Center of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine

 Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital | Mahidol University

Study Applied Thai Traditional Medicine...

In the field of education, CATTM adheres to the principle of student-centered education and the principle of learning-centered education; this educational philosophy emphasize the learning and development of competencies that are important and of real need in the professional practice and personal life of the students. This philosophy recognizes that individual learners learn best in their own way and at their own pace, and with active learning, which focuses on higher-order thinking tasks, i.e. requiring analysis, synthesis and evaluation and experiential learning and learning in real situations .


The school replaced the old curriculum with a new four-year curriculum leading to a bachelor's degree in Applied Thai Traditional Medicine with the curricular structure more clearly reflecting the philosophy of applied Thai traditional medicine which includes the study of basic sciences and medical sciences along with the core subjects of Thai Traditional Medicine.


  • The 4 core subjects of Thai Traditional Medicine.


  • Thai Traditional Medicine

In pre-clinical level, Thai Traditional Medicine explores the principles of Thai traditional medicine, the four basic elements, and the causes, characteristics and symptoms of diseases. In clinical level, it explores history taking, physical examination and differential diagnosis which are essential in treatment planning, evaluation of severity, cooperation and communication with other medical professionals.


  • Thai Traditional Therapeutic Massage

 In pre-clinical level, Thai Traditional Therapeutic Massage explores the principles of court-type Thai traditional massage, the massage of basic lines and signal points. The subject also includes essential procedures and techniques for the treatment of commonly found symptoms. In clinical level, it includes medical problems analysis, medical history taking, physical examination, diagnosis and treatment planning, consultation and application of appropriate techniques of court-type Thai traditional massage and other maneuvers.


  • Thai Traditional Pharmacy

Thai Traditional Pharmacy focuses on the principles of Thai traditional pharmacy which include knowledge on herbal materials and their uses, medicinal tastes and their properties, groups of herbal medicine, and herbal recipe formulation and preparation for the treatment of different diseases or symptoms. The subject also includes Thai traditional weighing and measurement methods, basic techniques and good manufacturing practice (GMP) for herbal medicine production, and the laws or regulations related to Thai traditional pharmacy.


  • Midwifery

 Midwifery explores the care of women and can be divided into 3 parts; pregnancy, childbirth and postpartum. The first part includes the anatomy, physiology and diagnosis of pregnancy along with the diseases or conditions that may affect pregnancy. The second part includes the mechanism of childbirth and principles or techniques of child delivery in a normal labor and the latter part explores the use of Thai traditional medicine in the care of women in postpartum period.


The Course of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine

  • Course’s Philosophy

To produce Applied Thai Traditional Medicine graduates who process qualities, morals and good attitudes for careers and have basic science and medical science knowledge to improve Thai Traditional medicine.



  • Duration of the course

The B.ATM program is a four-year course of study, although students may remain in the course for up to eight years.



  • Educational management guidelines
  • 1st Year : Study of general education subjects (language subjects and social sciences) and other sciences and mathematics which are basis the for health science courses at Salaya Campus and Faculty of Medicine Siriraj Hospital.
  • 2nd and 3rd Year : Study of core subjects: subjects of Thai traditional medicine and subjects of basic medical sciences.
  • Year 4 : Study and begin training in the practices of Thai traditional medicine in real-life situations under the supervision of faculty staff and advisors in professional experience training sites.


What will students achieve after completion of the course?

  • Bachelor degree of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine (B.ATM)

An applied Thai traditional medicine practitioner is a medical specialist who practices examination, diagnosis, treatment, prevention of diseases, rehabilitation and health promotion using the science of Thai traditional medicine.

  • Eligibility to participate in the license test to be a licensed practitioner of Applied Thai Traditional Medicine (ATM) and a registered member of Thai Traditional Medicine Council (TMC).
  • Eligibility to work as an ATM practitioner at all levels in both government and private hospitals or practice independently on their own private clinics.
  • Ability to work as a faculty member in institutions offering undergraduate and graduate degree courses in ATM or as an  academic or a researcher in the field of Thai traditional medicine. One can also pursue graduate studies in a field related to Thai traditional medicine.




  • Head office of Center of Applied Thai Traditional medicine

Siriraj Hospital

13th floor, Adulyadejvikrom Building,

2 Wanglang Road, Bangkok Noi,

Bangkok 10700

Services Hours : Monday - Friday from 8am - 4pm except national holidays

Tel : +66 (0) 2419-8824-5



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