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Alternative medicine28527/4115/1819/1/71
Study guide

Alternative medicine

Academic year 2018-19
Is found in:
  • English programme for Health, Education and Welfare, programme stage 3
This is a single course unit.
Study load: 3 credits
Weight: 3,00
Total study time: 30,00 hours
Possible deadlines for learning account: 01.12.2018 ()

Organisation of education

Teaching Activities, Learning Activities, Assessment Activities
Lecture8,00 hours
Self-study22,00 hours
This course unit is marked out of 20 (rounded to an integer).
Re-sit exam: is possible.
It is not possible to enrol in this course unit under
  • exam contract (to obtain a credit).
  • exam contract (to obtain a degree).
Special admission is required to enrol in this course unit under credit contract.
Co-ordinator: Verstraete Els
Other teaching staff: Bens Ann
Language course: No
Languages: English
Scheduled for: Semester 1


This course is an essential part of the nursing training program as it prepares the student for his role as a care- professional. It implies that the student can provide integrated care, based on an efficient theoretical framework. Within this trajectory, the student can develop his own area of interest.


This course is built out of:

a critical reflection on alternative medicine
manual therapies
healing by natural elements

Order of enrolment

There are no prerequisites for this course.


The faculty teaching and examination regulations indicate the agreements on sequentiality for this course.

Final objectives

The student autonomously and actively manages his personal professional development based on an ethical assessment framework for nursing practice and critical self-reflection
The student integrates findings from professional nursing literature and nursing research into daily practice and participates in applied nursing research

Final objectives

1. Provide evidence-based and theoretically-underpinned nursing care based on clinical reasoning and an attitude of responsibility, a large degree of initiative and proactivity, in accordance with general and occupational legislation.

2. In both simple and complex and specialized care situations, grant tailored, client-focused and client-driven nursing care, utilising appropriate technology and with due attention to structure, punctuality and accuracy in order to guarantee patient safety.

3. On the basis of theoretical frameworks, international references and experience, develop a personal view of nursing and a constructive critical attitude.

4. Continuously self-reflect on nursing actions, self-analyse learning needs and translate these autonomously into initiatives that enhance professionalism and quality of care.

Teaching methods

  • Learning dialogue
  • Activating lecture

Organisation of education

Lecture with activating elements
Task based learning
Seminar - interaction forms: group discussion
Supervised independent work

This course unit sustains, linked to its intrinsic specifity, the possibility to implement international guest speakers and/or visits in an international context.

To replace this course, a student may enroll in the Intensive Programme in the context of internationalization.

Study guidance



Evaluation(s) for first exam chance


Paper 100%

Study costs

Print-outs: approximately 5€

Key words

alternative medicine