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Clinical Herbalism

Lincoln College

UCAS Code: B342 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Maths and English at Grade C/4 or above

UCAS Tariff

72

All entrants need sufficient academic grounding to be able to cope with degree-level work. For under 25's this is evidenced by meeting our UCAS points requirement or completion of an Access Course as detailed below. For school-leavers we require a minimum of 72 UCAS Tariff points 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 and those over 25, an Access Course is often a good idea for those who have little academic background as well. However we are willing to take wider life and work experience into account where applicants can demonstrate that they have acquired academic skills by other means. EU and International applicants: NARIC confirmed equivalent of 72 UCAS points

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

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

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

England
£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

Extra funding

Compulsory costs other than the materials for the pharmacy preparation can be paid for using the Career Degree Bursary. The scheme allows students to access the remainder of the bursary (up to a maximum value of £500 / £250 per year) for additional optional courses, workshops, professional memberships and resources. There is no cash alternative. Students who wish to access opportunities in excess of the Career Degree Bursary may do so at full cost to themselves.
Please see the full ‘HE Terms and Conditions’ for details of additional library and printing costs associated with this programme

The Uni


Course location:

Lincoln College

Department:

School of Sport, HE and the Arts

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

87%
high
Herbal medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Complementary and alternative medicine

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
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

80%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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