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Clinical Health Practitioner Education
5 Years Bachelor of Science (BSc) Degree in General Clinical Health covering basic and pre-clinical sciences & Clinical Practice Training
in Clinical Health, gaining the required Clinical Skills for Professional Registration

   Study Program

The Clinical Health Practitioner Training consists of:

Requirement Course Modules

I - Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology: APP, AP-ADV, PD-ADV 18 months
II - Clinical Nutrition: CLNT 12 months
III - Colonic Hydrotherapy: GCH® 6 months
IV - Kneipp Hydrotherapy: KHTP 6 months
V - Lymphatic Manipulation Therapy: LMT® 6 months
VI - Toxemia: TOx 12 months
VII - Clinical Examination: 3 months
VIII - History of Medicine: HM 3 months
General History of Medicine, Allopathic/Heroic, Homeopathy, Osteopathy, Traditional Medicine, Monastic Medicine
IX - History of Pharmacology: HPH 3 months
General History of Pharmacology, Alophatic/ Heroic, Homeopathy, Ethno Pharmacology, Phyto Pharmacology
X - Neuropathy: NEU 6 months

Who is this course for:
Students who wish to study with the view to practice General Clinical Health Professionally

   COURSE: Clinical Health Practitioner (CHP)

Training of Clinical Health Practitioners

Regulating the practice of Clinical Health Practitioners and preventing practice by unqualified practitioners requires a proper system of training, examination and licensing.
Benchmarks for training have to take into consideration the following:

  • Content of the training;

  • Method of the training;

  • Whom the training is to be provided and by whom;

  • Roles and responsibilities of the future practitioner;

  • Level of Education required in order to undertake training.

Clinical Health practitioners experts distinguish two types of Health Care training in function of prior training and clinical experience of trainees.

Type I training programmes are aimed at those who have no prior health-care training or experience. They are designed to produce Clinical Health Care Practitioners who are qualified to practise as primary-contact and primary-care practitioners, independently or as members of a health-care team. This type of programme consists of a minimum of two years of full-time study (or its equivalent) of no fewer than 1500 hours, including no less than 400 hours of supervised clinical training. Acceptable applicants will typically have completed high school education or equivalent.

Type II training programmes are aimed at those with health-care training (western and oriental medicine, dentistry, osteopathy, chiropractor among others) who wish to become recognized Clinical Health Care Practitioners practitioners. The learning outcomes should be comparable to those of a Type I programme.

Learning outcomes of Type I programme

Graduates of the Type I programme have to be able to:

Provide a basic description of the principles and practice of the various disciplines of traditional, complementary and alternative medicine;

Assess the health of their clients of all ages with skill and accuracy and to communicate this information effectively to their clients;

Prescribe appropriate treatments involving naturopathic modalities used in accordance with naturopathic principles;

Recommend traditional medicines for the purpose of treating and preventing diseases and promoting health;

Prepare traditional medicines in accordance with pharmacopoeia requirements and good compounding and dispensing practices;

Monitor, evaluate and adapt, when necessary, the naturopathic care of each client;

Educate both clients and the public concerning the promotion of health and the prevention of diseases;

Refer clients to other health-care professionals when necessary and appropriate;

Practise ethically and in compliance with the codes and guidelines of the relevant professional organizations as well as the statutes, rules, laws and/or regulations of the licensing or regulatory body.
 

Syllabus

The Type I programme includes four primary areas of study:

Basic sciences
Clinical sciences
Health sciences, modalities and principles
Clinical training and application.

Since some courses and disciplines overlap more than one of these areas, this classification is merely intended to provide a simple categorization of the breadth of courses that are studied.

Basic sciences include
: Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology.

Clinical sciences include
: taking a patient history and clinical assessment; physical examination; first-aid and emergency medicine; hygiene and public health.

Health sciences, modalities and principles include: natural health history and practice; nutrition; hydrotherapy; botanical health; Dr Edward Bach Remedies; stress management and lifestyle counselling; ethics and jurisprudence; electrotherapy; soft tissue therapies.
Clinical training may include preceptorship and supervised clinical training.

