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Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine

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12 Months

140 hours
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About the Course

The intention of this course is to provide veterinarians with a comprehensive intermediate level of knowledge and skills in the fundamentals of Traditional Chinese Medicine. The course covers a broad range of formulas beyond the top 20 in the Getting Started Series.

  • You will learn how to apply Chinese medical concepts and classical formulae knowledge to your animal patients.
  • You will learn how to differentiate the pattern of disharmony, select appropriate treatment strategies and herbal formulae, individualize treatments, modify prescriptions and evaluate a patient's response to treatment.
  • You will also explore treatment strategies that include modifying drug treatments and introducing nutritional changes.
  • You will learn how to dose appropriately in different individuals and different species and recognize side effects and adverse reactions.

You will be able to competently treat many common diseases and also some complex disease patterns will be explored; you will be introduced to a wide range of herbal formulas and the combination of formulas for more complex cases. The course is self-directed and self-assessed, with tutor support and access to case support during the course. It is based on a series of lectures for each system and lecture notes. This course is based on some of the core material covered in 10639NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine with Dr Steve Marsden presenting the information, and the course can provide recognition of prior learning for the post-graduate degree, however, the certification course does not cover the breadth and depth of 10639NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine but will provide comprehensive training for a veterinarian who wishes to incorporate a reasonable level of knowledge into their practice in the subjects covered in the course outline. 

If you complete the course and wish to proceed to 10639NAT-Graduate Diploma in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine, you will receive recognition of prior learning which means you will be exempt from some of the assessment activities. This course also provides recognition of prior learning for a portion of the advanced components of the 10640NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Acupuncture.

Please note that this is an evidence-based course delivered by qualified and experienced practitioners but is not an Australian government-accredited qualification.

Communication and course materials

We will provide self paced learning content and activities within the myCIVT classroom online. You will receive a log in and password to access this room. From myCIVT you can access course content as well as submit assessment tasks. Email/Zoom support is available.

Assessments

  • multiple choice open book
  • forum participation
  • 10 case logbook

On completion of the course you will receive a 'CIVT Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine'.

Course Outcomes

On completion of this program veterinarians will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:

  • Successfully integrate Chinese Herbal Medicine into veterinary practice
  • Treat animals safely and effectively
  • Assess the quality and therapeutic potential of Chinese herbal medicines
  • Manage a Chinese herbal medicine dispensary
  • Advise clients on the rational and safe use of Chinese herbal medicines
  • Access and evaluate information available from a variety of herbal medicine resources
  • Recognise the limits of your expertise and when to refer appropriately.
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Dr Joanna Milan
Dr Steve Marsden

Meet the Tutors and Lecturers

Dr Joanna Milan
DVM, CVA (IVAS) , Grad Dip VCHM, Grad Dip Acupuncture (CIVT) , DVetHom.
Dr Joanna Milan is a 1990 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph in Guelph, Ontario, Canada. She achieved Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture from the International Veterinary Acupuncture Society (IVAS) in 2002....
1 Webinar and 4 Courses
DVM, ND, MSOM, GDVA, GDVCHM, Dipl.AC, Dipl.CH, AHGDr
Dr Steve Marsden received his doctorate in veterinary medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1988. At the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in Portland, Oregon he obtained a doctorate in Naturopathic medicine, a Master's of Science...
34 Webinars and 15 Courses

What will you Learn

CVHM10061 Review Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • A revision of Chinese medical concepts including physiology, the etiology of disease, patterns of disharmony, methods of examination, principles and methods of treatment
  • Review the philosophies underpinning Chinese Medicine's concepts of health and disease and their application in veterinary medicine
  • Review diagnostic tools including pulse and tongue diagnosis
  • Review...

CVHM10061 Review Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • A revision of Chinese medical concepts including physiology, the etiology of disease, patterns of disharmony, methods of examination, principles and methods of treatment
  • Review the philosophies underpinning Chinese Medicine's concepts of health and disease and their application in veterinary medicine
  • Review diagnostic tools including pulse and tongue diagnosis
  • Review history taking.

