College of Traditional Chinese Medicine
The predecessor of Traditional Chinese Medicine College in Hebei North University is Traditional Chinese Medicine Department of Zhangjiakou Medical College, which was founded in 1982, including the basic teaching and research section of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), Chinese medical teaching and research section, Chinese medicine clinical teaching and research section. Teaching and research section of classic medical books was added in 1983. At the same time, TCM undergraduate major was opened too. Clinical medical undergraduate major of Chinese and western medicine and the teaching and research section were opened in 2003. Undergraduate major of Acupuncture and Massage and specialist major of Chinese medicine were opened in 2008. Traditional Chinese Medicine College of Hebei North University was established in 2009. The Department of Acupuncture and Massage was established in 2010 and enrolled students in 2012. In the year of 2012, we also got the master degree program in Chinese and Western Medicine Geriatrics.
The college has a long history in work at Traditional Chinese Medicine professional research. It is the first time for our college to enroll 48 students of TCM Specialist in 1961. Chinese medicine group was established in 1971, which mainly teaches the basic course of TCM for clinical medicine major. In 1975, Chinese medicine group, according to the training goal and the school from the teaching plan, opened the Ancient Medical Chinese, Chinese Material Medicine, formulas of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture and new Doctor Therapy, Hot Venereology, Chinese Medicine, Pediatrics, Combine Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine in Gynecology, Chinese Medicine Surgery, Otorhinolaryngology as part of the curriculum.
These courses are 3 years of schooling. We enrolled 120 students in 1975 and 1976 in total. We enrolled 103 students of Traditional Chinese Medicine Professional in three-year schooling in 1977. The department of TCM opened 24 courses, set 30 weeks graduation practice and the total class hours of 2,810 hours. At present, this group of students has become the backbone of the Chinese Medicine teaching and Clinical Medicine. In 1983, we began to recruit students of Chinese Medicine five-year undergraduate professional and 62 students of TCM undergraduates professional. In 1993, we started the cooperation of Chinese and Western Medicine Specialist professional with three years schooling. In the same year, we recruited 51 students of this major. We made full use of the favourable conditions of comprehensive medical colleges to train students, so that they can grasp the basic theories, knowledge and skills of Chinese and Western Medicine, and can use diagnostic and treatment technology of both Chinese and Western Medicine to render services to the society. In order to adapt to the needs of society, we set up the Chinese and Western Clinical Medicine undergraduate programs, and enrolled 80 undergraduate students in 2003. In accordance to the labor market, we added undergraduate major of Acupuncture and Massage and Chinese Medicine specialist professional. In recent years, in order to develop TCM, train practical talents and service for the society, the TCM College has made unremitting efforts.
The College of traditional Chinese medicine consists of a department (Acupuncture and Massage), four teaching and research sections(the basic theory of TCM teaching and research section, teaching and research section of Chinese Medicine, teaching and research section in classical medical books, Chinese and Western Clinical Medicine teaching and research section), an experiment center (including the Comprehensive laboratory in TCM, basic Chinese Medicine laboratory, Acupuncture and Massage training room and Traditional Chinese and Western Medicine skills training room).
Training goal of majors
In the undergraduate major of TCM, we want to develop talents who love the Traditional Chinese Medicine, have a basic theory and knowledge, clinical diagnosis and treatment of Traditional Chinese medicine, master the modern medicine and clinical diagnosis and treatment skills. To be able to work in the clinical research of TCM, have the potential to become the leader of senior doctors. To be able to pass the university English level four, can read specialized foreign language information and classic medical books of traditional Chinese medicine, and have the ability to perform scientific research.
In the undergraduate major of Chinese and Western Clinical Medicine, we want to develop talents with a basic theory of TCM and clinical diagnostic and treatment skills, who love Chinese and Western Clinical Medicine, have a certain scientific research ability and reach the level of clinical medicine professional bachelor. They need to have a strong cognitive and practical ability in the studying of Chinese and western clinical medicine treatment. They can pass the university English level four, can read specialized foreign language information and classic medical books of Traditional Chinese Medicine, and have the ability to perform scientific research.
