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Unit description

Learners critically explore contemporary issues in naturopathic medicine and their intersection with naturopathic philosophy. These include the socio-political implications of medical dominance, and the impact of global developments in naturopathic medicine. Learners apply the skills of critical thinking and reflection to examine these issues through different conceptual frameworks, and assess how these different perspectives impact contemporary clinical practice.

Unit content

Topic 1: Metaparadigm and theoretical frameworks in naturopathic medicine.

Topic 2: Medical dominance and naturopathic medicine.

Topic 3: Global developments in naturopathic medicine.

Topic 4: Implications and applications of naturopathic philosophy to contemporary clinical practice.

Topic 5: Modernisation of naturopathic medicine and its distinction from other health disciplines.

Topic 6: Evidence-based clinical decision making in contemporary clinical practice.

Learning outcomes

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.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1describe the applications of metaparadigms and theoretical frameworks in naturopathic medicine
2demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between biomedicine and naturopathic practice
3analyse global developments in naturopathic medicine
4critically evaluate the application of naturopathic philosophy in contemporary clinical practice
5critically examine the modernisation of naturopathic medicine and its distinction from other health disciplines
6demonstrate a critical understanding of evidence-based clinical decision making in contemporary clinical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. describe the applications of metaparadigms and theoretical frameworks in naturopathic medicine
  2. demonstrate a critical understanding of the relationship between biomedicine and naturopathic practice
  3. analyse global developments in naturopathic medicine
  4. critically evaluate the application of naturopathic philosophy in contemporary clinical practice
  5. critically examine the modernisation of naturopathic medicine and its distinction from other health disciplines
  6. demonstrate a critical understanding of evidence-based clinical decision making in contemporary clinical practice

Prescribed texts

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Structured online learning Self paced (Self paced)
Assessment
Online discussion10%
Critical review35%
Essay55%
Notice

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