presentation as a culminating exercise.

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
  • 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

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

Please see indiviual instructor lectures.  Methods of presetation include, but limited to:

  • Reading assignments
  • Self-tested quizzes
  • Case review
  • Powerpoint slides
  • Classroom lectures
  • In-class demonstrations
  • Group discussion
Readings and Texts

Required Readings

Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines

  • Catalog & Student Handbook. Santa Monica: Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine; (https://www.emperors.edu/publications/)
  • O’Connor J, Bensky D. Acupuncture: A Comprehensive Text. Seattle: Eastland P.; 1981. ISBN-13: 978-0939616008

 

Recommended Readings

Individual faculty assigned readings found in lecture outlines

Recorded Lectures and Videos

Required Viewings

Individual faculty assigned viewings found in lecture outlines

  • Coming Soon

Recommended Viewings

Individual faculty assigned viewings found in lecture outlines

  • Coming Soon
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

In the interest of the DAOM fellows’ study and improving the quality of the healthcare communication, a series of 1) medical presentations will be submitted to the Medical Presentation faculty 2) Integrative Medical Case Report (IMRC) to the Clinical Advisor every quarter over the course of the program. These course products serve to link the didactic and clinical components.

Medical Presentations
Fellows will present either a case report/series or a literature review related to the specialty topic of the quarter (Fall Quarter 2018 – Sports Medicine). The goals of these presentations are to emphasize develop professional public speaking skills suitable for presentations to biomedical and general public audiences.

For more information please refer to the respective Clinical Syllabus.

https://www.emperors.edu/daom-course-syllabi/

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.

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.

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ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Lecture and Room Schedule

Click here (https://drive.google.com/open?id=1rBcfaStWuZEbpBWaiNENgHApR7wWaLPQyapQ6wxmtpQ)  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.