In the undergraduate major of Acupuncture and Massage, we want to develop talents who have theoretical basis of Traditional Chinese Medicine, professional knowledge and practical skills in Acupuncture and Massage, can work in hospital, rehabilitation institutions at all levels. They mainly study the basic theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture knowledge, the professional basic knowledge of modern science and technology, modern medicine, the clinical skills of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Acupuncture and Massage Medical Technology basic training, so that they can give treatment and minimize diseases with these skills.
In the specialist major of Acupuncture and Massage, we want to develop talents who master the basic theory of TCM, Acupuncture and Massage professional knowledge and skills, able to work in the acupuncture and massage therapy.
In the undergraduate major of Chinese Material Medicine, we want to develop talents who master the knowledge of traditional theory of Chinese medicine and modern biological pharmaceutical technology, meet the needs of development of Chinese medicine in China, and engage in the analysis, identification, production and management of Chinese medicine.
In the specialist major of Acupuncture and Massage, we want to develop applied talents with basic theory and basic knowledge of Traditional Chinese Medicine, the basic knowledge of selling Chinese medicines and Chinese herbal medicine and so on.
There are 49 teachers in our college, 3 of which has PhD, 26 with master’s degree, 1person pursuing PhD, 2 persons reading master’s, 19 professors or chief physicians, 9 associate professors or deputy chief physicians, and 6 supervisors of postgraduate. Six (6) persons are tutors in Shanxi College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 3 are part-time tutors in Liaoning University of Chinese Medicine. They have engaged in teaching and clinical for many years, with rich clinical experience, being popular with the students and the vast majority of patients. These teachers have gradually developed into a business elite backbone, being active in teaching the first line.
In the five-year undergraduate professional of TCM, the main professional courses are the basic theory of TCM, diagnostics of TCM, Chinese Material Medicine, Pharmacology, Ancient Medical Chinese, Canon of the yellow emperor, synopsis, science of seasonal febrile diseases, TCM internal medicine, surgery of Chinese Medicine and acupuncture, Human Anatomy, Biochemistry, Physiology, Biology, Pathology, Western Clinical Medicine (Medicine and Surgery) etc..
In the five-year undergraduate professional of Chinese and Western Clinical Medicine, the main professional courses are the basic theory of TCM, TCM diagnostics of TCM, TCM recipe, Ancient Medical Chinese, Hot Epidemiology, Internal Medicine of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Pathology, Anatomy, Pharmacology, Western Internal Medicine, Surgery, Gynecology, Western Medicine, Western Pediatrics Medicine etc..
In the five-year undergraduate professional of Acupuncture and Massage, the main professional courses are Acupuncture, Massage, Chinese Medicine Foundation, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Thorn Moxibustion and so on.
In the three-year specialist professional of Acupuncture and Massage, the major courses are basis of TCM, TCM recipe, internal medicine of TCM, Meridians, Acupuncture, Massage, Massage Therapy, Rehabilitation Medicine, Human Anatomy, Physiology, Medicine, Diagnostics, Western Internal Medicine and so on.
In the five-year undergraduate professional of Chinese medicine, the main professional courses are basis of TCM, Pharmacology, Pharmaceutical Botany, Chinese Material Medicine, Chinese Medicine, TCM Chemistry, TCM Firing, TCM Pharmacy, and Pharmaceutical Affairs Management and so on.
In the three-year specialist professional of Chinese Material Medicine, the major courses are Chinese Material Medicine, Pharmaceutical Botany, TCM Chemistry, TCM Firing, TCM Pharmacy, TCM Basis, TCM, TCM Recipe, Chinese Medicine Pharmacology, Pharmacology, instrument analysis in Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Analytical Chemistry, Marketing Management and so on.
Scientific research and writings
Taking nearly five years, we undertook more than 30 scientific research subjects of the province (city). We now undertake 6 provincial scientific research projects and 15 scientific research subjects of the city, and apply for the scientific research funds of more than 200 ten thousand Yuan. In recent five years, we published 200 papers as the first author in journals at or above the provincial level, including 60 papers of core journals, 20 papers at the national level and 30 works of teaching materials. We also got the first prize for scientific and technological progress of Zhangjiakou twice, the second prize of 10 items, the third prize of 5 items, the first prize and the second prize for provincial administration of Traditional Chinese Medicine three times.