HEA302 Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine
3 semester hour credits
Introduction to Complementary and Alternative Medicine is a research-based exploration of clinically relevant practices, detailing the history, philosophy, and mechanisms of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). This course covers the balance of theory with practical application and methods of treatment for each therapy. Additional topics Include examination of biologically based practices, energy-based medicine, body-based practices, mind-body practices, whole medical systems, aging, and aromatherapy. Online streaming videos from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center highlight key concepts.