PCMD2005 Chinese Medicinal Formulae 方劑學 (3 units)
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Chinese Medicinal Formula is one of the basic courses in Chinese medicine studies. It offers knowledge about treatments, formula combinations and clinical applications. The course builds on foundation courses including Chinese medicine theories and Chinese medicine studies to further elaborate on the relation between treatment and formulas. Medicine types and dosages are chosen according to combination principles to create an appropriate and effective formula. The aim of this course is to offer students understanding of the characteristics of Chinese medicine therapeutics, to understand the relation between treatment and formula, recognize the distinction and linkage between medicine and formula, comprehend the significance of sovereign, minister, assistant and courier in formula creation, and to grasp the use of formula through actual combination practices. It aims to provide a solid foundation for students to proceed to various clinical subjects. As a professional pharmacy course in Chinese medicine, this course also provides information relevant to profession developments including dosages and preparation forms.
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