Getting Started Course

Integrating herbal medicine represents an important transition in veterinary practice. It requires changes in our ways of thinking about patients, health and disease. New methods are used to assess patients and new tools are used to treat them. It involves a considerable amount of time, effort, and humility as you become the pupil of your own patients through judicious trial and error. Balancing these professional sacrifices is the dramatic escalation in job satisfaction as you enjoy, on balance, many more satisfying outcomes while successfully rising to a new challenge. Herbal medicines are also proving to be inexpensive solutions for complex problems, and are thus rapidly gaining importance given today’s economy. To facilitate this professional transition, and ensure high success rates as early on as possible the Getting Started Series is designed to have you integrate herbal medicines into your practice quickly, safely and effectively. If you want to try it out before taking on a more serious course of study then select from these courses for getting started quickly!

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CIVT1003 Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine I
This short course is designed to equip you with a thorough understanding of the 20 or so most important formulas in Chinese veterinary herbal medicine. We keep it simple but effective, so you don’t have to have a comprehensive understanding of Chinese medicine before you undertake the course. In fact, we build on what you already know by taking a biomedical approach to the herbs. We teach you a core group of herbs that will give you the best results for just a small effort in taking this course. We particularly cover skin disease from a basic Chinese medicine perspective to get you started with those frustrating cases. The course includes:

  • 20 or so of the most important veterinary formulas, their individual component herbs and how they interact and work within the formula
  • A complete review of their Chinese medical indications and how they manifest in modern clinical practice
  • You learn their safe and accurate use, based on detailed history, physical examination, and laboratory findings
  • How to treat a range of common but frustrating conditions in veterinary medicine with a focus on skin disease.

We emphasis classical herbal formulas that are available from a wide number of companies, and will give you tips on how to source and recognize good quality herbs. In addition, many tips will be offered for how to integrate herbs into veterinary practice including:

  • How formulas are understood to work in conventional terms
  • How to make appropriate changes to the prescription in light of various clinical outcomes
  • How to address and avoid side effects.

It is typical after this course for veterinarians to experience success in the majority of cases they treat with herbs, provided they choose the right cases – and we’ll show you how.

Why learn with IVAS and CIVT? IVAS and CIVT delivers a course that puts the science behind the medicine, so that you understand how Chinese herbs work from a biomedical perspective. We show you the best cases to get success with upfront, so it’s not for all cases – you should consider the IVAS Certification course in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine if you want that level of expertise. The course is self-directed with support from your tutor. You can complete the course over 3 months. The course takes approximately 20 hours to complete, so you can easily get started in a weekend!
Course Title CIVT1003 Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine I
Course Units and Codes
Topic 1 Getting Started In Herbal Medicine
Topic 2 The Clinical Approach- Establishing a Blue print for success
Topic 3 Interpreting Outcomes in Herbal Medicine
Topic 4 The Top Chinese Formulas what they treat and how they work
Topic 5 The Top Chinese Formulas II
Topic 6 The Top Chinese Formulas III
Topic 7 The Top Chinese Formulas III
Topic 8 The Top Chinese Formulas IV
Topic 9 Chinese medical treatment of skin disease
Topic 10 Heal Yourself with herbs
Course Outcomes
This course provides a focused look at practical Chinese herbal medicine for veterinarians who want to incorporate this medicine into practice. At the end of this course you will be able to:
  • Apply basic knowledge and understanding of 20 classical TCM formulas for use in the management of your clinical cases from both a TCM and biomedical perspective.
  • Know how a given formula is analyzed from the individual herb components to judge how the formula might work and therefore be applied to appropriate cases
  • Prescribe an appropriate Chinese herbal formula and individualized TCM treatment for a select group of skin conditions based on the TCM assessment of your patients.
  • Integrate conventional and TCM treatments where necessary safely and effectively.
  • Apply knowledge of potential herb/drug interactions and address and avoid potential side effects.
Course tuition fee US$495.00
Communication and Course Material We will provide self paced learning content and activities within the myCIVT classroom online. You will receive a log in and password to access this room. From myCIVT you can access course content as well as submit assessment tasks. Email/Skype/chat support is available.
Course schedule NEW! ON DEMAND! Start when it suits you! You can finish it as quickly or as slowly as you wish, you will have 3 months to complete your course from the date you start your course.
Prerequisites Learners should have independent computer skills and be able to access the internet. This course is restricted to qualified veterinarians. Ideally learners should have completed Introduction to Traditional Chinese Medicine or have a veterinary acupuncture qualification.
Assessment
Multiple choice, open book Quiz.
You will receive a Certificate of Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the course.
20 Hours of IVAS Continuing Education Credit

