Not currently available in 2020
Explores critical issues current in naturopathic medicine and the subsequent impact on naturopathic philosophy. These include the socio-political implications of medical dominance, and the global, social and cultural impacts of sustainability in naturopathic medicine. Students apply the skills of critical appraisal in reference to these issues through different conceptual frameworks and assess the impact on holistic professional practice.
Topic 1: Medical Dominance and Naturopathic Medicine; Lens of Understanding
Topic 2: Metaparadigm and Theoretical Frameworks
Topic 3: The application of the therapeutic hierarchy as a therapeutic framework in Naturopathic practice.
Topic 4: The implications and applications of Naturopathic Philosophy to Practice
Topic 5: Modernisation of Traditional Naturopathic Medicine and distinguishing naturopathic medicine from broader natural medicine
Topic 6: Scientific and pseudoscientific critique of naturopathy and other traditional health approaches
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||demonstrate a critical, evidence based understanding of the tension between biomedicine and naturopathic practice||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||explain the fundamental differences between multiple lenses of understanding of naturopathic medicine||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||describe the practical applications of metaparadigms, therapeutic frameworks and evidence in naturopathic medicine||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||reflect and critically evaluate the application of naturopathic philosophy in practice||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills|
|5||demonstrate the capacity to undertake an ethical, social and cultural impact assessment of global developments in naturopathic medicine||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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