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 Dr. Wagheda Cassiem

Position: Lecturer: Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture
Department: School of Natural Medicine
Faculty: Faculty of Community and Health
Qualifications: BSc, BSc (CHS), BCM (CMA) (Summa Cum Laude) (Western Cape) MSc (MBS) (Western Cape)
Tel: 021 959 9513
Fax: 021 959 2867
Email: wcassiem@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 •Dr Cassiem is a qualified registered Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Practitioner (CMA). Degrees successfully completed at the University of the Western   Cape include BSc, BSc CHS, BCM CMA Summa Cum laude and MSc Medical Biosciences. Her thesis was entitled Comparative in vitro study of the anti-cancer 
effect of apricot and peach kernel extracts on human colon cancer cells. She is currently a PhD candidate with the Department Medical Biosciences.  Co- authored Academics’ Knowledge and Experiences of Interprofessional Education and Practice a publication in the African Journal of Health Professions  Education, October 2016_Vol 8. She serves as a representative for her department as the Teaching and Learning representative to the Community and Health
Sciences Faculty and at CHASA (secundus) and CHSHD (secundus) committees. Dr Cassiem serves on the executive Committee of the Allied Health
Professions Council of South Africa (AHPCSA), as Vice Chairperson on AHPCSA, on the AHPCSA Education Committee and is the Councillor representing CMA
at the AHPCSA. At the University of the Western Cape she lectures the following modules:
•Chinese Medicine Theory (CMA 111/121 and CMA101) which deals with the fundamental building blocks and philosophy of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) 
•Chinese Medicine Acupuncture (CMA 213/223 and CMA203) which deals with the theory and practical aspect of Acupuncture as per the philosophy of TCM
•Chinese Medicine Materia Medica (CMA202)which deals with Chinese herbal materia medica as founded on TCM principles including its characteristics, 
identification, actions and indications as founded on TCM principles
•Chinese Medicine Herbal Formula (CMA 304): deals  with Chinese herbal formula, its ingredients, actions and indications
•Chinese Medicine Dermatology (CMA 503) which deals with dermatological diseases from a TCM perspective
•Clinical practice supervision (CMA 404 & CMA 504) of the 4th and 5th year students

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