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 15 30 45 2
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 15 30 45 2
Total 240 180 420 22
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
APP1620 Integrated Gynecology 60 0 60 4
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 285 90 375 22
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 30 0 30 2
AID1710 Acupuncture Comprehensive Exam IID 0 0 0 0
Total 390 0 390 20
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
AHB1711 OM Nutrition/Diet 45 0 45 3
Total 225 120 345 19
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

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