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School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Clinical Research and Leadership (CRL)
Clinical Approaches in Integrative Medicine
Clinical Approaches in INTM
Summer 2017
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students in integrative medicine programs with the permission of the instructor


Dr. Samar Nasser; Dr. Andrew Heyman
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Foundational understanding of complementary and integrative health (CIH); commonly used CIH approaches discussed within the larger framework of determinants of health.
• Differentiate allopathic, alternative, complementary, functional, integrative, and traditional medicine.
• Discuss the concepts central to complementary and integrative health (CIH) including holism and the biopsychosocial model; context effects and optimal healing environments; health promotion, resilience, and well-being; patient centered care; and evidence-informed practice.
• Compare theoretical mechanisms biomedical researchers use to explain the observed health effects of selected INTM interventions
• Assess the standards of evidence conventional clinicians and researchers use to evaluate the effectiveness of clinical interventions.
• Evaluate the challenges and prospects of creating an integrative clinical model, in which the “best” of conventional and INTM medicine are seamlessly combined.
• Distinguish the leadership skills including visioning, direction, integration, innovation, control and communication within an INTM practice as compared to conventional medicine
• Integrate the healing philosophy, evidence of effectiveness, mechanisms of action, common clinical applications, safety and cost, and practice parameters for selected INTM therapies
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cbeil (Sun, 05 Mar 2017 02:31:26 GMT): Rollback: This is a 4 credit course. The amount of direct and indirect learning needs to be increased to reflect the amount of credits the student will earn.
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