Behavioral Medicine

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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)


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