Curriculum Summary

Curriculum Summary

Suggested DACM Trimester Schedule of Classes

Trimester 1
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
CBS0107 Medical Terminology 15 0 15 1
CTAP103 Cell and Tissue Anatomy and Physiology 45 0 45 3
GA0102 General Anatomy I 45 30 75 4
CBS0106 History of Healthcare 15 0 15 1
CBS0108 Introduction to Ethics and Professional Behavior 15 0 15 1
APP1110 Oriental Medicine Theory 60 0 60 4
AAC1110 Acupuncture Meridians I 45 0 45 3
AHB1110 Chinese Herbology I 45 0 45 3
DX110 Introduction into Physical Assessment 0 30 30 1
Total 285 60 345 21
Trimester 2
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
BN0213 Human Biochemistry (lecture) 45 0 45 3
GA0202 General Anatomy II 45 30 75 4
CBS0201 History Taking 30 0 30 2
APP1210 Oriental Medicine Diagnosis I 60 0 60 4
AAC1210 Acupuncture Meridians II 45 0 45 3
AAC1220 Clinical Techniques I 15 30 45 2
AHB1210 Chinese Herbology II 45 0 45 3
ACL1210 Clinical Observation I 0 30 30 1
DX210 Introduction into Physical Assessment II 0 30 30 1
CRE0201 Research and Evidence-Based Healthcare 30 0 30 2
Total 315 120 435 25
Trimester 3
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
PH0312 Human Physiology 75 15 90 5.5
NS0313 Neuroscience Lecture 60 0 60 4
APP1310 Oriental Medicine Diagnosis II 45 0 45 3
AAC1310 Acupuncture Meridians III 45 0 45 3
AAC1320 Clinical Techniques II 15 30 45 2
AHB1310 Chinese Herbology III 45 0 45 3
ACL1310 Clinical Observation II 0 30 30 1
APP1520 AOM Jurisprudence 15 0 15 1
DX0310 Introductory Physical Exam Skills (IPES) 30 60 90 4
PP0712 Ethics in Healthcare 15 0 15 1
Total 345 135 480 27.5
Trimester 4
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
BN0405 Biochemical Nutrition 45 0 45 3
AHB1410 Chinese Herbology IV 45 0 45 3
AAC1410 Acupuncture Prescriptions 45 0 45 3
ACL1410 Clinical Observation III 0 90 90 3
PATH401 Pathology I 45 0 45 3
PATH501 Pathology II 60 0 60 4
CPM0409 Public Health 45 0 45 3
AID1410 Acupuncture Comprehensive Exam ID 0 0 0 0
Total 285 90 375 22
Trimester 5
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
APP105 Taiji/Qigong 0 30 30 1
II410 Immunity and Infection (Lecture) 60 0 60 4
PP0702 Practice Management: Risk Management 15 0 15 1
AAC1510 Acupuncture Orthopedics 45 0 45 3
APP1510 Huang Di Nei Jing 30 0 30 2
ACL1510 Guided Clinical Practice I 0 60 60 2
AHB1510 Chinese Herbal Prescriptions I 45 0 45 3
CRE0501 Evidence Based Practice 30 0 30 2
XR0515 Diagnostic Imaging Basics and Anatomy 30 30 60 3
CDX0707 Emergency Procedures 30 0 30 2
Total 285 120 405 23
Trimester 6
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
DX0613 Differential Diagnosis I 60 0 60 4
CBN0601 Pharmacology/Toxicology 30 0 30 2
AHB1620 Herbal Toxicity and Drug-Herb Interactions 15 0 15 1
AHB1711 OM Nutrition/Diet 45 0 45 3
APP1610 Classics of Acupuncture 30 0 30 2
ACL1610 Guided Clinical Practice II 0 60 60 2
AHB1610 Chinese Herbal Prescriptions II 45 0 45 3
APP511 Tuina Massage 15 30 45 2
CDX0601 Clinical Laboratory Diagnosis 30 0 30 2
Total 270 90 360 21
Trimester 7
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
DX0708 Differential Diagnosis II 60 0 60 4
APP1710 Capstone I 30 0 30 2
ADX1710 Integrated Clinical Medicine I 45 0 45 3
ACL1710 Guided Clinical Practice III 180 0 180 6
AHB1710 Chinese Herbal Prescriptions III 45 0 45 3
AHB1720 Shang Han Lun 45 0 45 3
AID1710 Acupuncture Comprehensive Exam IID 0 0 0 0
Total 405 0 405 21
Trimester 8
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
CL0817 Practice Management: Coding and Billing 15 0 15 1
PP0801 Practice Management: Practice Development 30 0 30 2
ADX1820 OM Psychiatry and Counseling 30 0 30 2
APP1810 Capstone II 30 0 30 2
ADX1810 Integrated Clinical Medicine II 45 0 45 3
ACL1810 Intermediate Clinical Practice I 0 120 120 4
AHB1810 Wen Bing Xue 30 0 30 2
APP1620 Integrated Gynecology 60 0 60 4
Total 240 120 360 20
Trimester 9
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
APP1120 Classical Foundations 30 0 30 2
ADX1910 Integrated Clinical Medicine III 45 0 45 3
ACL1910 Intermediate Clinical Practice II 0 180 180 6
AHB1910 Jin Gui Yao Lue 30 0 30 2
AID1910 Acupuncture Comprehensive Exam IIID 0 0 0 0
Total 105 180 285 13
Trimester 10
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
ADX1010 Advanced Case Studies 30 0 30 2
ACL1010 Advanced Clinical Practice 0 300 300 10
APP1010 Capstone Defense 0 0 0 0
Total 30 300 330 12
Didactic Hours and Concentration Coursework

In addition to the above schedule of courses, students choose at least 150 didactic hours of concentration coursework. Concentration options include: health aging, orthopedics, or nutrition.

Healthy Aging Concentration
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
ADX1610 Life Cycles 30 0 30 2
ADX1720 Basics of Oncology 30 0 30 2
ADX1830 Diseases of Aging 45 0 45 3
ADX1920 Successful Aging 45 0 45 3
Total 150 0 150 10
Orthopedics Concentration
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
FAB101 Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics of the Spine 45 30 75 4
FAB201 Functional Anatomy & Biomechanics Anatomy of the Extremities 45 60 105 5
DX0407 Clinical Orthopedic and Neurologic Assessment I (CONA I) 30 30 60 3
DX0507 Clinical Orthopedic and Neurological Assessment II (CONA II) 30 30 60 3
ADX1930 Advanced Acupuncture Orthopedics 45 0 45 3
Total 195 150 345 18
Nutrition Concentration
Course # Course Title Lecture Hours Lab Hours Total Hours Units
BN0510 Clinical Nutrition 60 0 60 4
SEL0917 Introduction to Functional Medicine and Blood Chemistry 15 0 15 1
SEL0924 Functional Blood Chemistry II 15 0 15 1
SEL0925 Functional Medicine Module 3: Functional Gastroenterology: The Gut-Brain-ImmuneEndocrine Connections 15 0 15 1
SEL0929 Functional Medicine Module 4: Foundations of Functional Endocrinology 15 0 15 1
SEL0930 Functional Medicine Module 5: Male and Female Hormones and Preconception Planning 15 0 15 1
SEL0935 Advanced Laboratory Evaluations 15 0 15 1
Total 150 0 150 10

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