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  Advanced Diploma in TCM (Enhance Level) (Chinese)
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Course objectives:
The purpose of this course is to nurture students to become ethical and skilful advanced TCM talents with a systematic grasp of TCM theories and clinical skills. Through this course, students are taught to systematically grasp basic theories of TCM, fundamental knowledge and skills, and necessary basic knowledge and skills in western medicine, carry out syndrome differentiation precisely and accurately through TCM diagnostic methods, and carry out emergency medical procedures in the case of emergency situations.
Entry Requirements:
a. Diploma in TCM from a Singapore TCM institution or equivalent
b. Language requirement: Singapore Cambridge “O” level Chinese subject pass or equivalent or higher.
Certificate Awarded:
Students who have completed the minimum number of academic units, passed all theory subjects, clinical practice and graduation examinations, and have been approved by the Board of Examiners will graduate and receive an Advanced Diploma in Traditional Chinese Medicine (Enhance Level) (Chinese) conferred by the Singapore College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

(a) Course hours and synopses



Course Hours
(45min/course hour)



Foundation Subjects in TCM


This subject mainly helps students revise and reinforce the Basic Theories of TCM, Diagnostics of TCM, Chinese Materia Medica and TCM Formulary etc.


TCM Internal Medicine


Being based in the theories of TCM, TCM Internal Medicine investigates the diseases of the body’s internal organs and mainly uses Chinese herbal remedies as treatment. The contents of this subject mainly include the basic theories of internal medicine and basic knowledge and laws of syndrome differentiation of common diseases and syndromes. Through the learning of this subject, students can systematically grasp the common causes of disease, disease mechanisms, syndrome differentiations, formulas and herbs etc in TCM internal medicine, and understand the treatment principles of some rare, difficult and critical conditions.


TCM External Medicine


This subject mainly investigates the causes of disease, pathogenesis, clinical presentations and treatments derived from syndrome differentiation of sores, dermatological diseases, mammary gland diseases, thyroid gland diseases, peripheral vessel diseases, acute abdominal symptoms and malignant tumours etc from a broad perspective. It requires students to grasp the basic theories, knowledge and skills of TCM external medicine so as to nurture them to be able to independently diagnose and treat common diseases, and to have modern clinical thinking.


TCM Gynaecology


This subject mainly introduces the anatomy, physiology, causes of disease, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases specific to the female human body. It requires students to have a more complete grasp of the basic theories of TCM Gynaecology and basic knowledge and skills of TCM diagnosis and treatment with regards to common gynaecological diseases through the learning of this subject. It will also help students use the theories of TCM to recognise the characteristics of gynaecological diseases, and use TCM philosophy to manage common gynaecological diseases and syndromes.


TCM Paediatrics


This subject mainly introduces the development patterns of children, and physiological and pathological characteristics, and disease prevention of paediatric diseases. It requires students to have a more complete grasp of the basic theories of TCM Paediatrics and basic knowledge and skills of TCM diagnosis and treatment with regards to common paediatric diseases through the learning of this subject. It will also help students use the theories of TCM to recognise the characteristics of paediatric diseases, and use TCM philosophy to manage common paediatric diseases and syndromes.


Acupuncture and Moxibustion


This subject mainly introduces the Meridians, acupoints moxibustion and acupuncture methods using TCM theory, and discusses the use of acupuncture and moxibustion in preventing and treating disease. It is an important aspect of TCM, and aims to equip students with the basic knowledge, theories and skills of acupuncture and moxibustion so as to treat and prevent common diseases.




This subject mainly introduces the usage principles, techniques of Tuina, practice of skills and diagnosis and treatment methods of common diseases. It helps students to understand the basic usage principles, indications and contraindications of Tuina, and to grasp the techniques and methods of Tuina, so as to treat common conditions such as cervical spondylosis, lower back pain and frozen shoulder etc.


Extracts from Emperor’s Canon of Medicine


This subject comprises the most commonly used, theoretically strong and clinically significant extracts from the Emperor’s Canon of Medicine. Through the reading of the classic, students are taught to understand the meanings within the classic and have a greater ability in reading ancient medical literature so as to be able to make better clinical use of the TCM theories grasped and to set a firm foundation for future research and clinical work.


Treatise of Exogenous Febrile Diseases


This subject investigates the classic “Treatise of Exogenous Febrile Diseases” and the academic achievements of its development and historical research. It mainly comprises the integration of “syndrome differentiation of the six meridians”, treatment principles and herbal formulas, and nurtures the students’ syndrome differentiation abilities so as to increase their clinical skill level.


Synopsis of Golden Chamber


This subject comprises both the basic theories of TCM and characteristics of clinical medicine. It has a unique purpose in expanding clinical thinking and increasing the abilities of integrated analysis and diagnosing and treating rare, difficult syndromes/diseases. Through the learning of this subject, students are taught to understand the clinical thought processes and methods of the classic; reinforce and strengthen the clinical thought processes and skills of integrating disease and syndrome; strengthen their understanding and ability to use “Zang-fu and Meridian syndrome differentiation” in clinical internal medicine.


Seasonal Febrile Diseases


This subject emphasizes on the learning, grasping and application of the “three basics”- basic theories, basic knowledge and basic skills, and nurtures the students’ analytical and problem-solving abilities. Through the learning of this subject, students are taught to grasp the basic concepts, incidence and pathogenesis, syndrome differentiation techniques, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of seasonal febrile diseases; grasp the incidence and pathogenesis, pathological changes, principles of diagnosis, principles of syndrome differentiation, and organisation of seasonal febrile diseases/syndromes; use the theories of seasonal febrile diseases to carry out syndrome differentiation, treatment and other clinical uses.


