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: 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.
: PRE-CLINICAL WORKSHOP
This course ensures that students have the diagnostic acumen and communication skills necessary to begin supervised Clinical Internship. A strong emphasis is placed on patient interviewing. Teaching techniques may include role-playing, modeling and simulation exercises. In addition, followed in the University clinical system. These protocols requirements, and crisis management. Comprehensive written and practical examinations are included and passage of both examinations is required prior to beginning supervised Clinical Internship.
: TAI JI
This course presents the classical practice of Tai Ji in the context of health care. Students learn basic movements and exercises directed toward awareness and development of Qi. The goal is to help the students achieve a state of equanimity and balance in their personal lives, as well as their work with patients.
: TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE PATHOLOGY & DIAGNOSIS 1
This course introduces students to the basic ideas that form the framework of Oriental medical thought, including the theories of Yin-Yang, the Five Phases, the vital bodily substances and the functions of the Zang-Fu organs. The students then apply this knowledge to the study of pathology, including the Three Causes, the Eight Parameters, the Six Qi, and disorders of Qi, blood and body fluids. In addition, students begin the study of organ patterns, covering Lung and Spleen patterns.
: CHINESE MEDICAL PATHOLOGY & DIAGNOSIS 2
This course is a continuation of TCM Pathology and Diagnosis 1. Students will complete the study of organ patterns begun in TCM Pathology and Diagnosis 1 and move on to study Febrile Disease, including Cold and Warm Disease theories. Finally, students will begin the study of the Four Examinations, covering Observation, Listening, Smelling and Palpating.
: TOPICS IN CARDIOPULMINARY HEALTH
This class is one of a five-course collection in the study of major health conditions and their pathogenic mechanisms as defined by Western biomedicine. Particular attention is paid to conditions with a high risk of significant adverse outcomes for which effective Western treatments are available and to serious conditions requiring physician referral. Topics covered in this course include review of selected conditions related to cardiology and pulmonology
: TOPICS IN NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH
This class is one of a five-course sequence in the study of major health conditions and their pathogenic mechanisms as defined by Western biomedicine. Particular attention is paid to conditions with a high risk of significant adverse outcomes for which effective Western treatments are now available and to serious conditions requiring physician referral. Topics covered in this course include review of neurological conditions including stroke, headache, upper motor neuron disorders, lower motor neuron entrapment syndromes, epilepsy and dementia.