Introduction to Functional Medicine
This three hour course is an introduction to the principles and practice of functional medicine. Functional medicine includes both a conceptual vision for how healthcare is implemented as well as a concrete framework for patient assessment and management. The goal of functional medicine is more comprehensive and effective patient care, accomplished by expanding individual practitioners’ understanding of their patients’ health needs and integrating their contributions, within their scope of practice, to a collaborative care plan. Methods of implementing functional medicine strategies in an existing practice are explored. Specific applications of the functional medicine model are discussed for patients with metabolic syndrome and osteoarthritis. Emphasis is given to the ways in which disease pathophysiology and patient individuality should inform the clinician’s approach.
The content of this course is provided through online reading material in which the learner’s participation (time) is actively tracked and logged. A minimum of three hours is required. There will be at least three questions for every hour of the class. The learner must receive a score of 75% of the total possible points and log at least three hours to receive credit for the course. Learners not achieving the pass rate will be directed to additional study by the instructor and allowed to re-take the examination.
No textbooks required. Computer and Internet service required for completion of this course. Funding sources and potential conflicts of interest statement: No funds were received, underwritten or subsidized by any vendors of any goods including supplies or services for this course.
After completing this course, the learner should be able to:
- Identify the elements that define a functional medicine approach
- Recall the key clinical relationships highlighted in the conditions discussed
- Recognize connections between nutritional interventions and health outcomes
- Select the non-invasive strategies that best support functional medicine care
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