2019-2020 Academic Year
Course Overview for International Students
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is an advanced programme in Beijing City University.In more than 20 years, the programme has accumulated rich teaching resources and experience. The school of Biomedicine includes WANG Guobao Traditional Chinese Medicine Preparation Techniques Heritage Studio. The studio is approved by Beijing Municipal Administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine and is outstanding in traditional techniques education.The programme cooperates with Beijing Tong Ren Tang Chinese Medicine Co., Ltd for joint education. The company provides our students with overseas job opportunities, based on its own overseas business. Theories of TCM are the foundation of the courses. Through the training and lectures of TCM preparation and processing techniques, development of traditional Chinese medical treatments and Chinese medicine products, such as acupuncture, moxibustion and tuina, and the combination of theoretical and practical courses of TCM health maintenance, students will deeply understand the culture and techniques of TCM. What’s more, The courses stimulate students’ innovative ideas of developing Chinese medicine products by cultivating them to integrate TCM culture and TCM preparation techniques. To cultivate senior applied TCM professionals who are familiar with TCM theoretical knowledge, professional practice ability and preliminary research ability, and lay a foundation for their work in TCM education, scientific research, foreign exchange and management of TCM. The school has a Beijing-level experimental teaching demonstration center and a Beijing-level off-campus talent training base.
1.1 Training objectives
To cultivate high-level applied TCM professionals who love Chinese medicine culture, familiar with basic theories of TCM, TCM preparations technologies and preliminary research capabilities. They have the ability to spread and communicate TCM technology and culture, and it plays an important role in the sales of Chinese medicines, the development of Chinese medicine related products and the guidance of Chinese medicine health care.
1.2 Education methods and Length of Learning
Full-time master degree for 2 years of schooling.
1.3 Basic requirements for course study and credits
The cultivation of international students is carried out by the mentor system, and the training process is generally the same as that of Chinese graduate students. The graduate mentor is responsible for guiding the graduate students to develop individual training plans and to select courses, as well as guiding their dissertation for the master degree. The students can obtain course credits after passing examinations of prescribed courses organized by the university and achieving qualified scores. Those who have obtained the prescribed credits can prepare for the dissertation. The TCM master degree can be applied for according to degree regulations after students pass the dissertation defense. The total credit for TCM master degree graduation is not less than 48 credits. Among them, the theoretical courses take 20 credits (It is required to achieve at least 70 points to pass the required courses, and to achieve at least 60 points to pass the elective courses.), the professional research takes 2 credits, and the internship takes 6 credits. The time for graduation internship and the graduation dissertation are not less than 12 months, of which 10 credits for graduation internship and 10 credits for dissertation.
The curriculum consists of required courses, elective courses and required sections. The required courses are composed of public required courses and professional required courses. The required sections are professional practice parts, including professional research, rotation internship, graduation internship and graduation dissertation. In addition, those who are not students of TCM majors in their undergraduate stage are required to complete the basic courses of TCM , and these courses do not count toward credits.
Under supervisors’ guidance, masters degree students should determine a topic with academic value. After that, the dissertation writing is commenced, which usually lasts at least for one year. During the dissertation period, students should report research progress to supervisors once a week and complete tasks on schedule.
Dissertation should be finished in English or Chinese by masters degree students under supervisors’ guidance.
1.5 Graduation and Degree Conferment
Within the course length, when a student has completed and passed all stipulated study tasks in talent cultivation plan, passed dissertation oral examination, achieved all required credits and approved by University Degree Assessment Board, the Masters Degree of Traditional Chinese Medicine will be conferred with Certificate of Graduation and Certificate of Masters Degree. If a student fail to complete the course within the longest stipulated study period, the final result will be diploma or certificate, and degree will not be conferred.