 

Competency in Botanical Health

Competency in botanical health requires training in core health care subjects as well as specific botanical health subjects. They are knowledgeable in the identification, storage, compounding and dispensing of herbal remedies. These practitioners should be able to identify the herbal remedies that are most commonly used in their region and demonstrate knowledge of pharmacognosy and good compounding and dispensing practices. For each of these herbal medicines, they should be able to state the indications, dosages, contraindications, potential adverse effects, toxicity levels and potential interactions between herbal remedies, pharmaceutical products or foods. Practitioners should comply with requirements for adverse-reaction reporting.

 

    • By the end of the training programme, students should have the competency in the area of botanical medicines (6) and:
       

  • have a basic knowledge of botany; have an understanding of the taxonomy and morphology of botanical medicines; be able to identify botanical medicines, both growing and dried, relevant to their level of practice;

  • be able to classify plants according to their action – e.g. as astringents, demulcents, diaphoretics, etc. – and relate the action of an individual plant to the indications for its use;

  • understand the pharmacological action of botanical medicines;

  • know in detail the dosage range and toxicities of the botanical medicines studied in their training programme;

  • know in detail the contraindications and incompatibilities of the botanical medicines studied in their training programme;

  • be able to list potentially adverse botanical-botanical, botanical-nutraceutical, botanical-pharmaceutical and/or botanical-food interactions for the botanical medicines used in their practice;

  • have awareness of the relative merits of simple and/or complex botanical medicine preparations;

  • have an understanding of good compounding and dispensing practices appropriate to their level of practice;

  • be able to report adverse reactions to the appropriate authorities.

Training programme


Clinical Health Care Practitioner (CHCP)
 


Total Contact Hours
 



Lecture Hours


Tutorials/ Clinical Practical's/ Labs



Credit hours


Year 1 & 2
 


 


 


 


 

Anatomy
 

325

300

25

12.0

Physiology

200

200

25
 

8.0

Pathology

150

150


 

4.0

Health History and Practice

48

48


 

4.0

Nature cure principles

48

48


 

4.0

  Toxaemia
 

50

50   5.0

Detoxification

50

25

25
 

4.0

  Hydrotherapy
 

120

40

80

6.0

Colon Hydrotherapy
 

120

60

60

8.0

Hygiene and public health

24

24


 

2.0

Psychology and stress management

24

24


 

2.0

  Ethics and jurisprudence 15 15  

1.0

First Aid, emergency care

12

6

6

1.0


Year 3, 4 & 5

 


 


 


 


Clinical Health Care Practitioner (CHCP)
 

Total Contact Hours

Lecture Hours

Tutorials/ Practical's/ Labs

Credit hours

Anamnesis & Clinical Assessment
 

24

18

6

2.0

  Diagnosis
 
24 18 6 2.0

Clinical Nutrition
 

60

36

24

4.0

Materia Medica

96

96


 

8.0

Remedies Manufacture

48

48

24
 

4.0

  Lymphatic Manual Therapy
 
120 30 90 6.0

Dr Edward Bach Remedies

80

60

20
 

4.0

  Hydrotherapy

180

90

90

12.0

  Neuropathy
 

150 100 50 6.0

Electrotherapy
 

24

12

12

4.0

Soft Tissue Manipulation
 

24

24

24

4.0

Preceptorship
 

36

12

36

3.0

Supervised clinical training

150


 

150

10.0

      COURSE: Clinical Health Practitioner (CHP)

History of Health

Fundamental principles of Health Care

The immune system

Human Nutrition

Nutritional Medicine

Clinical Nutrition & Health

Dietetics, Principles of Alimentation & Nutrition

General Aspects of Dietetics and Health
Human Nutrition
Vitamins
Minerals
Principles and Bases of Alimentation
Macronutrients and Micronutrients in food
Diet therapies and Good health
Highly Processed Foods: Physiology & Nutrition

Food as Medicine

Vitamins, excess and deficiency symptoms and food sources.
Minerals. Physical signs of nutritional deficiencies.
Nutrients that may be missing in certain disorders and diseases.
Supplements commonly sold in health food stores such as Coenzyme Q10, fish oil, malic acid, etc.

Exercise

How exercise benefits health
Contrology (Physical Fitness System)
Stress
Sources of Stress
Recognizing signs of Stress
Stress and the neuroendocrine system. The adrenal glands and the physiological effects of stress. 

