Lincoln College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership

Clinical Herbalism

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Course summary

The course provides a comprehensive education and training in the principles and practice of clinical herbalism. This incorporates the ‘energetic’ understanding of the cause of illness and the therapeutic actions of medicinal plants as well as the orthodox disciplines of Anatomy, Physiology, Pathophysiology and Nutrition. It is integrative in approach, linking traditional herbal medicine with modern science and holism. Our teaching methods include a rich mixture of theoretical study, reflection, the use of intuition and practical experience including professional practice in our on-site Complementary Medicine Clinic. Our aim is to ensure that you become a competent and confident practitioner of clinical herbalism. The course is delivered by block learning, which means that the attendance requirements for the academic modules are met through eight full three day weekends per year, plus attendance at the Complementary Medicine Clinic for clinical training. • Year One of the course requires 90 hours of clinical training, (achieved during term time, either 1 day per fortnight or in blocks) • Year Two requires 190 hours and Year Three requires 210 hours (roughly 1 day per week or the equivalent). There are a variety of ways in which this attendance can be achieved. The course is accredited by the EHTPA (the European Herbal and Traditional Practitioners Association) and graduates are eligible to become members of NIMH (the National Institute of Medical Herbalists) or other professional bodies of medical herbalists.

Course details

Modules

Typical Modules: Level 1 • Clinical Practice - Introductory • Anatomy & Physiology for Herbal Medicine • Introduction to Herbal Medicine • Pharmacy & Community Practice • History, Philosophy & Evidence Level 2 • Clinical Practice - Intermediate • Pathophysiology • Herbal Therapeutics • Nutrition as Therapy • Research Skills for Herbalists Level 3 • Clinical Practice – Advanced • Independent Study • Advanced Herbal Therapeutics • Preparation for Practice

Assessment method

The assessment methods used throughout the programme include: Practical assessments e.g. dispensing Written examinations Coursework portfolios e.g. portfolio of clinic reports and reflective journals Written assessments

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
B342
Institution code:
L42
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Interview

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and a minimum of 5.5 in each component (if applicable) Equivalent English language qualifications may be acceptable for applicants requiring a visa

Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
75%
Student satisfaction
60%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £9500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees will remain unchanged for the duration of a student's continuous enrolment. DBS check - £47.80 (compulsory); Tunics for clinic x 2 - approx. £20 each (compulsory); Diagnostic equipment such as stethoscope and sphygmomanometer - approx. £80 (compulsory); Materials for making a pharmacy preparation - £10 - £30 (compulsory) Compulsory costs other than the materials for the pharmacy preparation can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of £500 for full-time over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.

Sponsorship information

Compulsory costs other than the materials for the pharmacy preparation can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The Career Degree bursary was established in order to enhance our Higher Education students’ academic programme and support their studies - helping to make our students more employable, industry prepared and equipped for life as a graduate. A bursary of £500 for full-time over the course of their programme to support any aspect of independent study or compulsory course specific costs. In addition, course coordinators will be allocated an additional payment to spend each academic year on enhancements that will support the development of employability skills and progression to graduate level employment. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves. *It cannot be substituted for cash, fee waiver or in-kind support funds Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme.

Clinical Herbalism at Lincoln College - UCAS