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LMT 154 Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: An overview of various types of complementary and alternative modalities (CAMs) including Asian therapies, Naturopathy, herbal medicine, chiropractic and massage treatments, mind-body techniques and spiritual healing.

Prerequisites: RDG094

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Analysis Level) Describe and compare various healing and medicinal modalities including how they developed, the extent of their use today, and their strengths and weaknesses.
2. (Analysis Level) Research and contrast health care delivery systems in several countries including rankings for infant and maternal mortality rates, life expectancy and per capita cost.
3. (Analysis Level) Identify and illustrate cultural characteristics that have led to the development of various health care modalities including the influence of science, spirituality and economy on the development of their predominant health care modalities.
4. (Evaluation Level) Evaluate and explain the forces that have led to the development of conventional medicine in the United States today including historic, political and economic factors.
5. (Synthesis Level) Design and propose a treatment plan for helping to manage a common chronic ailment which responds well to lifestyle modification, offering suggestions for alternative treatment and lifestyle changes which could improve the condition.
6. (Analysis Level) Research and determine the role of massage in the delivery of complementary and alternative medicine and its contribution to the health of patients and to their understanding of and involvement in CAMs.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation