Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma
|Duration: 10 months, part time|
Virtual Chinese Herbal Medicine Diploma by Phoenix Academy, accredited by the Federation of Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners (FTCMP)
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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 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 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 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 – 19th September 2021
1.2: General Introduction to Formulas – 3rd October 2021
2.1: Formulas for External Syndromes – 17th October 2021
2.2: Formulas for External Syndromes – 31st October 2021
3.1: Formulas for Restoring Deficiency Syndromes – 14th November 2021
3.2: Formulas for Restoring Deficiency Syndromes – 28th November 2021
4.1: Formulas for Restoring Deficiency Syndromes – 9th January 2022
4.2: Formulas for Restoring Deficiency Syndromes – 23rd January 2022
5.1: Formulas for Clearing & Relieving Syndromes – 6th February 2022
5.2: Formulas for Clearing & Relieving Syndromes – 20th February 2022
6.1: Formulas for Warming Interior, Eliminating Dampness with Aromatics & Arresting Secretion – 6th March 2022
6.2: Formulas for Warming Interior, Eliminating Dampness with Aromatics & Arresting Secretion – 20th March 2022
7.1: Formulas for Regulating Qi Flow and Treating Blood Disorders – 3rd April 2022
7.2: Formulas for Regulating Qi Flow and Treating Blood Disorders – 24th April 2022
8.1: Formulas for Eliminating Dampness, Expelling Dampness and Removing Dampness – 8th May 2022
8.2: Formulas for Eliminating Dampness, Expelling Dampness and Removing Dampness -22nd May 2022
9.1: Formulas for Dissipating and Stopping Coughs – 5th June 2022
9.2: Formulas for Dissipating and Stopping Coughs – 19th June 2022
10.1: Formulas for Calming Liver and Soothing Mind – 3rd July 2022
10.2: Formulas for Calming Liver and Soothing Mind – 17th July 2022
Mock & Final Assessment: September 2022
The total for this course is £1995. This fee includes 120 herbal samples, worth £200 for each enrolled student.
Please note: the scholarship provided by Phoenix Medical in 2020 was an introductory offer.
- One-off payment (incl. deposit)
- Payable in instalments with deposit and admin fee, please enquire.
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|Duration: 10 months, part time|