This class is the second course in a two-course sequence concerning disease processes of the body. Topics covered in this course include the biology of infectious agents, infectious disease, HIV/AIDS and dermatology

This course will provide students with an introduction to medical law and liability issues for healthcare providers, particularly those pertaining to MN Acupuncture scope of practice as designated in MN statute 147B and 146A. In addition the course provides training in: HIPAA and Patient Privacy, informed consent, medical communication and referral recognizing red flag referrals. The ethics component of this course will introduce students to medical ethics and professional ethical issues including: managing ethical dilemmas, understanding ethical decision making models, managing risk and liability, and mandated reporting.

Students develop skills in applying common accessory techniques, including cupping, guasha, plum-blossom, extravasation, moxibustion, auricular acupuncture and electro-acupuncture. Emphasis is placed on safe practice techniques and risk management.

This course ensures that students have the diagnostic acumen and communication skills necessary to begin supervised Clinical Internship. A strong emphasis is placed on patient interviewing. Teaching techniques may include role-playing, modeling and simulation exercises. Emphasis will be placed on building rapport and patient centered care. In addition, students are trained in clinical procedures and protocols followed in the University clinical system. These protocols include charting and record-keeping, confidentiality requirements and crisis management.