Zoopharmacognosy Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Described as the ability of animals to self-medicate and maintain good health through the selection and use of plants and natural substances, zoopharmacognosy is a fascinating subject that will provide you with a newfound respect for the intelligence of animals and the therapeutic abundance within the plant kingdom and natural world.

In this introduction to zoopharmacognosy, you’ll learn about the history of animal observation, the key figures in this scientific field, and the potential applications of the observations of zoopharmacognosy.

We’ll look at the therapeutic active constituents within plants and how animals use their sense of smell and taste to spot them in plants. We’ll explore the difference between the consumption of food and the consumption of therapeutic plants, the toxic compounds within plants that form part of an animal’s diet, and how they have adapted to deal with them. We’ll also consider why animals become poisoned both in the wild and when under the care of humans and how they use the phenomenon of geophagy to counter poisons and toxins.

You’ll discover the plant compounds that help animals deal with infections and the strategies employed by animals to avoid and treat parasites. We’ll look at the topical applications used within the animal kingdom and their ingenious use of insect repellents. The course even considers psychotropic plants, their mind-altering active constituents, and the theories behind why animals consume such plants.

In addition to learning the theory, you’ll also learn about the practice of applied zoopharmacognosy. The course covers legal and safety issues and the circumstances where this therapy can be used. You will explore a wide range of remedies by studying herbs, essential oils, carrier oils and other remedies by body systems. You will also learn about remedies that can be used to treat behavioural issues.

We’ll take a closer look at how an applied zoopharmacognosy experience can be curated for cats, dogs, and even horses – expanding on your remedy knowledge and methods of remedy application.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand zoopharmacognosy and its importance
  • Be aware of the various ways animals self-medicate and how they do this
  • Gain knowledge of natural remedies and their uses
  • Learn about the practice of applied zoopharmacognosy

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Zoopharmacognosy?
  • Part 2: Observing Animals
  • Part 3: Important Figures
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: What are Active Constituents?
  • Part 2: Key Active Constituents
  • Part 3: Sense of Taste and Smell in Self-Medication
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Animal Nutrition
  • Part 2: Dealing with Toxic Plants When Feeding
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Accidental Poisoning in Animals
  • Part 2: Potential Plant Poisons
  • Part 3: Countering Poisoning
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Preventative Measures
  • Part 2: Dealing with Infections
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Healing Injuries
  • Part 2: Dealing with Insects and Other Irritations
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Psychotropic Plant Active Constituents
  • Part 2: Do Animals Intentionally Use Psychotropics?
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Applied Zoopharmacognosy
  • Part 2: The “Remedies”
  • Part 3: Index of Therapeutic Actions
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Remedies for the Digestive System
  • Part 2: Remedies for Pain and Inflammation
  • Part 3: Remedies for the Genitourinary Tract and Lactation
  • Part 4: Remedies for the Skin and Wound Healing
  • Part 5: Remedies for Behavioural Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Applied Zoopharmacognosy for Cats
  • Part 2: Applied Zoopharmacognosy for Dogs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Arrays, Responses and Applications
  • Part 2: Common Issues
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 11 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

If you’re interested in the natural world, animals and how they use their environment to retain good health, or the medicinal properties of plants and natural substances, you’ll gain a lot from the Zoopharmacognosy Diploma Course. The information contained within the course is particularly useful if you are interested in the application of zoopharmacognosy for cats, dogs, and horses.

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Accreditations

The Zoopharmacognosy 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.

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

Many Centre of Excellence courses are Fully Accredited by the world’s leading professional membership association for natural medicine – The Complementary Medical Association (The CMA).

You can apply to join The CMA as a Student Member while you are still studying, and if you do so you will be eligible to use the post nominal letters SCMA after your name.

Upon graduation from a CMA Registered course you will be eligible to apply for CMA Membership and this will give you numerous professional benefits including being able to use the letters MCMA after your name – Member of The Complementary Medical Association. This will demonstrate your commitment to excellence and professionalism in the natural healthcare field.

Register with The CMA as a Student or fully qualified Practitioner via The CMA website where you will be asked to submit your certificate of graduation, and proof of insurance.

The CMA’s recommended insurers are Westminster global.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme 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 £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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