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
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
Columbia College of Nursing
Thomas Ryan, Program Manager
Integrative Medicine Program
Columbia St. Mary’s