Bilateral Cooperation in Talent Cultivation: China Medical University Offers an English Elective Course on Traditional Chinese Medicine to National University of Singapore
Date：May 31, 2021
China Medical University (CMU) and National University of Singapore (NUS) has been working together closely on international cooperation and talent cultivation. CMU offered an English elective course “Traditional Chinese Medicine: from Basic Theory to Clinical Application” that started on May 31, 2021, for the students in the Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore. Professor Hung-Rong Yen of CMU School of Chinese Medicine served as the first lecturer. Although the course is taught online, it still attracted many students to engage in the online interaction and discussion.
The NUS students that took this course expressed their enthusiasm and they hope to learn more about the clinical application of Chinese medicine, and the integration of Chinese and Western medicine.
The course “Traditional Chinese Medicine: from Basic Theory to Clinical Application” is a one-week course. It covers the Chinese medicine basic theories, Chinese pharmacy, acupuncture, massage, traditional Chinese medicine for good health, and the integration of Chinese and Western medicine. An online virtual tour to CMU’s Lifu Museum of Chinese Medicine and Herbal Garden, demonstration video for acupuncture, and group discussion sessions are also included in the course. Dean Mao-Feng Sun of CMU College of Chinese Medicine hopes that this course can promote the understanding of Chinese medicine among medical students of National University of Singapore, and furthermore promote the cooperation in academic fields and talent cultivation between the two universities.