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Online Course

Herbal Medicine

University of Minnesota via Coursera

  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
  • Session Upcoming
  • Language English
  • Certificate Paid Certificate Available
  • Duration 6 weeks long
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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.


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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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.
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Shailesh M
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If you mention Cource free except those who wants certification then why it is unopareble now I don’t need certificate I am retired medical doctor out of interest I wanted to learn , now a days herbal medicine is preferred as they are devoid of side effects .In same way I got enrolled in Dermatology and obesity video lectures and suplimentory instructions why discreemet now
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