NAT245 - Complementary and Alternative Medicine

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Subject Title
Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Subject Description
We live in an age where many are told and expected to give a 150%. What does this mean when one is only capable of giving 100% of anything? It means, often times, you ignore the little things mind, body, energy and spirit  and such may result in illness. In this course we will look at how to stop ignoring the little things. We will learn how to take more responsibility for our own wellness. We will begin by studying the relationship between conventional medicine and alternative medicine. By exploring, debating and researching the strengths and weakness of both we will learn different ways of thinking about health.

Credit Status
One General Education Credit in the Science and Social Science category

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

A. General Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, the student will ?

1. understand the similarities and differences between alternative medicine

and conventional medicine.

2. understand the relationships of both alternative medicine and conventional medicine

to one?s health.

3. be able to assess alternative approaches to one?s health.

4. gain an appreciation of the varied traditions of alternative medicine.

B. Specific Learning Outcomes

In the course of study each student will learn ?

1. to recognize and describe a number of alternative approaches.

2. how to evaluate the strengths and weaknesses of an alternative approach.
3. how to identify alternative approaches and their relationships to one?s own wellness.

4. how to use alternative therapies safely and effectively.

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