Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma
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|Duration: 10 months, part time|
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Introducing the new Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma by Phoenix Academy, accredited by the Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (FTCMP)
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, 2020 is a year that we will never forget. The pandemic has brought many changes and has caused many people to rethink the way in which they operate, including Phoenix Academy. Because of this, we have decided to totally overhaul our old Chinese herbal medicine diploma and introduce a new virtual learning experience.
The new and improved 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 2 open book exams 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 acupuncturists who already have foundation Traditional Chinese Medicine knowledge.
Our parent company, Phoenix Medical, has committed to providing a £1,000 scholarship to each student that enrols for the 2020/2021 cohort. Course fees will be £995 after deducting the scholarship fund. Phoenix Medical hopes that by injecting investment into herbal medicine education, more practitioners will be able to provide the vast benefits of herbal medicine to the western community, as we need it now more than ever.
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 100 commonly used herbs and 50 commonly based formulas
- Students are required to complete a short quiz and 1000 word essay after each module before a final assessment as the end 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 assess five case studies
- We will be offering in-person Dispensary Training as part of the course in 2021. Dates TBC due to social distancing guidelines
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 diagnosis. 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 acupuncturists who want to expand their TCM career by following on with herbal medicine.
Our herbal medicine course is jointly run with the Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners and taught by Dr Zan Yu Chen, the President of the FTCMP. This partnership allows us to achieve a high level of educational standard. This course has also been granted accreditation by the FTCMP, therefore successful completion will result in a Diploma qualification and will allow you to become a registered member of the professional body (FTCMP).
Students will also be given access to Phoenix Academy’s Moodle system. The online learning platform is designed to make your education content as organised and streamlined as possible. It will host all lecture material, lecture videos, examinations and quizzes and will allow easy communication between students and lecturers.
We have redesigned the course to ensure there are 10 modules, which will be covered step by step through self-study, virtual tutorials, and web learning exchange. You will focus on each module by carrying out thoroughly all these teaching-learning parts in 1 month. A professional and rigorous training for students will be guaranteed.
Students will also be able to access offline support with their dedicated tutor, to help with any questions or queries regarding lectures, homework, tests, course content etc.
Phoenix Academy also has a dedicated support team to assist with any admin queries.
We now run our teaching sessions online via Zoom.
We also record all of our lectures so that they can be accessed online after the class, just in case you can’t make it or would like to re-watch them.
Students will also be able to access all course content on their Moodle dashboard.
Students on the course will be offered up to 10% discount on other CPD courses hosted by Phoenix Academy.
How long is the duration of this course?
This is a 10 month, part-time course held every other Sunday from 6pm to 9pm.
Is this suitable for acupuncturists?
Yes, this course is designed specifically for health professionals who have been trained in Acupuncture and also want to continue their TCM learning in herbal medicine. Applicants must have a relevant bachelor’s degree or equivalent.
This course was designed to fit around practising acupuncturists’ busy schedules, social and family lives.
Where are lectures held?
Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, social distancing rules and travel restrictions, we have decided to host the course online via Zoom.
What qualification will I receive upon completion of this course?
Diploma of Chinese Herbal Medicine, accredited by the FTCMP
Can the course lead to us being registered with a different association rather than FTCMP?
Our course is accredited by the FTCMP, and thus can allow you to become a member of the FTCMP after completion of the course. If you would like to join any other professional bodies please contact them directly.
1.1: General Introduction to Formulas – 6th September 2020
1.2: General Introduction to Formulas – 20th September 2020
2.1: Formulas for External Syndromes – 11th October 2020
2.2: Formulas for External Syndromes – 25th October 2020
3.1: Formulas for Restoring Deficiency Syndromes – 8th November 2020
3.2: Formulas for Restoring Deficiency Syndromes – 22nd November 2020
4.1: Formulas for Restoring Deficiency Syndromes – 10th January 2021
4.2: Formulas for Restoring Deficiency Syndromes – 24th January 2021
5.1: Formulas for Clearing & Relieving Syndromes – 7th February 2021
5.2: Formulas for Clearing & Relieving Syndromes – 21st February 2021
6.1: Formulas for Warming Interior, Eliminating Dampness with Aromatics & Arresting Secretion – 7th March 2021
6.2: Formulas for Warming Interior, Eliminating Dampness with Aromatics & Arresting Secretion – 21st March 2021
7.1: Formulas for Regulating Qi Flow and Treating Blood Disorders – 11th April 2021
7.2: Formulas for Regulating Qi Flow and Treating Blood Disorders – 25th April 2021
8.1: Formulas for Eliminating Dampness, Expelling Dampness and Removing Dampness – 9th May 2021
8.2: Formulas for Eliminating Dampness, Expelling Dampness and Removing Dampness -23rd May 2021
9.1: Formulas for Dissipating and Stopping Coughs – 6th June 2021
9.2: Formulas for Dissipating and Stopping Coughs – 20th June 2021
10.1: Formulas for Calming Liver and Soothing Mind – 4th July 2021
10.2: Formulas for Calming Liver and Soothing Mind – 18th July 2021
Final Assessment: 5th September 2021
Our parent company Phoenix Medical will provide each student of the 2020/21 cohort with a £1000 scholarship. By providing this scholarship, Phoenix Medical hopes to inject the investment needed to help boost the Chinese herbal medicine industry. In time, this will allow more acupuncturists to provide more extensive care with herbal medicine. Therefore the cost of this 10 month course is £995.
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- Payable in instalments with admin fee, please enquire.
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