Ompare and Contrast Herbal medicine and Nutritional therapy

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This essay is a compare and contrast between two therapies. The main one that I am focusing on is HERBAL MEDICINE and comparing it to nutritional therapy.

Knowledge of the range of different therapeutic approaches in CM

Understanding differences in scientific, traditional and alternative perspectives on CM Practices.

Ability to distinguish between holistic and reductionist approaches
Examining the history, philosophy, practice, diagnostic approaches, clinical governance and regulation of a range of therapies in the field of complementary medicine (CM). Exploration of the concepts underpinning the diversity of philosophical approaches in CM. Engaging in current debates around CM a changes in the way CM is developing, being delivered, and the place of CM in relation to healthcare provision.

Module Aims:
To examine a range of CM practices, encouraging a critical approach to distinctive and shared features; strengths and limitations of therapies. To orientate students to the diversity of CM practices in preparation for clinical education in a multi-disciplinary setting. To develop studentsa skills of literature searching, referencing, evaluating different sources of information and communicating through structured and coherent argument.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this module students will be able to:
1) Recognise different philosophical principles, practices and diagnostic approaches of a range of CM modalities, in comparison to the biomedical model;
2) evaluate strengths and limitations of a range of CM approaches, with emphasis on your chosen therapeutic pathway;
3) discuss concepts of health, illness, self-healing and therapeutic interventions in relation to the diversity of CM and the psycho-social context in which they are practiced;
4) demonstrate the use of a range of sources for research and evaluate the relative integrity and credibility for supporting reasoned discussion;
5) design and produce a patient-facing source of information as a group activity that would be suitable for promoting a CM practice, showing awareness of clinical governance and ethical practice.

Indicative syllabus content:
Examining context, history, philosophy, practice, diagnostic approaches, clinical governance and regulation of a range of therapies within the field of CM. Therapies include chiropractic, acupuncture, homA opathy, naturopathy, nutritional therapy, osteopathy, Chinese medicine and western herbal medicine. Students study the therapy of their course in greater depth and develop an appreciation of other therapies in preparation for clinical education in a multi-disciplinary setting.
Exploring the meaning of concepts used in CM:holism, energy, vibrational medicine, balance and imbalance, healing and somatisation.
Examining CM from different perspectives, as scientific, traditional, complementary and alternative practices. Exploring contextual understanding of CM in relation to biomedicine and scientific knowledge. Contextualiing healthcare from a psycho-social perspective.
Developing studentsa skills of literature searching, referencing, evaluating different sources and communicating through structured and coherent argument.
Utilising virtual environments to participate in group work.

Assessment Methods and Weightings:
Essay 50%
Patient Information website 50%

Assessment Rationale:
Essay will enable students to search and evaluate different sources of literature, to formulate argument and demonstrate their understanding of the principles and practices of the CM covered in
the module. Students will discuss the differences in scientific, traditional and alternative perspectives on CAM practices.
Patient Information website will enable students to demonstrate their understanding of the history, philosophy and practice of a therapy or therapies in a manner suitable for the general public. Through this assessment the skills of creative and innovative thinking will be developed and assessed. Students will also gain experience of group working and peer assessment.

Assessment criteria:
Essay LOs 1, 2, 3, 4.
Students will be able to demonstrate their knowledge of a range of complementary medicines.
The essay will be assessed against the following criteria:
a? Knowledge of the range of different therapeutic approaches in CM
a? Understanding of diagnostic methods and theoretical basis of a wide variety of therapies
a? Ability to distinguish between holistic and reductionist approaches
a? Understanding of the differences in scientific, traditional and alternative perspectives on CM practices.
Patient Information website a LOs 1, 2, 3, 5.
to be produced as a group project. Each student group, using creative and innovative thinking, will be responsible for designing and producing a source of information (website) describing the therapy or a therapy of their course. This must include details of the history, philosophy/principles and practice of a therapy or therapies. It will be peer and tutor assessed.
The product will be assessed against the following criteria:
a? accuracy of information
a? appropriateness of information for the general public
a? accurate grammar and spelling, and clarity of text
a? creative presentation and visually engaging way of conveying information
a? ability to work in a group

I NEED ROUGHLY 12 REFERENCES THESE TO INCLUDE JOURNAL.
The references are not included in the word count. Thank you