|Title||Complementary therapies education for the 21st century|
Over the past ten years, an innovative portfolio of over 30 courses
in Complementary Therapies (CT) has been developed at the University
of Westminster, London, UK. The degrees were the first of their kind and
the portfolio now provides the widest selection of CT courses in Europe.
This paper explores the history and context of this comprehensive portfolio.
The nature of the shared innovative health sciences, practitioner development
and research themes of the degrees are described. The role of the unique
Polyclinic in preparing students to work in the integrated inter-professional
healthcare provision of the 21st century is discussed.
|Keywords||complementary therapies education; integrated healthcare; complementary therapies clinic; reflective practice; practice-based learning; practitioner development skills; collaborative practice; inter-professional learning; multidisciplinary education; complementary and alternative medicine|
|Journal||World Review of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development|
|Journal citation||5 (2), pp. 177-188|
|Web address (URL)||http://inderscience.metapress.com/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=1741-2242&volume=5&issue=2&spage=177|