Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

IIOM 01 Concepts of Original Medicine 1 credit
This introductory course covers the basic concepts of original medicine, naturopathy, and the natural healing laws of health.
Textbook:  Concepts of Original Medicine by Jim Sharps, N.D., Ph.D.
IIOM 02 Counsels on Diet and Foods 3 credits
This course presents wonderful, practical, and up-to-date information on diet and nutrition.  Some of the subjects covered are the original diet of man, the role of dairy and animal products in the diet, diet and spirituality, and the purpose and practice of time-proven, biblically based dietary principles.
Textbook: Counsels on Diet and Foods by Ellen G. White.
IIOM 03 Ministry of Health and Healing 3 credits
This course presents the principles of a faith-based approach to healing and how to have health and wellness and keep it for a lifetime. It examines what the Bible has to say about diet and health, flesh foods, stimulants, and liquor. It studies the influence of the mother and home on the health of the family. It guides in the care of the sick and in prayers to God, the great Physician-Healer.
Textbook: The Ministry of Health and Healing by Ellen G. White.
IIOM 04 Home Remedies and Hydrotherapy 3 credits
This course presents simple yet time-honored principles and techniques, such as hydrotherapy, massage, garlic, charcoal, and other simple but physiologically based remedies that have not changed for hundreds of years.
Textbook: Home Remedies and Hydrotherapy by Calvin Thrash, M.D., and Agatha Thrash, M.D.
IIOM 05 A Biblical Perspective on Hygiene 1 credit
This course presents a compilation of writings by Elder James White and his wife, Ellen G. White, on the subject of temperance and hygiene from the perspective of the Bible.
Textbook: Christian Temperance & Bible Hygiene by James & Ellen White
IIOM 06 Drugs, Herbs, & Natural Remedies 1 credit
This course presents a comprehensive examination of health and medications in the time period of Ellen G. White’s counsels on diet and health.
Textbook: Drugs, Herbs & Natural Remedies by Mervin G. Hardinge, M.D.
IIOM 07 Counsels on Health 3 credits
This course presents wonderful, practical, and up-to-date information on a variety of health principles.  Some of the subjects covered are running a successful health institute, the role of the Christian physician, health food work, and medical missionary work.
Textbook: Counsels on Health by Ellen G. White.
IIOM 08 Mind, Character and Personality 2 credits
This collection of inspired writings deals with a wide range of counsel, including emotional stress, mind-body relationships, and human sexuality.
Textbook: Mind, Character and Personality, Vol. 1  by Ellen G. White.
IIOM 09 Healthful Living 2 credits
This book presents in a very concise and condensed form the subjects of health, health reform and allied matters found in the writings of Ellen G. White
Textbook: Healthful Living by Ellen G. White
IIOM 75 Medical Missionary Manual 2 credits
This course covers the blueprint for the Medical Missionary Work. It includes a wide range of general guiding principles, including, why it was given to us, why it is so important, who should do it, how should it be done, where should it be done, when should it be done, working principles and standards, how Jesus did it, ten steps of healing, simple remedies, the use of water, the drug question and more concepts and principles of the important medical missionary ministry.
Textbook: The Medical Missionary Manual by Ellen G. White.
IIOM 76 The Divine Prescrption of Health and Healing 3 credits
This course discusses the methods and means of healthful living from which it appears that many have been drifting away. It deals with going back to “First Things”, and relying by faith upon the substances which God has established for our benefit.
Textbook: The Divine Prescription and Science of Health and Healing by Gunther Paulien, Ph.D.
IOM 10 Basic Principles of Total Health and the Hierarchy of Nutrients 2 credits
This course covers the basic principles of diet and lifestyle factors that promote health and vitality. It presents and highlights the “Hierarchy of Nutrients” and the important topic of proper food combining.
Textbook: Basic Principles of Total Health by Jim Sharps, N.D., H.D., DrNSc, Ph.D.
