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Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy)

My Distance Learning College

Description

This comprehensive course delivers a broad spectrum of information on herbal medicine, aromatherapy and the use of flower essences.

You will discover the history of herbal medicine, how to cultivate and use herbs for health, cooking, nutrition and beauty, and how to conduct a consultation and prepare external remedies specific to client needs.

The course material includes details of nearly 900 herbs, their habitat, uses and actions, and any contraindications. Herbal medicine draws from international knowledge and includes lessons on the three main traditions of healing: Chinese, Western, and Ayurvedic, herbal medicines, along with a full database of uses and actions.

Furthermore, a thorough understanding of the theory and uses of aromatherapy oils, flower essences, Bach remedies and tissue salts is included in this course title.

Legal aspects of operating a herbal medicine consultancy are also disclosed in this courseware, providing you with up-to-date information on running your own business. In completing this course you will be fully conversant with modern practices relating to the use of herbal and plant remedies.

This course covers

  • History of Herbal Medicine
  • What is a Herb?
  • Botany - Understanding Plants
  • Biochemistry and Chemistry
  • Contra-Indications and Cautions
  • Phytonutrients
  • Outlines of over 850 Herbs and Practical Work to do
  • Herbs of the Bible
  • Outline of Chinese Medicine
  • Outline of Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Outline of Clinical Medicine
  • How to make Compresses, Decoctions and Tinctures etc
  • Over 60 Essential Oils and how to use them plus Index
  • Herbs used in Homeopathy and Bach Remedies
  • Flower Essences plus Index of Lessons 23 and 24
  • Outline of Nutrition, Cooking and Cultivation of Herbs
  • Spiritual Dimension


Outcomes

On completion of your course, you will receive two qualifications:

Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Diploma

NCFE Level 5 Master Herbalist (Phytotherapy) Award

This Course leads to an NCFE Level 5 Award Certificate for successful learners. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 5 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland (in which case GCSE's are at levels 1 and 2 and A Levels are at level 3). In accrediting the program at level 5, NCFE attests that its learning outcomes are at an equivalent level to a level 5 national qualification.

This award has been designed by My Distance Learning College to meet specific learners' or employers' requirements. Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that this learning program has been scrutinized and approved by an independent panel of experienced educational professionals and is quality audited biannually by NCFE.


Assessment

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

course quick facts
course code DED9280
cost $848.00
estimated time to
complete course
300 Hours
course materials
available
365 Days