PCMD1025 Supervised Practicum I (1 unit)
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The 15 weeks subject is divided in three parts: Supervised Practicum I (PCMD1025: 2 weeks); Supervised Practicum II (PCMD4005: 12 weeks); Supervised Practicum III (PCMD4025: 4 site visits). Supervised Practicum I will be carried out in the summer after the first academic year, Supervised Practicum II in the summer after the third academic year, and Supervised Practicum III in the fourth academic year. It aims to have the students, under tutorial guidance, review and practice the knowledge obtained from the previous study and further establish professional skills for future work. The subject covers the knowledge of pharmaceutical botany, authentication and processing of Chinese materia medica, and quality control and assurance of pharmaceutics of Chinese materia medica. The practicum will be conducted in the formats of hands-on work and site visits. It will be arranged at a botanical garden, pharmaceutical companies, hospitals and clinics of Chinese medicines, and institutions of Chinese medicines. This subject is an important social practice for the students before working in their position; it is also an important part in training of Chinese medicines professionals. The subject provides training for the students in their logical thinking, working independence and scientific research ability.
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