This course is a business-based approach to mathematics designed to help the student apply mathematical principles to personal and business finances, using processes and instruments used in today's world. Students will learn about percentages, interest, discounts, arithmetic of payroll, taxes, bank statements, reconciliation, trade and cash discounts, establishing retail prices, consumer credit, simple interest, compound interest, annuities, and business and consumer loans.  

This class will cover the legal guidelines by which the practitioner must operate based on the Florida Statutes and Rules. Information will be presented on setting up your own practice and will include discussion on the types of business organizations, tax and insurance requirements, and department of labor and immigration requirements. Students will also learn how to read a financial statement. Finally an in-depth survey of the various types of insurance billing will be presented. All the necessary forms and "tricks of the trade" will be discussed.  

In the Clinic and Herb Practice students work in the herbal dispensary interviewing and diagnosing patients as well as writing and dispensing appropriate formulas. Students will be required to take an independent role in diagnosing, developing a treatment plan, and administering treatment. By the end of the program, students should require only minimal supervision. (Prerequisite: CHP-537)  

This course teaches the concept of Chinese Diet Therapy & its relation to Western Nutrition. Using the Eight Parameters as a reference, the class will discuss Dietary Transition, Water and Protein/ Vitamin B 12, Oils & Fats, Sweeteners, Salt, Other Condiments, Vitamins, Calcium and Green Food Products, Food Enjoyment/Timing/ Combining, Fasting & Children's Diet, Five Elements & Five Flavors, Using Food in the Treatment of Diseases, Food Energetics, and Nutritional Suggestions. There will be discussions on applying Chinese Diet Therapy in the clinical setting. (prerequisite AA2-516  

Per Florida State guidelines, this course provides an overview of current information on the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), including epidemiology, clinical manifestations, treatment, prevention, legal/ethical issues, and the importance of behavior and attitude changes for the caregiver.  

The course provides the student with information about the basic concepts of cell organization and function.  

In the Clinic and Herb Practice students work in the herbal dispensary interviewing and diagnosing patients as well as writing and dispensing appropriate formulas. Students will be required to take an independent role in diagnosing, developing a treatment plan, and administering treatment. By the end of the program, students should require only minimal supervision. (Prerequisite: CHP-638)  

This is a graduate level class focusing on four major areas: Behavioral Medicine as an approach which utilizes the biopsychosocial model of health in order to explore, research, and use the relationship between the social scientific principles and medicine in the process of healing and managing chronic illnesses. Behavioral Medicine as a western therapeutic approach which supports Oriental Medicine; Analysis of the current and past research related to mind- body healing (psychoneuroimmunology). Exploration of psycholopathology from a Western perspective and its relationship to the OM perspective. Additionally, students will discover via case studies and discussions their ability to integrate their existing healthcare skills with behavioral medicine approaches. The ethical and legal aspects of referring patients to another practitioner will be discussed. (Prerequisite: SCO-333)  

This course will introduce and discuss the Huang Di Nei Jing, or Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine, and the Nan Jing, or Classic of Difficulties, which are two of the foundation classics of acupuncture theory and praxis. An overview of the works will be given, and a number of the most clinically and historically important chapters will be examined more closely. (Prerequisite: AA1-416)  

This course teaches the concept of Chinese Diet Therapy. Using Chinese medical theory as a reference, the class will examine the energetic properties of food, the classification of various foods within the context of the Eight Principles and Five Elements, and specific applications of dietary therapy to Pattern Differentiation and TCM disease classification. There will also be an introduction to the concept of medicated diet, using herbal medicine combined with food. (Prerequisite: DSY-312)  

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