Emergency Medicine (Didactic and Lab)
This course will enable students to assess any emergency situation and respond immediately as a professional first-responder in order to provide basic life support and pre-hospital/pre-ambulance care.
Emergency medical skills are developed with a focus on the balance between confidence in established competencies, and being able to recognize the limits of one’s personal knowledge and abilities.
The development of referral skills will also be a focus of this course
History and Philosophy of Naturopathic Medicine I-III
This course explores the fundamental seat of naturopathic medical practice. In the age of pharmaceutical prescribing rights, it is critical that graduates understand and apply naturopathic philosophy and principles in case management. This course explores the historical evolution of the naturopathic profession, the principles and philosophy that drive patient care, and an overview of past and pivotal literature.
Introduction to Clinical Education
This course introduces you to the structure and functioning of Boucher’s Naturopathic Medical Clinic. It covers the procedures and policies that apply to patient care and clinical rotations,, as well as the role of the overseeing doctor and student clinicians. Through a directed review of the student clinical handbook, students learn proper documentation and understand patient flow. To reinforce learning, students engage students in mock patient exercises in the clinical setting.
The Master class series welcomes experts from across the spectrum of health care to share the wealth of experience and insight they have acquired within their particular specialty. These valuable classes allow the students to interact with those making a difference in their communities.
Medical Procedures (Didactic and Lab)
The Medical Procedures course provides instruction in performing minor surgical procedures such as suturing techniques, lancing, the use of topical anesthetics and bandaging techniques.
Clinical training provides clinic interns with the opportunity to learn and develop the skill, knowledge and attitude required to become proficient and effective Naturopathic Physicians. This includes integration and application of core principles, clinical problem solving and diagnostic skills, as well as expertise in ethical patient care and use of core modalities. Clinic interns observe, support, and manage patient care, giving them the opportunity to expand their knowledge and experience under the guidance of professional clinical faculty.
Of the 1,400 clinic hours required to graduate, 1100 hours are spent in the teaching clinic, and 125 in precepting roles. The remaining hours are spent on assistant shifts in the clinic (75 hours), and in professional development (100 hours)
Integrating what is taught in the classroom with real patient experience is critical to the development of a well rounded naturopathic clinic intern. At Boucher, our student clinicians and clinical supervisors work together as a patient care team. Under the supervision of the licensed naturopathic physician, the team develops a plan for investigation and diagnosis, and ultimately implements and monitors a treatment plan for each individual patient.