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moxa-ginsengHerbology Diploma Program

This program qualifies graduates to become a Registered Herbalist (RH) with the Ontario Herbalist Association and to write the Pan-Canadian regulatory examinations and to become a Registered TCM Herbalist (R.TCM.H).  The program can be completed in 3 years studying part-time (9 semesters). The program combines Eastern and Western medical theory, clinical practice and internships. In addition to herbology, the curriculum includes training in eastern nutrition, TCM Theory & Diagnostics, advanced Formula preparation, Internal & External Medicine, Gynaecology & Paediatrics.

Curriculum

YEAR 1

Term 1

Course Code Course Title Credits
101 TCM Theory & Diagnostics I (lecture) 4
301 Traditional Dietary Therapy and Modern Nutrition (lecture) 3
502 Anatomy & Physiology I (lecture) 4
701 Tao Yin (practical) 1
Total 12

Term 2

Course Code Course Title Credits
102 TCM Theory & Diagnostics II (lecture) 4
302 Advanced Diet and Nutrition – clinical application (lecture and practical) 3
503 Anatomy & Physiology II (lecture) 4
Total 11

Term 3

Course Code Course Title Credits
103 TCM Theory & Diagnostics III (lecture) 4
303 Herbal Pharmacopoeia I (lecture) 4
504 Pathophysiology (lecture) 4
Total 12

YEAR 2

Term 1

Course Code Course Title Credits
104 TCM Theory & Diagnostics IV (lecture) 4
304 Herbal Pharmacopoeia II (lecture) 4
509 Western Pathology Case Studies (lecture and practical) 4
801 Counselling Strategies (lecture and practical) 3
Total 15

Term 2

Course Code Course Title Credits
305 Herbal Formula I (lecture) 4
507 Western Medical Diagnostics & Physical Examination (lecture and practical) 4
600 Clinical Observation (practical) 4
1001 Practice Management and Business Fundamentals (lecture) 3
Total 15

Term 3

Course Code Course Title Credits
306 Herbal Formula II (lecture) 4
508 Pharmacology (lecture and practical) 4
600 Clinical Assistance (practical) 4
1002 Ethical Practice (lecture) 2
Total 14

YEAR 3

Term 1

Course Code Course Title Credits
106 TCM Case Studies II (lecture) 2
107 Nei Ke: Internal Medicine (lecture) 4
307 Dui Yao: Herbal Formula Building and Preparation (lecture and practical) 3
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 8
Total 17

Term 2

Course Code Course Title Credits
108 Wai Ke: External Medicine (lecture) 4
308 Pao Zhi: Herbal Preparations (lecture and practical) 2
309 Patent Herbal Medicine (lecture) 2
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 8
Total 16

Term 3

Course Code Course Title Credits
109 Fu Ke: Gynecology (lecture) 4
110 Er Ke: Pediatrics (lecture) 3
600 Clinical Practice (practical) 8
Total 15

Clinical Internship in China will be offered to all students.  Participation in this internship can be credited towards the total clinical hours required per program and can be substituted for selected courses.