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Herbalism for Animals Diploma Course

Institution
Centre of Excellence
Qualifications
CMACPDQuality Licence Scheme

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Months of entry

Anytime

Course content

You’ve likely heard of herbs being used in the treatment of humans but possibly not in animals. However, through the study of zoopharmacognosy, animals have been known to seemingly self-medicate by ingesting or topically applying plants and natural substances. With our expanded knowledge of herbs and their medicinal uses, we can support animals with numerous ailments and conditions.

By taking the Herbalism for Animals Diploma Course, you’ll be immersed in the fascinating world of herbal remedies for animals. You’ll learn how to use herbs safely and effectively and understand animal ailments and how you can support them with the appropriate herbs.

The course begins with an exploration of the use of herbs to treat animal ailments. We’ll consider zoopharmacognosy, how some vets use herbal remedies and the legalities of treating animals with herbs.

You’ll learn about the therapeutic properties of herbs and the active constituents that produce them, gain a foundation of knowledge of the mechanisms underlying herbal healing and explore the holistic approach traditionally used in herb selection. We’ll also look at the safe dosing of herbs for animals and how to make herbal preparations that are appropriate for animal use.

With this foundational knowledge in place, the course guides you through using herbs to address specific health issues. You’ll start by learning the herbal approach to various common animal mental health issues, including separation anxiety and behavioural issues.

It’s then onto physical health, beginning with a look at digestive health and effective herbal strategies for issues such as constipation and diarrhoea, dysbiosis and intestinal parasites. We’ll explore the respiratory system, covering issues of the eyes, mouth, nose and lungs— infectious and chronic concerns. You’ll find out why herbs are used both externally and internally for skin problems and how to manage a range of skin complaints.

We’ll discuss the endocrine system and how to safely support issues such as diabetes, thyroid complaints and pancreatitis, and even how to use herbs to support a pregnant pet. We’ll also consider both the cardiovascular and immune systems – learning how to manage cardiovascular complaints and how tonic herbs can be used to strengthen and support the cardiovascular and the immune systems.

The course takes a focused look at how to aid ageing animals – giving you advice on supporting geriatric joints (and issues such as arthritis), digestive aid, and how to support an animal during cancer and end-of-life care.

The course concludes with a detailed look into a range of herbs that are essential to your herbal animal care kit. You’ll get to know the therapeutic actions and key uses of each herb, how to prepare and use them, and how to use local wild plants as herbal remedies.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand how herbs can be used to address health issues in animals
  • Be familiar with the therapeutic properties of herbs
  • Learn how to treat the specific health issues of animals
  • Know how to support an animal through pregnancy and old age
  • Be able to create herbal health kit

Information for international students

You’ve likely heard of herbs being used in the treatment of humans but possibly not in animals. However, through the study of zoopharmacognosy, animals have been known to seemingly self-medicate by ingesting or topically applying plants and natural substances. With our expanded knowledge of herbs and their medicinal uses, we can support animals with numerous ailments and conditions.

By taking the Herbalism for Animals Diploma Course, you’ll be immersed in the fascinating world of herbal remedies for animals. You’ll learn how to use herbs safely and effectively and understand animal ailments and how you can support them with the appropriate herbs.

The course begins with an exploration of the use of herbs to treat animal ailments. We’ll consider zoopharmacognosy, how some vets use herbal remedies and the legalities of treating animals with herbs.

You’ll learn about the therapeutic properties of herbs and the active constituents that produce them, gain a foundation of knowledge of the mechanisms underlying herbal healing and explore the holistic approach traditionally used in herb selection. We’ll also look at the safe dosing of herbs for animals and how to make herbal preparations that are appropriate for animal use.

With this foundational knowledge in place, the course guides you through using herbs to address specific health issues. You’ll start by learning the herbal approach to various common animal mental health issues, including separation anxiety and behavioural issues.

It’s then onto physical health, beginning with a look at digestive health and effective herbal strategies for issues such as constipation and diarrhoea, dysbiosis and intestinal parasites. We’ll explore the respiratory system, covering issues of the eyes, mouth, nose and lungs— infectious and chronic concerns. You’ll find out why herbs are used both externally and internally for skin problems and how to manage a range of skin complaints.

We’ll discuss the endocrine system and how to safely support issues such as diabetes, thyroid complaints and pancreatitis, and even how to use herbs to support a pregnant pet. We’ll also consider both the cardiovascular and immune systems – learning how to manage cardiovascular complaints and how tonic herbs can be used to strengthen and support the cardiovascular and the immune systems.

The course takes a focused look at how to aid ageing animals – giving you advice on supporting geriatric joints (and issues such as arthritis), digestive aid, and how to support an animal during cancer and end-of-life care.

The course concludes with a detailed look into a range of herbs that are essential to your herbal animal care kit. You’ll get to know the therapeutic actions and key uses of each herb, how to prepare and use them, and how to use local wild plants as herbal remedies.

By studying this course, you will:

  • Understand how herbs can be used to address health issues in animals
  • Be familiar with the therapeutic properties of herbs
  • Learn how to treat the specific health issues of animals
  • Know how to support an animal through pregnancy and old age
  • Be able to create herbal health kit

Fees and funding

UK students
£127
International students
£127

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • CMA
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
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    part time
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    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • CPD
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Quality Licence Scheme
    part time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    flexible
    Lifetime access months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • Further details of qualification

    The Herbalism for Animals Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace. This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points. Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course. This course is registered with the CMA (Complementary Medical Association), which is internationally recognised as the elite force in professional, ethical complementary medicine by professional practitioners, doctors and, increasingly, by the general public. Upon completion of the course you can gain membership to the CMA, which in addition to supplying a professional accreditation, offers a number of benefits, all of which can be found here. This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £15). The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector. The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life. Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.150

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