IIOM 11 Scientific Basis for Nutrition 3 credits
This course covers the principles for optimal health and how to combat the top killer diseases of the twenty-first century. It presents the problems associated with eating meat, dairy products, and sugar. This course provides a comprehensive list of scientific studies and references in support of the vegetarian diet and lifestyle.
Textbook: Proof Positive by Neil Nedley, M.D.
IIOM 12 Detoxification and Cleansing Diets 2 credits
This course describes what detoxification is and the details of how to help a client begin and maintain a detoxifying and cleansing diet.
Textbook: Toxic Relief by Don Colbert, M.D.
IIOM 13 Health and Wellness 2 credits
This course presents a groundbreaking program that helps choose the best foods based on the unique chemistry of each individual’s body.
Textbook: Text: Fell’s Health & Wellness by Dr. M Ted Morter, Jr.
IIOM 14 Orthomolecular Nutrition 2 credits
This course covers essential vitamins, minerals, and food supplements specifically selected to solve individual problems for promoting optimal health and longevity for everyone.
Textbook:  Putting It All Together by Dr. Abram Hoffer and Dr. Morton Walker.
IIOM 15 Current Events in Nutrition and Diet 3 credits
This course has the student explore current newspapers, magazines, and television and save articles about nutrition and diet on an on-going basis. The student then analyzes this information as to its accuracy and completeness, citing references from IIOM textbooks or other sources.
Textbook: None required.
IIOM 16 Facilitating Dietary Changes 1 credit
This course presents a practical approach by helping students learn how to make changes in nutrition and diet for themselves and others. Assignments include trying and evaluating healthful recipes, researching community resources for healthful foods, and related dietary support.
Textbook: Ways to Wellness Natural Recipe Book (current edition) by IIOM.
IIOM 17 Chemistry of Man  5 credits
This course presents a compilation of food studies and the associations between diet and health and the effect of the chemical elements that shape human health.
Textbook: Chemistry of Man by Bernard Jensen, Ph.D.
IIOM 18 Enzymes – The Key to Health 2 credits
This course presents a revolutionary new way to look at food and how it affects health. It is based on years of clinical research, by the author who presents the true key to long-lasting health.
Textbook: The Enzyme Advantage by Howard F. Loomis, Jr.
IIOM 18c The Enzyme Advantage 1 credits
To enhance your knowledge and abilities as a consumer of health care to understand exactly what real health is.
Textbook: The Enzyme Advantage by Howard F. Loomis, Jr., D.C. F.I.A.C.A with Arnold Mann
IIOM 19 Corrective Nutrition 4 credits
This course presents the major topics of diet and lifestyle factors needed to address major health conditions, such as high blood pressure, diabetes, cancer and related degenerative conditions.
Textbook: Proof Positive by Neil Nedley, M.D.
IIOM 20 Nutrition in Action 2 credits
The purpose of this course is not only to show you that vibrant health is possible, but to give you a step-by-step program, a plan for reversing those feelings of diminished vigor, and, instead, feeling the joy that optimum health can bring.
Textbook: Nutrition in Action by Kurt Donsbach, N.D.
IIOM 21 Your Health – Your Choice 1 credit
This course presents basic information about macronutrients, micronutrients, diseases related to nutrition, and special diets and methods of feeding that are used in conventional medicine.
Textbook: Your Health Your Choice By DR. M. TED MORTER, JR., M.A.
IIOM 22 Nutrition for Children 3 credits
This course focuses on how our children are falling victim to the Standard American Diet. Scientific data and common sense are presented along with techniques for teaching children how to eat healthfully and teaching parents and caregivers how to raise smart, healthy children.
Textbooks: Kid Smart by Cheryl Townsley, and Eating for A’s by Scjaiss, Meyer, and Meyer.
IIOM 23 Diet and Health 3 credits
This course is an attempt to provide the information necessary to encourage a change of lifestyle, and to provide an alternative dietary lifestyle, which will not only be healthier, but will also satisfy the taste buds.
