Head of Department Chinese Medicine
Endeavour College of Natural Health
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.
Dr Shuai Zheng PhD, is currently Head of Department - Chinese medicine at Endeavour College of Natural Health, and adjunct Fellow of University of Technology Sydney after Endeavour position. Prior to this he was the Program Director for the Chinese Medicine program at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS). Having graduated from UTS and completing his PhD on Chinese medicine diagnostics and Taichi, he has extensive experience as a clinician, academic, educator, researcher, and regulator in the practice of Chinese medicine in Australia. He is currently a member of the Chinese Medicine Council of NSW, a regulatory body in Australia and is competent in both English and the Chinese language. He oversaw the telehealth consulting at the UTS Chinese medicine clinic during the Covid lockdown in Australia.