Complementary therapies education for the 21st century

Isbell, Brian (2008) Complementary therapies education for the 21st century. World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development, 5 (2). pp. 177-188. ISSN 1741-2242


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Over the past ten years, an innovative portfolio of over 30 courses in Complementary Therapies (CT) has been developed at the University of Westminster, London, UK. The degrees were the first of their kind and the portfolio now provides the widest selection of CT courses in Europe. This paper explores the history and context of this comprehensive portfolio. The nature of the shared innovative health sciences, practitioner development and research themes of the degrees are described. The role of the unique Polyclinic in preparing students to work in the integrated inter-professional healthcare provision of the 21st century is discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: complementary therapies education; integrated healthcare; complementary therapies clinic; reflective practice; practice-based learning; practitioner development skills; collaborative practice; inter-professional learning; multidisciplinary education; complementary and alternative medicine
Subjects: University of Westminster > Science and Technology > Life Sciences, School of (No longer in use)
Depositing User: Miss Nina Watts
Date Deposited: 27 May 2008 11:19
Last Modified: 11 Aug 2010 14:33

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