Textbook: Diet and Health Scientific Perspectives by Walter J. Veith
IIOM 24 Digestive Wellness 3 credits
This course covers the human digestive system and a functional medical approach to digestive and systemic issues associated with that digestive system..
Textbook: Digestive Wellness 4th edition, by Elizabeth Lipski, Ph.D.
IIOM 30 Herbs of the Bible 2 credits
This course weaves history and folklore together with scientific research on over 50 herbs recorded in the Bible. It also includes artistic renditions of many of the plants. The author discusses the benefits of herbs in both medicine and cooking.
Textbook: Herbs of the Bible by James Duke, Ph.D.
IIOM 31 Medicinal Use of Herbs 2 credits
This course presents advanced concepts in herbal healing techniques. Topics include the study of over 100 common herbs, herbal preparations, and the application of herbs to 500 common ailments.
Textbook: Natural Remedies Encyclopedia by Vance Ferrell and Edgar Archibold, M.D.
IIOM 32 The Green Pharmacy 3 credits
This course explores the thousands of safe, natural remedies that lie untapped in jungles, forests, and herbal gardens throughout the world.  America’s foremost authority on medicinal plants and herbs, James A. Duke, Ph.D., shares his knowledge of these hidden reserves of healing power.
Textbook: The Green Pharmacy by James A. Duke, Ph.D.
IIOM 33 Practical Applications in the Use of Herbs 3 credits
This course presents a practical approach by helping students learn how to actually collect and store herbs, make lifestyle changes by using herbs in recipes, and approach other health issues.
Textbook: The Shepherd’s Purse by Max G. Barlow.
IIOM 34 Advanced Treatise in Herbology 5 credits
This course provides an advanced, comprehensive treatise on herbs, including over 100 herbal preparations and their applications to a broad spectrum of health conditions.
Textbook: Advanced Treatise on Herbology by E. Shook, D.C., N.D.
IIOM 35 Adaptogens 2 credits
This course introduces a category of herbs referred to as Adaptogens whose properties are associated with the ability to help the body cope more effectively with stress. Specifically, adaptogens recharge the adrenal glands, which are the body’s nominal mechanism for responding to stress and emotional changes.
Textbook: Adaptogens  by David Winston and Steven Maimes.
IIOM 36 Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine 3 credits
An excellent reference to 550 herbs and their remedies for common ailments.
Textbook: Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine by Andrew Chevalier, FNIMH
IIOM 38 Chemistry of Essential Oils 3 credits
An excellent scientific, biblically-based coverage of the chemistry and efficacy of essential oils. .
Textbook: The Chemistry of Essential Oils by David Stewart, Ph.D., D.N.M.
IIOM 40 Acupressure 1 credit
This course covers the topic of acupressure and deep finger pressure over acupuncture points.
Textbook: Acupressure Techniques by Dr. Julian Kenyon.
IIOM 41 Elements of Massage Therapy 3 credits
This course covers the basic elements of massage therapy and includes topics such as contemporary developments in massage, massage systems, scope of practice, professional ethics, and structures of the human body as they relate to massage therapy.
Textbook: Benjamin’s and Tappan’s Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques.
IIOM 42 Introduction to Reflexology 1 credit
This course presents an illustrated guide to the healing zones of the hands and feet.
Textbook: The Reflexology Manual by Pauline Wills.
IIOM 43 Depression: The Natural Way Out 2 credits
Instead of merely medicating the symptoms of depression, Neil Nedley, MD gives you a well-referenced, in-depth comprehension of how depression affects the person mentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually, and. brings hope with his successful twenty-week cure that has brought relief to so many of his patients.
Textbook: Depression: The Way Out by Neil Nedley. M.D..
IIOM 44 Introduction to Homeopathy 2 credits
This course presents the basics of homeopathic medicine and homeopathic remedies for everyday ailments and minor injuries.
Textbook: Homeopathic Medicine at Home by Dr. Maesimund Panos and Jane Heimlich.
