The Current Studies of Education for a Traditional and Complementary Medicine in MalaysiaYun Jin Kim*
Department of Chinese Medicine, Southern University College, Malaysia
- *Corresponding Author:
- Yun Jin Kim
Department of Chinese Medicine
Southern University College, Malaysia
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: June 01, 2017; Accepted date: June 14, 2017; Published date: June 21, 2017
Citation: Kim YJ (2017) The Current Studies of Education for a Traditional and Complementary Medicine in Malaysia. Altern Integr Med 6:241. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000241
Copyright: © 2017 Kim YJ. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The aim of this study is to understand the current T&CM education in Malaysia. We referred to literatures regarding to traditional medicine education in Malaysia, and collected the information via website or interview with Faculty of T&CM in universities/colleges and Division of T&CM, Ministry of Health, Malaysia. T&CM education in Malaysia has been following China’s TCM systems for 50 years. Currently, Division of T&CM, Ministry of Health; and Ministry of Higher Education; has approved 11 institutions to offer T&CM education. Students may major in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Acupuncture or other T&CM subjects. Generally, clinical training programs in China, Taiwan or Australia include substantial proportion of clinical training. We reported the general information of T&CM education in Malaysia. This result would be the first stage information for an establishment of a strategy regarding the enhancement of Malaysia education for T&CM.