INTEGRATIVE MEDICINE

PHA4CM

Not currently offered

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Integrative Medicine is the blending of conventional and evidence-based natural/complementary medicines, therapies and lifestyle interventions, using a holistic approach for optimal outcomes in health, healing and disease prevention with a supportive and empowering practitioner - patient relationship. Complementary and Alternative Medicines (CAMs) is a wide ranging field encompassing many areas and an increasing belief of consumers that CAMs, being natural, are always safe and effective. However, often the typical literature associated with orthodox medicines is not found for CAMs or other forms of integrative medicine, nor is the information relating to the quality control and purity of herbal medicines of the same calibre as for western medicines. It is therefore up to each practitioner to thoroughly evaluate the claims for each of the herbal and alternative therapies and adjust their practice(s) appropriately. This subject forms part of the Pharmacy Honours program and enables students to critically interrogate evidence that relates to their practice as future pharmacist.

SchoolMolecular Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorSabine Wilkens

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted into Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours) SHPB or have Subject Coordinator approval

Co-requisitesN/A

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Learning resources

Herbs and Natural Supplements -an evidence

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBraun, L. and Cohen, M

Year2014

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PublisherSydney: Churchill Livingstone, Elsevier

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Evidence-based herbal medicines

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorRotblatt M, & Ziment, I

Year2002

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PublisherPhiladelphia

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Fundamentals of Complementary and Alternative Medicine

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorMicozzi, MS

Year2001

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherChurchill Livingston, Pennsylvania

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Guide to Popular Natural Products (latest edition) (either electronic or bound copy)

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDer Marderosian A

YearN/A

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PublisherFacts and Comparisons, St louis

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Short course in integrative medicine

Resource TypeWeb resource

Resource RequirementPrescribed

AuthorBlackmore Institute

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PublisherGriffith University

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Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

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Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

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Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
DISCIPLINE KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Adaptability and Self-Management

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Understand the general regulation of Australian complementary medicines
02. Be able to identify quality information resources for complementary medicines and understand how to analyse and interpret the evidence realising that some integrative medicine practices have not been tested nor rigorously examined clinically.
03. Explain the rationale and role of integrative medicine in the maintenance of health and the management of various disease states including special populations i.e. pregnant women
04. Articulate and communicate advice on the safe and quality use of specific complementary medicines, including information on the advantages and disadvantages of interactions and known side effects

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