PD701 Integrative Diagnosis

Prerequisite: OM221. OM311, OM312, WM224, WM225

This course prepares students to integrate western diagnostic studies into their AOM clinical practice. The course will cover relevant laws and regulations that affect diagnostic procedures; indications, risks, and benefits of diagnostic procedures within the practitioner’s scope of practice. The course also prepares students to obtain competencies in appropriate applications of diagnostic studies and tools, ability to assess written diagnostic reports, and effective communications regarding the results of diagnostic studies with other healthcare providers. Students also will be exposed to select advanced diagnostic machines from Korea.

PD702 Integrative Community Health

Prerequisite: WM100, WM211

This course emphasizes patient care and collaborative care systems, including a presentation of structures and processes of various healthcare systems, role and impact of AOM professions, US healthcare models, and appropriate collaborative interactions with other healthcare practitioners, and so forth. This course prepares students to participate actively in the healthcare system.

PD703-704 Integrative Practice Series (1-2)

Prerequisite: OM411-414; WM181; WM311-313

Integrative Practice series presents system-based medicine, focusing on commonly treated disorders within the system. The courses will include competencies in interdisciplinary, integrative, and pragmatic approaches. For each system, anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology of each system will be discussed as integrated western and eastern medicine perspective, as well as red flags. The principle of comprehensive diagnostic approach will be presented, followed by a discussion of treatment strategies and protocols including acupuncture treatments, herbal and nutritional treatments, as well as western medicine treatment options. Within each system, common disease will be presented more in detail.

PD703: system-based medicine of neurology, cardiology and vascular, pulmonology, obstetrics and gynecology, urology and ENT.

PD704: system-based medicine of endocrine and metabolic disorders, gastroenterology, hemato-oncology and immunology, dermatology and psychological disorders.

PD705 Collaborative Practice

Prerequisite: WM110, WM211

This course provides training in collaborative practice and communication training with other healthcare practitioners. Healthcare professionals from modalities other than oriental medicine will present topics related to their treatment modalities. Students will be able to discuss cases and other health modalities. Practitioners at the practicum sites include chiropractors, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, medical doctors, osteopathic doctors, naturopathic doctors, psychologists, and so forth.