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: TOPICS IN DIGESTIVE, ENDOCRINE AND MALE UROGENITAL
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
available and to serious conditions requiring physician
referral. Topics covered in this course include review of
selected conditions related to gastrointestinal,
endocrinology and male urogenital health.
: TRADITIONAL ORIENTAL FOOD THERAPY
The properties of specific foods are studied according to Oriental therapeutic principles. Different approaches to food therapy are examined. Methods of preparing foods and their influence on therapeutic actions of foods are explored. Dietary recommendations are given for various patterns of disharmony. Students learn how to prepare a selection of therapeutic recipes.
: TUI NA
Students learn the principles and techniques of Chinese manual therapy via lecture, demonstration and hands-on practice. Focus is placed on developing skill in the most basic manipulation techniques used in Tui Na.
: WESTERN MEDICAL SCREENING
In this class, students will learn about Western medical techniques for physical examination, health screening and care management. Students will learn to conduct a Western physical examination so that they may differentiate between and select those patients with potentially serious disorders who should be referred for emergency treatment or assessment by a Western physician. Additionally, students will be able to define and discuss medicolegal matters concerning their patients, including issues of patient confidentiality, consent, abandonment, negligence, assault and battery.
: FOUNDATIONS OF EVIDENCE - INFORMED PRACTICE
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.