Second Year Syllabus:

This is a sample syllabus from 2009. This year’s class will cover similar topics but the exact details are tailored to each season.

Lecture #1: March 30, 2009

  • Demulcents
  • Asarum caudatum
  • Ethics of pain relief
  • When am I an Herbalist?
  • Wildcrafting and Safe Use of Drop Dosage Botanicals

Lecture #2: April 20, 2009

  • Wildcrafting and Safe Use of Drop Dosage Botanicals (cont)
  • Dicentra formosa
  • History of the Eclectics
  • Bitters

Lecture #3: April 27, 2009

  • Aromatics
  • Defining Your Role as an Herbalist
  • Intake Forms
  • Initial Visit Intake Form
  • Self Evaluation Form
  • Metabolic Screening Questionnaire
  • Medical Symptoms Review
  • Medical History
  • Constitutional Intake
  • Nutritional History
  • Diet Survey
  • Menstrual Diary

Lecture #4: May 4, 2009

  • Legalities of Herbal Practice
  • Informed consent
  • Herb Books
  • Eating More Proteins Chart
  • Diet Diary
  • Diaphoretics
  • Physiology of A Fever
  • Adult Fevers
  • Pediatric Fevers
  • Demonstration Kernigs and Brundinski Signs
  • Thuja plicata Materia Medica

Lecture #5: May 11, 2009

  • Medical Terminology Abbreviations
  • Introduction to SOAP Notes
  • Interviewing Techniques
  • SOAPs Details
  • Case History #1 Sinusitis
  • Tendinitis/ Tenosynovitis pathology and protocol

Lecture #6: May 18, 2009

  • Case History Review #1 Sinusitis
  • Case History #2 Headache
  • Migraine Headache Strategies
  • Adrenaline Stress Response

Lecture #7: June 1, 2009

  • Review Adrenaline Stress Response
  • Adrenergic Constitution
  • Case History Review #2 Headache
  • Case History #3 Lingering Cough
  • Artemisia ludoviciana ssp. estesii

Lecture #8: June 15, 2009

  • Adrenergic Review
  • Case History Review #3 Lingering Cough
  • Case History #4 Head Cold
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Pathways of Arbutin and Similar Glycosides

Lecture #9: June 22, 2009

  • Adrenergic Review
  • Adaptogens
  • Panax spp. Materia Medica
  • Anabolic Constitution
  • Paeonia spp. Root Materia Medica
  • Essential Fatty Acids
  • Reproductive System Deficiency and Excess

Lecture #10: July 22, 2009

  • Guest Instructor: Paul Bergner
  • Introduction to Insulin Resistance

Lecture #11: July 27, 2009

  • Essential Fatty Acids Review
  • Syndrome X
  • Glycemic Index
  • Case History #5 Re-occurring Headaches
  • Dosages
  • Anabolic / Adrenergic Review
  • Case History Review #4 Head Cold

Lecture #12: August 3, 2009

  • Finished Essential Fatty Acids
  • Anabolic / Adrenergic Review
  • Anemone sp.
  • Renin Angiotensin Pathway
  • Glycorhiza glabra in Kidney Deficiency
  • Adaptogens
  • Panax spp. Materia Medica
  • Oplopanax horridus Materia Medica
  • Lab Tests: Ethics and Considerations

Lecture #13: August 31, 2009

  • Magnesium Deficiency
  • Aralia californica
  • Adaptogen Comparison Chart
  • Case History Review #5 Reoccurring Headache

Lecture #14: September 14, 2009

  • Complete Blood Counts
  • Magnesium Physiology and Deficiency
  • G. I. Tract Protocols: Food Allergies, Candida, Comparison of Aromatics, Bitters, and Enzyme HCl Supplementation
  • Case History Review 33 y/o Man with Re-Occurring Headaches

Lecture #15: October 5, 2009

  • Liver Detoxification Pathways
  • P.A.’S and Detoxification
  • Hepatitis A, B, C Begin
  • Liver Enzyme Panels
  • Abnormal Liver Function Tests
  • Hepatitis C Protocols
  • Case History Hepatitis C

Lecture #16: October 19, 2009

  • GI Tract Protocols (continued)
  • Case History Review Hepatitis C
  • Yohimbe Bark Materia Medica

Lecture #17: October 26, 2009

  • Female Reproductive Cycle
  • Female Reproductive Hormones
  • Estrogen Dominance Syndrome
  • Clinical Considerations
  • Reproductive Materia Medica
  • Nutritional Supplements for Estrogen
  • Fibrocystic Breast Disease
  • Chronic Reproductive Problems

Lecture #18: November 9, 2009

  • Client Live in Class Case History Taking and Discussion

Academic Calendar

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