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Oriental Herbal Medicine for TCM Practitioners (Postgraduate Diploma and Masters Degree)
This course provides an understanding of the properties, actions and application of over 200 commonly used herbs and around 100 commonly used formulae across 30 disease categories. Subjects to be mastered include qi, taste and channels entered. In addition to your classes at LCTA you will attend a weekend course in Pharmacology and Pharmacognosy in association with the Chinese Medicine Herb Garden in Bristol and a day at Kew Gardens. In your clinical year you have the opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge, reflective practice and the practical skills you have acquired within a supervised clinical practice.

Entry: degree or degree level TCM qualification
Length of study: 2 years part time, extra 1 year for MSc
Mode of study: Fridays + 5 Thursdays & 1 Saturday in year 2
Point of entry: September
Attendance: 1 day a week for 76weeks (PGDip), 79 days over 1 year (MSc)

Course description:
fully accredited, clinically focused, professional, postgraduate diploma or masters research programme in Oriental herbal medicine for TCM practitioners, including a certificate in pre-prepared herbs (patents) at the end of year one.


Year 1:
Certificate in Patent Herbal Medicine

Year 2:
Postgraduate Diploma in Oriental Herbal Medicine (PGDip), awarded by the University of East London
Licentiate Diploma in Oriental Herbal Medicine (LicOHM)
Membership of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (MRCHM)

Year 3:
Masters degree in Oriental Herbal Medicine (MSc), awarded by the University of East London

Our professional Oriental herbal medicine programme has recognition with the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine (RCHM), which registers practitioners of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the UK. Graduates are eligible for automatic membership of this professional body at the end of the second year of this course. The course has been accredited by the EHPA (European Herbal Practitioners' Association) until 2008.

Our Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and Masters (MSc) courses in Oriental Herbal Medicine have also been validated by the University of East London.








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