A decade of university complementary therapies provision

Isbell, B. 2007. A decade of university complementary therapies provision. Positive Health. 135, pp. 20-23.

TitleA decade of university complementary therapies provision
AuthorsIsbell, B.
Abstract

This article focuses of the development and growth of complementary therapies provision, which began to accelerate from 1995 in universities. However, the first mainstream providers were Further and Adult Education Institutes and prior to this, private colleges. Compared to a decade ago when there were less than five such UK university courses, today there are around 100.

The article also discusses course structures; comprehensive clinical experience in institutes like the University of Westminster; the importance of professional bodies and postgraduate course and research.

The author also looks at the international dimension of degrees, saying that the majority of international applicants to such UK university courses come from the EEC. However, the catchments of courses frequently include North America, South Africa, Australia and Japan.

The reputation of UK university provision has also developed through university staff exchanges with overseas institutions and visits to UK universities by Government, university and college delegations from North and South America, China, the Middle East, Africa, Australia and Europe.

The National Library of Health, Complementary and Alternative Medicine Specialist Library is also said to provide the best available evidence of the effectiveness of therapies.

The author concludes with his overview of future developments.

JournalPositive Health
Journal citation135, pp. 20-23
ISSN1356-3963
YearMay 2007
PublisherPositive Health Publications
Web address (URL)http://www.positivehealth.com/article-abstract.php?articleid=2090
Publication dates
PublishedMay 2007

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