College of Medicine
Foundation Course for Clinicians
17th/18th November 2016
Thursday 17th November 2016
10:00 Holistic Medicine, the Human Effect and Integrated Health – What are they and why do they matter? – Professor David Peters and Dr Michael Dixon
11:00 It’s complicated; or is it? All you need to know about complementary medicine, vitalism/energy medicine etc. – Professor David Peters
12:00 Herbs and Spices – empowering patients to help themselves using their gardens, grocers and OTC herbal products. Simon Mills, Medical Herbalist.
14:00 Therapeutic bodywork: non-manipulative musculoskeletal treatment methods for non-osteopaths: trigger points, spontaneous release positioning, muscle energy techniques. – Professor David Peters
16.00 Acupuncture, group electroacupuncture and self/home acupuncture – Dr Mike Cummings chair of British Medical Acupuncture Society
18:30 What is a good doctor? – Stephen McGann (Actor and Doctor in Call the Midwife).
Friday 18th November
9:30 Resilience: mind/body interventions and self-care including biofeedback – Professor David Peters
10:30 Hypnosis, self-hypnosis and related therapies — Trevor Hoskisson
12.00 Mental health and mental wellbeing – changing perspectives in your treatment of patients with mental health problems – Dr Chris Manning (College of Medicine lead for Mental Health).
14:00 Going beyond medicine – social prescribing and lifestyle change – Dr Michael Dixon.
15.00 Integrating these ideas in every day practice – Dr Michael Dixon, Culm Valley Integrated Centre for Health.
15.30 Planning: your own SMART goals for innovation, and a SWOT exercise on opportunities and obstacles. Workshop and discussion. – Dr Michael Dixon and Prof David Peters
- The programme is interactive and practical
- Background material will provide an overview of the available research
- You will learn some basic simple treatment methods
- You will get an overview of the CAM field,
- You will expand your ideas about treatment options for common conditions
- You will take away some simple skills
- You will plan how to extend your approach to frontline practice