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: APPLIED ANATOMY
Students undertake a detailed exploration of muscles, bones and joints of the human body. Emphasis is placed on the relationships among muscle attachments, bony landmarks and prominent joint structures. Students learn about human movement with relation to levers and their association to planes of movement. The laboratory portion of this course utilizes the anatomically accurate models of the Maniken® Professional system (Anatomy in Clay®) to build three-dimensional musculature out of clay.
: EMPLOYMENT ESSENTIALS
This course offers a broad base of practical information related to employment as a massage therapist. Information is provided on developing a resume, a cover letter and interview skills. Common business practices and structures, legal agreements, financial record keeping and income tracking are explored. Methods to promote and maintain a successful practice are presented.
: ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM
Ethics and Professionalism outlines effective communication skills needed to manage the therapeutic relationship and to work with colleagues in the health care community. This course includes topics such as professional code of ethics, scope of practice, conflict resolution, boundaries and cultural differences. Emphasis is placed on supporting the emerging therapist to create a successful career.
: FIRST AID
This is a 2 year certification course of the American Heart Association. It includes first aid basics, medical emergencies, injurty emergencies and environmental emergencies.
: FOUNDATIONS OF EVIDENCE INFORMED PRACTICE
The Foundations of Evidence Informed Practice will use a blended approach of classroom and online modules 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 will 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.
: FUNDAMENTALS OF NUTRITION
This course serves as a component of self-care and effective client communication. Students examine functions in the body and food sources of various micro- and macronutrients as well as energy balance and the role of nutrition in disease states. An analysis of individual food intake and exploration of the rationale behind specific food choices is included.
: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1
The first in a two-part sequence of courses introduces students to the organization of the body on a chemical, cellular, tissue and system level. Integrating structures (anatomy) and their function (physiology) is a focus of each course in this sequence with this course focusing the skeletal/articular, muscular, and nervous systems in detail. The laboratory portion of the course will include the opportunity to observe prosected human cadavers.