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10684NAT-Graduate Diploma Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine

Graduate Diploma Veterinarians
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2 Years

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$8,495.00 USD

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Nationally accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework at postgraduate level

About the Course

Who is it for?

10684NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine enables practitioners to develop competency in utilising Western herbal medicine and Western herbal medicine principles in the assessment, treatment and management of animals in their care. Successful completion of this course will enable you to integrate a new therapy into practice. 

The College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO National provider 91769). We offer nationally accredited training under the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Nationally recognized training provides a standard against which courses and colleges can be assessed and assures the student that the course is of an appropriate standard and that government guidelines are met. As RTO accreditation is an ongoing activity you can be assured that the high standards of the CIVT are maintained.  This training and qualification is available across Australia and internationally. 

10684NAT- Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine is orientated towards applied theory, which you can implement in your work almost immediately. You will be able to develop your confidence and competence over time with continuous case support, guidance and feedback from tutors with both simulated and active case forums and subsequently your own clinical cases.

 

Modules and Competencies

10684NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine consists of two parts, of which the programs - Year 1 Foundation Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine (Modules 1-4) and Year 2 Advanced Veterinary Herbal Therapeutics (Modules 5-8) are the teaching components. Completion of the 10684NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine requires the demonstration of skills and knowledge through a comprehensive assessment process throughout the duration of the course.  Qualified assessors of CIVT assess each assessment.  All 8 Units of Competency are core units and are required before full qualification is granted. Students are assessed continuously throughout the training and

Units of Competency

  • VETWHM801-Work within a veterinary Western Herbal Medicine framework
  • VETWHM802-Work within veterinary Western Herbal Medicine principles and practices
  • VETWHM803-Operate is a veterinary Western Herbal Medicine pharmacy
  • VETWHM804-Perform the veterinary Western Herbal Medicine assessment
  • VETWHM805-Plan and provide the veterinary Western Herbal Medicine treatment strategy
  • VETWHM806-Monitor and Evaluate the veterinary Western herbal medicine treatment
  • VETINT807-Prepare veterinary case studies for publication
  • VETINT808-Reflect upon integrated veterinary medicine practice

 

Course Delivery

As postgraduate students studying at an academic level, candidates are expected to undertake a significant amount of independent study in their own time and be able to practice skills in the workplace. The Course is undertaken over 24 months and the theory component is delivered online with continuous support by teachers and tutors for the development of practical skills in the workplace. The modules are delivered online by qualified trainers and assessors including Dr Barbara Fougere and Colin Daly with major input from recognised industry expert Dr Susan Wynn as well as other recognised industry expert practitioners contributing various components. The course is self-directed and supported by lecture notes, video lectures and comprehensive study guides which take the student through step by step. Trainers and assessors are assigned to each Module to support students in the completion of their activities and assignments as well as supporting them in developing skills and confidence in treating their own clinical cases by responding to cases via forum posts and email. One on one support is what makes this course unique. Your workplace is where you get to apply your knowledge and skills and manage your cases.

 

Program Duration

Part-time. 24 months. The expected volume of learning and study including clinical case time over the 24 months-1414 hours.

 

Service Quality Commitment

CIVT Management is responsible for the quality of its training and assessment services in compliance with the Standards for RTOs 2015, and for the issuance of the AQF certification documentation. Once you have commenced the training and assessment in this Course, CIVT is committed to completing the delivery of the training assessment within the agreed duration and will further negotiate the timing for completion of the training assessment if you are unable to complete the course due to illness or extenuating circumstances. We offer an Absence of Leave option and an Extension of Course Time option. It is your responsibility to alert us if you require either of these.

How to Apply

Prior to enrolling ensure you read the Enrolment Terms and Conditions and the Student Handbook so you are aware of your obligations and rights.

To apply please click on the Enrol button. You will receive an initial survey which you will need to complete and return. A scanned copy of your previous educational qualifications and photo identification (passport or driver’s licence) is also required to complete enrollment. If you have questions before enrolling, feel free to email our Student Services team: enrolment@civtedu.org

 

Assessments

Participants are required to demonstrate evidence of competencies through assessment processes which comprise activities and exercises based on actual and simulated cases in practice over the two year period. This involves submitting both written assessments and performing practical tasks which will be observed by an assessor via Skype, FaceTime or viewing of a video recording. Assessment tasks are assessed throughout the course with the final summative assessment occurring with the submission of a case logbook and two in-depth case studies.

Those who are assessed as meeting the requirements of a Unit of Competency will be provided with a Statement of Attainment. Those who are assessed as completing the requirements of the course and providing evidence of Competency for assessment will receive the Award 10684NAT-Graduate Diploma Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine.

 

 

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is a process where a student may be granted credit or partial credit towards a qualification in recognition of skills and knowledge gained through work experience, life experience and/ or formal learning. Recognition of Prior Learning is offered to those who have pre-existing skills in Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine or Certificates. This offers an entry point for people who have completed Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine training prior to the availability to 10684NAT- Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine. These candidates need to complete an initial survey of experience and knowledge to determine if the RPL pathway is appropriate. Then they enrol in RPL for the course and begin the process of submission of evidence. This is a rigorous process. Any gaps in the mapping of skills and knowledge may need to fill by completing individual Units of Competency or elements of Competency. A portfolio of evidence towards RPL is submitted. This process can take 1 to 6 months to complete.

