NAT 503

Integrative Pathophysiology Online

Overview

This graduate level course is a comprehensive exploration of the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical manifestations, and CAM treatment of disease. Organized by body system, the anatomy and normal physiology is studied, then the disease processes and abnormalities that can occur within that system and CAM protocols. Behavioral factors, life-style choices, and environmental factors on the cause and progression of disease are covered as well as the most current advances in genetic research. This course will guide when clients should be referred to their licensed care provider for diagnosis of the ailments studied. A comparative review of both allopathic and holistic treatment modalities for a number of conditions is also covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • A strong theoretical understanding of underlying principles of pathophysiology, including the interactions between genetic and environmental factors in the development of a given disorder; as measured by students' performance on essay and objective examinations and application of principles to case studies.

  • The ability to recognize and employ pathophysiological terms to describe disease characteristics; as measured by students' performance on essay and objective examinations and application of principles to case studies.

  • A solid knowledge base of pathophysiology, with the capacity to distinguish, compare and contrast clinical manifestations, including identifying the human structures and functions that need to be assessed, explaining how normal human structures and functions have been altered, as measured by students' performance on essay and objective examinations and application of principles to case studies.

  • The ability to differentiate, compare, and contrast various pathological processes and diagnoses from allopathic medical perspectives, with the capacity to critically assess when to refer CAM clients to allopathic physicians, as measured by students' performance on essay and objective examinations and application of principles to case studies.

  • A solid knowledge base of various CAM protocols, with the capacity to distinguish, compare, and contrast allopathic and various holistic protocols and modalities and other relevant concepts, as measured by essay and objective examinations and application to case studies.

  • The theoretical knowledge of the steps required to function as unlicensed Complementary and Alternative practitioner under the Health Freedom Acts of California or Minnesota, including credentialing and educational training requirements (hours/credits) for professional memberships; as measured by students' performance on essay and objective examinations and application of principles to case studies.

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Required Course Pack: 

  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) 

 

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Last updated 7/19/19

None – Prior or concurrent anatomy & physiology training is recommended

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Admissions Requirements:

Candidates must possess a baccalaureate degree or higher from an institution accredited by an agency recognized by the US Department of Education. Candidates must submit official transcripts directly from the issuing institution along with one professional letter of recommendation. All applicants must be recommended for admission by the ACHS Admissions Committee.

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