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PROGRAM OUTCOMES

South Baylo University has established program outcomes that drive its curriculum. They represent the knowledge, attitudes, values, and skills each graduate must possess and demonstrate. Each student of the University will gain these program outcomes by successfully completing the offered courses, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Furthermore, Comprehensive Competency Examinations (CCE I & II) are strategically scheduled to assess learning experiences of the students. The program outcomes for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine for students completing the Master’s degree program at South Baylo University are:

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 health care 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 health care 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

 

 

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CURRICULUM FOR MSAOM PROGRAM Detail Description

COURSE # / TITLE UNITS HOURS

units

hrs

BS 200 Medical Terminology
BS 201 Biology
BS 202 Chemistry
BS 203 Physics
BS 204 Psychology
BS 206 Anatomy/Physiology A
BS 207 Anatomy/Physiology B
BS 210 Acupuncture Anatomy
BS 215 Organic/Biochemistry
BS 220 Research Methodology
BS 221 Nutrition & Diets
BS 308 Neurosciences / Endocrinology
BS 310 History of Medicine
BS 375 Pharmacology
BS 383 General Pathology
BS 384 Systemic Pathology

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

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

OM 320 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 421 OM Classical Theory A
OM 422 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 330 Herbal Principles
HM 331 Herbology A
HM 332 Herbology B
HM 333 Herbology C
HM 334 Herbology D
HM 431 Herbal Prescription A
HM 432 Herbal Prescription B
HM 433 Herbal Prescription C
HM 434 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

COURSE # / TITLE UNITS HOURS

units

hrs

AC 340 Acupuncture Principles
AC 341 Acupuncture A
AC 342 Acupuncture B
AC 343 Acupuncture C
AC 344 Special Acupuncture Modalities
AC 345 Acupressure / Tui Na I
AC 441 Acupuncture Techniques A
AC 442 Acupuncture Techniques B
AC 541 Acupuncture Theory/Therapy A
AC 542 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 461 Physical Diagnosis
CM 501 Practice Management
CM 502 Ethics
CM 503 CPR & First Aid
CM 504 Public Health
CM 560 Clinical Medicine A
CM 561 Clinical Medicine B
CM 562 Clinical Medicine C
CM 661 Differential Diagnosis
CM 671 Case Management A
CM 672 Case Management B
CM 673 Case Management C

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

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

Total didactic units/hours

212

2120

Clinical Internship
CI 491 Observation (OB)
CI 613 Supervised Practice (SP)
CI 615 Independent Practice (IP)


8
20
20


160
400
400

Total clinic internship units/hours 48

48

960

 

Total units or hours required
for Master’s Degree: 260 Units or 3,080 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 one (1) instructional hour per week for 10 weeks with final exam.
  5. One quarter unit is equal to two (2) clinic internship hours per week for 10 weeks

Graduation Requirements for MSAOM Program

The Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (M.S.A.O.M.) degree is awarded to those who have fulfilled the following requirements:

  1. Complete didactic courses and internship hours in the curriculum (or their equivalent) and have completed a minimum four (4) academic years (12 quarters) of full-time residency as a matriculated student at SBU. Thesis, dissertation, or project is not applicable to this degree program.
    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 other approved educational institutions.
  2. Achieve a minimum 2.3 Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) for all courses taken at SBU.
  3. Pass all sections of the Comprehensive Competency Examination II (CCE II).
  4. Clear all indebtedness and other obligations to the University
  5. Complete an exit interview conducted by the Finance Officer, if applicable.

Residency Requirements for MSAOM Program

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.