Human Hygiene

Hygiene
Enemata
Colonic irrigation

The meaning of illness and healing

MEDICINE & VIBRATION PHARMACOLOGY

Medicine: Harmony between Body and Soul
The Patient in the consultation room of an Integral Medicine Doctor
Diseases susceptible to be treated by Integral Medicine
Limits in Integral Medicine Treatment
Integral Medicine Remedies and Medication
The Work of Dr Bach Edward

Clinical Skills

Clinical Observation
The Pulse
Auscultation - heart sounds, heart murmurs, breath sounds and others physical diagnosis skills
Urinoscopy
Stools and their diagnostic importance
The Art of History-Taking
Applied Clinical Science
Clinical Integral Medicine - Internal Medicine

Health Scientific Research

Basis of Scientific Investigation and the importance of hypothesis driven enquiry
Terminology used in Scientific Research
Different Types of Research
How to prepare, explain and educate peers on information learned on research subjects
Essential Technical, Scientific, Numerical, Written and oral communication skills to undertake
Health Scientific Research Project and write an individual report of the project under exam conditions

Research tools:

1. Clinical Trials
2. Surveys
3. Systematic Reviews, Applying Critical and Methodical Approaches to Health Research
4. Meta-Analyses, Problem-solving and Analytical Thinking
5. Laboratory Investigations, Patience, Tenacity and Attention to Detail
6. Academic Collaborative Research, team work, research networking and links with other Academic Institutions and Collaborators
7. Inter-Disciplinary Research

Salus Animae

An in-depth exploration of the human being as body, soul and spirit
Understanding and Exploring the Human Aura and the meaning of its colours
Crystals and Minerals and their influence in the Body, Soul and Spirit
Spiritual Attachment

ETHICS, DEONTOLOGY PROFESSIONAL & VALUES

Bioethical
Health Ethics in practice
Purpose and Nature of Ethics
Relation patient and the Health Care Practitioner
Professional Secrecy
Listening and counselling skills

Therapeutics

Emergencies and Accidents
Treatment of Infants and Children
Treatment of Women
Treatment of Men
Treatment of the Elderly
Death and Dying
Medicine and death

Health Therapies
Overview and Understanding of the Various Healing Methods of Health Therapies


Acupuncture
Alexander Technique
Lymphatic Manipulation
Kneipp Hydrotherapy
Therapies Energetic (Reiki, Tibetan Healing & Others)
Osteopathy 

Treatment Principle and Therapeutic Techniques

Phyto Pharmacology
Health Styles & Nutrition
High Value Medicinal Plants Interactions, Side Effects and Contraindications
Treatments to certain conditions that can be referred to an Allopathic / Heroic Practitioner
Actions of High Value Medicinal Plants and their physiological effects
Allergic reactions, eg Hayfever.

Preventative Health

Preventive Health is the field of Health Science based on Evidence Based Health (EBH) and it is practiced by all Health Care Practitioners to restore and keep their patients in health. Preventive Health focuses on the health of individuals by preventing illness and promoting health.

There is no better way to treat a disease than to avoid it in the first place. As many diseases are largely preventable. Preventive health specialists are trained health care professionals who possess core competencies in research into causes of disease, and the practice of prevention in clinical health. They apply knowledge and skills gained from the Evidence Based Health.

Longevity of the Physical Body, and how this can be achieved in the Clinical Application of Integral Health Treatment Protocols.
 

How Preventive Health Works

Primary - Promote, Maintain Health and well-being, Prevent initial development of disease (Protect the Immune System )
Secondary - Detect early existing disease, Stop the initial development of disease (Strengthen the Immune System)
Tertiary - Reduce complications of existing disease avoiding disability, and death (Health & Therapeutic Treatment)
Quaternary - Restore of Normal Health (Clinical Practice & Health Advise)

Practice Management

The Practitioner's relationships
The Premises, Setting up a Practice
Employment and Management of Staff
Preceptorship (a period of structured transition for the newly registered practitioner, during which will be supported by a preceptor, to develop their confidence as an autonomous professional, refine skills, values and behaviours and to continue on their journey of life-long learning)
Supervised Clinical Practice
Creating community outreach
Financial Management
Marketing your practice
Building a working relationship with allied healthcare professionals
Legal issues for the practitioner
Professional Research and Development (business, ethics, law)
 

   Principios de Ética de Salud

1º. Ética: Todo el Professional de Salud tiene la responsabilidad de saber distinguir entre aquello que es correcto y lo que no lo es, así como analizar las consecuencias morales de los actos del ser humano. Son ejemplos de aspectos éticos en la práctica y la investigación médicas el consentimiento informado, la confidencialidad, el respeto de los derechos humanos y la integridad científica.

