Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine


Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese MedicineShanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (SHUTCM) was established in 1956, is one of first four colleges of traditional Chinese medicine in China. Boasting of complete disciplines and a group of celebrated experts, the university has taken an academic leadership among the colleges of traditional Chinese medicine in China, with integration of education, clinic and scientific research. Since 50 years ago, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine has cultivated various kinds of TCM professors for our country. In 1999, the university passed the evaluation of “National Excellent college of Undergraduate Education”, being the first university of traditional Chinese medicine honored with this reputation in China.

Located in the innovative Zhangjiang Free Trade Zone, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine is a research-oriented educational institution with distinctive features and collaborative outreach. With its beautiful campus, distinguished professors, well-designed curriculum and prestigious hospitals, the University is attracting more and more international students from all over the world. Annually, there are over 1,000 full degree students in Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture & Tuina and Chinese Language, coupled with additional 1,000 students for short-term training. The past decades have witnessed the graduation or training of over 10,000 international Traditional Chinese Medicine practitioners and acupuncturists. Short-term training courses are taught in Chinse, English, French, Japanese and Korean.

The mission of the International Education College is to provide high-quality education service for international students and enable them to become great physicians with absolute sincerity. The core values of the College are innovation, pragmatism, friendliness and excellence. Our vision is to be a trustworthy and respectable college.

Location: Shanghai
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Undergraduate Program for Chinese Medicine Major (5 Years) (Chinese Taught Program):

This program will enable students to maintain upstanding value orientation of Chinese medicine, understand its essential theory, grasp its expertise and practical skills and improve their self-learning ability. Main Courses: Essential theory of Chinese medicine; Diagnosis in Chinese medicine; Chinese materia medica; Chinese herbal formulae; Normal human anatomy; Physiology; Pathology; Biochemistry; Fundamentals of diagnostics; Internal medicine; Chinese internal medicine; Chinese external medicine; Gynecology in Chinese medicine; Pediatrics in Chinese medicine; Acupuncture & moxibustion, tuina; Medical classic literature; Medical ethics.

Undergraduate Program for Acupuncture and Tuina (5 Years) (Chinese Taught Program):

This program will enable students to understand the essential theory of Chinese medicine, grasp the knowledge and techniques of acupuncture and tuina and improve their self-learning ability. Main Courses: Essential theory of Chinese medicine; Diagnosis in Chinese medicine; Chinese materia medica; Chinese herbal formulae; Normal human anatomy; Physiology; Pathology; Biochemistry; Meridians and points; Needling and moxibustion technique; Tuina manipulation; Experimental acupuncture & tuina; Acupuncture therapeutics; Tuina treatment; Guided reading of Chinese medical classics.

Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) (5 Years) (English Taught Program):

Compulsory Courses: Normal Human Anatomy; TCM Basic Theory; Basic Chinese Language; Basics of Chemistry; Healthcare Physical Education; Biochemistry; Tuina Exercise; Meridians and Points; Overview of China; Microbiology; Guidance for Humanity Social Practice; Case Study; TCM Diagnostics; Chinese Materia Medica; Physiology; Intermediate Chinese Language; Formulas of Chinese Herbal Medicine; Introduction to TCM Classics; Basics of Pathology; Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique; Theory of Tuina Manipulations; Pharmacology; Basics of Diagnostics; TCM Internal Medicine; Clinical Conversations in Traditional Chinese Medicine; Tuina Practice on Human Body; Radiology; Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique; WM Internal Medicine; Anatomy of Acupuncture Points; Medical Terminology; Selective Readings of Acupuncture Classics; History of Chinese Medicine; Practice of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques; Overview on TCM-Style Writing; Tuina Therapeutics; Acupuncture Therapeutics; TCM Traumatology; Medical Ethics; General Introduction to Rehabilitation; Neurology; TCM Emergencies; Clinical Psychology.

Clinical Integrative Chinese & Western Medicine (5 Years) (English Taught Program):

Compulsory Courses: Normal Human Anatomy; TCM Basic Theory; Biochemistry; Chinese Materia Medica; Formulas of Chinese Herbal Medicine; Introduction to TCM Classics; Basics of Physiology; Basics of Pathology; Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique; Pharmacology; Basics of Diagnostics; TCM Diagnotics; Radiology; Basics of Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine; Internal Medicine; External Medicine; Chinese Internal Medicine; Chinese External Medicine; Gynecology in Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine; Pediatrics in Integrated Chinese and Western Medicine.

Undergraduate Program for TCM Pharmacology (4 Years) (Chinese Taught Program):

This program will enable students to grasp the profound TCM basic theory and knowledge, professional practice abilities and certain scientific research ability in the field of TCM Pharmacology. It provide a solid foundation for students in their further practice of TCM education, scientific research and international exchange. Main Courses: Essential theory of Chinese medicine; Chinese materia medica; Chemico-physics; Analytical Chemistry; Pharmacology; Pharmaceutical Botany; Chemistry of Chinese Materia Medica; Authentification and Identification of Chinese Materia Medica; Science of Processing Chinese Materia Medica; TCM Pharmacology; TCM Materia Medica Processing.

(Source: Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine)

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