This course prepares students to transition into professional herbal practice by gaining practical professional skills. Skills for appropriate patient file keeping and dispensing records are covered, including necessities for shared dispensary environments and outsourced dispensing. Sourcing and ordering of herbs is discussed, including customs regulations, as well as well as requirements for maintaining cultivated and wildcrafted apothecaries. Inventory management skills are covered, including basic use of spreadsheets and batch tracking. Basic financial considerations are covered to complement skills gained in business studies. In addition, self-care and goal setting is taught and practiced. Students gain practical skills and confidence to start and maintain a basic dispensary and clinical practice. There are no prerequisites for this course, but it is recommended to be taken in the final year of study.
Prerequisites: – – Semester: Fall, Winter Credits: 2 Hours: 30