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The Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists (IIMH) has always striven to support their members in attaining the highest level of professional expertise. This is to ensure patient safety as well as enabling members to be at the forefront of current research within herbal medicine. It is with this in mind that we set out to develop training for Medical Herbalists here in Ireland.


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Courses for general interest, professional
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Apprentice clinical training in Ireland. Internationally renowned teachers. Blended learning

In April 2016, The NIMH Education Fund launched a new educational initiative, under the name Heartwood, with the aim of producing a suite of distance learning courses and programmes as part of its mission to promote excellence in Herbal Medicine education.

The project is led by Nic Rowley, MA, MRCS, PGCE (former Dean of Studies at the School of Herbal Medicine), and managed by Paul Hambly, MNIMH (Chair of the Fund), with Hananja Brice-Ytsma, MSc, MNIMH, as Clinical Director and Adrian McDermott, BSc, as Learning Systems Developer.

Irish College of Traditional and Integrative Medicine


The Irish College of Traditional and Integrative Medicine (ICTIM) is an online education institution providing professional training in the use of herbs and other natural medicines.

Our mission is to provide professional clinical training tailored to ensure you become a competent professional clinician. Our focus is on the ethical use of herbal and natural medicines within an integrative approach that includes modern research and traditional practice.
ICTIM looks to the science and art of medicine using herbs and natural medicines as the treatment of choice for patients.

The Lincoln College 

BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine: This course incorporates the ‘energetic’ understanding of the cause of illness and the therapeutic actions of medicinal plants as well as the orthodox disciplines of anatomy, physiology, pathophysiology and nutrition. It is integrative in approach, linking traditional herbal medicine with modern science and holism.

Coming soon for September 2018 – BSc (hons) Herbal Medicine, applications will be open from January 2018.

Please contact the Higher Education Admin Team on 01522 876398 or by email at for further information or to register your interest when further details become available.

Applications for this course are processed through UCAS, please see the course description and make a note of the Institute Code and UCAS Course Code.

BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine qualification is accepted for entry criteria by the IIMH
The FOUNDATION COURSE in Herbal Medicine is designed primarily for those who need to develop their knowledge and skill foundation, for entry into the professional degree programme in Herbal Medicine at Lincoln College.
It is however suitable for those who wish to explore the subject of Herbal Medicine as an interest and without commitment to enter professional training. This course is taught over 4 weekends per year.
This course could be the first steps to a qualification for the practice of Herbal Medicine.Course ModulesCore SkillsHealthcare PracticeHealth and DiseaseFoundation Biological SciencesHerbal Pharmacy

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This course provides a practice-oriented education in herbal medicine, which includes both the theoretical and clinical development necessary for working with patients, and the preparation and dispensing of remedies. The course also includes fieldwork, growing and gathering herbs within approved organic sites, and visiting herb collections and conservation habitats. Your development as a scholar practitioner comes together in our innovative Polyclinic where, under the guidance of experienced tutors, your learning from the various aspects of the course is integrated.

BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine qualification is accepted for entry criteria by the IIMH

Herbal Science (BSc honours) (Level 8)

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