Course Descriptions

AAC4245 : ADVANCED NEEDLING TECHNIQUES
1.00 credits: Students continue hands-on skill development in manipulation techniques covered in previous classes and learn more advanced techniques as determined by the instructor.
AWM3011 : WESTERN ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 1
4.50 credits: This class is the first course in a two-course sequence concerning the anatomy and physiology of the human body, from a systems-based biomedical perspective. Students will learn the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, nervous and integumentary systems. The laboratory experience will enhance student understanding of surface anatomy, in order to facilitate the study of point location. The laboratory experience may include observation of human cadavers.
AWM3012 : ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 2
2.50 credits: This class is the second course in a two-course sequence concerning the anatomy and physiology of the human body, from a systems-based biomedical perspective. Students will learn the structure and function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, endocrine and immune systems, and the sensory organs. The laboratory experience may include observation of human cadavers.
AWM4042 : CHARTING, DOCUMENTATION AND LEGAL ISSUES
1.00 credits: Students will learn skills in order to communicate with other allied health care members regarding a patient's condition (including making referrals, using appropriate medical abbreviations and terminology) and demonstrate accurate charting practices, including documentation of a patient visit. Some legal issues will be addressed.
ACL5051 : CLINIC SEMINAR 1
1.00 credits: This class offers a review of diagnosis to give T5's greater confidence as they begin internship. Attention is directed toward hands on practice with taking of pulse, tongue observation and diagnosis, and learning and implenting palpation. Basic points, methods, content, steps of setting up diagnosis of diseases and patterns are emphasized. The seminar als o covers analysis of reason for misdiagnosis.
ACL5052 : CLINIC SEMINAR 2
1.00 credits: This course will look at the history and development of Public Health and acupuncture including current trends and treatment styles.  Focus will be placed on sites and settings in which CAOM interns serve including; homelessness, addictions/NADA protocols, HIV/AIDS, PTSD. Part of the class will be devoted to the study of auricular acupuncture as a means of treating some of the above conditions.
ACL5053 : CLINIC SEMINAR 3
1.00 credits: This advanced seminar covers acupuncture treatment for patients in a rehabilitation setting. Specialized modalities discussed include scalp acupuncture and electroacupuncture. Disorders covered include stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and other congenital and acquired neurological disorders. This seminar is a required pre- or co-requisite for students applying for an internship at Courage Kenny Rehabilitation Institute
ACL5054 : CLINIC SEMINAR 4
1.00 credits: This class covers the study of Korean Hand Therapy (KHT), a micro-reflex acupuncture. It provides basic understanding of the theory of KHT, the correspondences between parts of the human body and points on hands, the location of key micro meridians and how to apply methods of micro-acupuncture treatment stimulation. This class will be an interactive hands-on course.
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