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Online Course

Herbal Medicine

University of Minnesota via Coursera

Overview

There is strong demand for alternatives to pharmaceuticals for a variety of common illnesses due to concerns of safety, efficacy, and a desire for more “natural” products. Despite this growing interest, “conventional” healthcare providers may have little to no knowledge about herbal medicines, which is further compounded by the sometimes misleading information in the media and on the internet. This course provides the necessary background for providers to begin to incorporate herbal medicines into their practice, particularly in regards to their therapeutic properties, efficacy (or lack thereof), and safety concerns, including quality control and potential adverse effects.

Continuing Education Credit
This course has been designed to meet Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 16 contact hours and may be eligible for CE credit from other professional boards that allow self-documenting of continuing education activities. It is your responsibility to check with your regulatory board to confirm this course meets your local requirements and, if necessary, to provide them with the certificate of completion you get if you pay for and fulfill all the requirements of this course.

Syllabus

Herbal Medicines in Healthcare

Using Botanicals Safely

How Do Botanical Medicines Work?

Botanical Medicines for Mental Wellbeing, Women's Health, and Musculoskeletal Pain

Botanical Medicines for Upper Respiratory and Skin Conditions

Skills Workshop: Final Project

Botanicals for GERD, GI and Liver Disorders, and UTIs

Taught by

Amy Taylor, MD

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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    Its not a free online course if it is a 7 month course and only 7 days are free. It is a free trial and paid course with paid certification.
  • Anonymous

    Anonymous completed this course.

    I found this course very insightful for a beginner. It gives you a great overview of the subject without making it daunting. It has inspired me to take further courses linked to this program.
  • Tjirongo Ngatangue

    Tjirongo Ngatangue is taking this course right now.

    How does herbal medication work
    When is write time to use herbal medication
    Who should use herbal medication
    How to use herbal medication
    How to give herbal medication
    Who should study about herbal medication
    What type of herbal medication I can use when patient has bacteria infection
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  • Anonymous

    Anonymous is taking this course right now.

    How does herbal medication work
    When is write time to use herbal medication
    Who should use herbal medication
    How to use herbal medication
    How to give herbal medication
    Who should study about herbal medication
    What type of herbal medication I can use when patient has bacteria infection
    Herbal medication to use during viral infection
    How active is herbal medication
  • Nitin Kumar R Jain

    Nitin Kumar R Jain is taking this course right now, spending 4 hours a week on it.

    Excellent to learn. Good opportunity and very helpful for day to day life. Increase knowledge related to health issues and make us perfect. Simple term prevention is better than cure.

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