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Practicing healthcare professional or healthcare student, but anyone can benefit from this course for personal use.

Approx. 18 hours to complete
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What you will learn

  • Discuss the role of herbal medicines in healthcare overall as well as your potential role.

  • Discuss overall botanical actions and methods for creating botanical preparations.

  • Assess patients, including potential for herb-drug interactions and other potential contraindications and considerations for special populations.

  • Educate patients on quality control and safety issues.

Skills you will gain

herbal preparationsintegrative caresymptom managementbotanical safetyevidence-based practice
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Intermediate Level

Practicing healthcare professional or healthcare student, but anyone can benefit from this course for personal use.

Approx. 18 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Herbal Medicines in Healthcare

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 76 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
11 videos
What is Herbal Medicine and How is it Used?7m
Are Dietary Supplements and Natural Medicines also Botanicals?4m
How are Botanicals Different than Pharmaceuticals?8m
Case Study: Sophia, 266m
Who’s Using Botanical Medicines?10m
Your Role as a Healthcare Provider9m
Case Study: Enrique, 5810m
Botanical Laws and Regulations in the U.S.3m
Challenges in Botanical Medicine Research6m
Evaluating and Selecting Research Sources6m
5 readings
Comparing Pharmaceuticals and Botanicals5m
Assess, Educate, Advise Model5m
DSHEA Quick Facts5m
Checklist for Evaluating a Research Study10m
Week 1 References1m
1 practice exercise
Botanical Basics30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Using Botanicals Safely

4 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 32 min), 6 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
How Do Botanicals Interact with Pharmaceuticals?6m
Special Patient Populations6m
Third-Party Testing of Botanicals5m
Shopping for Botanicals7m
6 readings
A Closer Look at Contaminants and Adulterants15m
Your Role as a Healthcare Provider10m
Common Botanicals That May Cause Herb-Drug Interactions15m
Risks for Pregnant and Breastfeeding Patients5m
Third-Party Testing Organizations10m
Safety Guidelines for Purchasing Botanicals5m
4 practice exercises
Herb-Drug Interactions30m
Recommending Botanicals to Special Populations30m
Third-Party Testing Organizations Web Review25m
A Day at the Clinic30m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

How Do Botanical Medicines Work?

2 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 44 min), 3 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
Botanical Actions for Pain and Stress5m
Botanical Actions for Gastrointestinal and Upper Respiratory Ailments6m
Botanical Actions that Support the Immune and Nervous Systems5m
What are Botanical Preparations?5m
Water-Based Preparations4m
Other Preparation Types5m
DIY Herbal Infusion2m
DIY Herbal Macerate3m
3 readings
Botanical Actions Reference Sheet15m
Botanical Preparations Reference Sheet10m
Make Your Own Herbal Infusions and Macerates5m
2 practice exercises
Types of Botanical Preparations30m
Botanical Actions and Preparations Workshop10m
Week
4

Week 4

4 hours to complete

Botanical Medicines for Mental Wellbeing, Women's Health, and Musculoskeletal Pain

4 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 22 min), 12 readings, 2 quizzes
7 videos
Botanicals for Mental Wellbeing4m
Botanicals for Women's Health3m
Botanicals for Musculoskeletal Pain2m
Botanicals for Migraine Headaches2m
Peppermint Essential Oil for Headaches3m
Assessing, Educating, and Advising Patients1m
12 readings
Botanicals for Mental Wellbeing15m
Botanicals for Mental Wellbeing Reference Sheet15m
Botanicals for Mental Wellbeing Research Guide15m
Botanicals for Women’s Health15m
Botanicals for Women’s Health Reference Sheet15m
Botanicals for Women’s Health Research Guide15m
Botanicals for Musculoskeletal Pain10m
Botanicals for Musculoskeletal Pain Reference Sheet10m
Botanicals for Musculoskeletal Pain Research Guide10m
Botanicals for Migraine Headaches5m
Botanicals for Migraine Headaches Reference Sheet5m
Botanicals for Migraine Headaches Research Guide5m
2 practice exercises
Assessing, Educating, and Advising Patients40m
Latisha, Maria, and George20m

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