Which Chinese Medicine Course is Right for Me?

Chinese Medicine introduces an alternative perspective in the examination, diagnosis and treatment of patients. The metaphors of Chinese Medicine assist practitioners to develop a holistic and dynamic perception of the patient which assists in the management of a wide range of chronic conditions. Increasingly, both herbal medicine and acupuncture are the focus of research as we strive to reduce our environmental impact (antibiotic resistance, drug overuse etc.) and grapple with chronic disease that is non-responsive or has minimal response to other forms of veterinary therapy.

Which modality should you choose? Ideally, practitioners should be adept at both acupuncture and Chinese herbs. The combination of the two brings optimal results for the individual patient. Getting started courses at CIVT are designed to be affordable so you can learn to use both modalities and then decide whether you wish to take your study further. CIVT Chinese medicine is taught with a significant component of evidence-based veterinary medicine but includes TCM and requires proficiency in implementing TCM concepts.

If the idea of learning a whole new system of pathophysiology is daunting for you, then consider Veterinary Western Herbal Medicine which is strongly evidence-based and incorporates concepts of holism and herbal energetics.

Current Chinese Medicine Course Offerings

 

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If Chinese medicine seems like a foreign language and you want to give yourself a good grounding in the basic concepts, this 30 hour course will give you a solid basis of Chinese medicine anatomy, physiology and pathophysiology. Complete the course for a Certificate of Completion which can be recognized as prior learning towards part of 10639NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine and 10640NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Acupuncture (Nationally accredited courses).

Veterinarians, veterinary students and veterinary technicians/nurses only.

CIVT1001 Introduction to Veterinary Chinese Medicine

 

 

This 24 hour short course is designed for veterinarians who have no background in Chinese medicine and is presented from a primarily biomedical perspective. However, you will learn the incredibly important diagnostic skills of 'pulse and tongue' which are based on the Chinese medicine paradigm. This is an excellent course to find out if acupuncture may be a modality that would fit into your practice.

Veterinarians only.

CIVT1001INAC Introduction to Veterinary Acupuncture

 

 

If you are keen to use Chinese herbs in your practice, but not ready to take on a commitment to lengthier study then consider this 70 hour course (taken over 6 months). CIVT1005 is a 2 module course that builds your Chinese herbal knowledge on the basis of a pharmacy of 20 formulas. This training gets you started in the use of Chinese formulas for a wide range of common conditions without having to invest in an extensive pharmacy.You will receive a certificate of Completion.

Veterinarians only.

CIVT1005 Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapeutics

   

This course is ideal for veterinarians who want a straightforward approach that's simple and easy to implement. We provide you with a complete system that will cover a good proportion of your cases and many more formulas than in CIVT1005. This is  an intermediate level course, ideal for veterinarians with no TCM background or those who have studied acupuncture and want to add Chinese herbs into their practice. This course is regarded as 160 hours of study and is taken over 9 months. You will receive a Certificate of Completion in the Foundation Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapy. If you  decide to continue to advanced certification or a post-graduate degree in Chinese herbal therapy, we offer you a rebate and  Recognition of Prior Learning which reduces your study load for more advanced courses.

Veterinarians only.

CIVT1006 Foundation Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapy

   

CIVT provides the IVAS Certification and Advanced Certification in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine. The certification course is 160 hours of study over 9 months while the Advanced Certification is regarded as 500 hours of study. Enrollment is through IVAS and your certificates are provided by IVAS.

Veterinarians only.

IVAS Certification Courses in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine

 

   

The certification course is equivalent to the first 60% of the post-graduate degree. Taken over 15 months of study, the close mentorship of your tutors has changed the face of acupuncture training. You meet with your tutors in one-to-one mentorship sessions - on-line, real time, real patients! Your training is in-depth an clinically focused and when you complete the course, you will be confident and competent in your acupuncture practice. This course is a lot of study but SO worthwhile!

Veterinarians only.

CIVT1006VA Certification in Veterinary Acupuncture
   

This course is designed for equine practitioners. The initial training is in TCM, but you rapidly move into Chinese medical concepts as they relate to horses specifically and the therapeutic focus is entirely on equine issues. This course was developed by equine practitioners and is tutored by equine practitioners.

Veterinarians only.

CIVT1006EqVA Certification in Equine Acupuncture
   

Nationally accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework at postgraduate level, this course is 2-years, part-time study designed to develop the student into a proficient veterinary Chinese herbalist with the ability to tackle difficult and intransigent cases either in their own practice or as a referral practitioner.

See enrollment requirements on the specified webpage.

100639NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine
   

Nationally accredited under the Australian Qualifications Framework at postgraduate level, this course is 2-years, part-time study designed to develop the student into a proficient veterinary acupuncturist (also includes a module on the use of common herbal formulas and Chinese food therapy in conjunction with acupuncture) with the ability to tackle difficult and intransigent cases either in their own practice or as a referral practitioner.

See enrollment requirements on the specified webpage.

10640NAT-Graduate Diploma of Veterinary Acupuncture

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