Complementary and Alternative Medicine OpenCourseWare: The Open University's Free Undergraduate Course on Alternative Medicine

Published Mar 09, 2009

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'Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine' is a free undergraduate-level OpenCourseWare from The Open University. Students who complete this course will have a better understanding of the use of complementary and alternative medicines treatments. The course is recommended for students interested in studying Medicine, Biology and related fields.

Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Course Specifics:

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Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Course Description:

As part of The Open University's Health and Lifestyle department, the 'Issues in Complementary and Alternative Medicine' OpenCourseWare focuses on the issues surrounding the use of complementary and alternative medicine. The course helps students to develop an understanding of health and healing methods, issues in the doctor/patient relationship and medical ethics. Specific course topics include the historical evolution of the therapeutic relationship, cultural definitions of health and moral issues within complementary and alternative medicines. This course is recommended for undergraduate-level students and takes about 19 hours to complete.

Students completing this OpenCourseWare have access to online unit notes, learning journals and discussion forums, among other resources. For more information, visit the complementary and alternative medicine course page.

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