Principles & Practices of Complementary Therapies
This is an E-learning programme that can be started at any point in your learning journey. The resources are open access, so you can worth through the materials and research at your own pace and will be supported through your journey by a dedicated community group and guidance from your educator. There are three assignments to complete, each of which is graded pass, merit or distinction.
The aim of this unit is to provide you with the knowledge and skills to work effectively, safely and legally within the complementary and integrated healthcare sector and a pre-requisite to the practical reflexology, aromatherapy & massage courses, this E-learning course provides the information and guidance that you need to understand:
Key historical factors and theoretical background for complementary
History and origins of complementary therapies, commonly available complementary therapies & theory of techniques used in commonly available complementary therapies (CAM disciplines) Understand the main influences on working within the complementary therapy industry & the key aspects of good clinical practice
Influences on working within Complementary Therapies industry
Summarise the legal obligations of working with clients and the general public & explain the codes of practice and ethics relating to complementary therapies.
Analyse the roles of professional organisations relating to complementary therapies.
Evaluate the process of registration and regulation of complementary therapies
Key aspects of good clinical practice
Identify the information required for assessment and treatment planning & how to accurately record information, store records and ensure confidentiality.
Appropriate referral procedures and protocols to use with clients and others involved in integrated healthcare.
Effective communication skills when dealing with clients and colleagues in maintaining good practice.