Dec 08, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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NU 3320 - Complementary and Integrative Health Therapies

3 lecture hours 0 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
This interdisciplinary course examines the principles, practices, use, and outcomes of complementary and integrative health therapies. This course focuses on evidence-based practice related to alternative healing practices. Critical thinking and therapeutic communication within the scope of professional nursing practice are emphasized. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Incorporate integrative therapies into clinical practice to clients across the lifespan to restore, maintain, and/or promote health and wellness (Level 3, Nursing Care)
  • Identify psychological, cultural, and spiritual dimensions of complementary and integrative health therapies (Level 3, Nursing Care)
  • Discuss the history, cultural context, and current use of complementary and integrative health therapies (Level 3, Nursing Care)
  • Analyze the role of the health professional in relation to clients’ knowledge and use of complementary and integrative health therapies (Level 3, Professional Role)
  • Analyze the empirical, theoretical, and scientific basis of selected complementary and integrative health therapies (Level 3, Evidence-Based Practice)
  • Evaluate efficacy, outcomes, cost effectiveness, and client satisfaction related to use of evidence-based complementary and integrative health therapies (Level 3, Evidence-based Practice)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None 

Course Topics
  • Massage therapy techniques
  • Healing environments
  • Health and human spirit
  • Biofeedback and stress management
  • Integrative nutrition and herbs
  • Energy healing and healing touch
  • Pet therapy
  • Music therapy
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sleep wellness

Coordinator
Dr. Renee Wenzlaff



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