THE DEVELOPMENT OF THAI TRADITIONAL MEDICINE CURRICULUM IN 3 DECADES.
Driving the mechanism of education in Thai traditional medicine over the past 3 decades has developed and became more prominent. There has been a rapid development, which includes education management at the bachelor degree level, and graduate degree level. It is shows that the Thai society is more alert with the study of Thai traditional medicine, which reflects the value of Thai medicine that is more beneficial to society, and nation. The curriculum of Thai traditional medicine at various level has developed more academic, personnel, and management styles. Data analysis from documentation, and in-depth interview the lecturers, who had worked in Thai traditional medicine, and Applied Thai traditional medicine institutes. It was found a total of 19 institutes teaching in Thai traditional medicine at bachelor degree level (certified by the council of Thai traditional medicine), and was found a total of 10 institutes teaching in Applied Thai traditional medicine at bachelor degree level (certified by the council of Thai traditional medicine). Driving mechanism for management, and academic support considered as an important form that affects the development of Thai traditional medicine. For example, the health service area management mechanism in collaboration with the mechanism of district health insurance system is decentralized management process, and related areas are involved in job development. Establishing guidelines, and standards for health services is a central tool that encourages each health service unit to develop guidelines for service standards in each area. Propulsion in health service units, and pilot of Thai traditional medical hospital considered an important strategy for finding a model for the development of quality service units, and find the dimensions of the health service unit for the people. There are currently 26 institutions of the knowledge building unit, clinical operation unit of Thai traditional medicine, and the practice place of Thai traditional medicine students. Course management is based on standards, qualifications in each profession, but there may be differences in teaching and learning in each context of institutes.