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HED 210 - Integrative Health and Behavior Change Methods
This course provides an exploration and in-depth study into the field of integrative health and wellness from historical, political, economic and practical perspectives. Learners apply this knowledge base to the development of a variety of wellness coaching skills, such as consumer health navigation, wellness planning and motivational interviewing.
MCC General Education: MCC-BCO - Speaking (MBCO), MCC-HW - Health and Wellness (MHW)
Course Learning Outcomes
1. Compare or contrast the differences between the practice of traditional allopathic western medicine and complementary, alternative and integrative medicine.
2. Examine the specifically western values driving the evolution of integrative medicine in the US today such as: empowerment, the scientific method, or the conscious assimilation of multiple world views.
3. Appraise the safety of consumer health products or services available in the marketplace today.
4. Synthesize allopathic western health practices and non-traditional practices into an integrated wellness plan based on reliable evidence-based information.
5. Demonstrate effective communication and motivational interviewing skills.
6. Discriminate between ethical and unethical behavior involving motivational interviewing as it relates to individualized integrative wellness planning.
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Fall Semester 2023