NHP101 - NHP Historic Perspective

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Subject Title
NHP Historic Perspective

Subject Description
The course provides an overview into the history of Natural Health Products (NHP) and their various manufacturing processes. The course reviews aspects of NHP growth in popularity and addresses the effects and implications to the Canadian healthcare system. Advantages of various forms of Naturopathic, Homeopathic, Traditional Chinese and Ayurvedic Medicine, Herbology and Aromatherapy products will be covered. The course provides the opportunity for students to develop a greater understanding of NHPs used by alternative health practitioners, and how they compare (and/or may contraindicate) with pharmaceutical drugs.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Fundamentals of Natural Health Products Certificate Program

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

  1. Examine the history of NHPs, homeopathic medicines and herbal remedies, from traditional and modern perspective.
  2. Discuss the history of manufacturing methodologies of NHPs.
  3. Explain the benefits of NHP.
  4. Discuss the roles and responsibilities of healthcare practitioners (MDs, NDs, DCs, RHN consultants, etc) within the NHP industry as it applies to the consumer protection.
  5. Discuss key NHP risks and drug interactions and contraindications.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

Discrimination/Harassment
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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.

Prerequisite(s)
None

Topic Outline

Unit 1 General History of key NHPs and Manufacturing methods
Supplements (Vitamins/Minerals/Accessory Nutrients and other Natural Products)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Ayurveda Medicine
Homeopathic Remedies
Herbology and Aromatherapy (Essential Oils)
Topical Preparations (creams, toothpaste, ointments)
Unit 2 Benefits of NHPs
Impact to Healthcare system
Consumer protection of NHPs
Dispensing NHPs
Scope of practice for MDs, NDs, DCs, R.H.N.s, RHPs, etc.) in prescribing NHPs
Challenges
Unit 3 Vitamins and Minerals
Origin and Chemistry (Pharmacokinetics where applicable)
Uses and Indications
Proven efficacy as represented through Clinical Studies
Contraindications with Pharmacology
Unit 4 Accessory Nutrients and other natural products (hormones, glandulars, amino acids, EFAs)
Origin and Chemistry (Pharmacokinetics where applicable)
Uses and Indications
Proven efficacy as represented through Clinical Studies
Contraindications with Pharmacology
Unit 5 Prebiotics, Probiotics and Enzyme Therapy
Origin and Chemistry (Pharmacokinetics where applicable)
Uses and Indications
Proven efficacy as represented through Clinical Studies
Contraindications with Pharmacology
Unit 6 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Origin and Chemistry (Pharmacokinetics where applicable)
Uses and Indications
Unit 7 Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Proven efficacy as represented through Clinical Studies
Contraindications with Pharmacology
Unit 8 Ayurvedic Medicine
Origin and Chemistry (Pharmacokinetics where applicable)
Uses and Indications
Proven efficacy as represented through Clinical Studies
Contraindications with Pharmacology
Unit 9 and 10 Homeopathy
Origin and Chemistry (Pharmacokinetics where applicable)
Uses and Indications
Unit 10 Homeopathy (Gemmotherapy, Biotherapeutic Drainage, Scheussler Salts)
Proven efficacy as represented through Clinical Studies
Contraindications with Pharmacology
Unit 11 Herbology and Aromatherapy (Essential Oils)
Origin and Chemistry (Pharmacokinetics where applicable)
Uses and Indications
Unit 12 Herbology and Aromatherapy (Essential Oils)
Proven efficacy as represented through Clinical Studies
Contraindications with Pharmacology
Unit 13 Presentations and Review – overview of course in preparation for exam
Unit 14 Final exam




































 
 

















 









Mode of Instruction
Lecture and discussion

Prescribed Texts
None

Reference Material
Drug Muggers (2014) by Suzie Cohen, RPh;
Natural History of Medicinal Plants (2008) by Judith Sumner;
A Physician’s Guide to Natural Health Products, 2nd Edition (2008) by James A. Howenstine, MD;
Review of Natural Products (2014) by Ara DerMarderosian, PhD and John A. Beutler, PhD;
Textbook of Ayurveda (2000) Vasant Lad;
Tao and Dharma: Chinese Medicine and Ayurveda Paperback (1996) by Robert Svoboda, Arnie Lade;
The One Earth Herbal Sourcebook: Everything You Need to Know About Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic Herbal Treatments (2001) by Alan Keith Tillotson, Ph.D., Nai-shig Hu Tillotson, O.M.D., and Robert Abel;
Health Canada, NNHP:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/index-eng.php
Health Canada, NHP in Canada – A History:
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/dhp-mps/prodnatur/about-apropos/history-historique-eng.php

Required Supplies
None

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
OR
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.


Modes of Evaluation
Assignments

  • Assignments are due at the beginning of the class on which they are due.
  • A late penalty of 10% per day is assessed for late assignments, including those not handed in at the beginning of class when due.
  • Material will not be accepted after one week following the due date and/or when the marked material is returned to students, whichever comes first.
  • Assignments are to be prepared by computer.

Absenteeism and Exams
  • Students should be aware that absenteeism almost guarantees an inability to achieve satisfactory grades.
  • Students who are absent for an examination due to an emergency (e.g., motor vehicle accident, hospitalization or death in the family) may provide official documentation within five days of the missed exam and be provided a deferred exam at a later date. Official documentation includes a death notice or an original doctor’s certificate identifying the date, length of time expected absence and the specific reason for the absence. Examinations missed without official documentation and approval result in a grade of zero.
  • There are no deferred options for missed tests. The value of missed tests, at the discretion of the Faculty, will be added to other evaluation components.

English Proficiency
  • All written work should demonstrate the following characteristics for clarity and conciseness:
-writing is consistent with the rules of English grammar
-spelling and punctuation are correct
-sentences are structured correctly
-main ideas are supported with specific, relevant examples and reasons
-work flows logically through supporting statements/paragraphs
-work is arranged in correct format (e.g., as a report, essay)
-up to 10% of the final grade may be deducted on all work if the above English competencies are not met.

Format for Assignments
  • Students must use the standard, APA style for quoting sources.   Help is available at:  http://library.senecacollege.ca

Grading is based on the following marking scheme:
Assignment #1 15%
Assignment #2 15%
In-Class Assignment #1 5%
In-Class Assignment #2 5%
Quiz #1 10%
Quiz #2 10%
Presentation 10%
Final Exam 30%

Other Evaluation Considerations
The student is expected to comply with the Safety Rules for working in the laboratory, sign the safety contract, and WILL NOT UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES WEAR CONTACT LENSES in the laboratory.  The student will know where all safety equipment is located in the laboratory and will be familiar with WHMIS concepts and signage.

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