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Master Herbalist Diploma Course

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  • 150 hours of study
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Master Herbalist Diploma Course

What Will You Learn?

Welcome to the Master Herbalist Diploma Course, where we’ll guide you through the ancient art of herbal medicine. This course offers you a framework that will shape all your future interactions with herbs, ensuring that you can study each herb fully, with an excellent understanding of its active constituents, its therapeutic actions and potential uses, and then use it safely, in the most effective manner.

You’ll study the history of herbal medicine and find out the roots of this incredible healing modality, before moving on to study plant botany and plant chemistry (in the context of herbal medicine).

Studying the Master Herbalist Diploma Course, you’ll be prepared to use...

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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

Module 1: A History of Herbal Medicine
  • Introduction
  • Part 1: A History of Herbal Medicine
  • Part 2: The Right to Practise Herbal Medicine
  • Part 3: The Holistic Approach
  • Part 4: The Definition of a Herb
  • Module 1 Assessment
Module 2: Botany – Understanding Plants
  • Part 1: Botany – Understanding Plants
  • Part 2: The Importance of Each Part of the Plant
  • Part 3: Plant Classification and Scientific Naming
  • Module 2 Assessment
Module 3: Plant Chemistry
  • Part 2: Primary Metabolites
  • Part 1: Phytochemistry of Plants
  • Part 3: Secondary Metabolites
  • Part 4: Polyphenols
  • Part 5: Alkaloids
  • Part 6: Further Secondary Metabolites
  • Module 3 Assessment
Module 4: Contraindications and Cautions
  • Part 1: Contraindications and Cautions
  • Part 2: Can I Take This Herb?
  • Part 3: Issues Around St John’s Wort
  • Part 4: Other Considerations
  • Part 5: Adverse Reactions
  • Module 4 Assessment
Module 5: Materia Medica
  • Part 1: Materia Medica
  • Part 2: Materia Medica for the Digestive System
  • Part 3: Materia Medica for the Respiratory System
  • Part 4: Materia Medica for the Nervous System
  • Part 5: Materia Medica for the Immune System
  • Part 6: Materia Medica for the Circulatory and Musculoskeletal Systems
  • Part 7: Materia Medica for the Genitourinary System
  • Part 8: Materia Medica for the Skin
  • Module 5 Assessment
Module 6: Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Part 1: Traditional Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Part 2: The Five Elements
  • Part 3: The Five Tastes
  • Part 4: Choosing Herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • Module 6 Assessment
Module 7: Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Part 1: Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Part 2: The Three Doshas
  • Part 3: Herbs in Ayurveda
  • Module 7 Assessment
Module 8: Formulating Herbs
  • Part 1: The Herbal Consultation
  • Part 2: Aims and Strategies
  • Part 3: Methods of Administration
  • Part 4: Compatibility Issues
  • Module 8 Assessment
Module 9: How to Make Herbal Preparations
  • Part 1: Tinctures
  • Part 2: Herbal Infusions and Decoctions
  • Part 3: Syrups and Honeys
  • Part 4: Capsules, Oxymels and Glycerites
  • Part 5: External Preparations
  • Module 9 Assessment
Module 10: Essential Oils
  • Part 1: Essential Oil Chemistry
  • Part 2: Using Essential Oils
  • Part 3: A Herbalist’s Essential Oil Starter Kit
  • Module 10 Assessment
Module 11: Bach Remedies and Flower Essences
  • Part 1: A Floral Healing History
  • Part 2: Edward Bach and the Bach Flower Remedies
  • Part 3: Further Flower Essences
  • Module 11 Assessment
Module 12: Growing and Foraging Herbs
  • Part 1: Growing Herbs
  • Part 2: Foraging Herbs
  • Part 3: Time of Year
  • Part 4: Drying Harvested Herbs
  • Module 12 Assessment
Module 13: Setting Up in Business as a Herbalist
  • Part 1: Different Types of Herbal Business
  • Part 2: How to Set Up a Herbal Business
  • Part 3: How to Market a Herbal Business
  • Conclusion
  • Module 13 Assessment
Master Herbalist Diploma Course

Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The Master Herbalist Diploma Course will teach you how herbalists prepare and use herbs and will offer you a method of learning a collection of herbs, body system by body system so that by the end of the course you’ll have a superb knowledge of herbal medicine for a wide variety of health issues. And you’ll know how to make the remedies to address them too.

This course is accessible to anyone who would like to learn more about aiding the healing process with a natural alternative to medicines and invasive sciences. Students of our Naturopath, Homeopathy, and Chinese Nutritional Therapy courses in particular, will enjoy the contents of the course and will be able to put the knowledge learned to use in an existing or new business.

Accreditations

The Master Herbalist Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certified Diploma certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15).

ABC Awards is a leading national Awarding Organisation, regulated by Ofqual, and the Welsh Government. It has a long-established reputation for developing and awarding high-quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries.

This course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme.

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