HEA302 Introduction to Complementary & Alternative Medicine   

3 semester hour credits

This course is a research-based exploration of clinically relevant CAM practices, detailing the history, philosophy and mechanisms while balancing theory with practical application and methods of treatment for each therapy.  Includes examination of biologically based practices, energy based medicine, manipulative and body-based practices, mind-body practices, whole medical systems, CAM & aging, and aromatherapy.  An online series of streaming videos from The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, as well as a series from The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center are utilized as part of the curriculum.