Master of Chinese Medicine (part-time) (Streams Offered: Oncology/Gynaecology*/Acupuncture and Moxibustion*)

Course Overview

The new MChinMed programme with the streams of Oncology, Gynaecology*, and Acupuncture and Moxibustion* aims to provide extensive training which covers in-depth theoretical knowledge and research progress in the respective stream. Students are able to identify the distinctive features of different kinds of common and complicated illnesses in medical diagnosis and grasp the special characteristics of different herbal medicines, as well as the techniques of using different prescriptions of herbal medicines and acupuncture to enhance the therapeutic effect.

* Open for 2021/22 admission


Curriculum
Distinctive 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 designated core courses
  2. To provide a high degree of flexibility which caters for students' different needs by offering two pathways, namely project-based and practice-based in the second year of studies
  3. The interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge across different streams of Oncology, Gynaecology, and Acupuncture and Moxibustion facilitates the medical diagnosis of common and complicated illnesses, as well as enhancing the therapeutic effectiveness of herbal Chinese Medicines with the use of acupuncture and moxibustion
  4. An effective integration of traditional Chinese Medicine with modern medicine, Chinese Medicine with Western Medicine philosophies, theoretical teaching with practical application, and Chinese herbal medicines with acupuncture and moxibustion
Award of degree The degree of Master of Chinese Medicine will be awarded to those who have satisfactorily completed the curriculum requirements and satisfy the examiners in accordance with the Regulations and Syllabuses.
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 (part-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 annually and the actual amount charged may be subject to change.

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) Option B* (practice-based)
Individual Project 24 Advanced Clinical Attachment II of chosen stream (Oncology/Gynaecology/Acupuncture and Moxibustion) 18
Clinical Report 6
Total 69

Remarks: Either project-based or practice-based has to be chosen


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

Remarks: Either project-based or practice-based has to be chosen

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 may be invited to attend interview.
Notification of results June/July of each year (tentative)
Contact means Tel: (852) 39176439/39176490
E-mail: mchinmed@hku.hk

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.