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Certificate in Western Herbal Remedies


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Herbal Medicine has been used for thousands of years and is one of the oldest holistic therapies known. The Certificate in Western Herbal Remedies course provides strong a foundation and introduction into the amazing world of natural, plant based medicines and their application in therapeutic use.

Herbal Remedies can take the form of tablets, capsules, tinctures, extracts and other herbal preparations, which have been sourced from various parts of plants, from bark to leaves, flower to roots all other plant forms, depending on the herb, used to prevent and treat physical illness and increase vitality.

Studies include Medicinal herbs, history, theory and philosophy and herbal medicine materia medica (the therapeutic properties of specific herbs), and how these are used in practice.

Providing a great overview of Western Herbal Medicine, the Certificate in Western Herbal Remedies is ideal for those wishing to gain training in the core aspects of Herbal Medicine to complement their current skills or practice, for those wishing to 'taste test' Herbal Medicine to see if a future as a Herbalist is for them, or can be done as a general interest course to incorporate into your current lifestyle.

This program will give you credit towards the Advanced Diploma if you choose to continue on with your Herbal Medicine studies.

With a wide range of flexible study options and alternate payment plans, the Certificate in Western Herbal Medicine offers the ideal pathway to discover our unique Natural Medicine programs.

 

Course Duration: 1 year part-time

Commences: Annual intake commencing in February 

Next Intake: Starts 23 February      

 

Study anywhere, any time! – In our virtual classroom

Making learning accessible for everyone is the key to all our course programs. Nature Care’s virtual classroom is accessed through the colleges secure online Student Portal which you can access day and night 7 days a week. 

Study Options - All subjects have a scheduled duration & an online scheduled class time.

Enjoy the ease of watching the class live in our virtual classroom or watch the recording at your leisure.

You can choose to:

  • Attend the scheduled class lesson live in real-time online via the Nature Care Student Portal OR
  • Review the live recording and course content at your leisure in-line with your own weekly study schedule
  • You can attend the live class and watch the recording as revision.

Each class recording is available for the whole duration of term to optimise your learning experience.

 

Testimonials

‘I have thoroughly enjoyed the option of being part of the live recording and find the recordings very beneficial. They have helped me with my studies immensely and I really enjoy listening to the teachers and picking up those extra little nuggets of gold’! 

 

It is a real pleasure to learn herbal medicine with Lis. She is so knowledgeable and really pays tremendous attention to the way she can help students remember the lessons. It is a real pleasure. - Sandra

Certificate in Western Herbal Remedies Booklist  

 

UNITS OF STUDY

Herbal Medicine A - Materia Medica

Description: Welcome to the wonderful world of Herbal Medicine! This one-year Unit of Study introduces the philosophy and science of herbalism in its historical perspective. You will explore the materia medica, learn about the therapeutic effects, constituents,
preparation and usage of plants as medicine.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • One mid-term exam
  • One end of term exam

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Herbal Medicine B - Materia Medica

Description: This unit of of study builds on the knowledge covered in Herbal Medicine 1A.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • One mid-term exam
  • One end of term exam

Pre-requisites: Herbal Medicine 1A - Materia Medica

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Herbal Medicine C - Materia Medica

Description: This unit of of study builds on the knowledge covered in Herbal Medicine 1A & 1B.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • One mid-term exam
  • One end of term exam

Pre-requisites: Herbal Medicine 1A & 1B - Materia Medica.

Co-requisites: Nil




You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $720.00

Term 2 : $720.00

Term 3 : $720.00

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testimonials

"I experienced 5 years at Nature Care. I learned amazing and interesting things which have helped me personally and I will help others with. I have met many wonderful people and will miss seeing them each week."

Sarah Kottmann

Western Herbal Medicine Graduate

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