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  Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Hons)

Duration: 5 years (minimum, Full time).

Medium of Instruction: English & Chinese



Learning Outcomes

The development of Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Hons)

Course curriculum is centered around the following nine learning outcomes:


    1. Demonstrate strong fundamental knowledge in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and clinical 


    2. Apply knowledge of basic sciences, basic medical and clinical skills of western/modern medicine in the

    practice of TCM;

    3. Apply the knowledge of integrated Traditional and Western Medicine to determine the appropriate

    investigations and diagnosis;

    4. Decide on the appropriate therapy/treatment for the patient's clinical condition;

    5. Play roles as health professional in the community health care system and preventive medicine;

    6. Communicate effectively with patients, their family/ caregiver and the community at large;

    7. Adhere  to ethical standards and code of practice relevant to the discipline, be aware of

    8. Undertake continuing self-development programme, and participate and contribute to research related

        to TCM;

    9. Engage in management and marketing of Chinese medicine and pharmacology.


Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Chinese Medicine (Hons) programme at UTAR aims to produce internationally recognized TCM practitioners who acquired in-depth knowledge of TCM,  and demonstrate  strong ethical values, professionalism, compassion and competence



Core Subjects 

Year 1    
Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
  • Basics of TCM  中医基础理论
  • Anatomy and Physiology I   解剖生理学
  • Cell and Molecular Biology  细胞与分子生物学
  • TCM in Classical Chinese   医古文
  • TCM Diagnostics   中医诊断学

  • Anatomy and Physiology  II  解剖生理学

  • Chinese Materia Medica   中药学

  • Basic Genetics and Biochemistry 遗传学与生物化学

  • Emperor's Canon of Internal Medicine 内经

  • Hubungan Etnik or Malaysian Studies 3
  • Tamadun Islam dan Tamadun Asia (TITAS) or Bahasa Melayu Komunikasi 2



Year 2    
Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
  • Professional,Ethical and Legal Issues in Malaysian Medical Practice
  • General Pathology 病理学 I

  • General Pathology 病理学 II

  • Chinese Medical Prescriptions   方剂学 I

  • Exercise Regime of TCM 'Tui-na' (Massage) 推拿练功学

  • Chinese Medical Prescriptions II  方剂学 

  • Communicable Diseases  传染病学   

  • Basics of TCM 'Tui-na' (Massage)  推拿学基础

  • Managing Research Process and Statistical Analysis

  • Pharmacology
  • Acupuncture Meridians and Acupoints I
  • Internal Medicine of TCM I 中医内科学

  • Technique of TCM' Tuina  推拿手法学

Year 3    
Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
  • Acupuncture Meridians and Acupoints II
  • Internal Medicine of TCM II 中医内科学
  • Therapeutics of TCM 'Tui-na' (Massage) 推拿治疗学

  • Introduction to Psychology  心理学简介

  • Treatise on Exogenous Febrile Disease  伤寒论

  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Bussiness Strategies

  • Acupuncture-moxibustion Techniques  刺法灸法学

  • Western Medicine Diagnostics  西医诊断学

  • Therapeutics of Acupuncture and Moxibustion针灸治疗学

  • External Medicine of TCM  中医外科学

  • Western Internal Medicine  西医内科学

  • Western Medicine General and Orthopaedic Surgery  西医外科学

  • Selected Literature in TCM  各家学说



Year 4    
Trimester 1 Trimester 2 Trimester 3
  • Gynaecology of TCM   中医妇科学
  • Ophthalmology (eye) of TCM  中医眼科学
  • Western Medicine Obstetrics and Gynaecology  西医妇科学

  • Western Medicine Paediatrics  西医儿科学

  • Otorhinolaryngology (ENT)  of TCM  中医耳鼻咽喉科学

  • CO-Curriculum

  • Orthopaedics, Traumatology of TCM  中医骨伤科学

  • Geriatrics of TCM中医老年病学

  • National Language / Other Language

  • Paediatrics of TCM  中医儿科学

  • Synopsis of the Golden Chest  金匮要略

  • Seasonal Febrile Diseases   温病学


Year 5
  • Clinical Posting : Internal Medicine of TCM
  • Clinical Posting : Acupuncture and Moxibustion
  • Clinical Posting : TCM Tui-Na Massage
  • Clinical Posting : Oncology of TCM
  • Clinical Posting : Gynaecology of TCM
  • Clinical Posting : Paediatrics of TCM
  • Clinical Posting : Hospital Ward
  • Clinical Posting : Pharmacy of TCM


MQA Subjects


  • Bahasa Kebangsaan / Foreign


  • Pengajian Malaysia
  • Pengajian Islam/Pendidikan Moral
  • Bahasa Kebangsaan A/Bahasa Kebangsaan B/Foreign Languages


University Subjects

  • Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies
  • Co-curricular Units


  • Clinical placement areas shall cover all required discipline as approved to meet the learning outcomes of the respective placement.UTAR Chinese Medicine candidates for this programme will be posted to MoU/MoA partner hospitals and clinics are located in Malaysia and China.


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