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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 & 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, injury 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.
: FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF NUTRITION
The fundamental principles of human nutrition serve 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 & 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.