Lectures, Workshops and EventsPacific Rim College is pleased to offer, host and support various public-oriented events in Natural Health including topics such as Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, Phytotherapy, Holistic Nutrition and Integrative Medicine. Please see below for information on our current professional Continuing Education activities.
For details about our multi-week Continuing Education courses intended for the general public, please visit Continuing Education.
Culpeper's Medicinewith Graeme Tobyn, April 2014
This 2-day program is designed to give students a firm grounding in the Western medical tradition where holistic and vitalistic philosophy, person-centred treatment strategies and materia medica substantially underpin contemporary herbal medicine in the English-speaking world. The materials for this exposition are drawn from the writings of Nicholas Culpeper whose herbal remains in print to this day.
Participants will learn the following:
Day 1: Health
- Fundamentals of the Hippocratic-Galenic medical tradition
- Identification of temperament as a key to patient assessment
- Diet and lifestyle recommendations for each of the 4 temperaments
- Galenic pharmacology in Renaissance/Early Modern English Herbals
Day 2: Disease
- Imbalances of temperament and humoral pathology
- Herbal treatment by opposites
- The challenge to Galenic medicine of Paracelsian medicine
- Culpeper's therapeutics and treatment by similars
Graeme Tobyn has practised herbal medicine for 23 years as a member of NIMH and is a senior lecturer in the School of Health at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) in Preston in the North of England. He is course leader for MSc Herbal Medicine and is a visiting lecturer on the Western herbal tradition at Middlesex University and clinical examiner for the University of East London BSc Herbal Medicine training programme. He has appeared on BBC TV discussing the work of Nicholas Culpeper and is the author of Culpeper's Medicine (1997, new edition 2013) and, with his herbal colleagues at UCLan, Denham & Whitelegg The Western Herbal Tradition: 2000 years of Medicinal Plant Knowledge (2011).
Saturday and Sunday, April 12-13, 2014, 9:00am-5:00pm
Regular - $300 (Early Bird - $285, until February 5)
Students* - $275 (Early Bird - $250, until February 5)
PRC Alumni - $285 (Early Bird - $265, until February 5)
*PRC diploma students will receive 1 WHS academic credit for this workshop.
To register, please phone toll-free 1-866-890-6082 or email the Registrar at firstname.lastname@example.org. Full payment is due at time of registration to confirm placement in the course. Payment can be made via MasterCard or Visa, debit, cash and cheque.
For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person 30 days or more before the start of the course, registrants will receive a full tuition refund less a $40 non- refundable registration fee. For course withdrawals submitted in writing or in person more than 14 days but less than 30 days before the start of the course, registrants will receive a 50% tuition refund. Without exception, no refunds will be given for course withdrawals less than 14 days before the start of the course.
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