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Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner

Credential: Advanced Diploma Program Code: TC311 Length: 6 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses: 
    • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 12 Chemistry or Physics (SCH4C, SCH4U, SPH4C or SPH4U or equivalent) 
    • Grade 11 or 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U or equivalent) 
    • One Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

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All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

 

Mature Applicants

An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older (21 or older for degree programs) as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U level or equivalent.

College Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber will use your college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

University Transfer Applicants

An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber will use your university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. You may also be eligible for transfer credit if you are admitted to a Humber program.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 

Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2017NorthOpenOpen

The 2017-2018 fee for 2 semesters is:

  • domestic: $7,307.00
  • international: $14,671.00

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester 

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Program Contact(s)

Craig MacCalman, program co-ordinator
416.675.6622 ext. 5790
craig.maccalman@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

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Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,653.50$7,125.50
Tuition$3,203.05$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,653.50$7,125.50
Tuition$3,203.05$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,653.50$7,125.50
Tuition$3,203.05$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,653.50$7,125.50
Tuition$3,203.05$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 5Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,653.50$7,125.50
Tuition$3,203.05$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 6Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,653.50$7,125.50
Tuition$3,203.05$6,675.05
Mandatory Non-Tuition$450.45$450.45
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Our Program

Humber’s Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) advanced diploma program is the first and only publicly funded program of its kind offered at a postsecondary institution in Canada. This intensive program is grounded in the TCMP skill set which has been approved by all provincial TCM regulators in Canada and provides students with the skills and professional experience necessary to become a TCMP in Ontario. Through a combination of theoretical course-based instruction, as well as several clinical experiences, you will acquire the necessary understanding of Traditional Chinese and Western medicine practices. Moreover, graduates of the TCMP program will be trained to conduct a TCM diagnosis and develop appropriate treatment plans by utilizing their skills in acupuncture, herbal medicine, clinical practice management, professionalism and safety. This program is also committed to the promotion of evidence based practice of TCM through scientific research.

Courses Learning Outcomes


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Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Critically analyze and evaluate Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) theories and treatment methods to develop professional knowledge and skills required for the profession.

  • Assess, diagnose and treat patients using Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) principles, knowledge and treatment methods including acupuncture, herbal medicine, internal and external medicine.

  • Perform safe, ethical and effective TCMP skills within a clinical setting.

  • Evaluate patients incorporating a bio-medical approach with Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) examination techniques to formulate a TCMP diagnosis and treatment strategy, and perform the treatment in a skillful and professional manner.

  • Communicate effectively and educate patients, families, the community and other healthcare providers when providing TCMP practices.

  • Advocate for Traditional Chinese Medicine as an effective complimentary medicine.

  • Adhere to the relevant provincial and federal legislation governing the profession while engaging in safe practices.

  • Access current and pertinent research regarding practitioner self-care to maintain a healthy practice.

  • Maintain client and business records using professional business practices of a TCMP.

  • Establish interprofessional relationships with TCM colleagues and healthcare team members.

  • Develop a plan for personal and professional development to enhance work performance and maintain currency in the field.

  • Evaluate and implement environmentally related initiatives relevant to the Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner (TCMP) profession.

  • Apply basic entrepreneurial strategies to identify and respond to new opportunities.


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Work Placement

There are six mandatory clinical placements, one clinical observation and one clinical practicum that provide students with progressive, professional practice experience in diagnosing, preparing treatment plans, inter-professional collaboration and safe practices.

The Humber Experience

The School of Health Sciences has a long history of collaboration with our acute, chronic, rehabilitation and community health-care agencies in Ontario. The TCMP advanced diploma learners will complete the practice requirements of the program in clinics, homecare settings, as well as other environments in order to implement the theoretically acquired skills.

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Labs

Humber has state-of-the-art teaching and learning facilities purposely designed to support student success. Students enrolled in the TCMP program will access collaborative learning spaces in the formal teaching and learning periods. As well, they will access innovative and accessible informal learning spaces where interactions with learners enrolled in the traditional health sciences programs can occur, strengthening their awareness of the entire health-care team. Moreover, Humber is the only College in Ontario with a human cadaver laboratory to support experiential learning in the anatomy and physiology components of this program. Learners will engage in applied research opportunities in collaboration with licensed and regulated health-care professionals on and off campus.

Your Career

The TCM profession is a newly regulated and growing health profession in Ontario and across Canada, and employment futures for graduates are positive. Service Canada’s outlook asserts “because of the implementation of certified training programs, and the trend toward alternatives to traditional medicine, the number of practitioners of natural healing (which include Chinese medical practitioners) should rise sharply in the next few years”.

Graduates will gain the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to launch a career in professional practice, research and program management. Possible employment opportunities include work in private TCM and/or acupuncture clinics, and increasingly, conventional medical clinics, long-term care facilities, homes for seniors, rehabilitation clinics, community health clinics, and acute care hospitals.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

This program includes the entry-to-practice competencies approved by the provincial regulators of TCM Practitioners – the College of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and Acupuncturists of Ontario (CTCMPAO).

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Every attempt is made to ensure that information contained in this website is current and accurate. Humber reserves the right to correct any error or omission, modify or cancel any course, program, fee, timetable or campus location at any time without prior notice or liability to users or any other Person.