Integration of the knowledge and practice of the integrative medicine curriculum into practical clinical skills. The learner will engage in small group discussion, case reviews, presentations, individual exercises designed to integrate and translate foundational integrative medicine concepts into real world application. The course will allow the clinical to develop competence in the practice of integrative medicine. Upon completing this course, learners will return to their practices well-prepared to address core lifestyle topics with their patients.
LEARNING OUTCOMES: 1. Apply evidence based strategies for a diverse population of patients and a variety of diseases and conditions requiring integrative health care. 2. Use medical history, physical examination data, diagnostic studies, and treatment plan information to formulate integrative patient care plans based on accepted principles within the field. 3. Develop case-specific nutritional plans to address nutrient deficiencies, therapeutic diets, and elimination diet needs while addressing environmental and social and cultural influences. 4. Recommend the use of dietary supplements, botanicals, and natural products in accordance with evidence based safety and efficacy while accounting for adverse effects and drug interactions. 5. Integrate appropriate levels of mind-body clinical care into case development and recommendations. 6. Identify opportunities to recommend whole medical systems applications as a component of clinical care plans. 7. Translate lifestyle barriers into preventive and health promotion strategies to address social factors, barriers to change, risk reduction, self-care, sleep, and/or healthy and unhealthy behaviors. 8. Strategically incorporate the foundations of integrative practice philosophy and ethics into recommendations and care plans. 9. Demonstrate professional practice acumen in the development of recommendations and care plans that account for priorities, risk-benefit, communication, evidence-based principles, medical and legal, cost-effectiveness, and critical assessment considerations.