Courses: Department of Clinical Practice

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Courses: Department of Clinical Practice

Introduction to Massage Therapy Clinic
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 100
This course is an introduction to the clinical process in order to prepare students for the clinical environment.  The emphasis will be on clinical policy and procedure, clinical behavior and professionalism, and proper client/patient care.  Students are given important information about infectious/blood-borne pathogens, OSHA, and the University’s privacy polcies and procedures.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 1
Hours: 15
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II, Theory of Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage Techniques, Meridian Theory for Massage Therapists

 

Clinical Practicum
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 202
The clinic experience is designed to prepare students for professional practice.  Students will utilize their knowledge from previous hands-on learning and from the academic portions of Asian medical theory and anatomy and physiology.  This course brings together the students with the general public for massage therapy sessions, in which, the student will gain confidence and experience in different massage related circumstances.  An instructor supervises all clinic sessions.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II, Theory of Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage Techniques, Medical Ethics and Professional Laws, Introduction to Massage Therapy Clinic, Meridian Theory for Massage Therapists, Asian Bodywork Therapy and Technique
Corequisite: Basic Shiatsu Massage Techniques

 

Off-Site Practicum
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 203
The off-site practicum is designed to provdie massage therapists-in-training with an outside learning environment that will:
• Enhance their job search skills
• Prepare them to assume their role as practicing massage therapists in the community.
• Provide service to the community at large
Other prerequisites include:
• To have successfully completed on-site massage training.
• To have worked with the public for over 30 hours in the on-site Clinic Practicum.
• To have taken and passed basic anatomy, physiology and kinesiology courses and have an understanding of the “Universal Precautions” as set by the Centers for Disease Control.
• Prior approval of off-site massage placement and supervisor.
Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II, Theory of Massage Therapy, Swedish Massage Techniques, Basic Shiatsu Message Techniques, Medical Ethics and Professional Laws, Introduction to Massage Therapy Clinic, Clinical Practicum
Corequisite: Business Management

 CLINIC OBSERVATION

Clinic Observation I
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 360
Under the supervision and direction of the instructor, students will observe licensed acupuncturists treat patients in a clinic theater setting.  Students will observe the interaction between patient and practitioner including but not limited to patient intake, diferrential diagnosis, points and herbal prescriptions, bedside manner, time management, and OSHA and HIPPA requirements. Assist on occasion with certain clinical tasks such as preparing the treatment setting, gathering equipment, and maintaining a clean field.
Credits: 3
Hours: 90
Prerequisite: Passing grade for Clinic Observation Entrance Exam
AM-310, AM-314, AM-320, AM-321, AM-420, AM-421
Corequisite: AM-322, AM-422, AM-425, AM-520, BM-351

 

Clinic Observation II
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 361
In this level of clinical practice students continue to observe patient care.  Students will begin to take a more active role by assisting the attending practitioner.  Students will continue to observe patient interviews, pulse palpation, tongue and face exam, diagnosis and treatment, charting, and the aseptic procedures in the clinic setting. Student will also practice case analysis.
Credits: 2
Hours: 60
Prerequisite: successful completion of CP-360; students must possess valid/current CPR and First Aid certification card(s).

 CLINIC INTERNSHIP

Clinic Internship I (Assistant)
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 461
Intern will begin to work under the direct supervision of the licensed clinical faculty member while making the transition from observing patients to treating patients. Interns will develop their ability to assess and will be responsible for greeting patients, explaining their role, taking patient histories, formulating a preliminary diagnosis, and proposing a treatment plan to the supervisor.
Credits: 4
Hours: 120
Prerequisite: successful completion of CP-361 and AM-520; a passing grade on the Clinic Entrance Exam; Clean Needle Certification; valid/current CPR and First Aid certification card(s).

 

Clinic Internship II (Assistant)
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 561
Intern will continue to work under the direct supervision of the licensed clinical faculty member while advancing in the transition from observing patients to treating patients.  Interns will further develop their ability to assess and will be responsible for greeting patients, explaining their role, taking patient histories, and formulating a preliminary diagnosis and treatment plan.  The intern will begin to treat the patient under the guidance and direct supervision of the supervisor after the supervisor approves the diagnosis and treatment plan.
Credits: 4
Hours: 120
Prerequisite: CP-461, current Adult/Child CPR and First Aid card

 

Clinic Internship III  (Direct Supervision)
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 562
In the clinical training program, the students will begin to develop a higher level of autonomy by assuming greater responsibility for the clinical process.  The three emphases of Clinic Internship III will be the interaction between the student practitioner and the patient, the development of a responsible treatment plan, and the practical application of basic treatment skills and techniques.  Under the direct supervision of the clinical supervisor, who is physically present, students will continue to conduct the clinical intake, make diagnosis, and chart and treat patients.
Credits: 4
Hours: 120
Prerequisite: CP-561, current Adult/Child CPR and First Aid card

 

Clinic Internship IV (Direct Supervision)
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 563
In the clinical training program, the students will continue to refine the skills practiced in CP-562 and develop a higher level of autonomy by assuming greater responsibility for the patient care process. Students will conduct the clinical intake, make diagnosis, and chart and treat patients under the direct supervision of the clinical supervisor.  The clinical supervisor continues to be physically present and provides guidance as needed.
Credits: 4
Hours: 120
Prerequisite: CP-562, current Adult/Child CPR and First Aid card

 

Clinic Internship V (Independent Practice)
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 564
This course is designed to further increase the intern’s level of autonomy and confidence.  Student clinicians will continue to refine the skills practiced in Internships I, II, III, and IV and will assume additional responsibilities at the discretion of the clinic supervisor.  Students will continue to conduct assessments under the direct supervision of the clinic supervisor and to diagnose and treat patients with the supervisor’s approval and will be responsible for discussing the treatment plan with  the patient.  This phase for the student clinician’s training will focus on greater autonomy and preparation for the final stage of internship.  Students are expected to be completely competent at diagnosis, treatment, formulas, and point prescriptions with clear and concise documentation.
Credits: 4
Hours: 120
Prerequisite: Clinic Observation I, Clinic Observation II, Clinic Internship I, Clinic Internship II, Clinic Internship III, Clinic Internship IV,
Introduction to Herbology, Asian Medicine Herbology I, Asian Medicine Herbology II, Asian Medicine Herbology III, Introduction and Herbal Prescriptionology I, Herbal Prescriptionology II,

 

Clinic Internship VI (Independent Practice)
Department: Clinical Practice
Course Number: 565
Student clinicians reach a higher level of knowledge, ability, and independence while continuing to refine the skills practiced in Internships I, II, III, IV, and V.  Student will continue to conduct assessments under the direct supervision of the clinic supervisor in order to diagnose and treat patients with the supervisor’s approval.  The student clinician greets the patient, takes a history, and proposes to the clinical supervisor a prescription of acupuncture points, herbal remedy and/or any adjunct therapies.  Once approved by the supervisor, the student clinician is responsible for discussing the treatment plan with the patient, administering the complete treatment, and filling the herbal formula.  This phase for the student clinician’s training will focus on greater autonomy and responsibility in achieveing the skills to be acupuncture and Oriental medicine clinicians.
Credits: 4
Hours: 120
Prerequisite: Clinic Observation I, Clinic Observation II, Clinic Internship I, Clinic Internship II, Clinic Internship III, Clinic Internship IV, Clinic Internship V,
Introduction to Herbology, Asian Medicine Herbology I, Asian Medicine Herbology II, Asian Medicine Herbology III, Introduction and Herbal Prescriptionology I, Herbal Prescriptionology II, Herbal Prescriptionology III