CMED2035 A Comparative Study of the Traditional Chinese and Western Medical Systems 中西醫學的比較 (2 units)
The content to be compared varies with the aims and positioning of the comparing party. The basic philosophies of a discipline forms its basis of existence; the revealing of the basic philosophies helps the perpetuation of the fundamental nature of a discipline. This course aims to consolidate the philosophies of CM by comparing it to western medicine (bio-medicine), the latter of which bears clearer concepts. Through comparing similarities and differences between Chinese and western medicine, the course aims to reveal the medical philosophies of Chinese medicine. Through tracing and analysing the historical processes and possible origins of different medical philosophies, the course aims to discuss possible future developments for CM, and further achieve the goal of inspiring thinking and stimulating new pedagogies.
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