Awarded by: Open University Validating Partnership
*This course is Subject to Validation
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.
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
• Clinical Practice - Introductory
• Anatomy & Physiology for Herbal Medicine
• Introduction to Herbal Medicine
• Pharmacy & Community Practice
• History, Philosophy & Evidence
• Clinical Practice - Intermediate
• Herbal Therapeutics
• Nutrition as Therapy
• Research Skills for Herbalists
• Clinical Practice – Advanced
• Independent Study
• Advanced Herbal Therapeutics
• Preparation for Practice
The assessment methods used
throughout the programme include:
Practical assessments e.g. dispensing
Coursework portfolios e.g. portfolio of clinic reports and reflective journals
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:
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||72 points||
From the following:
GCE A levels and AS Levels
BTEC National (Diploma or Extended Diploma) in a relevant subject
Access to HE
Scottish Higher/Advanced Higher with at least one subject at Advanced Higher.
For mature applicants some experience may be taken in lieu of A Levels / BTECs.
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above|
Criminal records declaration (Disclosure Scotland)
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||Equivalent English language qualifications are acceptable for applicants not requiring a Tier 4 student visa|
|Northern Ireland||£7,999||Year 1|