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School of Distance Education


The School of Online Education of the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine(BUCM) was established in July 2000 with the approval of the Ministry of Education, PRC ,and it was renamed the School of Distance Education in 2002. It started to enroll students in September 2000. Its mission is to offer in-service diploma education of traditional Chinese medicine and train qualified TCM professionals.


The school offers the courses of traditional Chinese medicine, Chinese materia medica, acupuncture, moxibustion and tuina, nursing, public health management, and business management for university undergraduates, junior college students and students upgraded from junior college level to university level. By December 2014, there were 13,955 registered students at the school and 31,189 graduated from the school.


Teaching is conducted in such forms as WAN courseware VOD and interactive Q&A, LAN courseware VOD, remote two-way video interaction, and tutorial at the learning centre. A teaching affairs management platform has been set up for course material management, assignment submitting and grading, online Q&A, statistical analysis of learning outcome, and other tasks. The school has developed many quality coursewares for distance education, and established a digital library housing over 50,000 copies of e-books on medicine and pharmaceutics, open to all registered students. At present, the school offers over 90 fine network coursewares of the six specialties.