Master of Chinese Medicine (Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion)

Course Overview

The new 2-year MChinMed programme with the streams of Oncology, Gynaecology*, and Acupuncture and Moxibustion* aims to provide extensive training which covers in-depth theoretical knowledge in the respective stream, offering potential synergistic effect across different streams, particularly concerning the treatment of common and complicated illnesses. Other than the requisite theoretical knowledge of the respective stream, students are also expected to master the diagnostic and therapeutic means of common illnesses, including the potential adoption of integrated approach of Chinese and Western Medicine approach (with the use of acupuncture and moxibusiton) in the treatment process.

* Open for 19/20 admission


Curriculum
Features of the programme
  1. To allow students to attain interdisciplinary knowledge of different streams through attending common courses and some of the classes of core courses outside their stream;
  2. To offer a high degree of flexibility which caters for students' different needs by offering two pathways, namely project-based and practice-based in the final year of studies
  3. Through the inter-disciplinary exchange of knowledge and information across different streams (Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion), student's skills in applying Acupuncture and oxibustion in the clinical diagnosis of illnesses related to Gynaecology/Oncology are to be enhanced.
Award of degree The degree of Master of Chinese Medicine will be awarded to those who have satisfactorily completed the curriculum and satisfy the examiners in accordance with the regulations.
Commencement date September or October
Class arrangement Classes are normally arranged on three alternate weekday evenings. Seminars or other courses may be arranged on weekend (*The School reserves the right for approving the final class arrangement).
Duration of study 2 years (par-time mode)
Composition fee 1st year: HK$70,000# (two installments)
2nd year: HK$70,000# (two installments)

(Exclusive of the necessary costs incurred in non-local clinical attachment such as cost of travelling, accommodation and other living expenses, etc.)

# Subject to Council's approval.

Programme Structure
Curriculum structure Credit Units
Common courses
Research Methodology in Chinese Medicine 3
Evidence-based Medicine 3
Classical Literature of Chinese Medicine 9
Seminars on progress of modern research of Chinese Medicine 6
Core courses of chosen stream
(Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion)
12
Clinical attachment of chosen stream(Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion) 6
Advanced clinical attachment I of chosen stream (Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion) 6
Option A*(project-based)
Individual Project 24
Option B* (practice-based)
Advanced clinical attachment II of chosen stream (Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion) 18
Clinical Report 6
Total 69

First Year 33 Credits
Common courses Credit Units
Research Methodology in Chinese Medicine 3
Evidence-based Medicine 3
Classical Literature of Chinese Medicine 9
Seminars on progress of modern research of Chinese Medicine 6
Core courses of chosen stream
(Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion)
12

Second Year 36 Credits
Clinical attachment of chosen stream (Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion) 6
Advanced clinical attachment I of chosen stream (Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion) 6
Option A* (project-based) Option B* (practice-based)
Individual Project 24 Advanced clinical attachment II of chosen stream (Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion) 18
Clinical Report 6
Admission
Admission Requirements
(i) Comply with the General Regulations but with a waiver of Regulation G2(b);
(ii) Comply with the Regulations for Taught Postgraduate Curricula but with a waiver of Regulation TPG2(d); and
(iii) Hold the degree of Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine/Bachelor of Chinese Medicine of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or a recognized Bachelor's degree in medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy or other healthcare related programme and a recognized diploma in Chinese Medicine from a university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose (for candidates opting for the stream of Oncology or Gynaecology); or
(iv) Hold the degree of Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine or Bachelor of Chinese Medicine of this University or a qualification of equivalent standard from another university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose; or a recognized Bachelor’s degree in medicine, dentistry, physiotherapy or other healthcare related programme and a recognized diploma in acupuncture from a university or comparable institution accepted for this purpose (for candidates opting for the stream of Acupuncture and Moxibustion).
Means of application Online application (only online application is accepted)
Application fee HK$300 (non-refundable)
Interview Eligible candidates who are shortlisted would be invited to attend interview.
Notification of results June/July of each year (tentative)

Remarks: Non-local students, should they be admitted, have to contact the relevant government department(s) for applying student visa on their own before school opens. Only those with the possession of valid student visa are allowed to attend class. Please click here (for mainland students) / here (for foreign students) for further details.