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Course 11: Herbal Therapeutics Part 1

Course Information

Herbal Courses

UNIT GUIDE  

Unit Title and Code : Herbal Therapeutics

Unit Duration : 20 hours in assignments and home study.

Core or Elective Unit: Core Unit

Mode of Delivery External studies delivered with a combination of texts, workbooks, written assignments and an online final written assessment

Unit Objectives The objectives of this unit is to provide a greater understanding into the use of herbal medicine in a therapeutic capacity.  It highlights specialised treatment plans and well as current research into recent herbal developments.

Course Content:

  • To have an understanding of herbal formulation and prescribing
  • To critically evaluate cases and disease conditions
  • To understand suitability and efficiency of herbs used and their therapeutic strategies
  • To increase understanding of therapeutic treatment for the immune system
  • To have an understanding of therapeutic herbal treatments for the gastrointestinal system
  • To have an understanding of therapeutic herbal treatments for the nervous system
  • To have an understanding of therapeutic herbal treatments for the respiratory system
  • To have an understanding of therapeutic herbal treatments for the urinary system

LEARNING OUTCOMES

ASSESSMENT CRITERIA

Learning Outcome 1

To have an understanding of herbal formulation and prescribing

  • To create your own philosophy and core values
  • Humoral herbal medicine
  • To have an understanding of Modern Western Herbalism
  • The energetic use of herbs
  • To have knowledge of the organ herbal remedies
  • To have an understanding of case taking, ethics and record keeping

Learning Outcome 2

Herbal dosages and prescribing

  • To have an understanding of Young’s rule
  • To gain knowledge of herbal formulations and dosages
  • To have an understanding of when and how to prescribe herbal medicines
  • To have an understanding of infectious diseases and infectious disease control

Learning Outcome 3

Herbal medicine treatments and strategies for the immune system   

  • To have the knowledge to understand the immune system physiology and herbs used for that system
  • To have an understanding of herbal treatment strategies for all auto-immune disorders
  • To have knowledge and understanding for a wide range of immune disease states such as common cold, CFS, viral infections, candida, fever, inflammation, lupus, cancer support, MS, Influenza,

Learning Outcome 4

Herbal medicine treatments and strategies for the gastro-intestinal system   

  • To have the knowledge to understand the gastro-intestinal system physiology and herbs used for that system
  • To have an understanding of herbal treatment strategies for all digestive disorders
  • To have knowledge and understanding for a wide range of immune disease states such as dyspepsia, acidosis, halitosis, reflux, hiatus hernia, gastritis, constipation, diarrhoea, diverticulitis, IBS, Crohn’s disease, Ulcerative colitis, Celiacs, ulcers, haemorrhoids, children and GIT, parasites and nausea

Learning Outcome 5

Herbal medicine treatments and strategies for the Liver and Gall Bladder systems   

  • To have the knowledge to understand the liver and gall bladders physiology and herbs used for that system
  • To have an understanding of herbal treatment strategies for all liver disorders
  • To have knowledge and understanding for a wide range of immune disease states such as hepatitis, cirrhosis, hepatitis, liver detoxification, jaundice, gall stones, Cholelithasis, Cholecystitis and  fatty liver

Learning Outcome 6

Herbal medicine treatments and strategies for the Nervous System   

  • To have the knowledge to understand the nervous system physiology and herbs used for that system
  • To have an understanding of herbal treatment strategies for all nervous disorders
  • To have knowledge and understanding for a wide range of immune disease states such as depression, headaches, neuralgia

Learning Outcome 7

Herbal medicine treatments and strategies for the Respiratory System   

  • To have the knowledge to understand the respiratory system physiology and herbs used for that system
  • To have an understanding of herbal treatment strategies for all respiratory disorders
  • To have knowledge and understanding for a wide range of immune disease states such as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema

Learning Outcome 8

Herbal medicine treatments and strategies for the Urinary System   

  • To have the knowledge to understand the urinary system physiology and herbs used for that system
  • To have an understanding of herbal treatment strategies for all urinary disorders
  • To have knowledge and understanding for a wide range of immune disease states such as UTI’s, cystitis, pyelonephritis

Lecture Plan:

Lecture

Lecture Content

Recommended Reading

1

Introduction to therapeutics. The Art of Case Taking

 

2

 Prescribing and Herb Dosages 

 

3

Therapeutics of the Immune System 

 

4

Therapeutics of the Gastro-intestinal System 

 
     

5

Therapeutics of the Liver and Gall Bladder  

 

6

Therapeutics of the Nervous System 

 

7

Therapeutics of the Respiratory System 

 

8

Therapeutics of the Urinary System 

 


Set Texts :

Hoffman D.– The Holistic Herbal– Element Press

Mills S. & Bone K. – 2000- Principles and practice of Phytotherapy – Churchill Livingstone

Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno – 1988 – Encyclopaedia of natural medicine.

Resources and Texts

Relevant texts or journals, paper based material or DVD s.

Bone K. – A clinical guide to blending liquid herbs – Churchill Livingstone

Chevellier A. 2001 – Encyclopaedia of Medicinal Plants . Dorling Kindersley

Fisher C. & Painter G. – 1996 – Materia Medica of Western Herbs for the Southern Hemisphere

Hoffman D.– The Holistic Herbal– Element Press

Mills S. & Bone K. – 2000- Principles and practice of Phytotherapy – Churchill Livingstone

Michael Murray and Joseph Pizzorno – 1988 – Encyclopaedia of natural medicine.

Shippard I. 2003 – How can I use herbs in my daily life? David Stewart

Trattler R. 2001 – Better Health through Natural Healing, Hinkler Books

Adams J. & Tan E. Herbal Manufacturing, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE Printers, 1999

Bone, Kerry. Clinical Applications of Ayurvedic and Chinese Herbs

Clarke, Hulda – A Cure for All Diseases

Holford Patrick – Optimum nutrition for the mind

Phyllis A. Balch – 2002- Prescription for Herbal Healing. Penguin Putman Inc

Phyllis A. Balch – 2006- Prescription for Nutritional Healing Penguin Group Publishing

Metagenics seminars

Mosby , Herb drug/nutrient interactions

Mosbys Medical, Nursing and Allied Health Dictionary 6th Edition. Harcourt2002

Osiecki, H. 2001 The Physicians Handbook of Clinical Nutrition 2001 6th ed

A key to Galen’s Method of Physic” (Culpeper, 1990, 376

Weiss and Weiss, 1992, 35

Hoffman D. CD Rom The Herbalist. 2000

Microsoft Encarta Encyclopedia 99. CD Rom

S. Garland, The Complete Book of Herbs and Spices. 1979.

Sleeman, Jessie. Herb property list         

Trickey, R 2003 Women Hormones and the Menstrual Cycle

 

 

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