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ETHNOMEDICINE PRACTITIONER
Completion of Modules 1&2

Register:
TRADITIONAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER
Category:
HERBALIST


MODULE 1: Category: HERBALIST : Ethno Health Advisor
ETHNOMEDICINE - MODULE 1
Study Hours
Unit Name of Course Days Class Home Practical Total
   
101
4
32
40
8
80
106
2
16
20
0
36
114
4
32
20
0
52
115
5
40
20
0
60
117
10
80
92
0
172
118
5
40
60
0
100
   
  TOTAL
30
240
252
8
500
MODULE 2 : Category: HERBALIST : Ethnomedicine Practitioner (completion of Modules 1&2)
ETHNOMEDICINE - MODULE 2
Code Name of Course Days Class Home Practical
Total
           
102
4
32
40
10
82
113
2
16
10
0
26
116
6
48
30
0
78
119
5
40
30
20
90
120
8
64
50
10
124
   
   
  TOTAL
20
160
140
100
400
 

 

SHORT COURSE TITLE
Ethnomedicine Module 1

Course Structure and Content

NQF Standard
Level 5

Credits
50 credits

Minimum Admission Requirements for Participants

Senior certificate
Over 18 Years of age
Of mature age 25 years and older

Maximum Number of Participants
25 Maximum participants per course

Proposed Lecturing Venue
Depending on the group – conference centres - not necessarily at the Translife campus.

 

Ethnomedicine Module 1


Course Structure and Content 
The course is structured cumulatively - with the content of
one module building on that of the previous one
.
 

Unit 101:       Basic Hypnosis
Week 1:          Four consecutive days - classroom

  • Introduction to quantum physics
  • Short history of hypnosis
  • The subconscious mind relative to hypnosis
  • Somnambulism
  • Psychology of suggestion
  • Emotions
  • Basic hypnotic inductions – techniques
  • Instant inductions
  • Self-Hypnosis
  • Student classroom practical
  • Test
  • Home assignment, including text book reading & practical


Unit 106:         Indigenous African Knowledge

Week 2:            Two consecutive days - classroom

  • Introduction to African Traditional Medicine, Ethnomedicine, Ethnopsychology
  • African Philosophy of Healing
  • Holistic Conception of Life and African Worldviews
  • Philosophy of Ritual in African Culture
  • The Role of Ancestors
  • Myths, Truths and misconceptions of the Ancestral role
  • Demonstration of Divining methods.
  • Demonstration of Traditional Hers Counselling methods.
  • Reflection, suggestions and natural connection with soul.
  • Student practical
  • Home assignment and test
 Unit 114:         Signs & Symptoms - Facial
Week 3:            Four consecutive days - contact
  • Introduction to Signs & Symptoms
  • The aim of the course is to tell what is wrong with a person by just looking at him
  • Making a mental assessment/diagnosis through observation of various facial, tongue and other body signs.
  • Facial/body signs & symptoms as a diagnostic tool do not require expensive equipment or sophisticated technology; we employ our eyes, ears, touch, nose and intuition.
  • Shape of Face & Head and its meaning.
  • Signs & Symptoms: lines, colour, skin tone, marks, swelling etc. . that can be observed in the following parts of the body:
  • The Mouth, Lips & Teeth
  • The Eyebrows & Eyes
  • The Nose, Cheeks & Ears
  • The Forehead
  • The Hair
  • The Hands
  • The Feet
  • The Skin
  • Other diagnostic tool: taking  of blood pressure, sugar testing and more.
  • Student practical
  • Test, class and home assignments, including text book reading


Unit 115:          Nutrition and Lifestyle
Week 4:            Five consecutive days - contact

  • What is disease
  • Principles of Food & Health
  • The China Study
  • Diabetes, Cancers, Auto-immune disease
  • Flavonoids
  • Building Blocks, Macro- and Micronutrients, Water
  • Protein, Fats, Lipids, Fatty Acids, Trans-Fatty Acids, Cholesterol
  • Whole Foods
  • Food Irradiation, Microwaves, GM Foods
  • Types of Diets
  • The Bowels, Kidneys, Lungs/Bronchioles & Skin Nutrition
  • The Lymphatic Systems
  • Chronic Dysfunction
  • Why we eat; how & when to eat
  • Food Combining
  • Acidity & Alkalinity
  • Detoxification
  • Allergies
  • Hering’s Law of Cure
  • Minerals & Vitamins
  • Metabolic Types
  • Optimal Personal Health Questionnaires and intake form
  • AD(H)D, Candida, Metabolic Syndrome, HIV/Aids
  • Student practical
  • Test
  • Home assignment, including text book reading


