Course Breakdown

The School of Natural Medicine at the University of the Western Cape offers a Bachelors Degree in Phytotherapy:

BSc (Complementary Health Science) Degree

Year 1

Compulsory:

  • Chemistry 116
  • Chemistry 126
  • Medical Bioscience 111
  • Medical Bioscience 121
  • Physics for CHS
  • Life Sciences 141
  • Computer Literacy 111
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Care (IPOC)
  • Primary Health Care (PHC)
  • Principals of Natural Healing Systems 111

Electives:

  • English for Educational Development 111
  • Intro to Xhosa (CHS)(alternative if exempted from EED)
  • Intro to Afrikaans (CHS)(alternative if exempted from EED)

Year 2

  • Biotechnology 216
  • Medical Bioscience 231
  • Medical Bioscience 232
  • Medical Microbiology 251
  • Medical Microbiology 252
  • Nutrition 211
  • Nutrition 221
  • Comparative Complementary Healing Systems 201
  • Health Promotion 219

Year 3

  • Pharmacology 204
  • Study of Human Development 211
  • Health Psychology 224
  • Nutritional Medicine 315
  • Pathology 311
  • Pathology 321
  • Herbal Pharmacognosy 312
  • Herbal Pharmacognosy 322
  • General Medicine 301

Year 4

  • Clinical Practice (Phytotherapy) 404
  • Materia Medica 405
  • Clinical Phytotherapy 406
  • Herbal Pharmacology 407
  • Clinical Diagnosis 402
  • General Medicine 401
  • Differential Diagnosis for Phytotherapy 403
  • Ethics, Jurisprudence & Practice Management 501
  • Research Methods 421

Year 5

  • Emergency Care 409
  • Counseling Skills 410
  • Research Project (Phytotherapy) 508
  • Materia Medica 505
  • Clinical Phytotherapy 506
  • Herbal Pharmacy 507
  • Clinical Practice (Phytotherapy) 504

 

Contact:

Mariam Petersen

Tel : +27 (21) 959 3064
E-mail: mapetersen@uwc.ac.za

 

Shoneez Abrahams

Tel: 021 959 2279
Email: shoabrahams@uwc.ac.za

www.uwc.ac.za