BC's Indigenous Public Post-Secondary Institute

INST-341 - Indigenous Healing Practices - 3.00 Credits

INST-341 - Indigenous Healing Practices - 3.00 Credits

Course Details
This course focuses on the traditional healing practices and cultural protocols of a local Indigenous group, or a specific healing practice across several Indigenous groups. Students are expected to participate in the organization and preparation of one or more traditional healing practices.
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  • Prerequisites : INST 241, 3rd year standing or permission of Department Head
    Course Outline
    Instructors Qualifications: Relevant Master's Degree or Equivalent
    Office Hours: 1.5 per week
    Contact Hours: 45
    Student Evaluation
    Assignments 50-70%, Final 30-50%, Total 100%. Grading procedures follow NVIT policy.
    Learning Outcomes:

    Upon successful completion of this course students should be able to: 

    • demonstrate an understanding of the role of the healer in Indigenous communities;

    • demonstrate that there are many ways of knowing and doing regarding traditional healing in Indigenous communities;

    • engage in critical thinking regarding the relationship between health, culture, environment, and identity;

    • appreciate the traditional relationship between medicine and spirituality;

    • employ the holistic perspective when attempting to understand traditional healing practices;

    • respectfully engage, organize and participate in traditional healing practices; and

    • display ethical approaches to sharing indigenous protocols, philosophies and teachings

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