Oriental Medical Assessment 202 (OMA)

About the Course

Welcome to the Oriental Medical Assessment Course 202. Here you will find archives of invaluable lectures, practice tests and articles for review.

This course is a continuation of OMA 101. In this course students will be taught the diagnostic significance of the signs that are observed. In the class and in written tests the student will be asked to state what these signs mean pathologically, using the terminology of Oriental Medicine. The skills taught in class will be utilized with patients in the classroom and clinic.

Goals & Objective

SKILL 1: Facial Assessment

Level 1: Students will describe specific colors, lines, and change in moisture and texture in specific areas of the face. They will know which organ or substance this area and appearance is related to.

Level 2: Students will develop diagnostic statements regarding which disorder of Zang Fu, 8 Principal, Body Substance, 5 Correspondences ect the above signs represent.

Skill 2: Assessment of secretions

Level 1: Students will differentiate the qualities of secretions, for example color, thick or thin, turbid or clear, with or without odor.

Level 2: Students will interpret these secretions as signs of health or specific disorder.

Skill 3: Tongue Diagnosis

Level 1: Students will state which specific areas of the tongue represent which Zang Fu. Students will state which signs of color, shape, moisture, coat, movement, or Shen appear on the tongue.

Level 2: Students will interpret the above signs on the tongue as specific disorders.

Skill 4: Ear Diagnosis

Level 1: Students will view and study ear diagnosis with hand outs and PowerPoint presentation.

Level 2: Students will perform an electro dermal, palpatory, and visual exam of the ear to determine signs of internal and external diseases.

Skill 5: Pain and Symptom assessment

Level 1: Students will state which disorder is represented by the patients stated experience of pain and symptoms.Level 2: Students will integrate the gathered information regarding pain and symptoms into a diagnostic statement.

Skill 6: Charting

Students shall chart during their Observatons the above findings and present 1 Observation sheet to me per week for feedback. These sheets will account for 25% of the grade.

Method of Grading

Method of Grading
Participation Facial Presentations
Participation Observation
Mid Term


  • Introduction to tongue diagnosis and review of tongue maps
  • Tongue diagnosis read “Tongue Diagnosis” Chapters 2, 3, 4
  • Tongue diagnosis read “Tongue Diagnosis” Chapters 5, 6, 7
  • Ear diagnosis external and internal observations
  • Eye observation and eye maps
  • Palpation
  • The face, structure and general color, review. Read “Face Reading” Intro, Chapters 1 and 2. General facial color with handouts.
  • Structure and general color.  Read “Face Reading”  Chap 8
  • Eyes, Mouth, Nose. Read “Face Reading” General facial color and Shen “Face Reading”  Chap 9
  • Assessing secretions, sweat, urine, stool, sputum, leucorrhea; read Foundations

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