We describe our experiences in the development of a complementary and alter
native medicine familiarization special study module for a multidisciplinar
y group of students, involving medical students, nurses and chiropractors.
Our observations suggest that the model we have developed is an effective,
interesting and exciting experience for both students and teachers. We have
defined, by consensus between students and teachers, a series of clear edu
cational objectives. The course is now established, having run for 4 academ
ic years, but we are concerned about its sustainability, particularly in re
lation to ongoing funding. (C) 2000 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.