Offers an introduction to various topics in the field of complementary therapies and healing practices. Each of the eight modules takes from 1 to 3.5 hours to complete, and is organized into short sections.
Modules: Overview to Complementary Therapies and Healing Practices; Culture, Faith Traditions, and Health; Introduction to Botanical Medicines; Introduction to Clinical Hypnosis; Spirituality in healthcare; Traditional Chinese Medicine; Introduction to Clinical Aromatherapy; Healing Touch.
All modules feature content written by subject matter experts and reviewed by a faculty team from the schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Medicine at the University of Minnesota. The learning objectives for the modules support the following competencies: ACGME for Medical Education, AACN for Nursing education, and AACP for Pharmacy education.
Online course on more than 100 herbs and dietary supplements. Developed by Kathi Kemper, MD, MPH of Wake Forest University School of Medicine and funded by a grant from the national Library of Medicine at the National institutes of Health. It includes 40 self-instructional modules about common clinical conditions in which patients might use herbs and supplements, an online discussion group and links to further information from academic centers and the federal government.
The course is evidence-based and is aimed at educating physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nutritionists, pharmacists and other health professionals.
National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, NIH
Distinguished Lectures in the Science of Complementary and Alternative Medicine http://nccam.nih.gov/news/lectures/index.htm
Via web casts, each year two leading figures in science and medicine speak about their unique perspectives on the field of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM). The lectures address the evolution of CAM practice and research and the current use of CAM by the public.
Web-based courses on various topics in Integrative Medicine include online material, required and recommended reading, virtual patients and a 3-CD set of interviews.
Nutrition & Health Series covers the fundamentals of diet and nutrition including a comprehensive review of the current literature and interactive clinical scenarios. Modules include Nutrition & Cardiovascular Health and Nutrition & Cancer. A new online session begins the 15th of each month.
Botanical & Health Series covers the use of botanical medicine to treat and prevent disease. Modules include Botanicals Foundations, Botanical & Womens Health, Botanicals & the Gastrointestinal System.
Clinical Integration Series evidence-based clinical approaches to a variety of disorders including asthma, cardiovascular health, depression, prostate and testicular cancers, and womens health.
Southern Cross University and the University of Queensland
The Australian Centre for Complementary Medicine Education & Research http://www.accmer.edu.au/education/index.asp
Offers an online conference series entitled Complementary Medicine and Health Education. The current Online Forum is Evidence-based Practice & Complementary Medicine, June 24-July 1, 2005, Registration June 22. The forums are aimed at health educators, students and practitioners from orthodox, integrative and complementary healthcare backgrounds and serve to provide an opportunity for a wider discussion of issues related to evidence-based practice and complementary medicine.
Training Programs/Continuing Education
Journey into Healing
Deepak Chopra, MD & David Simon, MD
The Chopra Center at La Costa Resort & Spa
December 10-13, 2005
Learn practical and clinical applications of Ayurveda
CME and CEU credits available firstname.lastname@example.org
Telephone: 888-424-6772, ext 1639
RIGPA Autumn Retreat
November 4-13, 2005
Clear Lake, CA
November 19-20, 2005
New York City, NY www.rigpa.org
Telephone: 866-200-5876 or 518 478-0740
2nd International Conference of ISAH and International Seminar on chronic Diseases and its Management by Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM)
September 23-25, 2005
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India and University of Connecticut School of Medicine
Varanasi, india email@example.com www.ayurvedahealth.org www.bhu.ac.in
Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine Course for Physicians
University of California Irvine, College of Medicine, St. Lukes Hospital & Academy of Pain Research
May 31-December 7, 2005
San Francisco, CA
200-250 credit hours includes at-home study and 8-day practical sessions in San Francisco (Sept. 10-17, 2005). www.acupuncturecourse.org firstname.lastname@example.org
Training Courses in Maharishi Vedic Medicine
Maharishi College of Vedic Medicine
Office of Continuing Education
Telephone: 800 811-0550 www.MCVM-NM.org MCVMNM@aol.com
12th Annual Conference of the Society for Acupuncture Research
October 21-23, 2005
Telephone 800 333-3333