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Lincoln College

Clinical Herbalism

UCAS Code: B342

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C or above

UCAS Tariff

72

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.

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Herbal medicine

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.

Modules

Typical Modules:
Level 1
• Clinical Practice - Introductory
• Anatomy & Physiology for Herbal Medicine
• Introduction to Herbal Medicine
• Pharmacy & Community Practice
• History, Philosophy & Evidence

Level 2
• Clinical Practice - Intermediate
• Pathophysiology
• Herbal Therapeutics
• Nutrition as Therapy
• Research Skills for Herbalists

Level 3
• Clinical Practice – Advanced
• Independent Study
• Advanced Herbal Therapeutics
• Preparation for Practice

Assessment methods

The assessment methods used
throughout the programme include:

Practical assessments e.g. dispensing
Written examinations
Coursework portfolios e.g. portfolio of clinic reports and reflective journals
Written assessments

Tuition fees

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England
£7,999
per year
EU
£7,999
per year
International
£9,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,999
per year
Scotland
£7,999
per year
Wales
£7,999
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Lincoln College

Department:

School of Sport, HE and the Arts

TEF rating:
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Herbal medicine

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Complementary and alternative medicine

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
92%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
92%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

68%
Library resources
72%
IT resources
76%
Course specific equipment and facilities
72%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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