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: NEI JING
Students become familiar with this famous medical classic and have the opportunity to review Chinese medical theory and its origins in the context of the greater underlying philosophy and world view of ancient China.
This course provides students with a foundational understanding of Western nutritional and dietary principles. Students are introduced to macro- and micro-nutrients, supplements, popular diets and their clinical applications. They also examine the principles for the promotion of health, wellness and longevity through diet.
: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 1
This class is the first course in a two-course sequence concerning disease processes of the body. Students will compare and contrast normative and pathological states, including indications and symptomology. Topics covered in this course include health vs. disease states, inflammation, neoplasia, platelet disorders, red blood cell disorders and white blood cell disorders.
: PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 2
This class is the second course in a two-course sequence concerning disease processes of the body. Topics covered in this course include the biology of infectious agents, infectious disease, HIV/AIDS and dermatology
: PHARMACOLOGY FOR CHINESE MEDICAL PRACTIONERS 1
This class teaches evidence-based reasoning in the practice of herbal medicine, with an emphasis on risk management. Subjects include herb-drug interactions, pregnancy, allergies, toxicology, dose delivery, and phytochemistry.
: PHARMACOLOGY FOR CHINESE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS 2
This class is a general course in clinical pharmacology designed to provide the student with a fundamental understanding of the rationale for pharmacologic intervention for selected drugs; the use of drug information sources; proper interaction with the patient and prescriber; recognition of adverse drug reactions and drug abuse; and the basic principles of pharmacology and toxicology in humans. Course outline material will be covered through a general lecture format including classroom presentations, discussions and case studies.
: INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS BASICS
In the first of two Practice Management classes, students are provided an entry level introduction of basic business management principals including: MN business entities, basic accounting principals and budgeting, finance, insurance and legal issues, demographic research, marketing strategies, ICD coding and insurance reimbursement. Although this course is an overview of business management principals, emphasis will be placed upon acupuncture clinical practice management.
: ESTABLISHING A SUCCESSFUL TCM PRACTICE
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.