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CMA1002 - Modern physiology: Physiology and assessment of pain

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences

Leader: Dr D Traum


Clayton First semester 2007 (Off-campus)


This unit addresses the latest concepts of modern physiology as it applies to medical acupuncture, and this leads onto a section dealing with modern aspects of pain control and the place of Acupuncture in this area of care.


At the completion of this unit the student should be able to:

  1. Understand the basic research in acupuncture over the past 25-30 years in modern physiological terms.
  2. Apply the concepts of acupuncture therapy within the framework of modern physiology, particularly in the realm of pain management.
  3. Consider the differences, and similarities between the ancient philosophy of TCM and modern physiology, to provide a rationale for the choice of acupuncture points in clinical practice.


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