Unit 117:         Anatomy & Physiology
Week 5:            Ten days: 2 x 5 consecutive days contact

  • The aim of the course is to develop an appreciation for the structures and functions of the physical body.
  • Students will study the major systems of the body pertaining to: a normal or healthy body, the basic nutritional influences on normal functioning and basic disorders that can lead to disease.
  • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
  • The Chemical Basis of Anatomy & Physiology
  • Cell & Cell Physiology
  • Tissues
  • The Integumentary System
  • Bones & Joints
  • The Skeletal System
  • Muscle Tissues
  • The Muscles
  • Nervous Tissue
  • Nervous System Organization
  • The Special Senses
  • The Endocrine System
  • The Blood
  • The Cardiovascular System
  • The Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  • The Respiratory System
  • The Digestive System
  • Metabolism and Nutrition
  • The Urinary System
  • Fluid, Electrolyte and Acid/Base Balance
  • The Male Productive System
  • The Female Productive System
  • Tests & Exam


Unit 118:         Pathophysiology
Week 6:            Five consecutive days - contact

  • The course deals with the basic concepts of Pathophysiology at the cellular level related to injury, the self-defence mechanism, mutation and cellular proliferation
  • The four major topics to be addressed are Etiology (cause/causes of disease), pathogenesis (the nature of the disease process), complications (other consequences which might arise if the disease progresses), and prognosis (the likely outcome)
  • The course is more concerned with cellular mechanisms responsible for the disease state in conjunction with general mechanisms necessary to reinstate homeostasis, rather than the specific “clinical treatment” aspect of disease.
  • This module will not emphasize epidemiology, pharmacology or molecular biology; the primary focus will be on conceptual understanding of disease mechanisms.
  • Disorders of Cells and Tissues
  • Genetic Basis of Disease
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Disorders
  • Disorders of the Lymphatic System
  • Disorders of the Nervous System
  • Special Senses Disorders
  • Disorders of the Endocrine System
  • Disorders of the Respiratory System
  • Disorders of Nutrition
  • Disorders of the Digestive System
  • Disorders of the Urinary System
  • Disorders of the Skin
  • Disorders of the Immune System
  • Disorders of the Musculoskeletal System
  • Disorders of the Reproductive Systems
  • Tests and Final Exam

 

SHORT COURSE TITLE
Ethnomedicine Module 2

Course Structure and Content

The course structured cumulatively - with the content of one module building on that of the previous one. Students must have completed Anatomy & Physiology, Pathophysiology and Nutrition. 


Unit 102:         Advanced Hypnosis
Week 1:            Four consecutive days - contact

  • Smoking cessation
  • Weight reduction
  • Group hypnosis
  • Student practical (regression)
  • Sports uses
  • Neuro Linguistic Programming: hypnosis application
  • Fears and phobias
  • African Traditional Healing Terminology
  • Hypnoaneasthesia and pain management introduction
  • Student classroom practical
  • Home assignment, including text book reading & practical


Unit 113          Principles & Practice of Ethnomedicine
Week 2:            Two consecutive days – contact

  • History of Ethnomedicine
  • Scope of Practice
  • Code of Ethics & Code of Conduct
  • Traditional Health Practitioners Act
  • Overview of Other Health Councils in South Africa
  • Legal Aspects and Registration options
  • Cultural interpretations of Health, Disease and Illness
  • Diagnostic Methods used in Ethnomedicine
  • Practice Management
  • Patient Record Keeping
  • Running a successful practice
  • Student classroom practical
  • Test

Unit 116:         Ethnobotany 1
Week 3:            Six days: 2 plus 4 consecutive days contact