 

Course Outcomes

Skills and knowledge include the ability to:

  • Communicate Western herbal medicine and Western herbal concepts with clients, colleagues and other animal health professionals
  • Demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth knowledge of veterinary Western herbal medicine knowledge for professional practice
  • Apply veterinary Western herbal medicine assessment skills in the assessment, treatment and management of animals in their care.
  • Integrate veterinary Western herbal medicine safely and effectively within the context of contemporary animal health care
  • Use critical analysis, evaluation and reflection skills to appraise traditional and evidence based veterinary Western herbal medicine practice
  • Apply veterinary Western herbal medicine techniques and strategies to solve challenging cases
  • Apply information gathering skills through sourcing, critically evaluating and integrating knowledge from a range of sources to prepare case reports and research reports suitable for publication

Study Outcomes

The course:

  • Provides practitioners with skills and knowledge to practice veterinary western Herbal Medicine competently
  • Provides practitioners with an accredited postgraduate level award based on assessment of their competence
  • Provides employees and clients with evidence of a high level of competence
  • Provides participants with previous training a potential bridge to higher postgraduate qualifications through Recognition of Prior Learning

Credits

  • 50 RACE Credits
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Meet the Tutors and Lecturers

Dr Shelley Doxey
BVetMed (Hons), MRCVS, GDVWHM
Shelley graduated from the Royal Veterinary College, London, UK in 2002 and has worked in small animal practice ever since. She has a keen interest in the management of chronic disease and also in geriatric care, which led her to explore the...
3 Courses
BSc BVMS (Hons) MODT BHSc (CMed) MHSc (Herb Med) Grad Dip Vet Acup Grad Dip VCHM Grad Dip VWHM CVA (IVAS) CVBM CVCP CMAVA
Dr Barbara Fougere is a 1986 graduate from Murdoch University Veterinary School Western Australia. She practices in Sydney Australia, exclusively in veterinary integrative medicine. She has served on the Australian Veterinary Association Policy...
9 Webinars and 10 Courses
DVM, DACVN, RH(AHG), CVA (certified veterinary acupuncturist) CVCH (certified veterinary Chinese herbalist)
Susan G. Wynn, DVM, DACVN is a 1987 graduate of the University of Georgia’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an internship with Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington DC in 1988, a post-doctoral fellowship in viral...
5 Courses

What will you Learn

Foundations of Veterinary Phytotherapy

  • History of Western Herbal Medicine

  • Understanding the Language of Herbal Medicine

  • Herbal Resources and Research

Global Perspectives and Contemporary Issues of Veterinary Herbal Medicine 

  • Philosophy and Models of Traditional Medicine 
  • Contemporary Herbal Medicine Issues

  • Clinical perspectives

  • ...

Foundations of Veterinary Phytotherapy

  • History of Western Herbal Medicine

  • Understanding the Language of Herbal Medicine

  • Herbal Resources and Research

Global Perspectives and Contemporary Issues of Veterinary Herbal Medicine 

  • Philosophy and Models of Traditional Medicine 
  • Contemporary Herbal Medicine Issues

  • Clinical perspectives

Herbal Botany, Pharmacognosy,  Pharmacology & Manufacture

  • Medicinal Plant Identification and Classification

  • Pharmacognosy and Pharmacology

  • Manufacturing, Processing & Dispensing

Clinical Overview in Veterinary Practice

  • Herb Drug Interactions And Adverse reactions
  • Veterinary Herbal Pharmacy Management

  • Herbal Therapeutics in Practice

 

Advanced Veterinary Herbal Therapeutics

The focus of these modules is on the Materia Medica from a veterinary perspective and on therapeutics for veterinary conditions at an advanced level. Western herbal medicine for complaints of the major body systems are covered through examination of both traditional and evidence based Materia Medica. The Materia Medica covers the actions, indications, constituents and contraindications of herbs, enables the student to develop a working comprehension of the herbs in relation to the different body systems, and to become both competent and confident in the use of these herbs for a wide variety of disease states. A minimum of 120 herbs are covered during these modules in addition to 40 in the first 4 modules.

Veterinary Herbal Therapeutics I

  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Gastrointestinal and Hepatobiliary Systems
  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Respiratory System

  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Cardiovascular System and Hematological System

Veterinary Herbal Therapeutics II

  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Skin and Coat
  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Immune System and Infectious conditions

  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Urinary System

Veterinary Herbal Therapeutics III

  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Nervous System and Ophthalmologic and Behavioural conditions

  • Herbal Therapeutics of the Endocrine and Reproductive Systems

Veterinary Herbal Therapeutics IV

  • Herbal Therapeutics for Equine Patients
  • Herbal Therapeutics for Cancer

  • Herbal Therapeutics for Allergies

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Before you take the course

Below requirements are needed before you can take this course.

As this course provides vocational education and training in practical and theoretical skills relevant to the provision and integration of Western herbal medicine into veterinary clinical practice, for entry into the 10684-NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine, candidates must hold either:

  • A veterinary science degree (Bachelors or DVM) or equivalent OR
  • A relevant bachelor degree or postgraduate qualifications (Graduate Certificate/Diploma or Master) together with significant relevant vocational practise OR
  • A veterinary nursing qualification (Cert IV or above) with significant experience (minimum 5 years) plus written practice support to provide cases
  • Exceptions to these will be considered on a case by case basis
  • Entrants must have access to at least 30 patients over the duration of the course
  • Have access to a video recording device such as a smartphone or webcam
  • Have access to a computer (with Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word and a web browser installed)
  • Have access to the internet
  • Have access to a herbal dispensary or herbal supplies

Recommended Entry Requirements

  • A high level of language, literacy and numeracy levels sufficient to interpret and analyse lectures, journal articles and prepare written reports and case studies.
  • An intermediate level of technology skills; sufficient to use an online classroom, download documents, upload assessments and post on forums.

LLN support requirements and eligibility to enrol in the qualification are assessed at enrolment.

 

For students residing in Australia ONLY, you will be required to apply for, or use a pre-existing, Unique Student Identifier (USI).

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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 are able to apply to enrol in our 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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