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Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (DNM )

 

Prospectus


<Purpose of Study>
The continuing education program for Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine is composed of a series of professional training courses designed specifically for the continuous learning process of professionals in the healthcare industry and other professionals in the relevant fields. This program is planned and implemented by the Institute of Naturopathic Medicine, which is established by the American Naturopathic Medicine Association. The course content is built with the philosophy of naturopathic medicine as the framework, and conventional western medicine as the core value that, is enhanced with traditional Eastern medicine, while integrating relevant courses of a variety of mainstream complementary therapies. The objective is that the learners will be able to root the core values of preventive medicine deeply into their daily living or relevant work so as to carry forward the mission of holistic health care.


<Study Method>
1.Courses can be taken by utilizing 1-2 days of weekends each month to study without affecting job routines. Classes are given in small groups and are taught in Chinese.
2.Courses are appropriately designed with flexibility to suit a student’s background and needs, so that students may take full advantage of learning a variety of the professional healing functions and skills as offered by naturopathic medicine.
3.Courses are conducted with the use of industry trends seminars or clinical practice observations, making the learning experience more forward-looking.
4.Periodic thesis workshops and relevant professional visits and exchanges will be organized during the course period.

<Study Content>
1.A total of eight major fields are covered: An Overview of Oriental Medicine, Basic Western Medicine, Chinese Herbal Aromatherapy, Energy Medicine and Homeopathy, Nutrition and Medicinal Cuisine, Psychiatry and Medicine, Health Management and Preventive Medicine, Clinical Practice and Observation.
2.Thesis Writing: Thesis is to be written in English/Chinese(translated into English) with at least 20,000 words, using practiced case studies as the subject matter.
3.Thesis Review: Theses are reviewed by a review committee, and are published in the Journal of the American Naturopathic
Medical Association Conference.

<Study Period>
Starting immediately, applications for enrollment are accepted. Courses begin in October 2014 (enrollment for new students is accepted at any time).

<Potential Students>
1.Persons with medical or healthcare background, or
2.Persons working in the healing professions relating to naturopathic medicine, or
3.Persons interested in naturopathic medicine and healthcare
4.Persons with a Master’s degree (including medical school graduates) and at least two years of working experience, or persons with a bachelor degree and at least 8 eight years of working experience.

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The 10 Knowledge Areas Covered in the NM Healthcare Management

Naturopathic Medicine Skills are the distinctively natural approach to health and healing that recognizes the integrity of the whole person. Naturopathic Medicine is the system of primary health care which works with the individuals efforts towards the optimal expression of physiological, physical, and mental/emotional health.

 

Governance and Organizational Structure 
 deals with the development and analysis of the organizational structure and with delineating responsibility, authority, and accountability at all levels of the organization.

Human Resources 
 deals with assessing the need for and the supply of professional and other personnel. Functions include recruitment, selection, training, compensation, and evaluation of such personnel and examining ways to evaluate productivity and monitor accountability for results.

Healthcare Technology and Information Management 
covers both management information and clinical information systems, including computer-based support for management, assessing how current technologies and major innovations are changing the way healthcare executives manage, using information systems for short- and long-range planning, using clinical information systems, and information systems acquisitions.

Quality and Performance Improvement 
 deals with the development, implementation, and evaluation of organizational accountability including TQM/CQI programs, quality assessment and assurance philosophies, policies, programs, and procedures.

Laws and Regulations 
 deals with identifying and interpreting the impact of government regulations and law on the organization; identifying the need for and working with others to develop new regulations and laws; investigating, monitoring, documenting, and enforcing existing statutes; and maintaining communication and cooperation with both public and private organizations.

Professionalism and Ethics 
 deals with the development, monitoring, and maintenance of procedures to ensure that the needs of professional staff are met. Ethics includes identifying, monitoring, and disseminating codes of professional conduct; understanding the implications of ethical decisions, providing procedures to monitor standards of behavior within the organization; and determining, maintaining, and monitoring accountability procedures.

Healthcare 
 includes a broad range of organizations and professions involved in the delivery of healthcare. Included are managed care models, healthcare trends, and ancillary services provided.

Management 
 covers general management principles, planning, organizing, directing, and controlling in addressing overall organizational objectives.

Business 
Knowledge that pertains to specific areas/concepts of the organization (e.g., marketing, business planning, strategic planning).
 

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