Integrated Physical Examination Skills

BMS232

This course is designed to teach Natural Health students proficient physical examination and history taking skills. Students learn to select and perform examination procedures that correlate to the patient’s chief complaint and history. Additionally, the course prepares students for a future in a world of integrated medicine where Eastern practitioners must grasp Western concepts and be competent at diagnosing, communicating and co-managing various conditions with other health care professionals. Content includes checking vital signs such as heart rate, blood pressure and body temperature; dermatome evaluation including meridian and Jiaji evaluation; and physical orthopedics exams such as heart auscultation, lymph node examination, organ examinations and pathological reflexes.

Prerequisites: BMS201/202    Semester: Fall, Winter    Credits: 3    Hours: 45