2º. Juramento Hipocrático: Es el código ético de todo Professional de Salud con respecto a sus actitudes, comportamiento y obligaciones hacia sus pacientes, compañeros y sociedad.

3º. Profesionalismo: Es el código de comportamiento que debe tener todo el Professional de Salud de su relación con pacientes, compañeros y sociedad. Velar por el mantenimiento de estándares altos de excelencia en la práctica profesional y en la producción y transmisión de los conocimientos en competencia médica. El profesional de salud debe poseer cualidades psicosociales y humanitarias como: solicitud, empatía, humildad, compasión, responsabilidad social y de sensibilidad frente a la cultura y las creencias de las personas.

4º. Valores éticos: Los valores constituyen un determinante importante de la salud del individuo y de la comunidad.

5º. Equidad: La equidad en el ámbito sanitario implica el ideal de que todas las personas deben tener la oportunidad de alcanzar su nivel máximo de salud. Nadie debe tener obstáculos para conseguir este objetivo.

6º. Calidad de vida: El Professional de Salud debe velar por la capacidad de sus pacientes recibir la mejor ayuda y atención medica que les permita volver a gozar de buena salud física y mental sin enfermedad, Incapacidad o impedimento.

7º. Estilo de vida: Una modificación del estilo de vida puede incluir actividades como el cambio en el tipo de nutrición y participación en programas regulares de ejercicio y actividades físicas y al aire libre.

9º. Comunicación: En el contexto de la educación de salud, su función principal es el establecimiento de una relación entre el paciente y el practicante de salud. La buena comunicación efectiva haz con que pacientes mejoren más rápidamente, superan mejor el dolor, requieren menos medicación y experimentan otros numerosos efectos beneficiosos en su salud.

 

COURSE CONTENTS
Anatomy & Physiology
Study of how the healthy body is constructed and how it functions AP&P - Module & AP-ADV - Module

 
Materia Medica
Study of the Major High Value Medicinal Plants HVMP, their constituents and effects and their used in medicine. Study how the elements that provide the healing properties of plants are extracted and applied. Pharmacology Module

 
Diagnosis
Study how to distinguish one disease from another. Learn how to tell the difference between a minor complaint that may be treated at home, and more serious complaints, which need professional, and sometimes urgent, attention. Learn how to become a health detective and recognize common ailments by processes of elimination and broad thinking.
 
Pathology
Study what happens to the body when it is affected by disease. Learn about the changes disease causes to the healthy anatomy and physiology of human tissue. PD-ADV - Module
 
Philosophy
Learn the history of medicine and the development of an integral approach to healing and Health Care.
 

Study Time

The Course, which is divided into stages, can be completed in 5 year if a student is able to apply approximately 10 hours a week. However, students may take more or less time to suit their personal situation. The Course materials are currently sent by post. Students have access to their Course Tutors. Students may enrol at any time in the year.

You will find the degree programme a very rewarding course of study but you should be aware at the outset that it is also a demanding one to pursue.

This amount of study time needs a significant amount of planning, discipline and commitment to be compatible with a full time employment. We will do all we can to support you throughout your time with the School but it is important to reflect that you are undertaking a major course of study that will play a central role in your life for several years and to organise your life accordingly.

Course Fee:  £3,000 per Year

Student support

Our learning schemes offer uniquely flexible study options for students who have existing work or other commitments but they lack the day-to-day contact with teachers and support services available from full time campus based studies. In order to cope effectively as a distance learning student you should be completely dedicated to this chosen course of study and be good at organising and motivating yourself. The College will do all that it can to support you in your studies, the specific support we offer includes:

  • the self-study course guides are designed to be accessible and easy to work with
  • a telephone support line is available (staffed by one of your tutors) on a regular basis
  • secretarial staff are always available during working hours at the School to deal efficiently with any queries that you might have either by telephone, mail or electronic mail

 


Clinical Practice

A very important element to the programme is the experience gained whilst attending the School Approved Clinics for the 703 hours of Clinical Training. In addition to these hours, students attend seminars which cover issues relevant to Clinical Practice such as physical examination techniques and practice management During your clinical hours.

