CSPH 5101 - Introduction to Integrative Healing Practices
This course is offered completely online (fall and spring semesters) and online and blended (summer semester). The summer blended section (001) is only open to Summer Institute reserved students only and seating is limited. For more information, contact Erin Fider.
Cultural contexts of healing traditions. Integrative therapies presented by practitioners, including traditional Chinese medicine, meditation, mind-body healing, spiritual practices, energy healing, naturopathy, herbalism, movement therapies, homeopathy, manual therapies, nutrition.
- Analyze the impact that culture, history, and politics have on conventional and integrative health practices, including factors such as research funding, publication bias, attitudes of conventional practitioners, and the history of new ideas in medicine.
- Describe the theoretical constructs, practices, safety, efficacy, and evidence base of selected integrative modalities.
- Experience several types of integrative practices and interact with professionals in those areas.
- Discuss research methodologies to address the safety and efficacy of integrative therapies
- Discuss clinical practice application of the appropriate use of integrative therapies in a variety of clinical settings and processes.
- Recognize and develop an appreciation for different ways of knowing and healing.
- Access and evaluate evidence on a specific integrative modality.