The Betonica medical herbalist training programme is a blend of modern science and traditional knowledge.
The programme syllabus covers a wide range of topics, from materia medica, botany and pharmacology, to anatomy and physiology and clinical skills (to name just a few). We are passionate about community clinics and education, organic growing and field to dispensary medicine.
What is a medical herbalist?
A medical herbalist is someone trained in plant and orthodox medicine including a high level in diagnosis. Herbalists use a holistic approach to treatment and have a long history in the UK.
The course takes place at a variety of locations around the South West.
The first year of the diploma can be taken as a preparatory course for anyone wanting to decide if training to become a medical herbalist is for them. At the end of the first year you can then decide if you want to continue on to complete the full diploma or leave the course with a certificate of completion, and a greater understanding of herbal medicine.
All lecturers are experts in their field, the majority are practising medical herbalists but some guest lecturers will be brought in to teach specific topics.
This course is non-profit and the fees are kept to an absolute minimum, they are for room hire, food, the cost of teaching, (clinical training) and materials only. Any additional money will go towards a bursary fund and the Betonica Community Clinics.
We are open to applications from 4th December 2017.
Take a look at the dates for our 2017 classes.