Curriculum Development of a Research Laboratory Methodology Course for Complementary and Integrative Medicine Students

Nicole Vasilevsky, Morgan Schafer, Deanne Tibbitts, Kirsten Wright, Heather Zwickey

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Abstract

Training in fundamental laboratory methodologies is valuable to medical students because it enables them to understand the published literature, critically evaluate clinical studies, and make informed decisions regarding patient care. It also prepares them for research opportunities that may complement their medical practice. The National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM)’s Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) program has developed an Introduction to Laboratory Methods course. The objective of the course is to train clinical students how to perform basic laboratory skills, analyze and manage data, and judiciously assess biomedical studies. Here, we describe the course development and implementation as it applies to complementary and integrative medicine students.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)171-175
Number of pages5
JournalMedical Science Educator
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2015
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Complementary and alternative medicine
  • Course development
  • Lab methods
  • Research

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Education

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