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History of Healing: traditional medicines worldwide

Tour the world and its cultures, exploring the history and philosophy of natural and traditional medicines from ancient times to today. In this CPE/CPD course, you’ll study the interplay between scientific evidence and traditional medicine systems and develop your understanding of the contemporary natural medicine landscape in Australia and worldwide.

  • 35+ hours of content
  • 18 months of access to material
  • 100% delivered online
  • 0 prerequisites

What you'll take away from this course

Knowledge of natural and traditional medicines
An understanding of the philosophy of healing
Insight into ancient medicinal frameworks
Awareness of how modern science meets holistic practices
Up to 35 CPE/CPD points

In this course, learn about the landscape of traditional, natural, complementary, holistic, alternative, and integrative medicines worldwide. Define the philosophy of healing and study traditional knowledge across cultures, from traditional African to European to Chinese medicine. Understand the interplay of scientific evidence and traditional medicine systems and learn about contemporary practice frameworks and how they intersect with conventional medicine.

Continuing education

Completing this course can contribute to your continuing professional development with the following organisation(s).

Topics covered

  • Introduction to traditional and natural healing
    • Explain the historical contexts of health and disease according to different cultural and medical/healing paradigms.
  • Traditional medicine across the world
    • Explore traditional practices from around the world and how many are still practiced today.
  • Traditional medicine across the world
    • Learn about Western complementary medicine practices including naturopathy, homeopathy, massage, chiropractic, and osteopathy.
  • Conventional medicine and allied health
    • Explore the development of conventional medicine and allied health in the context of historical events and technological advancements.
  • Psychology
    • Explore the history of psychology, its relationship with healing, and the understanding of the mind-body connection.
  • Final Submission
    • You will form a treatment plan for a case study client.

Whether you are upskilling, cross-skilling, re-skilling or simply curious about the history of natural medicine, this advanced course will equip you with the knowledge to expand your career possibilities.

Dive into our rich array of online resources, including videos, podcasts, and interactive quizzes, to explore the history and philosophy of natural and traditional medicines.

Using our intuitive, industry-leading learning platform, you have the flexibility to study entirely online, in your own time and at your pace. You will complete project work and comprehensive assessments to gain CPE/CPD points.

Your learning is supported by an interactive Learning Journal, which you will download and use throughout the course to record your progress. Remember, if you need it, learning support is one click away.

This CPE/CPD course is academically rigorous. It is designed and supported by leading experts in the field and academics who understand the needs of busy professionals. You will receive direct feedback from them on your individual course assessments.

Each course draws on content from Endeavour College of Natural Health’s degrees and is backed by its higher education credentials.

Continuing Professional Education

By successfully completing the assessment tasks in this course, you will gain up to 35 Continuing Professional Education (CPE) points. You can use CPE points towards your membership of professional bodies and to show you’re actively investing in life-long learning.

Credly Badge

Completing this course rewards you with the following credly badge, which you can share on your socials!

Awardees have formed knowledge of natural and traditional medicines and developed an understanding of the philosophy of healing. They have gained insight into ancient medicinal frameworks and awareness of how modern science meets holistic practice. Each awardee has developed knowledge of Australia’s natural medicine landscape.

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“I really enjoyed how the course was laid out and found the resources provided extremely helpful and relevant.”

- Federica Conti