Monday, April 10, 2017

CDCA Naturopathy: California Cheats the Public With False .gov Science Claims Perpetually

here, just little old me doing a round up of the root 'scien' in a California Department of Consumer Affairs naturopathic document that falsely claims that naturopathy's homeopathy is a clinical science:

001. CDCA tells us in "State of California Department of Consumer Affairs Naturopathic Medicine Committee Oversight Review Report" [2017 archived] [similarly here from 2012]:

"in the late 1800s, the deans of the leading American medical schools (Harvard, University of Michigan, University of Pennsylvania, and Johns Hopkins University) came to prefer the German 'experimental science' model as distinct from 'observational science' based on the Aristotelian model often found in French and British medical schools [...] naturopathic medicine was the standard of care in the United States and Europe until the German 'experimental science' or 'allopathic' model of medicine became the new standard of care in the early 1930s [...] program requirements for its degree or diploma of a minimum of 4,100 total hours in basic and clinical sciences [...] Bastyr University lists the following career opportunities for graduates with a doctorate of naturopathic medicine [...] research scientist studying natural medicine [...] the educational component consists of basic and diagnostic sciences [...] neurosciences [...] clinical sciences [...] students must pass all basic science courses [...] below is a comparison of the basic science education of naturopathic doctors [...] naturopathic [...] 1125 [...] allopathic [...] 1079 [...] the chart below lists the schools in order of year established and the number of enrollees in the naturopathic medicine doctorate program [...] National University of Health Sciences [...] with emphasis on the basic sciences [...] NPLEX Part I - Biomedical Science Examination [...] this examination is designed to test whether the examinee has the scientific knowledge necessary for successful completion of clinical training [...] NABNE recommends that a student take the Part I - Biomedical Science Examination as soon as he or she completes biomedical science coursework [...] NABNE requires that a student pass the Part I - Biomedical Science Examination and graduate from an approved naturopathic medical program before he or she is eligible to take the NPLEX Part II - Clinical Science Examinations [...] NPLEX Part II - Core Clinical Science Examination is an integrated case-based examination that covers the following topics: diagnosis (using physical & clinical methods, and lab tests & imaging studies), materia medica (botanical medicine and homeopathy), nutrition, physical medicine, health psychology, emergency medicine, medical procedures, public health, pharmacology, and research [...] every jurisdiction that licenses naturopathic physicians requires that a candidate pass the NPLEX Part II - Core Clinical Science Examination [...] the table below shows the minimum number of hours of instruction in pharmacology required by each school to meet graduation requirements [...] National University of Health Sciences Lombard, Illinois: 90 [...] those persons having a medical or naturopathic degree from another country are directed by the Committee to contact one or more of the approved North American naturopathic medical schools to discuss possible classroom credits for basic sciences courses [...] per California Code of Regulations, Title 16, § 4220, the basic sciences board exam (NPLEX I) may be waived or deemed 'era appropriate' by North American Board of Naturopathic Examiners (NABNE) on a case-by-case basis [...] Part I — Biomedical Science Examination [...] Part II - Core Clinical Science Examination [...] prior to 1986, each state developed their own test(s) with emphasis on the basic sciences, diagnosis, and treatment [...] NPLEX Part I - Biomedical Science Examination [...] this examination is designed to test whether the examinee has the scientific knowledge necessary for successful completion of clinical training [...] the Part I - Biomedical Science Examination [...] as soon as he or she completes biomedical science coursework which is usually the end of the second year of medical school [...] Part I - Biomedical Science Examination and graduate from an approved naturopathic medical program before he or she is eligible to take the NPLEX Part II - Clinical Science Examinations[...] NPLEX Part II - Core Clinical Science Examination is an integrated case-based examination that covers the following topics: diagnosis (using physical & clinical methods, and lab tests & imaging studies), materia medica (botanical medicine and homeopathy), nutrition, physical medicine, health psychology, emergency medicine, medical procedures, public health, pharmacology, and research [...] program requirements for its degree or diploma of a minimum of 4,100 total hours in basic and clinical sciences, naturopathic philosophy, naturopathic modalities, and naturopathic medicine [...]"; 

so: science subset naturopathy's homeopathy.  That is SO FALSE.  Who would have thought that a .gov consumer affairs department would posture abject pseudoscience.  Here's what science has to say about homeopathy.
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