Complementary Therapies

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Programme:                                       HND BTEC

Unit Number and Title:                  Complementary Therapies

Unit code:                                           H/601/1635

Unit Level:                                          QCF Level 5

LONDON CHURCHILL COLLEGE

Complementary Therapies

Unit Content

1 Understand the principles behind complementary therapies and their current Usage

Therapies: pharmaceutically mediated eg herbalism, homeopathy; physically mediated eg osteopathy, chiropractic yoga, Alexander Technique; psychologically mediated eg counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy

Treatments: signs and symptoms; processes; frequency; dosage; equipment; materials; agents

Advantages and disadvantages: benefits claimed eg enhancing health, wellbeing; contraindications, intrinsic harm

Complementary Therapies

Access: physical access, financial, referral systems, cultural factors, private sector, publicSector.

2 Understand the role of complementary therapies in relation to orthodox treatments

Musculo-skeletal: bones, joints, muscles, mobility, pain

BHO0002 Employment Relations and Technology

Metabolic: digestive and eliminatory processes, dermatological, endocrine functions, immune function, reproductive function

Cardio-respiratory: pulmonary functioning, cardiovascular functioning

Psychological effects: mental health eg stress, depression; learning difficulties eg Attention-

Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), autism

Attitudes: preferred therapies, barriers to use, value

Contraindications: comparison between orthodox treatment and complementary therapy Treatments.

3 Be able to analyse evidence for the efficacy of complementary therapies in sustaining health and wellbeing:

Convention and Event Planning and Operation

Sources of information: therapy practitioners, health professionals, commercial sources, science, systematic research

Claims: benefits eg cure, amelioration, prevention of signs and symptoms, enhancement of well-being.

4 Be able to carry out an evaluation of the systems for regulating the use of complementary therapies:

Regulation systems: legislation, code of practice, code of ethics, self-regulation, complementary therapy practitioner representative umbrella organisations

Effectiveness: minimising risk, benefits, professionalism, developing public understanding, working with orthodox therapies, emerging trends.

Course 733N1 – Accounting for Decision Makers

Learning outcomes & assessment criteria

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, a learner will:

Assessment criteria for pass

The learner can:

1.1    Explain treatment processes for widely available

complementary therapies

1.2     Assess the advantages and disadvantages of the

complementary therapies

1.3    Analyse factors influencing access to complementary

therapies, both locally and nationwide

 

 

LO1 Understand the principles behind complementary therapies and their current

usage

 

LO2 Understand the role of

complementary therapies in

relation to orthodox

treatments

2.1  Analyse the role of complementary therapies in relation

to orthodox treatments in the care of musculo-skeletal,

metabolic and cardio-respiratory needs

2.2   Evaluate attitudes towards complementary therapies

2.3  Assess the psychological effects of complementary

therapies

2.4  Compare the contra-indications between orthodox and

complementary therapies

 

LO3 Be able to analyse evidence

for the efficacy of

complementary therapies in

sustaining health and

wellbeing

3.1  Carry out an analysis of the reliability and validity of

information sources on complementary therapies

3.2  Evaluate evidence which claims the benefits of

complementary therapies

3.3  Make recommendations based on the evidence

gathered for the use of complementary therapies within

a specific group of users of health and social care

services

LO4 Be able to carry out an evaluation of the systems for regulating the use of complementary therapies. 4.1 Evaluate the effectiveness of current regulation systems

for the use of complementary therapies

4.2 Make recommendations, supported by evidence, for

improving regulatory systems for the use of

Complementary therapies.

Assessment schedule

 

Task Title

 

Assessment Method

Criteria Covered Final Submission Dates
Task One: Principles behind complementary therapies Write a report

 

1.1, 1.2, 1.3 Final submission for all tasks: 05th December 2017
Task two: Complimentary VS Orthodox Essay 2.1, 2.2, 2.3&

2.4

Task Three: The efficacy of Complimentary therapies Reflective Account with Research 3.1, 3.2&3.3
Task four: Regulating Complimentary therapies

 

Information booklet 4.1 and 4.2

Specification of Assessment

Task 1: 1.1, 1.2, and 1.3 (Report Writing)

  • Explain treatment processes for widely available complementary therapies including their treatment processes which could include signs and symptoms, administration, frequency/dosage:

The “Lifeline complimentary health centre offers the following range of therapies:

Pharmaceutical mediated: Physically mediated: Psychological mediated:
Herbal Medicine Reflexology, Osteopathy, Counseling
  Homeopathy Acupuncture Aromatherapy Chiropractic yoga Hypnotherapy
  Alexander Technique Psychotherapy
  • Assess the advantages and disadvantages of the complementary therapies
  • Analyze factors influencing access to complementary therapies, both locally and nationwide (Include physical or geographical factors alongside socio-economic, cultural, educational factors and referral systems).

HR0277 CHANGE, WORK AND DIVERSITY

Task 2: 2.1, 2.2, 2.3 and 2.4 (Essay):

2.1 Analyse the role of complementary therapies in relation to orthodox treatments in the care of musculo-skeletal, metabolic and cardio-respiratory needs

(In making your comparison you could consider:

  • Muscular-skeletal disorders: e.g. bones, joints, muscles, mobility, pain
  • Metabolic Disorders: e.g. digestive and eliminatory processes, endocrine functioning, immune function, reproductive function
  • Cardio-respiratory Disorders: e.g. pulmonary functioning, cardiovascular functioning).

2.2 Evaluate attitudes towards complementary therapies

2.3 Assess the psychological effects of complementary therapies (mental health, e.g. stress, depression; those with learning difficulties, e.g. autism)

2.4 Compare the contra-indications between orthodox and complementary therapies

Task 3: 3.1, 3.2, and 3.3 (Reflective Account with Research): You have to use practical experience from your work place.

3.1 Carry out an analysis of the reliability and validity of information sources on complementary therapies

3.2 Evaluate evidence which claims the benefits of complementary therapies

3.3 Make recommendations based on the evidence gathered for the use of complementary therapies within a specific group of users of health and social care services.

 Task 4: 4.1 and 4.2 (Information booklet):

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of current regulation systems for the use of complementary therapies

     (Accurately identify what existing legislation; codes of ethics, codes of practice are in place to regulate   the use of complementary therapies in society).

 4.2 Make recommendations, supported by evidence, for improving regulatory systems for the use of Complementary therapies.

Project Work

(E.g. how to minimising risk, how to improve professionalism, how to develop public understanding, working with orthodox therapies).

 

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