CIVT1002 IVAS CIVT Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine
This internationally recognised Certification course is offered in partnership with IVAS (International Veterinary Acupuncture Society). It consists of 30 units in 8 modules totalling 500 hours, successful completion of which provides the qualification Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine (CVCHM).
But more importantly than the certification, this course offers you the opportunity to really explore Chinese medicine from all sides-traditional and scientific perspectives; you will apply your knowledge to cases from the start so that when you complete the course you will be both competent and confident!
You can enrol module by module – select one or two modules to complete at your own pace. Click through below for more information!
The course was developed by the College of Integrative Veterinary Therapies and the main teacher is Dr Steve Marsden, recognised as one of the world's leading experts in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine. Contributions by other veterinary leaders in TCM are included to give a broad basis to the course.
Learning materials include study guides, reading material, lecture notes, herb samples, DVDs as well as other interactive teaching methods online. Text books will need to be purchased in addition to the course fees. The course covers traditional Chinese formulas and teaches the use of concentrated granules – we also include the recipes. The course is conducted at your own pace so you can complete the course in as little or as much time as you like (maximum 2 years). This allows you to study in a way that fits with work and family commitments. Support and communication between you and your personal tutor is available via email and online forums. Scheduled online lectures are not compulsory but are recorded so you can catch up later.
There are no examinations, however, there are assessments for each module and a final assessment process including submission of 2 case studies and a log book of cases. The course is designed to graduate you with confidence and competence to practice VCHM.
This course is designed for beginners and takes you through to advanced levels. We also have students who have completed TCVM courses elsewhere and are already practicing Chinese herbal medicine. Feedback from these students tell us that this course takes their previous training to another level expanding their options and contemporising their practice. If you have already undertaken studies in TCVM and would like to know how this course is different, contact us. You may be able to receive recognition of prior learning and accelerate through the program.
Hear what veterinarians have to say about this course
You can enrol in the course at any time through IVAS, and begin studying within a month. Registration is via completion of the application form on the second-last page of the prospectus and faxing it to IVAS. See the link below.
Click here to access more detail and download the Prospectus and Course Enrolment form here.
What your tuition fee covers:
- Application fee covering administration and enrollment process
- Course tuition support
- Access to On line learning platform myCIVT
- Email support by tutor (a team of experienced practitioners)
- 8 Module Study Guides - 30 units of study (downloadable)
- Over 250 current and relevant journal articles are included in the course.
- Additional papers to supplement course
- Video lectures by Dr Steve Marsden including power point presentations to view at your own pace.
- Course Lectures
- Downloadable Case log Book
- Set of approximately 100 single herbs for your materia medica study
- Certification process and assessment throughout the course
- Certificate by mail on completion of all requirements
- RACE CE 510 hours approved
Click here for full details and download the Prospectus and Course Enrolment form.