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SSM in Understanding Complementary Medicine

SSM in Understanding Complementary Medicine

Discipline: Medicine

Module Title: SSM in Understanding Complementary Medicine

Module Directors: Dr. Dílis Clare, Dr. Gerard Flaherty

Year: 2

This module provides students with a platform on which to develop an understanding of complementary and alternative medicine and the role it can play alongside traditional forms of medicine. The students are introduced to Integrative Medicine that combines the traditional with the complementary. Students look at the evidence base surrounding complementary medicine and research one particular form, for example, Reflexology, Chinese Medicine, Herbal Medicine etc. and offer a presentation on their newly found knowledge. In attrition, the students attend the Integrative Medical Clinic in Galway and meet patients that are combining both approaches to their own care.