© 2017 NCCAOM ® 2017 NCCAOM ® Examination Study Guide for the Diplomate of Chinese Herbology Certification NCCAOM ® 76 S. Laura Street • Suite 1290 Jacksonville, FL 32202 Phone 904.598.1005 • Fax 904.598.5001
Revised: 03/28/2017 1 Chinese Herbology Study Guide Table of Contents T H E E X A M I N A T I O N P R O C E S S Introduction 2 Examination Development 3 Examination Content Validation 3 The NCCAOM ® Job Analysis 3 Item Writing 4 Item Review 4 Examination Administration 5 2 0 1 7 E X P A N D E D C O N T E N T O U T L I N E S Foundations of Oriental Medicine Content Outline 6 Biomedicine Content Outline 15 -Appendix A: Pharmaceuticals 21 -Appendix B: Nutrients and Supplements 22 -Appendix C: Clinical Conditions 23 Chinese Herbology Content Outline 27 -Appendix of Chinese Herbal Formulas 32 B I B L I O G R A P H I E S Foundations of Oriental Medicine Bibliography 38 Biomedicine Bibliography 40 Chinese Herbology Bibliography 41 R E F E R E N C E M A T E R I A L Examination Nomenclature Cross-Reference 43 S A M P L E Q U E S T I O N S Sample Questions for Each Examination Module 45 F R E Q U E N T L Y A S K E D Q U E S T I O N S Frequently Asked Examination Questions 48
Revised: 03/28/2017 2 Chinese Herbology Study Guide Introduction This study guide is designed to help prepare candidates for the NCCAOM certification examinations. Passage of the NCCAOM certification examinations is one of the requirements to become a Diplomate of Chinese Herbology (NCCAOM) and demonstrates the core knowledge, skills and abilities expected for an entry level practitioner of Chinese Herbology. Academic program officials from the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM) accredited Oriental medicine programs will also benefit from reviewing the content in this guide. The NCCAOM ® Examination Study Guide for Diplomate of Chinese Herbology has all the examination preparation materials and information published by the NCCAOM in one document. Candidates for NCCAOM Certification in Chinese Herbology are applicants who have met all of the academic and/or training requirements for NCCAOM ® Certification in Chinese Herbology. Candidates for NCCAOM certification have qualified by one of the established eligibility routes published in the NCCAOM ® Certification Handbook . The latest edition of this handbook is available on the NCCAOM website at . All candidates for certification have completed a minimum number of hours of academic course work to qualify to take each required examination (see chart below). Completion of these hours of course work qualifies the applicant to sit for the following Chinese Herbology Certification Examinations as a “pre-graduate.” Additional hours are required for final certification.
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