Post-graduate Education in Traditional and Non Conventional Medicine: Italy poised between National Guidelines and Regional Variants
- *Corresponding Author:
- Paolo Roberti di Sarsina
Expert for Non Conventional Medicine
High Council of Health, Ministry of Health
Siepelunga 36/12, 40141 Bologna, Italy
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date September 28, 2013; Accepted date November 01, 2013; Published date November 04, 2013
Citation: Tognetti Bordogna M, Gentiluomo A, Roberti di Sarsina P (2013) Postgraduate Education in Traditional and Non Conventional Medicine: Italy poised between National Guidelines and Regional Variants. Altern Integr Med 2:143. doi:10.4172/2327-5162.1000143
Copyright: © 2013 Tognetti Bordogna M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
The present article completes our research which first part has been published in AIM, being the very first survey about Education in Traditional and Unconventional Medicine within the Italian Schools of Medicine. The present data also go into the choice of titles for the various education options, our article considering both the undergraduate and post graduate education programmes in this field and deals with also the particular regional organization of Italian Regions in the field of Health which extends to Upgrade Courses, shows a growing interest by Italian universities centres even if where regional decision-makers are not explicitly in favour of TCAM. The article also explores the extent of regional difference and the indirect contribution the Regions seem to have made to the TCAM education courses on offer.