IIOM 45 The Body Electric 3 credits
This course presents many thoughtful ideas about the relationship of electromagnetism and electricity to basic life processes, medical care, and environmental concerns. Also, the politics of the world of medical research are presented in a realistic light.
Textbook: The Body Electric by Robert O. Becker, M.D.
IIOM 46 Defeating Cancer Naturally 1 credit
This course will take the student through Anne Frahm’s journey of reclaiming her body and her health.  It is a valuable nutritional program to assist anyone seeking to recover from cancer and other degenerative diseases, and perpetuate good health.
Textbook: Defeating Cancer Naturally by Anne Frahm
IIOM 47 Introduction to Iridology 1 credit
This course is an introduction to the study of the iris as a way to determine areas of stress and weakness    in the entire body. The student will be able to use Iridology and other areas of study (such as nutrition)   to ascertain problem areas and make educated recommendations for improvement.
Textbook: The Science and Practice of Iridology by Bernard Jensen, D.C., Ph.D.
IIOM 48 Introduction to Scleorology 1 credit
This course will introduce the student to the interpretation of the sclera (white of the eyes) as it relates to whole body health and the various stresses that affect the wellbeing of individuals.
Textbook: Sclerology: A New View of an Ancient Art By: Leonard Mehlmauer, ND
IIOM 49 Introduction to Midwifery 1 credit
This course is an instructional guide for those exploring the important topic of midwifery. This course provides a valuable resource for those desiring to learn the basic skills needed to assist women during the prenatal period through postpartum.
Textbook: The Ministry of Midwifery A Manual By Patti A. Barnes, C.P.M
IIOM 50 Human Life: Its Philosophy and Laws  3 credits
This course presents a revolutionary new way to look at health. It is based on years of clinical research, by the author who presents the true key to long-lasting health.
Textbook: Human Life – Its Philosophy and Laws by Herbert M. Shelton
IIOM 51 Health Assessment thru Biological Ionization  3 credits
The course presents the pioneering concepts of Dr. Carey Reams and explains the principles behind the pH test, proper procedures for conducting tests on urine and saliva, and how to use the test results to tailor counseling recommendations in diet and lifestyle plans.
Textbook: Basics of Biological Ionization by A. F. Beddoe, D.D.S.
IIOM 52 Dried Blood Cell Analysis 2 credits
Just one drop of blood can provide useful information to a health practitioner. It can show unhealthy conditions in the body that can be corrected with nutrition and lifestyle changes. This course will introduce students to a valuable tool in determining the condition of someone’s health and allow them to make   recommendations for dietary and lifestyle improvements.
Textbook: Dried Blood Cell Analysis by Certified Natural Health Professionals
IIOM 53 Whole Body Dentistry 2 credits
This introductory course covers a shift away from the traditional “mouth-only” orientation of dentistry, focused on oral hygiene, fillings and extractions. This revolutionary view of dentistry recognized that issues in the mouth can trigger seemingly unrelated physical illnesses.
Text: Whole-Body Dentistry by Mark A. Breiner, DDS
IIOM 54 The Mathematical Formula for Perfect Health 2 credits
A Biblical Health Message that Resulted in the Reams Biological Theory of Ionization (RBTI). This book explores the lifelong work of Dr. Reams as he uncovered the cause of all health afflictions, such as cancer, heart disease, diabetes, obesity, etc.
TEXT: Choose Life or Death by Cary Reams with Cliff Dudley
IIOM 55 Strategies for Becoming an Active Thinker   1 credit
This course shows students how to study successfully, think critically, manage their time, complete assignments correctly, and have success with their studies.
Textbook:  Keys to College Studying: Becoming an Active Thinker by Carter, Bishop and Kravits
IIOM 56 Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Professionals 2 credits
This course discusses legal guidelines that apply to the practice of original medicine and naturopathy. It covers laws and their purposes, consent, disclaimer and disclosure forms, keeping records, licensing versus certification, and other important legal considerations. This course prepares students to effectively handle the legal aspects of running a naturopathic practice.
Textbook: Legal Guidelines for Unlicensed Practitioners by Lawrence D. Wilson, M.D.
