DNM300 – DIPLOMA IN NATURAL MEDICINE – YEAR THREE COURSES (12 consecutive months):
HRB201 – Herbal Medicine
Medical Herbalism is a comprehensive course containing information concerning the identification and use of medicinal plants by chemical structure and physiological effect, the art and science of making herbal medicine, the limitations and potential of viewing herbs chemically, and the challenge to current research paradigms posed by complex plant medicines. It also includes information on toxicology and contraindications, the issues involved in determining dosage and formulation types for an individual, guides to the different measurement systems and conversion tables, and the pros and cons of both industrial and traditional techniques.
BIO301 – Biology
This course focuses on the understanding of biological ideas and concepts, how they relate to real life, and appreciating the scientific methods and thought processes. Given the text authors’ work in and dedication to science education, this text writing style, pedagogy, and integrated support package are all based on classroom-tested teaching strategies and learning theory. The result is a learning program that enhances the effectiveness & efficiency of the teaching and learning experience in the introductory biology course like no other before it.
Choose one Elective from Group A: ARO 101 Aromatherapy Blending or RFX 101 Reflexology—either can be upgraded to include the practical videos.
ARO101 – Aromatherapy Blending
This course and accompanying text cover the History of Essential Oils, Olfactory Process, the Limbic System, Absorption through the skin, The Lymphatic System, Methods of extraction, Essential Oil Production and Adulteration, Effective application, Safety Guidelines and Contra-Indications, Glossary of Therapeutic Action, Carrier/Base Oils, Varied Applications, Classification of Plants, Therapeutic Grade essential oils, Chemistry of essential oils, Chemical constituents of some commonly used essential oils, Essential Oil Monographs, Anise to Ylang Ylang, Common conditions aided by Aromatherapy, Compresses, Poultices, Pregnancy, Children/Babies, Fragrant way to Beauty, The Aromatherapy Massage, and finishes with the Aromatherapy Consultation.
RFX101 – Reflexology Theory
In this course, Reflexology Theory, students learn through clear illustrations how body organs and functions are mirrored in reflex points. The text photo-graphs and drawings are easy to follow and precise. Features include healing routines and illustrations to guide the student through the entire course. The course introduces the basics and benefits of acupressure and reflexology, showing the student, step-by-step, how to nurture emotional and physical well being in those seeking help and relief through reflexology. Modules concentrate on how to target specific body parts in order to address select ailments and improve emotional as well as physical well being.