This course is a continuation of Yoga 644 Mentored Yoga Therapy Student Clinic I. Students will have the opportunity to work with clients individually in the Natural Care Center at Maryland University of Integrative Health, off-site with partner institutions and in community settings.
The purpose of a practicum is to give students practical field experience in an off-campus organization, agency, or community setting. It is designed primarily to focus on the delivery of nutrition-related services to support health promotion, education, and other nutritional services to a group. Students apply all of their learning to become a healing presence in the community. In this first half of practicum, students identify an appropriate site, assess the needs of the target population, and develop nutrition education materials and lesson plans. Students will build their confidence and proficiency in order to practice nutrition and integrative health effectively and competently in the community.
This course is the second half of practicum experience. Students continue to work at an off-campus site delivering nutrition-related services to support health promotion, education, and other nutritional services to a group. Students apply all of their learning to become a healing presence in the community. Students evaluate their program and participant outcomes and detail their findings in a comprehensive report and reflection paper. Students will build their confidence and proficiency in order to practice nutrition and integrative health effectively and competently in the community.
This course reviews techinques used to assess health from a biomedical perspective. Understanding reports from conventional medical physicians can deepen the traditional practitioner`s understanding of their patient. Students will learn the techniques used in physical exam by practitioners of conventional medicine
This course reviews and builds on the etiology and pathophysiology covered in previous coursework to discuss diagnosis and treatment from biomedical and Chinese medical perspectives. The biomedical differential diagnosis of a patient presenting with a certain set of signs and symptoms is compared with the diagnosis derived from theories within Chinese medicine. Biomedical and Chinese medical treatment strategies are also compared and contrasted.
This course deepens students understanding of the integration of acupuncture and Oriental medicine with allopathic medicine as introduced in prior course work. Students will be introduced to common diseases and treatment strategies, learn how to assess and treat common diseases from a Chinese medical perspective and learn when and how to collaborate and refer to allied wellness practitioners as well as allopathic providers. The focus of this semester will be the clinical application of treatment strategies. This course lays the foundation for later specialty electives. Students may use the Natural Care Center student clinic as a lab to apply the material taught in this course.
This course addresses surface anatomy and regional anatomy to specifically introduce the student to surface landmarks and to prepare students for the study of acupuncture points. The anatomical layers of the body parts and anatomical considerations for safe needling are also addressed.
This final course in the practice management series will focus on business planning, including budgeting, billing, and tax preparation; use of electronic health records or practice management software; and participation in health insurance networks. The course will also discuss risk management, including recordkeeping, insurance, forms and policies, and legal requirements.
This course addresses professional ethics in acupuncture and oriental medicine in addition to addressing best professional practices. This course introduces students to the relevant ethical and regulatory issues germane to professional clinical practice, including concepts of professionalism, scope of practice, boundaries, and confidentiality.
Li Fang Fa Yao – This hands-on class teaches the diagnostic and clinical thought process necessary to create a safe and effective herbal formula. This class walks the students though an intellectually rigorous, step-by-step method for thinking through a clinical case. Ample time is given for students to practice these skills in small groups.