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Education of Chinese Medicine ›› 2020, Vol. 39 ›› Issue (3): 1-3.doi: 10.3969/j.issn.1003-305X.2020.03.224

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Cogitation on the disciplinary construction of Infectious Diseases during COVID-19 pandemic*

Gu Xiaohong   

  1. Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, Beijing 100029
  • Received:2020-03-21 Online:2020-05-30 Published:2020-06-08

Abstract: This paper identified the existing problems and causes of TCM treatment and prevention against infectious diseases during COVID-19 outbreak. The author pointed out that the disciplinary construction of Infectious Diseases integrating both TCM and Western medicine should be at the top of the agenda. The construction should alse be problem-based and goals-oriented with long-term planning. Confronted with current challenges, the author put forward the following countermeasures in disciplinary construction of Infectious Diseases: raising the political awareness and strengthening cultural confidence; reinforcing interdisciplinary and cross-boundary corporations to construct integrative discipline of Infectious Diseases; improving clinical treatment capacity by integrating TCM with Western medicine; inheriting TCM essences by attaching great importance to TCM classics and experiences of eminent TCM doctors; raising the level of scientific research by platform construction; enhancing the construction of talent team; and establishing the long-term mechanism. The reinforcing of the disciplinary construction of Infectious Diseases integrating both TCM and Western medicine will give full play to the advantages of TCM in preventing and treating infectious diseases, and it is also of great significance to the inheritance and innovation of TCM.

Key words: COVID-19, pandemic, infectious disease, discipline construction

CLC Number: 

  • G642.0