Adjunct Associate Professor
University of Technology Sydney,
Shuai ZHENG PhD (1) and Chris ZASLAWSKI PhD (2)
1. Endeavour College of Natural Therapies
2. University of Technology Sydney
COVID-19; Chinese Medicine
With the impact of covid 19 on Chinese medicine in Australia, it was not just clinical practice that was affected but also Chinese medicine education. This presentation will explore the initial impact on education activities at one university in Australia as a case study and how it affected teaching and especially clinical teaching. Problems and solutions are explored and some initial reflections are presented about how a university Chinese medicine clinic used telehealth in responding to the ongoing pandemic. Issues such as patient compliance, student to patient ratios, technological interactive problems and prescription delivery are explored.
Conflict of Interests:
The author reports no conflicts of interest related to this study.
Adjunct Associate Professor Chris Zaslawski is a registered Chinese medicine practitioner (acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) as well as a registered physiotherapist in Australia. He has been practising acupuncture and Chinese medicine for over 40 years and teaching for nearly 30 years in the higher education sector. He has been a short-term consultant for the World Health Organisation in the areas of education, research and clinical practice guidelines. Chris was Inaugural President of the Chinese Medicine Council of New South Wales (2012-2018). More recently he was a member of the Chinese medicine accreditation committee of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (2013-2022).