Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) (Pan-English Lectures)



No. ENE2017P905511


Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture)

(Pan-English Lectures)

Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine




  After we entered in the 21st century, when more and more advanced diagnostic and therapeutic instruments and drugs are applied in clinic, we realize that we are still facing many unresolved problems in healthcare: malignant tumors, cardio-cerebral vascular diseases, neurologic diseases, disorders in immune system, etc., while some sporadic new infectious diseases, such as SARS, avian flu, drug-resistant TB, have disturbed our nerves which we might regard these diseases as being eliminated. Currently, in many places in the world, the medical expense has become a huge burden of the society and has influenced many families. People want to know: what is the solution of these dilemmas?


  Historically, traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) has played an important role in benefiting people’s health. Some of its basic theories were formed 2000 years ago. After the countless efforts by TCM clinicians in history, TCM has continuously made development on the understanding and treatment approaches to the diseases. Up till now, TCM acts as one of the pillars in the healthcare system of Chinese society and spreads out broadly to the most of countries and regions in the world. The theory of TCM is a plain and dialectical philosophy, which provides a unique perspective, different from that of western medicine, to understand the relationship between the health and illness. On the other hand, the therapy of TCM is a practical and effective concept which most of the people can accept. Take the acupuncture as an example, it has been recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) for being used to treat more than 50 kinds of diseases. In the study of new drug invention, the experiences from Chinese herbs have ignited the research inspiration of the pharmacists. One of the convincing examples is the discovery of a therapeutic drug to the malaria. Chinese pharmacists was inspired by the clinical application of Qing Hao (Artemisia apiacea) to treat malaria from the ancient records of Chinese Materia Medica and finally discovered Artemisinin which became one of the milestones of malaria treatment.


  We hold the belief that the TCM theory and therapies should contribute to the medical service in the world and benefit more people. It is one of the reasons why we establish this program. We appreciate the students who are interested in studying TCM and intend us to teach and train them to become the professionals in TCM (including Acupuncture). For the convenience of the learning and understanding TCM academic knowledge for the foreign students, we choose English as the language used in classroom for this program. In terms of the pedagogy, our instructors are encouraged to apply more interact styles, such as discussion, case study, individual or group presentation, opportunities to meet patients and relatives, care providers, academic associations, etc. The reason for such arrangement comes from the concerns about the students’ competence of TCM service in the international healthcare market and professional development. We are confident that the comprehensive TCM academy and clinical facilities will be the fundamental supports for achieving the goal of this program.



Academic Year & Curricula

  This program is consisted of 5 academic years, 3 trimesters in each year.

Curriculum (280 Credits)

Compulsory Courses

    Normal Human Anatomy

    TCM Basic Theory

    Basic Chinese Language

    Basics of Chemistry

    Healthcare Physical Education


    Tuina Exercise

    Meridians and Points

    Overview of China


    Guidance for Humanity Social Practice

    Case Study

    TCM Diagnostics

    Chinese Materia Medica


    Intermediate Chinese Language

    Formulas of Chinese Herbal Medicine

    Introduction to TCM Classics

    Basics of Pathology

    Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique

    Theory of Tuina Manipulations


    Basics of Diagnostics

    TCM Internal Medicine

    Clinical Conversations in Traditional Chinese Medicine

    Tuina Practice on Human Body


    Acupuncture and Moxibustion Technique

    WM Internal Medicine

    Anatomy of Acupuncture Points

    Medical Terminology

    Selective Readings of Acupuncture Classics

    History of Chinese Medicine

    Practice of Acupuncture and Moxibustion Techniques

    Overview on TCM-Style Writing

    Tuina Therapeutics

    Acupuncture Therapeutics

    TCM Traumatology

    Medical Ethics

    General Introduction to Rehabilitation


    TCM Emergencies

    Clinical Psychology

    (See the attachment for Program Teaching Plan)

Type of class


Application Time

  December 1st 2016 – June 15th 2017

Time of study

  September, 2017 (Please see the date on Admission Notice)

Admission prerequisites

    High school graduation or above

    Requirements for English language

    a)Studied courses taught in English language and transcripts required

    b)>gt;90 of TOEFL or >6 of IELTS (non-native English speakers)

Tuition fees

    450 RMB per person for application

    1,250 RMB per person for registration

    42,000 RMB per year for tuition

    Purchase fee for textbooks

    Accommodation Fee

    (1) Standard Single Room: RMB 1200-1600 per month

    (2) Double Room: RMB 700-800 per month

    (3) Non-standard Double Room: RMB 200-300 /person/month

  In addition, the school allows students to rent rooms in the communities outside campus under the premise of ensuring safety.

Application Documents

    High school diploma

    Scan of the passport

    Invoice of the application fee

    ID Photo:

     Rename: Passport Name (English)

     Background Color:Blue or White

     Pixel: ≥300 pixels/inch

     Other Requirement: Bareheaded

  Notice: The photo will be used for your student ID card. Please make sure the photo is exactly as above requirements.

  Online applications are required. Above application documents must be uploaded onto the website


    Chinese government scholarship

    For details, see

    Please contact us for pre-admission letters if you intend to apply for us.

    Shanghai municipal government scholarship

    For details, see

    Applicants must also complete the online application on Study-in-Shanghai. Application fee only needs to be paid once.

    Program Scholarship

    “Grant for Living Cost” Student Assistance Fund (See attachment)

    “Aspiration Grant” Student Assistance Fund (See attachment)




1、Instructive Teaching Plan of Program of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Acupuncture) (Taught in English)

2.Rules of Implementation of “Grant for Living Cost” Student Assistance Fund

3.Rules of Implementation of “Aspiration Grant” Student Assistance Fund