Courses of Study 2015-2016 
    Dec 15, 2018  
Courses of Study 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6739 - Overview of Complementary Therapies in Veterinary Medicine

Spring. 1 credit. S-U grades only.

Prerequisite: completion of 2 years of the Veterinary Curriculum.

M. Smith.

This 1 credit survey lecture course will introduce the veterinary student to numerous complementary and alternative modalities currently being offered by veterinarians or requested by clients. Concerns and controversies will be discussed for each modality, along with how training can be acquired. Topics will include acupuncture, chiropractic, herbal medicine, rehabilitation and physical therapy, philosophies of energy medicine, homeopathy, integrative nutrition and nutraceuticals. Critical evaluation of the evidence for efficacy of these treatments will be emphasized, along with the current understanding of the contribution of the placebo effect to apparent response to treatment.

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