Mandatory Clinical Training Hours in the following way:

  • Year 1 & 2:       221 hours
  • Year 3, 4 & 5:   482 hours

 

Faculty Lecturers and Tutors

Tutors Subject
   
 

History Philosophy & Medicine (in context)

 

History Philosophy & Practice

 

Dermatology

  Microbiome
 

Practice Management, Health Laboratory Science, Evidence Base in Integral Health, Counselling, Therapeutic Relationship in Integral Health, Dissertation Supervisor

  Dissertation Supervisor
 

 

  Clinical Training
  Clinical Diagnosis
   
  Ethics & Health Jurisprudence, Practice Management & Public Health
  Clinic Supervisor
  Biology
  Differential Diagnosis
  Materia Medica
  Clinic Director, Materia Medica, Clinical Practice, Therapeutics
  Pharmacognosy
  Human Anatomy & Genetics
  Palliative Treatment, Nutrition, General Medicine
  Public Health & Hygiene, Botany, Anatomy & Physiology
  Pharmacology

       Clinical Health Research

Concerning Allopathic / Heroic Medicine

1. "The cause of most disease is in the poisonous drugs physicians superstitiously give in order to effect a cure." - Charles E. Page, M.D.

2. "Medicines are of subordinate importance because of their very nature they can only work symptomatically." - Hans Kusche, M.D.

3. "If all the medicine in the world were thrown into the sea, it would be bad for the fish and good for humanity" - O.W. Holmes, (Prof. of Med. Harvard University)

4. "Drug medications consists in employing, as remedies for disease, those things which produce disease in well persons. Its materia medica is simply a lot of drugs or chemicals or dye-stuffs in a word poisons. All are incompatible with vital matter; all produce disease when brought in contact in any manner with the living; all are poisons." - R.T. Trail, M.D., in a two and one half hour lecture to members of congress and the medical profession, delivered at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C.

5. "Every drug increases and complicates the patients condition." - Robert Henderson, M.D.

6. "Drugs never cure disease. They merely hush the voice of nature's protest, and pull down the danger signals she erects along the pathway of transgression. Any poison taken into the system has to be reckoned with later on even though it palliates present symptoms. Pain may disappear, but the patient is left in a worse condition, though unconscious of it at the time." - Daniel. H. Kress, M.D.

7. "The greatest part of all chronic disease is created by the suppression of acute disease by drug poisoning." - Henry Lindlahr, M.D.

8. "Every educated physician knows that most diseases are not appreciably helped by medicine." - Richard C. Cabot, M.D. (Mass. Gen. Hospital)

9. "Medicine is only palliative, for back of disease lies the cause, and this cause no drug can reach." - Wier Mitchel, M.D.

10. "The person who takes medicine must recover twice, once from the disease and once from the medicine." - William Osler, M.D.

11. "Medical practice has neither philosophy nor common sense to recommend it. In sickness the body is already loaded with impurities. By taking drug - medicines more impurities are added, thereby the case is further embarrassed and harder to cure." - Elmer Lee, M.D., Past Vice President, Academy of Medicine.

12. "Our figures show approximately four and one half million hospital admissions annually due to the adverse reactions to drugs. Further, the average hospital patient has as much as thirty percent chance, depending how long he is in, of doubling his stay due to adverse drug reactions." - Milton Silverman, M.D. (Professor of Pharmacology, University of California)

13. "Why would a patient swallow a poison because he is ill, or take that which would make a well man sick." - L.F. Kebler, M.D.

14. "What hope is there for medical science to ever become a true science when the entire structure of medical knowledge is built around the idea that there is an entity called disease which can be expelled when the right drug is found?" - Dr John H. Tilden, M.D.

15. "The necessity of teaching mankind not to take drugs and medicines, is a duty incumbent upon all who know their uncertainty and injurious effects; and the time is not far distant when the drug system will be abandoned." - Charles Armbruster, M. D.

16. "We are prone to thinking of drug abuse in terms of the male population and illicit drugs such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana. It may surprise you to learn that a greater problem exists with millions of women dependent on legal prescription drugs." - Robert Mendelsohn, M.D

17. "The commonly prescribed drug therapies do not treat an underlying cause of disease. If you don’t know what the underlying cause of an illness is, then how can you implement a treatment regimen? " - Dr. David Brownstein, M.D.

     Links

First Do No Harm

The documentary Medical Inc. “Doctored”

Food Matters

Forbidden Medicine

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