 

CIVT1004 Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine II
Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine II (VCHM) is the study of Chinese medicines and their therapeutic application in veterinary practice. This course offers veterinarians an opportunity to expand their pharmacy and options, as well as providing a new way of looking at old problems like autoimmune disease, cancer, epilepsy and so on. The aim of this course is to provide veterinarians with a high quality and introductory education in the fundamentals of VCHM therapeutics with information that can be used immediately in practice. While this course is suited to any veterinarian with a strong interest in veterinary herbal medicine, or those who simply want other effective options for their patients, prior training in Chinese medicine or certification in veterinary acupuncture will be very helpful to participants. Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine I or prior herbal medicine training is a prerequisite. This course provides basic protocols for common veterinary conditions and how to prescribe according to the Chinese medical characteristics of the patient. It builds on Getting Started with Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine CIVT1003. Easy reference charts are provided to assist with clinical assessments. You will cover the most useful formulas for a list of common conditions seen in practice. You will be able to integrate conventional and TCM treatments safely and effectively and address and avoid potential side effects. It is typical after this course for veterinarians to experience success in the many of cases they treat with herbs. Select conditions of the gastrointestinal, urological, musculoskeletal, neurological, skin and painful conditions are discussed. For more advanced training consider the Certification course in VCHM.

Why learn with IVAS and CIVT?
IVAS and CIVT delivers cost effective courses in these financially stressful times – that get you using herbs straight away. With a strong biomedical basis you don’t have to have an in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine to have success. However you do need to be choose the right cases, and we will show you how. When you do, you will see safety and efficacy, and happy patients and clients.  You can complete the course over 3 months. The course takes approximately 35 hours to complete.
Course Title
CIVT1004 Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine II
Course Units and Codes
Topic 1 Treatment of some Autoimmune Diseases
Topic 2 Chinese herbal treatment of some Cancers in small animals
Topic 3 Chinese herbal treatment of some Endocrine Diseases
Topic 4 Chinese herbal treatment of common Gastrointestinal conditions
Topic 5 Chinese herbal treatment of some Liver Disorders
Topic 6 Chinese herbal treatment of Skin Disease in Small Animals
Topic 7 Pain Management using Chinese Herbal Medicine
Topic 8 Treatment of Renal/Urinary Tract conditions.
Topic 9 Treatment of Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Topic 10 Treatment of Neurological Disorders
Course Outcomes
On completion of this program veterinarians will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:
  • Successfully integrate a core group of at least 20 traditional Herbal Formulas into veterinary practice
  • Treat animals safely and effectively
  • Assess the quality and therapeutic potential of Chinese herbal medicines
  • Advise clients on the rational and safe use of Chinese herbal medicines
Course Tuition Fee
US$795.00
Communication and Course Material
We will provide self paced learning content and activities within the myCIVT classroom online. You will receive a log in and password to access this room. From myCIVT you can access course content as well as submit assessment tasks. Email/Skype/chat support is available.
Course schedule
NEW! ON DEMAND! Start when it suits you! You have 3 months to complete your course from the date you start.
Prerequisites
Learners should have independent computer skills and be able to access the internet. This course is restricted to qualified veterinarians. Learners should complete CIVT1003 Getting Started with Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine I or any other veterinary TCM Herbal training prior to taking this course.
Assessment
Multiple choice open book, short answers, forum participation. You will receive a Certificate of Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the course. 35 Hours of IVAS Continuing Education Credit

