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Pathology & Disease
Alternative Practitioners Course Content

Gain an informed understanding of disease processes to ensure better and safer treatment of patients. Emphasis on reflecting the alternative medical view alongside the orthodox view.

Full contents with learning outcomes:

Unit one

Introduction
Discussion
Answers to SAQ’s

Philosophy
Discussion
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Basic pathological processes
Discussion
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Investigations
Discussion
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Infectious disease
Introduction, classification, & diseases of childhood
Chronic infectious disease & vaccination
How to recognise serious conditions
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Cancer
Discussion
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Assignments

Unit two

Cardiovascular system
Introduction & pathological processes
Pericarditis & diseases of veins and arteries
Ischaemic heart disease
Diseases of the lymphatic system and the blood
Symptoms of the cardiovascular system
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Respiratory system
Introduction
Upper respiratory tract disease
Lower respiratory tract disease
Wheezing diseases & cancer of the lung
Diseases of the pleura
Symptoms of the respiratory system
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Urinary system
Introduction
Infective disease
Inflammatory diseases of the kidney & holistic management of urinary disorders
Incontinence, renal stones, & cancer of the kidney and the bladder
Male genital disorders
Symptoms of the urinary system
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Musculoskeletal system
Introduction
Inflammatory musculoskeletal disease
Non-inflammatory musculoskeletal disease
Symptoms of the musculoskeletal system
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Dermatology
Introduction
Common skin diseases
Infection, infestation, & tumours of the skin
Symptoms of the skin
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Assignments

Unit three

Special senses
Introduction
The eye
The ear
Symptoms of a serious condition of the eye or ear
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Gastrointestinal system
Introduction
Abdominal pain
Upper gastrointestinal disturbances
Peritonitis
Lower gastrointestinal disease
Cancer of the gastrointestinal system
Diseases of the liver
Symptoms of the gastrointestinal system
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Central nervous system
Introduction & overview of central nervous system
Cerebrovascular disease
Epilepsy
Multiple sclerosis
Parkinson’s disease
Cerebral tumour, encaphilitis & meningitis
Spinal cord disorders & diseases of the peripheral nerves
Disorders of the head & face
Symptoms of a serious condition of the nervous system
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Endocrine system
Introduction
Pituitary gland - diabetes insipidus
Thyroid gland
Pancreas gland - diabetes mellitus
Adrenal glands
Symptoms of a serious condition of the endocrine system
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Assignments

Unit four

Pregnancy and childbirth
Introduction
How to have a healthy pregnancy
Investigations
Disorders in the first, second & third trimesters
Labour
Delivery & post-natal care
Symptoms of a serious condition in pregnancy or childbirth
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Women’s health
Introduction
Vaginal discharge
Pelvic inflammatory disease
Menstrual abnormalities
Extra-uterine pregnancy, ovarian cysts, & fi broids
Cancer of the uterus
Pre-menstrual syndrome
Infertility & contraception
Breast disease
Use of female sex hormones
Symptoms indicating a serious condition of gynaecology
Summary & assignments
Answers to SAQ’s

Children’s health
Introduction
Children’s growth and development
Conventional medicine and the treatment of children
How to raise a healthy child
Specifi c disorders of childhood
Symptoms of a serious condition in children
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Psychological disorders
Introduction
Classifi cation & investigation of psychological disorders
Disorders of the mental level (psychoses)
Disorders of the emotional leval (neuroses)
Symptoms of a serious psychological disorder
Summary
Answers to SAQ’s

Assignments

Key Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the philosophical basis of conventional and holistic medicine.
  • Understand pathological processes in conventional and holistic medicine.
  • Understand the role of investigations in conventional medicine.
  • Understand the classification, symptoms and management of disease.
  • Understand the pathological processes affecting the body systems.
  • Understand the investigation, treatment and management of patients in holistic and conventional medicine.
  • Understand the investigations and interventions for pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Understand the investigations and treatments for gynaecological problems.
  • Understand childhood development, illnesses and health treatments.
  • Understand the treatment and management of patients with psychological disorders.
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Pathology & Disease for Alternative Practitioners Complete Course (Correspondence)

Pathology & Disease for Alternative Practitioners Complete Course (Correspondence)

Price includes:
Course study guide
Books
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2 year study period
Certification
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