University of Tasmania is starting development on a new micro course - Complementary Medicine Today #CMT101. Looking forward to seeing more OER goodness from our Tasmania!
@mackiwg can you explain to me the difference between medicin and complementary medicin? Yes, that's a trap.
@duncan_lithgow Good question - I don't know the answer. I guess we will find out when the course materials have been published.
@mackiwg I have a suggestion. 'Complementary' medicin is therapies that not been shown to work. Therapies that show themselves to work are (or become) just regular medicin.
@duncan_lithgow Thanks for your suggestion - I'm not an authority in this space and see your point about "medicine" that works is "medicine" - Let's wait and see what the University of Tasmania means by the concept.
@duncan_lithgow I'm not side stepping an opinion - I haven't seen the course materials so I don't know what they are planning to cover - I suspect that a leading research university will be focusing on evidence-based knowledge so health professionals can provide better advice - see for example: https://www.utas.edu.au/health/study/postgraduate-coursework/complementary-medicines This seems to be a reasonable approach to me.
@mackiwg it's just that evidence based knowledge in healthcare is called medicin. On their website thay mention naturopath. What makes them unique is witchcraft (homeopathy, chakras...) , the rest is either real medicin (over the counter pain killers, supplements...) or common sense (eat healthy, excercise...). Feel free to drop this conversation if you lose interest.