Master's Program

 


 

 

South Baylo University (SBU) offers courses in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM) leading to a degree in the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM). The MSAOM degree program prepares students for professional life as a licensed and primary health care provider in AOM. SBU encourages students and faculty to excel academically in a nurturing and supportive environment.

 

PROGRAM OUTCOMES

South Baylo University has established program outcomes for the Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) degree program. These outcomes represent the knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills each graduate must possess and demonstrate. Each student will achieve these program outcomes upon the successful completion of required courses, laboratory, clinical experiences, and passing of the Comprehensive Competency Examinations (CCE) I & II.

The program outcomes for the MSAOM degree program are listed as follows:

  1. Graduates apply the knowledge of conventional Medicine in the practice of AOM.
    1.1 Graduates will be able to understand the basic theories of biomedical science, and apply the knowledge of conventional medicine in the practice of AOM.
    1.2 Graduates will be able to have diagnostic knowledge and awareness of treatment protocols of conventional medicine. 
     
  2. Graduates demonstrate competency in the practice of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
    2.1 Graduates will be able to explain the major concepts and theories of Acupuncture and Oriental medicine.
    2.2 Graduates will be able to perform AOM diagnostic methods and assessment criteria, and formulate, implement, monitor, and adapt treatment plans.
    2.3 Graduates will be able to perform Acupuncture treatments.
    2.4 Graduates will be able to practice herbal medicine and provide advisement on nutritional and dietary supplements. 
     
  3. Graduates demonstrate competencies in patient care in compliance with ethical, legal, and safety guidelines and communicate effectively in diverse settings.
    3.1 Graduates will be able to identify medical emergency situations and conduct standardized procedures, including referrals to other primary healthcare professionals, emergency actions, and compliance with legal regulations.
    3.2 Graduates will be able to adapt to multicultural environments and practice in diverse community contexts.  
     
  4. Graduates can develop and implement effective treatment plans, maintain standardized medical records, conduct case reviews, and manage their clinical practice.
    4.1 Graduates will be able to develop treatment protocols for individual patients and record patient medical information and treatment according to standardized guidelines.
    4.2 Graduates will be able to present case reviews and communicate with other primary healthcare professionals, write medical/legal reports, as well as bill for services using appropriate codes.
     
  5. Graduates understand basic research concepts and utilize scientific methods related to the AOM clinical practice.
    5.1 Graduates will be able to critically review research data and studies, and relate findings to their clinical practice.
    5.2. Graduates will be able to interpret clinical research protocols

 

CURRICULUM FOR MSAOM PROGRAM        Detail Description

COURSE # / TITLE

Units

Hours

BS 101 Biology
BS 102 Chemistry
BS 103 Organic/Biochemistry
BS 104 Physics
BS 105 Psychology
BS 110 Research Methodology
BS 301 Medical Terminology
BS 302 History of Medicine
BS 321 Anatomy/Physiology A
BS 322 Anatomy/Physiology B
BS 323 Neurosciences/Endocrinology
BS 331 Acupuncture Anatomy
BS 341 Nutrition & Diets

3
2
2
3
3
3
3
1
4
4
4
1
3

30
20
20
30
30
30
30
10
40
40
40
10
30

OM 301 OM Principles
OM 321 OM Diagnosis A
OM 322 OM Diagnosis B
OM 323 OM Diagnosis C
OM 346 Tai Chi Chuan / Qi Gong
OM 511 OM Classical Theory A
OM 512 OM Classical Theory B
OM 521 Internal Medicine A
OM 522 Internal Medicine B
OM 523 Internal Medicine C
OM 524 Internal Medicine D

4
4
4
4
3
4
4
4
4
4
4

40
40
40
40
30
40
40
40
40
40
40

HM 301 Herbal Principles
HM 321 Herbology A
HM 322 Herbology B
HM 323 Herbology C
HM 324 Herbology D
HM 521 Herbal Prescription A
HM 522 Herbal Prescription B
HM 523 Herbal Prescription C
HM 524 Herbal Prescription D
HM 531 Herbal Practice A
HM 532 Herbal Practice B
HM 533 Herbal Practice C

4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
4
3
3
3

40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
40
30
30
30

AC 301 Acupuncture Principles
AC 321 Acupuncture A
AC 322 Acupuncture B
AC 323 Acupuncture C
AC 344 Special Acupuncture Modalities
AC 345 Acupressure / Tui Na I
AC 421 Acupuncture Techniques A
AC 422 Acupuncture Techniques B
AC 521 Acupuncture Theory/Therapy A
AC 522 Acupuncture Theory/Therapy B

4
4
4
4
3
3
4
4
4
4

40
40
40
40
30
30
40
40
40
40

CM 301 CPR & First Aid
CM 321 Physical Diagnosis
CM 322 General Pathology
CM 331 Pharmacology
CM 341 Systemic Pathology
CM 501 Practice Management
CM 502 Ethics
CM 504 Public Health
CM 521 Clinical Medicine A
CM 522 Clinical Medicine B
CM 523 Clinical Medicine C
CM 531 Differential Diagnosis
CM 601 Case Management A
CM 602 Case Management B
CM 603 Case Management C

1
4
4
4
4
3
2
3
4
4
4
4
3
3
3

10
40
40
40
40
30
20
30
40
40
40
40
30
30
30

Total

212 

2120


Clinical Internship        Detail Description

CI 410 Observation(OB)

8

160

CI 510 Supervised Practice (SP)

20

400

CI 610 Independent Practice (IP)

20

400

Total

48 

960


Master's Degree Requirements Total: 260 Units or 3080 Hours


Notes:

    1. Clean Needle Techniques is required for Clinic Internship, the California Acupuncture Licensing Examination (CALE), and NCCAOM examinations.
    2. CPR & First-Aid certificate is required for all students. The iBT(Internet Based Test) is required for students in Chinese and Korean programs prior to entering clinic internship.
    3. Passing of CCE 1 is required for starting Supervised Practice Phrase of Clinical Internship and passing of CCE 2 is required for graduation.
    4. One quarter unit is equal to ten (10) didactic hours of instruction and a minimum of twenty (20) hours of out-of class student work per quarter; or twenty (20) clinical internship hours per quarter.


GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

The Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (MSAOM) degree is awarded to those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

    1. Completed didactic courses and internship hours in the curriculum (or equivalent) and have completed a minimum four (4) academic years (12 quarters) of full-time residency as a matriculated student at South Baylo University (SBU).
      Or
      A minimum of 45 quarter units with a minimum one academic year of residency must be completed at SBU for students who have completed the AOM curriculum in another approved educational institution.
    2. Achieve a minimum 2.3 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all courses taken at SBU.
    3. Successfully pass all sections of the Comprehensive Competency Examination II (CCE II).
    4. Be cleared of all indebtedness and other obligations to SBU prior to graduation
    5. Complete an exit interview conducted by the Financial Aid Office, if applicable.

RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

To receive a degree from South Baylo University, a student must have been a resident of the University for a minimum time period of three (3) quarters or one (1) academic year. Also, the student must successfully complete a minimum of forty-five (45) didactic quarter units at the University. For the Master's and Doctoral degrees, clinic Internship (Clerkship or Residency) hours and clinical qualitative and quantitative requirements may also be required in addition to didactic requirements.