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Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapeutics

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Duration:

6 Months

80 hours
Price:

$1,375.00 USD

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About the Course

This course is comprised of two modules for a biomedical approach to Getting Started in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapeutics. We focus on the top 20 formula group, so you can get started easily in practice without having to invest in an extensive pharmacy. This course won't make you an expert, but we will show you which cases to select for maximum efficacy and safety. You don't have to have a solid grounding in Chinese Medicine to have success in well selected cases, and happy patients and clients.  

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
  • short answers
  • forum participation

Course Outcomes

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

  • Apply basic knowledge and understanding of 20 classical TCM formulas for use in the management of your clinical cases from both a TCM and biomedical perspective
  • Know how to analyse a given formula from the individual herb components to judge how the formula might work and therefore be applied to appropriate cases
  • Integrate conventional and TCM treatments where necessary safely and effectively.
  • Apply knowledge of potential herb/drug interactions and address and avoid potential side effects.
  • Successfully integrate a core group of at least 20 traditional Herbal Formulas into veterinary practice
  • Assess the quality and therapeutic potential of Chinese herbal medicines
  • Advise clients on the rational and safe use of Chinese herbal medicines 

Credits

  • 40 IVAS Credits
Dr Jodi Van Tine
Dr Steve Marsden

Meet the Tutors and Lecturers

Dr Jodi Van Tine
MA, DVM, GDVA, GDVCHM
Dr. Jodi Van Tine received a Masters Degree in Cellular Immunology from San Jose State University in 1990. She earned the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree from the University of California, Davis, in 1994. For three years she practiced mixed...
1 Webinar and 9 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...
31 Webinars and 15 Courses

What will you Learn

  • MODULE 1: CIVT1003-Getting Started with Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine
    • Topic 1 Getting Started In Herbal Medicine
    • Topic 2 The Clinical Approach- Establishing a Blue print for success
    • Topic 3 Interpreting Outcomes in Herbal Medicine
    • Topic 4 The Top Chinese Formulas what they treat and how they work
    • Topic 5 The Top Chinese Formulas II
    • Topic 6 The Top Chinese Formulas III
    • ...
  • MODULE 1: CIVT1003-Getting Started with Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine
    • Topic 1 Getting Started In Herbal Medicine
    • Topic 2 The Clinical Approach- Establishing a Blue print for success
    • Topic 3 Interpreting Outcomes in Herbal Medicine
    • Topic 4 The Top Chinese Formulas what they treat and how they work
    • Topic 5 The Top Chinese Formulas II
    • Topic 6 The Top Chinese Formulas III
    • Topic 7 The Top Chinese Formulas III
    • Topic 8 The Top Chinese Formulas IV
    • Topic 9 Chinese medical treatment of skin disease
    • Topic 10 Heal Yourself with herbs
  • MODULE 2: CIVT1004-Veterinary Chinese herbal therapeutics
    • Topic 1 Treatment of some Autoimmune Diseases
    • Topic 2 Chinese herbal treatment of some Cancers in small animals
    • Topic 3 Chinese herbal treatment of some Endocrine Diseases
    • Topic 4 Chinese herbal treatment of common Gastrointestinal conditions
    • Topic 5 Chinese herbal treatment of some Liver Disorders
    • Topic 6 Chinese herbal treatment of Skin Disease in Small Animals
    • Topic 7 Pain Management using Chinese Herbal Medicine
    • Topic 8 Treatment of Renal/Urinary Tract conditions. 
    • Topic 9 Treatment of Cardiopulmonary Conditions
    • Topic 10 Treatment of Neurological Disorders
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Before you take the course

Below requirements are needed before you can take this course.
  • Learners should have independent computer skills and be able to access the internet.
  • This course is restricted to registered veterinarians.

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.

What's next after taking this course

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