Use the oldest form of medicine to treat and prevent diseases.
WHAT IS WESTERN HERBAL MEDICINE?
Western Herbal Medicine has been practiced by many cultures for thousands of years and is derived from European and Anglo-American traditions. A contemporary Western Herbal Medicine (WHM) practitioner understands the history and philosophy of herbal practice and is trained to formulate individualised herbal prescriptions using medicinal plants from around the world. An evidence-based practice approach is taken to incorporate biomedical science, traditional and research evidence in prescribing decisions.
Western Herbal Medicine Practitioners use a holistic approach to healthcare. During your studies, you will gain an understanding of health science, clinical assessment, pharmacology, herbal synergy, quality and safety issues affecting prescribing decisions. As a part of your practice, you will also learn how to provide basic dietary and lifestyle advice to your clients. You will also gain hands-on experience at The Practice Wellbeing Centre consulting with members of the public under the guidance of experienced Western Herbal Medicine practitioners. This will prepare you to confidently start practice in the community.
Work Integrated Learning and Clinical Practicum Experience are embedded throughout the course and are incorporated into theory subjects. Students complete most clinic requirements in our custom-built University Student-led Clinic – The Practice Wellbeing Centre. You will gain hands on experience by consulting with members of the public under the guidance of experienced practitioners. This will prepare you to confidently practice in the community.
What you'll learn:
- Health Science and Clinical Assessment
- Nutritional Foundations for Health
- Properties of Herbs and Herbal Pharmacology
- Western Herbal Medicine Therapeutics
- Research and Evidenced Based Practice
- Western Herbal Medicine Clinical Practice