What is Herbal Medicine?
A ‘medicine’ is a substance that has curative, nutritive or preventative properties.
When we use the term ‘herbal’ we are referring to a botanical, plant-based preparation.
So, the term herbal medicine is the exclusive use of plants to treat or prevent disease. These medicines can also be used to enhance general health and wellbeing. It is also referred to as herbalism or botanical medicine.
Herbal medicine is the oldest and most widely used system of medicine in the world today.
In this course, students will gain an understanding of common conditions, learning the types of medicinal herbs, the actions and uses of these medicinal herbs and formulation and preparation methods including the creation of topical creams, herbal tea baths, teas, infused oils and more.
This course provides an excellent foundation for developing a sound knowledge of Herbal Medicine so you can work in the industry. It also forms the core unit into Naturopathy Advanced Certificate.
The Course covers the below topics
Topic 1: History, Philosophies and Principles of Herbal Medicine
Topic 2: Plant and Herb Classification/Identification
Topic 3: Properties of Herbal Medicine and Formulations
Topic 4: Herbal Medicine for Respiratory and Immune Systems
Topic 5: Herbal Medicine for Cardiovascular and Musculoskeletal Systems
Topic 6: Herbal Medicine for Dermatological and Urinary Systems
Topic 7: Herbal Medicine for Digestive and Hepatobiliary Systems
Topic 8: Herbal Medicine for Nervous Systems and Psychology
Successful completion of this course will complement your work as:
- Alternative Therapists
- Natural Therapists
- Herbal Retail Manager
There are many other possibilities with this versatile course. Many of our students who do this course are Naturopaths, Alternative Therapists, Herbalists, Ayurvedic Consultants or working in the Health and Wellness industries.
100 hours of Study
Tutor Support and Assessments
The difference between a good online course and a bad online course is in the quality of tutor support. Our tutors are always available to one-on-one support you via email or a phone call if necessary. We have a policy to get back to the student’s questions in 24-48 hours and assessments are marked within 3-4 days. Students never feel they are on their own and waiting forever. We are proud of the high-quality tutor support we provide from our highly qualified tutors.
Our assessments are designed is such a way that the student feels confident to move forward in the course as they complete each assessment. The feedback from the tutor not only reaffirms the student’s learning process but also gives an opportunity to the student to interact with the tutor regularly. Students are never penalised when their assignment work needs to be improved, rather they are given constructive feedback and requested to resubmit the section where they need improvement. Students do their assignment work at their own pace within the course duration and are not restricted by any deadlines which is the beauty of self-paced learning. The assessments will make the certificate achieved more credible and valuable to the student.
This course has approximately 8-10 assignments and 1 exam to complete the course successfully. You can opt out of the exam and receive a Certificate of Participation.
Pathways and Credits:
This course will receive credits towards some of our higher qualifications.
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