Globalizing the science curriculum: an undergraduate course on traditional Chinese medicine as a complementary approach to Western medicine.
Yuan R, Lin Y
Cell Biology Education (2008)
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A course has been created to examine the ways in which China and the West have approached human health and medicine. Though fundamentally different, these two systems are complementary in a number of ways. This course is a model for a global science course in an educational initiative that incorporates Asian themes into science and engineering courses. The course is designed around an active-learning platform that has as major components: team research projects, oral presentations, role play, and peer-review. The students investigate concepts of scientific proof, clinical efficacy, and the functional structure of two very different systems of health and medical care.