• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 7 months
    Duration
Launch your career in integrative health. Incorporate complementary therapies in clinical practice to improve outcomes and promote wellbeing with this Integrative Health and Medicine offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Minnesota.
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Overview

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 Integrative Health and Medicine offered by Coursera in partnership with University of Minnesota, 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.

What You Will Learn

  • Assess the current and potential role for integrative therapies in health and healthcare, including your own workplace.
  • Discuss the evidence base for use of integrative therapies, including the historical, clinical, and research data.
  • Assess if a therapy is appropriate, Educate patients about benefit and risk, Administer or advise on use, and Evaluate if the therapy was useful.
  • Partner with patients to incorporate integrative therapies for specific symptom management or enhanced health and wellbeing.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Deadline and start date A student can apply at any time for this programme, there is no deadline.
  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 7 months
    • Duration description
      • Approx. 7 months to complete
      • Suggested 3 hours/week
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Integrative Therapies and Healing Practices
  • Guided Imagery
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Aromatherapy: Clinical Use of Essential Oils
  • Mindfulness in Integrative Healthcare

Details on Coursera Plus:

  • Learn Anything: Explore any interest or trending topic, take prerequisites, and advance your skills
  • Save money: Spend less money on your learning if you plan to take multiple courses this year
  • Flexible Learning: Learn at your own pace, move between multiple courses, or switch to a different course
  • Unlimited Certificates: Earn a certificate for every learning program that you complete at no additional cost

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

Beginner Level

  • While this specialization is targeted at health providers, anyone can benefit from taking these courses for their own personal use.

Tuition Fee

You can choose from hundreds of free courses, or get a degree or certificate at a breakthrough price. You can now select Coursera Plus, an annual subscription that provides unlimited access. For specializations there is a 7-day Free Trial. If you invite a friend to get started on Coursera you will both get 50% off a course or the first month of a Specialization subscription.

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Funding

Coursera provides financial aid to learners who cannot afford the fee. Apply for it by clicking on the Financial Aid link beneath the "Enroll" button on the left. You'll be prompted to complete an application and will be notified if you are approved. You'll need to complete this step for each course in the Specialization, including the Capstone Project.

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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