Curriculum

Undergraduate Program

Curriculum

Undergraduate Program

The core courses for professional are including general life science, basic traditional Chinese medicinal (TCM), relevant theory courses and experiment courses, and two months of internship in Chinese medicine relative factories, hospitals, or institutes during the summer vacations of grade 3 for practice of current Chinese medicine.

Our courses include as follows: 

  1. The basic professional courses include TCM courses as the core, resources of TCM, biotechnology, marketing management, etc.
  2. Quality controls include the courses using traditional methods, anatomy and chemistry methods, biological activity, and molecule biological techniques, to control the quality of Chinese medicinal. 
  3. Biotechnology courses include using modern research to investigate the efficacy of TCM and for their modern applications.
  4. Intellectual property includes the regulations of various countries and focuses on the further development of TCM. 
  5. Marketing management includes traditional and modern marketing management; manage modernization, current situation of herbal industries, and development trend of TCM pharmacy, and to strengthen the management of international herbal marketing. 

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Teaching Goal

Our teaching goal is to provide excellent educational environment to:

  1. Understand the local medicinal herbal resources in the country.   
  2. Determine quality of medicinal plants and products. 
  3. Learn how to extract, separate, purify the medicinal component(s) of Chinese medicinal, and their pharmacological research method. 
  4. Learn using modern techniques to study and investigate Chinese herbal drugs. 
  5. Learn relevant trade of TCM and marketing skill.
  6. Combine the government, academia, industry to study TCM, set up good medicinal herbal teaching and research environment, promote industry, science, and technology to upgrade.

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Requirement

Annotation from school

  1. Students need to pass English ability examination before graduating.
  2. Physical Education (Both freshman and sophomore year) is required, It has zero credit and students can’t graduate if they fail the course.
  3. General civilian safety course is every week for 2 hours for zero credit (elective). Students born before 1994 can deduct 1 day from military services with every 8 lessons. (1 class for 4 days and 2 classes for 9 days, etc.) Those born after 1994 can deduct 2 days with every 1 class. Students are allowed to register the examination of prepared military officer if they complete 4 semesters of General Civilian Safety Education before graduation.
  4. General education of CMU has courses of 9 categories & general education activity (Liberty Arts course). Students need to take at least 28 credits from the courses and complete 16 hours of “Liberty Arts “course (0credit) before graduating.
  5. Service learning is a required course that has zero credit. Students have to complete 48 hours of service learning(Required course 18 hours, volunteer basic education training 12 hours and voluntary service 18 hours) before graduating. (More information is on the website of service learning center.)
  6. Students need to attend basic CPR training held by school before graduating.
  7. This credit calculation is used to determine graduation eligibility.

Annotation from department

  1. Minimum credits for graduation are 128 credits, including 64 credits of compulsory courses, 28 credits of common courses, 36 credits of elective courses)
  2. Internship of Chinese pharmacy & mannfacture practice is a required course that has zero credit. Students have to complete the course at the third semester.(Required 2 months in the summer vacation).

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Compulsory Course

Department of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chinese Medicine Resources compulsory Courses for 2016 Admitted Students
Subject credit Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Remarks
Sem1 Sem2 Sem1 Sem2 Sem1 Sem2 Sem1 Sem2
(Introduction to Chinese medicine (A)) 2 2                
(Biology(C)) 2 2                
Introduction to Chinese pharmacy 2 2                
General chemistry (C) 2 2                
Service learning 0                  
Organic chemistry 2   2              
Physiology © 3   3              
Analytical chemistry (B) 2   2              
Biochemistry (B-1) 2     2            
Pents'aology 2     2            
Medicinal botany 2     2            
Medicinal botany laboratory 1     1            
Pharmacology (I) 2       2          
Biochemistry (B-2) 2       2          
Microbiology & immunology (D) 2       2          
Medicinal botany laboratory 1       1          
Medicinal botany 1       1          
Processing of Chinese materia medic 2         2        
Processing of Chinese materia medica laboratory 1         1        
Pharmacognosy 2         2        
Pharmacognosy laboratory 1         1        
Chinese materia medica 2         2        
Pharmacology (II) 2         2        
Instrumental analysis 2         2        
Quality control of Chinese materia medica laboratory 1           1      
Instrumental analysis 2           2      
Instrumental analysis laboratory 1           1      
Pharmacology of Chinese materia medica 2           2      
Pharmacology of Chinese materia medica laboratory 1           1      
Pharmacognosy laboratory 1           1      
Pharmacognosy 1           1      
Prescriptions in traditional Chinese medicine 2           2      
Prescriptions in traditional Chinese medicine laboratory 1           1      
Quality control of Chinese materia medica 2           2      
Biostatistics 2             2    
Pharmaceutical laws & regulations 1             1    
Dispensing of Chinese pharmacy 2             2    
Internship of Chinese pharmacy & mannfacture practice 0                 The Third
Semester
In summer vacation
Instrumental analysis laboratory 1             1    
Cultivatology of Chinese materia meddica 2               2  

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Elective Course

Department of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences and Chinese Medicine Resources Elective Courses for 2016 Admitted Students
Subject credit Freshman Sophomore Junior Senior Remarks
Sem1 Sem2 Sem1 Sem2 Sem1 Sem2 Sem1 Sem2
Calculus (I) 2 2                
Introduction of research & development of Chinese medical herbs 2 2                
Introduction of application of Chinese medical herbs 2 2                
General chemistry laboratory (B) 1 1                
Biology Laboratory(B) 1 1                
Organic chemistry laboratory 1   1              
Medicinal zoology 1   1              
Introduction of Chinese medicine resource 2   2              
Biochemistry laboratory (B) 1     1            
Introduction to chinese herbal medicine via western herbs 2     2           Taught in English
Physiology laboratory 1     1            
Introduction to biotechnology 2     2            
Molecular biology 2     2            
Medicinal mineralogy 1     1            
Natural products chemistry 3       3          
Natural products chemistry laboratory 1       1          
Cell biology 2       2          
Nutriology 2       2          
Biochemistry laboratory (C) 1       1          
Microbiologic & immunology laboratory (D) 1       1          
Molecular biotechnology 2         2        
Practice of research project (I) 1         1        
Enzymology 2         2        
Nourishing health of Chinese herbal medicine 2         2        
Plant tissue culture 2         2        
Plant tissue culture laboratory 1         1        
Medicated diet 2         2        
Biotechnology for methodology 2         2       Taught in English
Plant tissue culture laboratory 1           1      
Cosmetics in traditional Chinese medicine 2           2      
Introduction to discovery & development of new Chinese herbal medicine 2           2      
Health food in traditional Chinese medicine 2           2      
Practice of research project (II) 1           1      
Practice of research project (III) 1             1    
Seminar 1             1    
Commodity science of herbal products 2             2    
Pharmaceutics in traditional Chinese medicine 2             2    
Discovery & development of Chinese herbal medicine 2             2    
Pharmacokinetics of Chinese materia medica 2             2    
Pharmacology of traditional Chinese medicine formulae 2             2    
Applications of internet resources 2             2    
Toxicology of traditional Chinese materia medica 2             2    
Seminar 1               1  
Theory & research of intellectual property 1               1  
Marketing & management of traditional Chinese medicines 2               2  
Technology & practice of botanical preparation 2               2  
Introduction to western herbal materials & therapeutics 2               2 Taught in English
Practice of research project (IV) 1               1  

 

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