- Articulate the assumptions and foundational concepts inherent in both a wellness-based and disease-based model of health care.
- Merge modern scientific knowledge with traditional wisdom to demonstrate an integrated understanding of the use of herbs.
- Integrate organoleptic assessment of herbs with the fundamentals of microscopic and phytochemical analysis to understand the issues involved in herbal quality control.
- Integrate traditional and modern perspectives to assess and identify herbal safety concerns ranging from toxicology to herb/drug interactions.
- Combine traditional wisdom with evidence from pharmacological research and clinical trials, and develop a balanced, realistic understanding of the efficacy of approximately 30 primary herbs.
The graduates of Tai Sophia Institute’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Herbalism will achieve the following outcomes:
- Help patients understand and differentiate between the application of herbs in a wellness-based and disease-based model of health care.
- Contextualize isolated herbal research or traditional uses within a broader body of knowledge, allowing for a balanced assessment of clinical relevance and safety concerns.
- Thoroughly describe the safe and appropriate use of a limited number of herbs as dietary supplements within the framework of modern health care.
- Gather and assess relevant data regarding quality, safety, and efficacy for any herbs of interest.