Naturopathy Modules

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This learning resource is designed to educate the student in the importance of the mind-body relationship and its relevance in Natural Medicine. You will develop important counseling skills alongside learning theoretical material. This course gives you the solid foundation you need to progress into your therapeutic practice as a naturopathic health professional.

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Iridology is the study of the structure, color and markings on the Irises. This study will help the practitioner to understand the genetic blueprints as well as the strengths and weaknesses of body organs, systems and glands. Acquiring this knowledge the student will be able in identifying the person’s stress levels and lifestyle that create specific health problems. Iridology is practiced in conjunction with other natural therapies.

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This course of study is designed to help you with the ethical dilemmas faced in the workplace. You will gain a better understanding of ethics, morals and legal behavior in the hopes of facilitating a better decision making process for health professionals in ethical situations.

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Homeopathic medicine is based on the principle of “like cures like.” It is the second most used medical system in the world. It is a complete medical system combining theory and practice to support healing and treat a wide range of conditions on the physical, mental, and spiritual levels. Introduction to Homeopathy provides the fundamentals necessary for both first aid and acute homeopathic care. Areas of study include Philosophy, Diagnostics, Terminology, Pharmacognosy, Materia Medica and the Schuessler Biochemical Cell Salts.

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This course is an introduction to chemistry designed for those who have had no prior knowledge. Chemistry provides a deeper understanding of physiology and lays the foundation for the study of other health sciences. It covers the basic concepts of inorganic chemistry as well as an introduction to biochemistry.

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Anatomy and Physiology is an introduction to human structure and function. It is the foundation for all future studies. It covers musculoskeletal anatomy in depth as well as a good introduction to the study of human anatomy and physiology.
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Building on the knowledge gained from Anatomy & Physiology, this learning resource provides a more detailed study of the human body. In this subject, the student embarks on a comprehensive study tour of the body and gains an understanding of how feedback systems contribute to homeostasis. Students gain more understanding on issues like the structure and function of the nervous system, endocrine system, circulatory system, the urinary, the immune as well as the digestive system. Energy balance and temperature regulation is also covered in this course.

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Biochemistry is the chemistry of biomolecules, human metabolism and the complex reactions that occur in a living being. This course covers an introduction to the cell structure, chemical and physical properties of nucleotides, amino acids, proteins structure and metabolism; kinetics and enzyme mechanisms; metabolic circuitry; glucose transport and metabolism; pyruvate metabolism; the TCA cycle; electron flow and Ox-Phos; glycogen metabolism; gluconeogenesis and the pentose shunt; fatty acid catabolism and synthesis; disposal of nitrogen: the urea cycle; amino acid catabolism and synthesis; structure and metabolism of nucleic acids, DNA replication and repair; transcription and its control; RNA processing and translation. Knowledge of biochemistry is essential for an understanding of human nutrition and when seen in this light the student will appreciate its necessity in relation to the preservation of health.

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This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of microbiology applicable to the health professions. This course examines the biology of bacteria, viruses and other microbes including their structure, metabolism, epidemiology and methods of control. Causative agents/mechanisms of common diseases as well as principles of immune control are also presented.

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This course covers how to run a safe practice and how to manage infectious agents. Its purpose is the protection, safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment and entrants. The knowledge you will get in this course will help you protect co-workers, employers, customers and other members of the public who are impacted by the workplace environment. You will be introduced to general safety and health program requirements, the framework of an effective and comprehensive safety and health program, and receive an introduction to specific workplace hazards and methods of hazard control. Upon completion of this course you will be able to apply this knowledge to healthcare workplace settings you may encounter.

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Herbal Medicine is the most widely respected topic than any other branch of Natural Medicine. It has a long tradition in all cultures and it is becoming ever more popular, more and more people seek out qualified herbalists. This course incorporates the aspects of herbal medicine relevant to the development of theoretical and practical function of medicinal herbs. The history of herbalism, methods and principles of herbal medicine, growing, gathering and drying herbs, remedy preparation and herbal first aid, herb harvesting and preserving, basic aromatherapy as well as plant taxonomy and plant identification are discussed in this course.

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This course provides the advanced knowledge essential for the herbal specialist. The student will obtain the necessary knowledge on herbal therapeutics for musculoskeletal, digestive, nervous, immune, endocrine, respiratory, reproductive, urinary, Cardiovascular and skeletal systems. A comprehensive range of herbs, their active principals, modes of action, pharmacology, pharmacognosy, toxicology and drug interactions are studied. Herbal Medicine is a prerequisite for this learning resource.

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Flower essences are extremely diluted extracts from flowers that are used to improve the emotional, spiritual, and physical health of people and animals. The use of Flower essences for therapy is a vibrational therapeutic method similar to homeopathy. The process actually imbues a tincture with the energetic signature of the plant or the plants which are used for their production. This course will give you knowledge on the history, use and effects of flower essences. You will study in-depth each of the standard flower essences and how to use them for therapeutic purposes. You will also learn how to use combinations of essences in order to treat health problems holistically.

