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WELL 708 Pathology and Pharmacology for Massage Therapists

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Course Description

An integrative perspective on the science of the causes and effects of diseases and the disease process in the context of massage therapy. Focus on physiological mechanisms, disease states and symptoms, clinical assessments and indications / contraindications associated with diseases and disorders. Basic principles of pharmacology and commonly prescribed pharmaceuticals are also covered. This course cultivates greater understanding, dialogue and collaboration between clients/patients and holistic medicine health care professionals. This course does not teach students to diagnose since that is outside the scope of practice for massage therapy.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 48-54
  • Homework hours/semester: 96-108
Prerequisites: WELL 703 or BIOL 250 or equivalent, or equivalent Anatomy and Physiology course taken at a CAMTC-approved institution.
Corequisites: None