Phytotherapy Clinical Practice Courses

Below is a list of Phytotherapy Clinical Practice courses offered at Pacific Rim College.

Phytotherapy Clinical Observation (PCP101)

Clinical Observation provides students with both observational and therapeutic experience in a multidisciplinary medical clinic. Students observe qualified and experienced practitioners in their care of patients and clinical management. Students learn clinical protocol, treatment etiquette, consultation and counselling skills, practical diagnostic techniques, and therapeutic techniques.

Prerequisites: Must be a Diploma of Phytotherapy student    Credits: 3    Hours: 45

Phytotherapy Clinical Supervised Practice (PCP200)

Students emerge from Clinical Observation and begin to work with patients while under direct supervision. Student gain confidence in the intake process, diagnosis and treatment selection.

Prerequisites: Must be a Diploma of Phytotherapy student, completed 2 PCP101 clinics, BMS101/102, and any 2 Materia Medicas    Credits: 1.5    Hours: 45

Phytotherapy Clinical Independent Practice (PCP300)

Students work independently with patients and assist them through the entire treatment process with the guidance of the clinical supervisor. Students enhance skills of consultation and diagnosis and choose appropriate treatment techniques and principles on a case-by-case basis.

Prerequisites: Must be a Diploma of Phytotherapy student, completed 2 PCP200 clinics, BMS201/202, and any Herbal Therapeutics    Credits: 1.5    Hours: 45

Phytotherapy Final Clinical Exam (PCP361)

Each Diploma of Phytotherapy student is required  to complete and pass a Final Clinical Exam during the final semester of the program. The exam is set up as a 60-minute mock clinical consultation, and the student is evaluated by a panel of 3 invigilators. Each exam will include a mock consultation with a patient, physical exam as requested by the panel, creation of a treatment plan for the patient, and oral questions from the panel regarding the consultation, physical exam and treatment plan in general.

Students are eligible to attempt the exam 3 times. If a student is unable to pass the exam after 3 attempts, the student is required to complete 3 credits of remedial course work prescribed by the panel (regular tuition rates apply). Once that remedial clinic or course work is complete, the student is then eligible to apply for another round of Final Clinical Exams attempts as necessary. This process repeats until the student is able to pass the exam.

Prerequisites: Registrants must be in their final semester of the Diploma of Phytotherapy or have permission from the Dean.

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