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In this course you will learn how to set up and administrate a holistic health practice. You’ll learn how to improve yourself as a practitioner, personal philosophy, goal setting, project planning, creative visualization, and how to motivate yourself. In addition you will learn important tools to achieve success, setting up your practice, marketing and promoting yourself as well as financial management. This course should prove valuable to every health practitioner because more natural therapists today fail in practice because of a lack of knowledge and understanding of practice management than for any other single reason.

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These courses will address the principles of holistic nutrition, including the role of vitamins, minerals, enzymes and other nutrients in the human body. It introduces the student to the importance of sound nutrition. Among the key areas that we will cover are : food philosophies, vitamins, minerals, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates and fats, nutritional requirements, enzymes, food evaluation, chemicals, additives, toxicants, antioxidants, drug nutrient interactions, food hypersensitivity / intolerances, ageing and longevity, etc. With knowledge in this field doubling every two years this is one very popular subject in which aspiring practitioners must keep up to date. This learning resource includes excellent reference texts. Upon the completion of this course students will have a very good understanding on how nutrition, lifestyle and environment affect health and how nutrition can prevent and heal illness.

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This course will teach you how certain health issues can be treated with the help of Naturopathic Nutrition. You will have access to up to date information on clinical nutrition and functional medicine. You will gain an understanding about the effect of nutrient deficiency, vitamin/mineral status, detoxification, immune stimulation, diagnostic tests for the treatment of a wide range of diseases together with lifestyle modification in both the prevention and treatment of common diseases and the maintenance and promotion of optimal health. Nutrition is a prerequisite for this learning resource.

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This course introduces the subjects of pharmacology and toxicology. Its purpose is to give to the student the required knowledge which will help them evaluate the herb-drug interactions as well as the drug-nutrient interactions when they practice nutritional therapy or herbal therapy. You will learn how drugs affect the body, how they alter disease processes and how they might produce toxicity. Medications specific to various diseases and disorders will be studied emphasizing desired effects, side effects, and contraindications.

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This course is designed to give the student an overall perspective of the principles and methods of naturopathic therapeutics as well as the History and Philosophy of Natural medicine. The topics that we will be presented in detail are : Naturopathic Principles, Toxemia as a cause of Disease, Clinical Naturopathic Diagnosis, Detoxification procedures and protocols, Parasites, Constitutional Hydrotherapy, Herbal Medicine, Homeopathy and Schuessler Tissue Salts, Rest and Sleep, Naturopathic Assessment, Breathing techniques, Naturopathic manipulation as well as an Introduction to Naturopathic Nutrition.

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The mastery of a naturopathic examination is vitally important for the correct decision making regarding the naturopathic treatment that the practitioner will use. This includes naturopathic case history taking, Pulse, Nail, Skin and Abdominal diagnosis, iridiagnosis, biochemical lab results as well as the conventional examination similar to that which is being done by a medical doctor. Since diagnosis of the iris is covered in iridology we focus on the rest of the above methods. A correct examination will reveal underlying disease causes, identify symptoms and even show the emotional state of the patient. It can be used to assess both physical and energetic disturbances and can also warn of conditions and illnesses that may occur in advance. This learning resource concentrates on the study of patient-centered diagnosis from a less medically orientated standpoint.

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This course focuses on the important basic methods a naturopathic practitioner will be using in his practice apart from nutritional therapy, herbs and homeopathy. These include constitutional hydrotherapy, mineral therapy, detoxification, clay and mud, rest and sleep, breathing techniques, naturopathic manipulation, sound and music for healing and exercise.

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This course concentrates on the most common disorders patients present within a clinical situation. Such conditions may be difficult to cure with conventional medicine but they respond very well when natural medicine is applied. The student must be able to synthesize a number of therapies, apply them to the diagnosis and treatment of a specific number of common disorders. In the course we study a big number of patient case histories.

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This course describes the general principles of disease and then presents information dealing with the most common disorders of body systems or individual organs. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate a basic of human pathophysiology. Course topics include the etiology, physical signs and symptoms, prognosis, and complications of commonly occurring disorders.

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This course provides an in-depth study of human pathological processes and their effects.

The study will concentrate more on the most difficult and complex conditions like Autoimmune disorders, neurological diseases and cancer. Case studies are used to interpret clinical information, diagnostic tests, signs and symptoms relating to mechanisms of disease.

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This course will introduces you to the basic concepts, theories, and methods used in the practice of Chinese medicine, acupuncture and diagnostic procedures used in Oriental medicine. You will learn basic TCM herbology and study auricular (ear) acupuncture.Back to Top