CVHM10062 Kidney/Urinary/ Endocrine

CHM approach to renal, urinary and endocrine disorders including:

  • Nephritis
  • Renal Failure
  • Lin syndrome
  • Cystitis
  • Inflammatory genital diseases such as vaginitis
  • Urinary incontinence
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Cushing's disease
  • Addison's disease

CVHM10063 Oncology & Immune mediated Diseases and Eyes

CHM approach to Oncology and Immune mediated Diseases including:

  • Pemphigus
  • Auto immune hemolytic anemia
  • Idiopathic thrombocytopenia
  • Immune deficiency states
  • Chinese medical perspective on vaccinations
  • Oncology (strategies for addressing the most common malignancies)

CVHM10064 Gastrointestinal and Liver Conditions & Chinese Food Therapy

CHM approach to Gastrointestinal and Liver conditions including:

  • Pancreatitis
  • Inflammatory bowel disease
  • Colitis
  • Constipation
  • Chronic vomiting
  • Acute colitis
  • Hepatitis
  • Chinese Food Therapy (Chinese medical perspectives on optimal macronutrient ratios)
  • Eye conditions

CVHM10065 Respiratory/Cardiovascular Conditions & Dermatology

CHM approach to Respiratory,Cardiovascular Diseases and Dermatological conditions including:

  • Upper respiratory infections
  • Rhinitis
  • Sinusitis
  • Asthma
  • Kennel cough
  • Feline asthma
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Atopy
  • Otitis externa
  • Pyoderma

CVHM10066 Neurology & Musculoskeletal Conditions

CHM approach to Neurological and Musculoskeletal conditions including:

  • Degenerative myelopathy
  • Idiopathic epilepsy
  • Idiopathic vestibular syndrome
  • Necrotizing encephalitis
  • Bi syndrome (arthritis)
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Chronic lameness
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Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine

Before you take the course

Below requirements are needed before you can take this course.
  • You should have independent computer skills and be able to access the internet.
  • This course is restricted to registered veterinarians.
  • You must have access to at least 10 cats/dogs to complete your case logbook.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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Is online study right for me?

The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. Online or distance learning is not for everyone. Think carefully before you enroll. To succeed in online learning and distance education you will need:

  • A commitment to study and enquiry
  • To be capable of self directed learning with our guidance and support through your course
  • Motivation to pursue your course of study
  • Access to the internet and a printer
  • A good internet service that provides a good speed for downloads
  • An enthusiasm for engaging with your tutors and peers
  • The ability to work on your own or collaborate in a team
  • The capability of an independent level of written and spoken English
  • An appointment by phone may be requested prior to course commencement- we don't want you to start if we think we can't provide the right experience for you
  • If you are not sure contact us, we can help you gain a  full understanding of our courses before applying.

What you won't need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!

All our courses are available to enrol at any time.  Our courses are part time, self paced within the course timeframe, and fully online.  Sometimes there is a scheduled start date for a course, in which we accept a group intake of enrolments. This encourages a cohort of students to move through the course together, making for a more interactive learning experience.

Although some courses have live sessions available, there are no live sessions that you are required to attend for any of our courses.  Our courses are delivered online and are self paced within the course timeframe, to give you the greatest flexibility with your study. You can study anywhere, anytime that suits you. We have great learning tools such as lectures, comprehensive course notes, videos, online resources, discussion forum and continuous support from our highly qualified and experienced tutors to help you can get the most out of your course.

Please refer to our enrolment terms and conditions when seeking extra time in a course, https://civtedu.org/enrolment-terms-and-conditions 

If you take a "leave of absence/deferral" from a course this freezes your progress in the course.  You will have no access to the course during this time.  A request for a leave of absence/deferral can be made for up to 3 months, initially.  Longer periods of time away from the course can be reviewed after this time.  If you want to use any course resources whilst you are taking your leave of absence/deferral you will need to download the material (such as documents, course notes, reading material) beforehand.  There is no fee to take a leave of absence/deferral, however your regular payment instalments for the course will continue.

If you request an "extension" for a course, you may be given extra time in a course and still have full access to the course.  An extension can be granted for up to, or equal to, the maximal period of study for that course.  There is a fee involved in applying for an extension, this varies according to the amount of extra time requested and is found on the link provided.

 

This depends on the type of course you enrol in.

Our introductory or short courses require approximately 3-5 hours per week.  Our Certifications and Graduate Diplomas require approximately 5-10 hours per week.  This will vary amongst individuals, depending on the pace in which they learn.  More time may be needed each week, depending on how long an individual needs to spend on completing assignments. 

If you are a registered Veterinarian, you are eligible to enrol in any of our courses, https://civtedu.org/courses 

If you are a Veterinary Technician or Veterinary Nurse or Animal Health Professional you may be able to apply to enrol in selected courses for Veterinarians, however you will need to go through an eligibility process first. Otherwise, you can apply for our courses for Animal Health Professionals, https://civtedu.org/courses/animal-health-professionals 

If you are a Pet Owner, you can apply for our courses designed for Pet Owners, https://civtedu.org/courses/pet-owners 

 

Earn your own CIVT certificate of completion

The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies offers courses that are both challenging and rewarding. You can learn at your own pace under the tutelage of experts in their field. What you won’t need is to pay airfares, travel, hotel bills by participating in green education!

Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and sent to you upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements.

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