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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 course explores the professional and scientific issues that arise when Chinese herbal medicine is practed in a Western culture, including herb-drug interactions, herb allergies, toxicological problems, dose delivery systems and phytochemistry.
: PHARMACOLOGY FOR CHINESE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS 2
This 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.
: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 1
In the first of two Practice Management classes, students are introduced to the various styles of practice set up and management with lectures, required reading, guest speakers and clinic visits. PM 1 includes: Introduction to business budgeting, tax issues for small business, demographic research and considerations in set up, legal issues, entities and partnership as well as job seeking skills with resume and cover letter writing.
: PRACTICE MANAGEMENT 2
. The second of two Practice Management courses, this course focuses on the elements necessary to build 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.
Guest speakers, lectures and required reading will assist students in building a business Plan.