  • Introduction and History of
    Ethnobotany, Traditional Medicine and Herbal Medicines
  • Cultural Aspects of Healing
  • Plant Parts Used
  • Methods of Collection, Storage and Drying of Medicinal Plants
  • Dosage forms, Methods of Preparation and Administration
  • Active Ingredients, Constituents and Properties of Herbs
  • Modern and Traditional Methods of making Herbal Preparations.
  • Types of Herbal Remedies: Tinctures, Capsules, Creams, Salves, Powders
  • Dosage and Formulation Criteria
  • Herbs for Digestive & Nervous Systems
  • Class Practical: Herbal Tincture Preparations
  • Student Practical: Herbal Formulations for Digestive & Nervous System
  • Test
  • Home assignment: Herbs for Specific Digestive & Nervous System Conditions

Unit 119:         Iridology 1
Week 4:            Five consecutive days - contact

  • The aim of the course is to give the student an understanding of the science of Iridology to be able to do an evaluation of the Iris, recognizing many Iris signs.
  • History of Iridology
  • Anatomy of the Eye
  • Iris Charts
  • Iris Zones
  • Iris Signs: Angle of Fuchs, Cataract Potentials, Central Heterochromia, Chords, Ciliary Zone, Collarette, Contraction Furrows, Crypts, Defect signs, Density, Perifocal Lightening, Pinguecula, Prolapse of Transverse Colon, Pterygium, Pupil Border, Pupillary ruff, Rarefaction, Sectoral Heterochromia, Shading, Sphincter Pupillae, Stomach Ring, Tophi, Topolabile, Topostabile, Transversal, Vascularized Transversal, White Fibres/Raised.
  • Major Iris Types & Sub-Types: Characteristics, Behaviours, Risk Factors, Nutritional/Lifestyle Adjustments
  • Pigment Types
  • Collarette (Autonomic Nerve Wreath) & wreath placement in relation to the pupil
  • Vertebrae & Nerve relationship between Iris & Spinal Nerve Supply
  • Stomach Zone & Pupillary Ruff
  • Pupillary Tones, Flattening and Deformation
  • Contraction Furrows
  • Types of Lacunaes and Crypts
  • Iris Evaluation Forms
  • The Nervous System & Brain Area
  • Introduction to Emotional Iridology
  • Student Practical
  • Test, Assignment and Home Study

Unit 120:          Ethnobotany 2
Week 5:            Eight days: 2 x 4 days contact

    • The aim of the module is to teach the student an overview of available herbs in South Africa, as well as other western herbs. The student will be able to identify some plants, compile basic formulations and have an overview of African Traditional Herbs & dangerous plants.
    • Students will learn simple formulations and basic practical making of tinctures.
    • Prerequisite is completion of Ethnobotany 1
    • Pharmacokinetics: Remedy Absorption, Distribution, Metabolism, Excretion & Sensitivity
    • Herbs for various disorders
    • Herbs: Medicinal Herbs of South Africa: Botanical description, parts used, Medicinal uses, Preparation & dosage, Active ingredients, Pharmacological effects & areas of distribution
    • Various Other western Herbs
    • Psychoactive Plants
    • Other African Traditional Medicinal plants
    • Poisonous Plants of South Africa
    • Dosage and Formulation Criteria
    • Herbs for the various body systems
    • Class Practical: Herbal Tincture Preparations, and introduction to creams.
    • Student Practical: Herbal Formulations for Various body Systems
    • Planning an herb garden: Culinary, Aromatic, Medicinal, Natural Insecticide, Indigenous African sections and Herb trees.
    • Propagating Plants
    • Test
    • Home assignment: Herbs for various body system disorders and complete discussion list of herbs as required in assignment layout.

     

 

Graduation Optional:

Registration with the International Medical and Dental Hypnotherapy Association (IMDHA)
Registration with the Ethnomedicine Practitioners Association of South Africa (EPASA)
 

Course Start Date, Duration and Schedule 

The starting date is determined per group / request / circumstances.

The Course is presented over a period of six months – including 5 x 4 consecutive days plus 5 x 2 consecutive days contact sessions, assignments, home reading, practical and case studies.


Multiple choice tests after each unit. IMDHA exam after completion units 101-104.
A certification ceremony after successful completion of course

Course Materials to be provided by Translife

 

One study guide (work book) per Unit per participant Required reading: 3 text books for Units 101-104, including notes where relevantSuggested reading: optional additional text books available for students to purchase.

Registration with relevant Traditional Healers Association

in terms of the
Traditional Health Practitioners Act 2007 (Act 22, 2007)

 

 

 


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