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Integrative Health and Medicine


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​Course Descriptions:

Introductory and Applied Integrative Health & Medicine I (1 semester credit hour):

This course is foundational, designed to develop a broad understanding of integrative medicine. It introduces core IHM domains, familiarizes students with the most common herbal products utilized by consumers, discusses regulatory issues and strategies for identifying good sources of products, and touches on popular therapies including bio-identical hormones. Opportunities are provided to enhance problem-solving, literature searching, and communication skills.

Introductory and Applied Integrative Health & Medicine II (1 semester credit hour):

This course builds upon the foundation established from the Introductory and Applied Integrative Health & Medicine I, expanding students’ knowledge base in integrative medicine. It covers common domains, such as aromatherapy, homeopathy, chiropractic medicine and mindfulness medicine. Opportunities are provided for students to continue to develop their problem-solving, literature searching, and communication skills.

Pharmacology of Integrative Medicines (2 semester credit hour):

This course will describe the science of botanical products used to treat human disease, including traditional plant and animal based medicines (primarily from China and India), herbal medicines, essential oils, homeopathic remedies, and dietary supplements.  In addition it will examine active compound structures and their naturally occurring derivatives, including structure-activity relationships, known molecular targets, and modes of action.

Evidence-based Medicine in Integrated Health & Medicine (3 semester credit hour):

This course provides an introduction and step-wise approach to evidence-based medicine. Knowledge gained from this course allows students to search for and understand published medical studies, commonly-used research designs and statistical tests, and their application to clinical practice.  Students will be provided with the ability to apply a systematic approach to answer drug information requests such as those associated with CAM.

Integrative Health in Common Clinical Diseases (2 semester credit hour):

This course will focus on clinical applications of integrative health in common diseases, including diabetes, hypertension, dyslipidemia, digestive disorders, ENT & respiratory disorders, food allergies, arthritis, musculoskeletal and autoimmune disorders, oncology, metabolic syndrome, men’s and women’s health, pain and CNS disorders.  This course will also consider bioethical issues associated with CAM use in clinical practice.​

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