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The Faculty of Traditional Herbal Medicine
The IRCH Register and distance learning course was originally established in 1960
and has been successfully producing qualified practitioners of herbal medicine ever
since. Our Herbal Medicine Course is recognised by the Complementary Medical Association
for its excellence and depth of training. The CMA represents the interests in excess
of ten thousand practitioners including medical herbalists, and is now the largest
The IRCH distance learning course is carefully structured to enable students to fit study in and around the everyday pressures of living. It is however, a course that demands commitment and a desire to reach the high standards set by the Faculty staff. The course is divided into five modules, with the lessons within each module supplemented by seminars at the Annual Conference and Summer School. The Annual Conference is an opportunity to meet students from all modules, practising herbalists and to take part in lively lectures and discussions.
The IRCH course is much more than theory. Clinical skills seminars give students the opportunity to learn about herbal medicine first hand from our experienced practitioners including case taking, examination techniques and diagnostic methods. A recognised amount of clinical training must also be undertaken at our training clinics that are situated around the country. This is on a supervised one to one basis, giving the student confidence to develop his/her own clinical practice.
Throughout the course, students are continually assessed and examinations are taken
with the on-
It you are interested in finding out more about the IRCH and its unique course, please
contact us for a full prospectus.
The IRCH is a fully accredited member of IADL International Association
for Distance Learning