Oct 29, 2020  
Spring 2019 Catalog 
Spring 2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NU 106 - Complementary & Alternative Therapies

Credit Hours: 3

This elective course presents an overview of some complementary and alternative healing therapies that are available today. People are searching out different therapies because they are not satisfied with the usual treatments, are seeking more natural methods or are choosing to take responsibility for their own healing. Each therapy will be described as to its uses, its contraindications, training and education required. Further, implications for nurses, other health care professionals and consumers will be discussed. CAM therapy practitioners will be invited in as guest speakers.

Course Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  • identify the concepts of well being;
  • understand the differences in complementary and alternative therapies as compared to traditional medicine;
  • explain the Eastern and Western medicine therapies;
  • describe Alternative Medicine System;
  • identify the treatments included in five categories of therapies;
  • describe the CAM therapies used in the treatment of ailments;
  • identify consumers issues related to CAM therapies;
  • understand the responsibilities of health care providers related to CAM therapies; and
  • utilize library and multimedia resources.

F/S (C, N, S)