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Fundamentals and Concepts

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1)  Medical terminlology and how suffixes and prefixes of terms help indicate their meanings

2)  Introduction to infectious agents and their characteristics

3)  Hygienic practices for a Massage Therapist

4)  Inflammation and Massage Indicators

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Integumentary System

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1)  Functions, construction of the skin with associated rules of massage

2)  Signs and symptoms, treatment, prevention and massage indications for specific skin conditions

3)  Recommended modalities for major skin conditions

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Muscoskeletal System

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1)  Overview of the function of bones, muscles and joints

2)  Etiology, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and massage indications for specific conditions of:

Muscular Disorders

Bone Disorders

Joint Disorders

Genetic Muscoskeletal Disorders

Other Connective Tissue Disorders

Neuromuscular Disorders

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Nervous System

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1)  Function and structure of the nervous system

2)  Etiology, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and massage indications for specific conditions of:

Chronic Degenerative Disorders

Movements Disorders

Infectious Disorders

Psychiatric Disorders

Nervous System Injuries

Other Nervous System Conditions

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Circulatory System

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1)  Function and structure of the circulatory system as well as for the blood, heart and blood vessels

2)  Etiology, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and massage indications for specific conditions of the circulatory system

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Lymphatic and Immune Systems

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1)  Function and overview of the lymphatic and immune System

2)  Etiology, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and massage indications for specific conditions of the lymphatic and immune system

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Circulatory System

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1)  Function and structure of the respiratory system

2)  Etiology, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and massage indications for specific conditions of:

Infectious Respiratory Disorders

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Diseases

Other Respiratory Disorders

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Digestive System

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1)  Function and structure of the digestive system

2)  Etiology, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and massage indications for specific conditions of:

Diseases of Upper Gastrointestinal Tract

Disorders of Large Intestines

Disorders of Accessory Organs

Other Digestive System Disorders

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Endocrine and Urinary System

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1)  Function and structure of the urinary system, endocrine system and associated hormones.

2)  Etiology, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and massage indications for specific conditions of:

Disorders of the Endocrine System

Kidney Disorders

Bladder and Urinary Tract Disorders

Other Digestive System Disorders

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Reproductive System and Cancer

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1)  Function and structure of the reproduction system

2)  Etiology, demographics, signs and symptoms, diagnosis and treatment, and massage indications for specific disorders of the reproductive system.

3)  Principles of Cancer including signs and symptoms, treatment, causes, stages, prevention and massage indications