Columbia College of Nursing Offers Course on Complementary and Alternative Health Care Therapies

Thursday, September 04, 2003

This course is a survey course of diverse medical health care systems, practices and products that are not currently considered to be a part of allopathic (convential Western) health care. Students will examine the philosophy and ancestral roots of complementary health care therapies to treat selected health problems. Complementary therapies will be evaluated in light of the scientific evidence (or  lack of scientific validation) that exists for selected therapies. Additionally, students will acuire a beginning-level knowledge about the terms used to describe complementary/alternative practices. The major types of complementary/alternative therapies (as identified by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine) that will be explored include homeopathic and naturopathic medicine, mind-body interventions, biologically-based therapies, maniuplative and body-based methods and energy therapies.

What: Survey of Complementary/Alternative Health Care Therapies 2 Credits, No prerequisities

Who: Open to all students and the general public.

When: Thursdays, 4:00 - 5:50 p.m., September 4, 2003 - December 11, 2003

Where: Columbia College of Nursing
Library Annex
2121 E. Newport Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53211

Cost: $440/Credit for part-time students
Included in tuition for fulltime
$42.50/credit student activity fee

For More information, please contact:
Debra J. Johnson, MSN, RN
Associate Professor
Columbia College of Nursing
(414) 961-4127
Thomas Ryan, Program Manager
Integrative Medicine Program
Columbia St. Mary’s
(414) 961-7892



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