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Doane University

Lifestyle Medicine: Improving the Future of Health Care

Doane University via edX Professional Certificate

Overview

Current medical services in the healthcare system aren’t designed to maintain good health and the services intended to improve health often fail miserably. The rise in chronic disease and healthcare spending is a looming global crisis.

Lifestyle Medicine involves the use of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches, to prevent, treat, and, oftentimes, reverse the lifestyle-related, chronic disease that's all too prevalent. This type of healthcare approach provides quality improvements for the future of healthcare.

In this professional series, Dr. Amanda McKinney, an American College of Lifestyle Medicine fellow, explores Lifestyle Medicine’s principles and how to use them in treating many common chronic diseases. Licensed medical practitioners, can refresh or add to their existing knowledge of Lifestyle Medicine.

Syllabus

Courses under this program:
Course 1: Lifestyle Medicine Fundamentals

Learn key concepts of evidence-based lifestyle therapeutic approaches used to prevent and treat the root causes of lifestyle-related, chronic diseases.



Course 2: Lifestyle Medicine Treatments of Chronic Disease – Part 1

Learn specific lifestyle medicine treatment protocols for a variety of chronic diseases, such as breast cancer, diabetes, and heart disease.



Course 3: Lifestyle Medicine Treatments of Chronic Disease – Part 2

Learn specific lifestyle medicine treatment protocols for a variety of chronic diseases, such as prostate cancer, osteoporosis, and depression.



Course 4: Applying Health Coaching in Patient Care

Learn essential coaching techniques to assist patients with behavior and lifestyle modifications.



Courses

Taught by

Kelsey Pruss and Amanda McKinney, MD, FACLM

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