Schools of Talk in Chinese Medicines


With the previous subjects set as foundation, this subject aims to help students gain a deeper understanding and grasp of the academic theories and clinical experiences of historical renowned TCM physicians, so as to widen the students’ scope of knowledge and expand their minds. This would set a firm foundation for future clinical practice, research and teaching.


TCM Medical Records


Elective. Through the learning of this subject, students are taught to understand the history and basic situation of historical TCM medical records literature; be familiarised with the important influences of medical records literature; grasp, evaluate and compile TCM medical records. On top of this foundation, the subject nurtures the students’ interests in reading and evaluating TCM medical records, and raises their ability to read, evaluate and compose TCM medical records. This is to set the necessary foundation for future clinical work, learning from others’ experiences and concluding personal experiences.


Herbal Medicines Identification & Herbal Medicines Preparation


This subject introduces the basic theories and practical knowledge of medicinal plant biology, the study of medicinal animal parts, medicinal mineralogy, TCM pharmaceutics and the study of preparation of Chinese Materia Medica; explains characteristics of external features and internal structures of common Chinese herbs. Students are also taught to integrate the use of traditional experience with modern analytical instruments to differentiate Chinese herbs so that they can start to tell apart counterfeit herbs and differentiate herbs of various qualities. This subject also explains the common crafts and methods used to process herbs; explains the manufacturing methods of making herbal pills, powders and pastes, so as to help students have an elementary knowledge of the common methods of herb preparation and manufacturing methods of common herbal dosage forms.


Accident & Emergency


This subject uses the preclinical subjects as foundation, the current accident and emergency clinical situation as a yardstick and integrates Western and TCM theories with clinical practice. It mainly introduces cardiopulmonary cerebral resuscitation, monitoring of critical conditions, vital organ function support and diagnosis and rescue treatments of various critical conditions etc. This is to help students grasp the clinical theories, treatments and emergency first-aid skills of common critical conditions and syndromes.


Medical Psychology


Through the learning of this subject, students are taught to grasp and be familiarised with the basic knowledge and theories of health-related medical psychology; use psychosomatic principles to recognise and solve problems related to the causes, pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of diseases.


Methods in Medical Science Research


This subject mainly teaches the basic knowledge of TCM research, the generation, selection and confirmation of research topics, principles and methods of drawing up a research plan, thesis writing, defence and publishing, thesis topic declaration, common statistical methods used in TCM research, and the use of computer multimedia technology in TCM research. Through lectures and after-lesson discussion practices, students are taught to grasp accurate ways of thinking and working methods so as to raise their scientific ethics and set a firm foundation for future TCM research.


Clinical Practice


To nurture students to have basic clinical knowledge, skills and abilities.

(b) Course Fee
(4 Installments per year for 2 year course )
分期付款2年 - 每年4次
Total Payable (with GST, if any)

Course fee(Singapore Citizen ) 学费(新加坡公民)


Course fee(Permanent Resident) 学费(永久居民)


Registration Fee 注册费


General & Admin Fee($428/year) 行政管理费($428/每年)


Miscellaneous Fees refer to any optional fees which the students pay only when applicable. Such fees are normally collected by the PEI when the need arises.
Total Payable (with GST, if any)
1 Enrolment Fee for non student pass (non refundable) 报名费 (非学生证申请者)(不退还) 53.50
2 Late Payment Fee 迟交费 53.50
3 Replacement of Student ID Card/Clinical Practice White Card Fee 学生卡/临床实习白卡费(遗失补发) 21.40
4 Deferred Exam Fee (Per Paper) 缓考费 (每卷) 53.50
5 Supplementary Exam Fee (Per Paper) 补考费 (每卷) 53.50
6 Review Exam Marks Fee (Per Paper) 复核费 (考试成绩 - 每份试卷) 53.50
7 Repeated Course Fee (Per Course Hour) 重修费(每学时) 5.35
8 Deferment Fee 休学费 107.00
9 Clinical Practice Processing Fee at Foreign University 临床实习 / 浸濡行政费 (外国院校) 53.50
10 Sit-In Fee for existing student (Per Course Hour) 旁听费 - 在籍学员 ( 每学时) 10.70
11 Administrative Fee for Subject and Exam Waiver (Per Subject) 免修免考行政费(每科) 53.50
12 Administrative Fee for Transfer Course 转读课程行政费 856.00
13 Top-up Course Fee for Transfer Course 转读课程行政费(学费差额补交) -
14 Graduation Exam Fee (All Subject - Inclusive of Mock Graduation Exam) 毕业考试费 (全科 - 包括毕业模拟考试) 428.00
15 Deferred/Supplementary for Graduation Written Exam Fee (Per Paper-Ethical Code and Guidelines) 毕业考试费 (缓考/补考-笔试每卷- 道德准则及指导原则) 21.40
16 Deferred/Supplementary for Graduation Written Exam Fee (Per Paper) 毕业考试费 (缓考/补考 - 笔试每卷) 107.00
17 Deferred/Supplementary for Graduation Oral Exam Fee (Per Paper) 毕业考试费 (缓考/补考 - 面试每卷) 160.50
18 Course Book Fee (per book) 课本费(每本) 5.00 - 60.00
19 Library Membership Fee 图书馆会员费 21.40
20 Supplementary Clinical Practice Fee (per lesson) 临床实习费(补课 - 每次) 21.40
21 Application Fee for Additional Clinical Practice (per lesson) 临床实习申请费(额外 - 每次) 10.70
22 Medical Insurance Fee (per year) 医药保险费 (每年) 400.00
23 White Coat Fee 白袍费 20-40
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