Courses for general interest, professional
training and post-qualification:
which one is right for you?
The Heartwood Foundation Course is made up of 12 online Units offering a broad introduction to the field of Herbal Medicine, with emphasis on the practical use of herbs to deal with common ailments. The course offers two pathways, assessed and non-assessed, and learners on the assessed pathway (who successfully complete all quizzes and assignments) can apply for a place on the Professional Course. The video presentations are augmented by comprehensive PDF guides, and a rich variety of other learning materials.
The Heartwood Professional Course is a 3-year, in-depth, online education in Herbal Medicine. It involves 2,400 study hours, including over 400 hours of bespoke video presentations, and uses a contemporary, clinically oriented, inquiry-based approach to learning. Designed and taught by internationally renowned practitioners, its flexible study model suits varying schedules and lifestyles and, like other Heartwood courses, works on all mobile platforms as well as desktop computers. Students wishing to practice professionally are required to complete an additional 500-hour clinical apprenticeship during Years 2 and 3 of their studies.
The Heartwood postgraduate Continuing Professional Development series is designed on the principle that the strength of any profession comes from the depth and currency of its knowledge. Presented by acknowledged subject specialists, the online lectures are underpinned by downloadable text files, slide presentations and mindmaps to help make the learning process as efficient as possible. The presentations are offered free to qualified medical herbalists, and at low cost to practitioners of other alternative and complementary medical disciplines.
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The Heartwood story
An introduction to the Heartwood project from Paul Hambly, Chair of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists Education Fund.
The Heartwood YouTube Channel
On our YouTube channel, you can see herbalists talking about the many fascinating and useful medicinal plants that can be found in gardens, hedgerows and other local habitats.