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University of Minnesota

Integrative Health and Medicine

University of Minnesota via Coursera Specialization


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If you want to help your patients or clients manage conditions or symptoms such as pain and anxiety, this specialization will provide the knowledge and skills needed. In these five courses, you will explore integrative therapies, including herbal medicine, guided imagery, aromatherapy, and mindfulness. For each therapy studied, you will gain skills to: Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients or clients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy was useful (our AEAE approach). By the end of this specialization, you will be familiar with application methods, mechanisms of action, and the research evidence for specific therapies, as well as safety and quality considerations. In short, you will be ready to partner with patients on developing a plan of integrative care that fits their needs and preferences. Note that while the primary focus is on working with patients or clients, the information is also immediately applicable to your own health and wellbeing.


Course 1: Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
- Offered by University of Minnesota. This introductory course provides a framework for incorporating integrative therapies into your work ... Enroll for free.

Course 2: Guided Imagery
- Offered by University of Minnesota. In this course, you will learn how you can use imagery and imagery interventions to help with symptom ... Enroll for free.

Course 3: Herbal Medicine
- Offered by University of Minnesota. There is strong demand for alternatives to pharmaceuticals for a variety of common illnesses due to ... Enroll for free.

Course 4: Aromatherapy: Clinical Use of Essential Oils
- Offered by University of Minnesota. This course provides an overview of essential oil therapy and current aromatherapy practices in clinical ... Enroll for free.

Course 5: Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare
- Offered by University of Minnesota. By the end of this course, you will be able to assess when mindfulness may be helpful for your patients ... Enroll for free.


Taught by

Alex Haley, Amy Taylor, MD, Janet Tomaino, DNP, Louise Delagran, Robin Austin, DNP, DC, Susan Thompson, DNP and Teri Verner, DNP, RN


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