Title

Herbal medicine course within pharmacy curriculum

UMMS Affiliation

Center for Integrated Primary Care; Department of Family Medicine and Community Health

Publication Date

2004

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Alternative and Complementary Medicine | Behavioral Medicine | Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition | Health Services Administration | Integrative Medicine | Medical Education

Abstract

Due to the growing use of herbs and dietary supplements by consumers, pharmacists now need a basic knowledge of this topic for their professional practices. To meet this need, an elective course on herbs and dietary supplements is being taught at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Science. The objective of the course is to teach students basic phytopharmacology, counseling skills on herbal medicine, evidence- based resources, manufacturing practices, and dietary regulations. A review of over 50 herbs touches on clinical use, efficacy, safety, and drug interactions. This paper reviews the course curriculum, resources and exercises used throughout the course.

Keywords

Herbal medicine, education, complementary and alternative, dietary supplements, natural products

DOI of Published Version

10.1300/J157v04n02_05

Source

J Herb Pharmacother. 2004;4(2):47-58.

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of herbal pharmacotherapy

Comments

At the time of publication, Paula Gardiner was not yet affiliated with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

15364644

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