Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma by Phoenix Academy, accredited by the Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (FTCMP)
Enrolment deadline: Monday 6th September!
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The Coronavirus introduced distanced/remote consultations for the first time ever, as practitioners were unable to practice face-to-face. The pandemic brought many changes and caused many people to rethink the way in which they operate, including Phoenix Academy. Because of this, we introduced the Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma in 2021. The first cohort was a great success and due to high demand, we will be running the new cohort, starting Sunday 19th September 2021.
The Chinese herbal medicine diploma will be taught virtually on Zoom by Dr Zan Yu Chen. Students will be taught the fundamentals of Chinese herbal medicine online in fortnightly sessions. The course will teach 10 modules over 10 months, followed by an open book exam at the end of the 10 months. Upon completion, students will become members of the FTCMP and will be able to practice Chinese herbal medicine. This course is exclusively for healthcare professionals who already have a foundation in Traditional Chinese Medicine knowledge.
How the course works:
- 10 modules will be taught over 20 three-hour sessions
- 140 teaching hours & 240 self-study hours
- The course will be taught via Zoom on fortnightly Sunday evenings: 6pm – 9pm
- Students must complete all modules and attend at least 18 of the 20 online lectures
- The accessible diploma will combine online tutoring and offline support
- Dr Zan Yu Chen will teach commonly used herbs and formulas to ensure students understand which herbs are used, but more importantly, why they are used to ensure a deeper understanding of Chinese herbal medicine
- Students will learn the functions of over 150 commonly used herbs and 70 commonly based formulas
- Students are required to complete a short quiz and 1000 word essay after each module before a final assessment at the end of the course
- Students will be required to complete two examinations at the end of the course. The first exam will be a multiple-choice exam on induvial herbs and formulas. The second exam will require students to analyse and asses two case studies
Chinese herbal medicine: why now?
In March 2020, physical appointments and treatments stopped due to the outbreak of COVID-19. This affected thousands of practitioners who relied on face-to-face treatment, causing many practitioners to stop treatments altogether. However, those practitioners who are trained in herbal medicine were able to continue practising using online and remote diagnoses. This added skill allowed herbalists to have a steady income and ensured patients were still able to receive treatment.
By learning Chinese herbal medicine, you are setting yourself apart from other practitioners. You are able to broaden your knowledge and further skillset, which allows you to treat more patients and have other avenues of income.
Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture work in synergy. Our Diploma in Chinese Herbal Medicine is designed for healthcare professionals who want to expand their TCM career by following on with herbal medicine.