Course Descriptions

AAC6220 : NEI JING
2.00 credits: 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.
AWM5060 : NUTRITION
3.00 credits: 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.
AWM4031 : PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 1
2.00 credits: 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.
AWM4032 : PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 2
2.00 credits: 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
AAC4030 : PATIENT ASSESSMENT AND INTERACTIVE SKILLS
3.00 credits: 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. Emphasis will be placed on building rapport and patient centered care. In addition, students are trained in clinical procedures and protocols followed in the University clinical system. These protocols include charting and record-keeping, confidentiality requirements and crisis management.
AWM5082 : PHARMACOLOGY FOR CHINESE MEDICAL PRACTIONERS 1
1.00 credits: 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.
AWM5083 : PHARMACOLOGY FOR CHINESE MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS 2
2.00 credits: 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.
ACH3034 : TAI JI
0.50 credits: 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
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