CIVT1005 Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapeutics
This course combines CIVT1003 and CIVT1004 for a biomedical approach to Getting Started in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapeutics. We focus on the top 20 formula group, so you can get started easily in practice without having to invest in an extensive pharmacy. This course won’t make you an expert, but we will show you which cases to select for maximum efficacy and safety. You don’t have to have a solid grounding in Chinese Medicine to have success in well selected cases. If you want a more in-depth knowledge then CIVT1006 provides a greater depth of knowledge, and if you want to become a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist then CIVT1002 is the course for you. This course combines CIVT1003 and CIVT1004 for a biomedical approach to Getting Started in Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapeutics. You save $195.00 by combining both courses. We focus on the top 20 formula group, so you can get started easily in practice without having to invest in an extensive pharmacy. This course won’t make you an expert, but we will show you which cases to select for maximum efficacy and safety. You don’t have to have a solid grounding in Chinese Medicine to have success in well selected cases. If you want a more in-depth knowledge then CIVT1006 provides a greater depth of knowledge, and if you want to become a Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist then CIVT1002 is the course for you.

Why learn with IVAS and CIVT?
CIVT delivers cost effective courses in these financially stressful times – that get you using herbs straight away. With a strong biomedical basis you don’t have to have an in-depth understanding of Chinese medicine to have success. However you do need to be choose the right cases – we will show you how. When you do, you will see safety and efficacy, and happy patients and clients.  This course will take approximately 80 hours to complete.
Course Title
CIVT1005 Getting Started Veterinary Chinese Herbal Therapeutics
Course Units and Codes
CIVT1003 Getting Started with Veterinary Chinese Herbal Medicine
Topic 1 Getting Started In Herbal Medicine
Topic 2 The Clinical Approach- Establishing a Blue print for success
Topic 3 Interpreting Outcomes in Herbal Medicine
Topic 4The Top Chinese Formulas what they treat and how they work
Topic 5 The Top Chinese Formulas II
Topic 6 The Top Chinese Formulas III
Topic 7 The Top Chinese Formulas III
Topic 8 The Top Chinese Formulas IV
Topic 9 Chinese medical treatment of skin disease
Topic 10 Heal Yourself with herbs
PLUS CIVT1004 Veterinary Chinese herbal therapeutics
Topic 1 Treatment of some Autoimmune Diseases
Topic 2 Chinese herbal treatment of some Cancers in small animals
Topic 3 Chinese herbal treatment of some Endocrine Diseases
Topic 4 Chinese herbal treatment of common Gastrointestinal conditions
Topic 5 Chinese herbal treatment of some Liver Disorders
Topic 6 Chinese herbal treatment of Skin Disease in Small Animals
Topic 7 Pain Management using Chinese Herbal Medicine
Topic 8 Treatment of Renal/Urinary Tract conditions.
Topic 9 Treatment of Cardiopulmonary Conditions
Topic 10 Treatment of Neurological Disorders
Course Outcomes
On completion of this program veterinarians will have the knowledge and skills necessary to:
  • Apply basic knowledge and understanding of 20 classical TCM formulas for use in the management of your clinical cases from both a TCM and biomedical perspective
  • Know how to analyze a given formula from the individual herb components to judge how the formula might work and therefore be applied to appropriate cases
  • Integrate conventional and TCM treatments where necessary safely and effectively.
  • Apply knowledge of potential herb/drug interactions and address and avoid potential side effects.
  • Successfully integrate a core group of at least 20 traditional Herbal Formulas into veterinary practice
  • Assess the quality and therapeutic potential of Chinese herbal medicines
  • Advise clients on the rational and safe use of Chinese herbal medicines
Course tuition fee
US$1095.00 Combine CIVT1002 and CIVT1003 and save $195.00 on course fee!
Communication and Course Material
We will provide self paced learning content and activities within the myCIVT classroom online. You will receive a log in and password to access this room. From myCIVT you can access course content as well as submit assessment tasks. Email/Skype/chat support is available.
Course schedule 2011
New Courses Beginning February 15, April 15, June 15
You have 6 months to complete your course from the date you start your course, you can complete it sooner if you wish.
Prerequisites
Learners should have independent computer skills and be able to access the internet. This course is restricted to qualified veterinarians. Ideally students should have completed Introduction to Veterinary Chinese Medicine, acupuncture or another TCM course.
Assessment
Multiple choice open book, short answers, forum participation. You will receive a Certificate of Statement of Attainment on successful completion of the course. 80 Hours of IVAS Continuing Education Approved