Master's Program

 


Program Outcomes
Curriculum for MSAOM Program
Course Description
Graduation Requirements 
Residency Requirements

 Prerequisites Tables
Normal Academic Track
MSAOM Curriculum 

 

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

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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.

GRADUTATION REQUIREMENTS

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

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.