Campus and Apothecary Shoppe
5005 S. Macadam Ave.
Portland, OR 97239
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. PST
Note: This course was formerly called CAM 101 Introduction to Complementary Alternative Medicine
This course explores the field of integrative health and wellness, building familiarity with the variety of modalities that fall under the integrative health umbrella along with their fundamental or core concepts, methodologies, and theoretical foundations. Students investigate the multifaceted meaning of the terms “holistic” and “integrative” and consider how each modality fits within the holistic health paradigm. Current research will be explored, including the role of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institute of Health (NIH).
Describe the concept of holistic in the context of holistic health and wellness
Differentiate between the holistic health and allopathic health care models
Describe the fundamental concepts, methodologies, and theoretical foundations of the integrative modalities studied
Explain the role of role of the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health [NCCIH], part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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Last updated 9/1/21
Minimum of a high school diploma or equivalency and recommendation for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.
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