Course Descriptions

ACL3033 : CLINICAL OBSERVATION
1.00 credits: This observation course is comprised of a combination of classroom and independent study whereby students begin learning the art of clinical presentations by observing, developing and presenting case studies.
ACL3034 : CLINICAL OBSERVATION
1.00 credits: This Clinical Observation course consists of students observing licensed acupuncturists, instructors, supervisors and upper level students in a variety of settings, including classroom and on-campus clinics as well as approved outside clinical internship sites. Students may not observe other students who are at a lower level of study.
ARS5062 : CLINICAL SKILLS, CLINICAL EXPECTATIONS AND POLICIES
1.00 credits: Pre-clinical skills course will provide students the necessary information and tools to successfully begin the transition into the clinical education component of the CAOM program. Clinical expectations and policy will be presented. During this course students will also receive a review of EIP and training on CAOM charting practices utilizing the Electronic Health Record Software. In addition, students will be introduced to general CPT and ICD coding practices.
AAC3216 : DIAGNOSTIC ANALYSIS IN CHINESE MEDICINE
1.00 credits: This course continues the study of the Four Examinations. Focusing on the Ten Questions, an in-depth analysis of signs and symptoms is undertaken with an emphasis on the development of differential diagnostic skills.
ARS5092 : ESTABLISHING A SUCCESSFUL TCM PRACTICE
2.00 credits: The second of two Practice Management courses, this course focuses on the elements necessary to establish and grow your acupuncture practice in Minnesota. Students will begin by understanding the role of a Business Plan including defining target markets, insurance requirements and reimbursement, marketing/advertising, and office set up, e.g. accounting tools, front desk management and financing. Students will also prepare for entry into their clinical practice by preparing their clinical policies, forms and clinical best practices. In addition, student’s final project will be presentation of their business plan.
ARS6040 : FOUNDATIONS OF EVIDENCE - INFORMED PRACTICE
2.00 credits: This course uses a blended approach of classroom and online presentations and activities to introduce students to the basic principles of evidence-informed practice (EIP). EIP is an approach that integrates clinical findings, patient preferences, research and clinical experience (all important types of evidence) into the process of health care delivery. Students learn the strengths and limitations of each element of the model and how to use them together to enhance clinical decision-making and patient outcomes.
AHB6060 : HERBAL CLASSICS
3.00 credits: Students explore the classic works of Chinese herbal medicine, such as the Shang Han Lun and the Jin Gui Yao Lue This class contains two main parts: 1. Identification of patterns according to six stages of diseases and the treatments in Shang Han Lun; 2. Identification of patterns according to internal organs and the treatments in Shang Han Lun and Jin Gui Yao Lue.
AHB5091 : HERBAL CLINICAL MEDICINE 1
3.00 credits: This class is the first course in a two-course sequence providing a foundation for the clinical practice of Chinese herbal medicine. Students learn the Chinese method of analyzing disease and determining treatment by the differential diagnosis of main presenting symptoms in internal medicine. Case studies are presented to reinforce lecture material.
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