Foundations of CIH

Course Description

Explores the foundations of complementary and integrative health and its evolution with traditional conventional medicine. Course orients students to relationship-centered care, integrates conventional and complementary methods of treatment and prevention, and discusses various therapies and modalities to enhance health. Includes policies and regulations influencing and regulating integrative health practices. Communication and leadership aspects of managing integrative care are incorporated.

Learning Outcomes

  • Compare the interface of conventional medicine with the evolution of complementary and integrative health practices.
  • Analyze policies and regulations for complementary and integrative health practices.
  • Examine the various modalities of complementary and integrative health.
  • Analyze leadership strategies designed to re-engineer health care delivery including values based purchasing and patient family advisory councils.

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