Course Descriptions

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.
ARS5091 : INTRODUCTION TO PRACTICE MANAGEMENT AND BUSINESS BASICS
2.00 credits: 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.
ARS5092 : ESTABLISHING A SUCCESSFUL TCM PRACTICE
2.00 credits: 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.
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
AWM6061 : TOPICS IN CARDIOPULMONARY HEALTH
1.50 credits: This class is one of a six-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 cardiology and pulmonology
AWM6066 : TOPICS IN DIGESTIVE HEALTH
1.50 credits: This class is one of a six-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 health.
AWM6067 : TOPICS IN ENDOCRINE AND MALE URO-GENITAL HEALTH
1.50 credits: This class is one of a six-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 endocrine and male uro-genital health.
AWM6063 : TOPICS IN NEUROLOGICAL HEALTH
3.00 credits: This class is one of a six-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.
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