IIOM 57 Naturopathy or the 21st Century 2 credits
This course, which uses a text book adopted by several naturopathic schools, is highly recommended for those studying to be board certified by the American naturopathic Medical Certification Board. It explains many important aspects of the naturopathic profession, including, what modalities are used by naturopaths.
Textbook: Naturopathy for the 21st Century by Robert J. Thiel, Ph.D.
IIOM 58 Fundamentals of Starting a Business 2 credits
This guide offers critical startup essentials and a current, comprehensive view of what it takes to survive the crucial first three years, giving you exactly what you need to survive and succeed.
Textbook: Start Your Own Business by Staff of Entrepreneur Media Inc, with forward by Peter Shea, CEO
IIOM 59 Blueprint for the Quintessential Original Medicine Lifestyle Center 2 credits
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IIOM 60 Introduction to Medical Language 1 credit
This course presents the mechanics of how medical words are formed from combining forms, suffixes, and prefixes as the basis for understanding the meaning of conventional medical words.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 61 Anatomy and Physiology, Part 1 1 credit
This course presents the anatomy and physiology of the four most common body systems: the gastrointestinal system, pulmonary system, cardiovascular system, and urinary system.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 62 Anatomy and Physiology, Part 2 1 credit
This course presents the anatomy and physiology of several common body systems: the integumentary system (skin), musculoskeletal system, blood and immune system, and nervous system.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 63 Anatomy and Physiology, Part 3 1 credit
This course presents the anatomy and physiology of several common body systems: the male reproductive system, female reproductive system, endocrine system, eyes, and ears.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 64 Disease Processes and Conventional Medicine, Part 1 3 credits
This course presents diseases of the gastrointestinal system, pulmonary system, cardiovascular system, and urinary system and how conventional  medicine deals with them.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 65 Disease Processes and Conventional Medicine, Part 2 3 credits
This course presents diseases of the blood and lymph system, integumentary system (skin), musculoskeletal system, blood and lymph system, and nervous system and how conventional medicine deals with them.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 66 Disease Processes and Conventional Medicine, Part 3 3 credits
This course presents diseases of the urinary system, male reproductive system, and female reproductive system, endocrine system, eyes, ears, nose and throat, and how conventional medicine deals with them.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 68 Intro to Psychiatry 1 credit
This course presents an introduction to the anatomy and physiology related to oncology as well as a detailed description of cancerous diseases and how conventional medicine deals with it.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 69 Intro to Oncology 1 credits
This course presents an introduction to the anatomy and physiology related to oncology as well as a detailed description of cancerous diseases and how conventional medicine deals with it.
Textbook: Medical Language by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 70 Conventional Drugs and Medicine                                                  3 credits
This course presents conventional drugs and drug categories as used in medicine today. Clients seen by naturopaths are often taking prescription drugs, and the identity and action of these drugs should be understood.
Textbook:  Understanding Pharmacology for Health Professionals by Susan Turley, RN, BSN.
IIOM 80 Case Study or Project (CNC) 2 credits
This course is a case study or project, selected by the student, that pertains to nutrition and diet.
Textbook: None required.
IIOM 81 Case Study or Project (CHOM) 2 credits
This course is a case study or project, selected by the student, that pertains to the principles and practice of herbs and original medicine.
Textbook: None required.
IIOM 82 Case Study or Project (CMM) 2 credits
This course is a case study or project, selected by the student, that pertains to the medical missionary principles and practice.
Textbook: None required.
IIOM 89 BSOM Case Study or Project 2 credits
This course is a case study or project, selected by the student, that pertains to the medical missionary principles and practice.
Textbook: None required.
IIOM 90 Master’s Thesis 10 credits
This course involves researching and writing a master’s thesis on a specific topic of interest in original medicine.
Textbook: None required.
IIOM 91 Doctoral Dissertation 15 credits
This course involves researching and writing a doctoral dissertation that includes original research.
Textbook: None required.

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