Courses: Department of Practical Training in ...

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Courses: Department of Practical Training in Herbal Formulation

Medical Ethics and Professional Laws
Department: Practice Training
Course Number: 550

Examination of laws, regulations, and standards of ethical conduct toward patients, colleagues, and other members of the medical team.  It will also cover questions of ethics, jurisprudence, malpractice and other current issues which confront modern health practitioners, and endeavors to develop communication and consulting skills for use in practice.

Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits:
 2
Hours: 30

 

Clinic Practice Management I
Department: Practice Training
Course Number: 551

The course covers the management and business aspects of practicing acupuncture and Oriental medicine in a private clinic establishment. In the dynamic and complex world of health care and medicine, even the most education, motivated and skilled of practitioners are faced with a formidable two-fold challenge—to establish a profitable and rewarding career while avoiding liability pitfalls. Accordingly, profit and risk are core components in the practice of medicine that, at certain inevitable times and instances, run in conflict with one another. Practitioners who are able to efficiently and effectively maintain the delicate balance of these core components enjoy the long-term rewards and unique fulfillment that only a career in medicine can provide. The most successful of practitioners not only achieve this balance, they also help raise the ethical standards of the profession.

Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: Medical Ethics and Professional Laws

 

Clinic Practice Management II
Department: Practice Training
Course Number: 551

In Year II the Practice Management program will focus on business management whereby students will advance their individual career goals by engaging in discussions, exercises and research designed to build the knowledge and refine the business skills of a successful health care practitioner. Students will actively engage in a comprehensive analysis of opening and operating their individual practice of ancient medicine in modern America. To this end, each student will begin development of a comprehensive business plan drawn directly from the lecture and materials in combination with the student’s individualized research and design. Such business plan will serve the future practitioner as an on-going resource and road map in creating and marketing a successful practice. In addition, Year II students will learn ethics and risk management and will examine ethical paradigms that impact the complex world of heath care and explore the framework for making individual ethical decisions. To achieve this end, codes of conduct, philosophy, law, medicine, sociology and other topics will be substantively drawn upon. Procedures, critical reasoning, analysis and active debate will be utilized in order to raise the student’s ethical and risk awareness.

Credits: 2
Hours: 30
Prerequisite: Medical Ethics and Professional Laws, Clinic Practice Management I

 

Counseling and Communications
Department: Practice Training
Course Number: 552

Introduction to Medical Counseling and important clinical aspects of the patient practitioner. This course deals with the clinical relationship between practitioner and patient. Topics include the important of a systematized practice, new patient intake, initial patient review, appropriate draping of patients, bedside manner, and after treatment procedure. Basic counseling skills be presented, including reflective listening, basic stress management techniques, dealing with different styles of communication, and referral skills. SOAP charting and HIPAA privacy regulations will also be covered.

Credits: 3
Hours: 45

 

Hygiene, Public Health, and Referral Modalities
Department: Practice Training
Course Number: 600

Students study public health issues, the formulation of laws regarding health, and the agencies established to provide disease-free food and water, adequate sanitation systems, prevention and control of epidemic and endemic diseases, and the delivery of health care to the disadvantaged.

Credits: 2
Hours: 30