For the intermediate student wanting to go on into student clinic, for the advanced student wanting an exam review course, for the practitioner needing a refresher after an absence from work, 

This is presented as a series of four 5 day retreats.
Friday 2 pm – 8 pm, Saturday, Sunday, Monday 9.30 am – 4. 30 pm, Tuesday  9.30 am – 1 pm        
25 hours total per session, 100 hours total for the series. Certificate of completion supplied.
$500 plus GST /  5 day retreat  

Only $1600 plus GST (saving of $400) if you register and pay for all 4 classes by March 20th  
Each series of 5 days will include the anatomy, physiology, pathology, assessment and treatments for different body systems  Taught by a chiropractor, a naturopath and a herbalist, this is a comprehensive review of all body systems and logical approaches to treatment planning.  Including hands on and clinical assessment skills, practical evaluation tools and tests, logical treatment strategies and case management approaches.
This class is a pre-requisite for entering the student training clinic. Exemptions to this may be granted on a case by case basis.

Session one                   April 7 – 11       
Joints, Muscles and Connective Tissue – how the body is made and how it moves; assessment of muscle, fascia and joints
Nerves – sensation and motion
Neuro-muscular assessments and evaluation
Diseases and natural treatments: connective tissue tonics / restoratives, mediators of inflammation,  muscle relaxants, analgesics,
The professional consultation - Interview techniques, gathering information, record keeping.
·       SOAP notes and case histories: problem based learning
·       Intake forms
·       Introduction to clinical  techniques, red flags and referrals

Session two                   June 23 – 27
Immune and Lymphatic – white cells, humoral and cell mediated immunity (Th1 and Th2), inflammation and infection.
Respiratory system – measuring lung function
Understanding and interpreting  blood work
Diseases and natural treatments: immune tonics, immune stimulants, anti-microbials, diaphoretics,  soothing and stimulating expectorants, mucolytics, broncho-dilators
Formulating with herbs – choosing the herbs and customizing the prescription

Session three                 September 8 – 12
Digestion  -  stomach, liver, pancreas, intestines
Renal system – kidney and bladder
Urine and stool testing
Diseases and natural treatments: bitters, hepatics (choleretics, cholagogues), demlcents, astringents, diuretics, anti-lithics, mucus membrane tonics, laxatives
Research Skills for herbal clinicians  - finding information and evaluating / assessing its usefulness



Session four                   November 17 – 21
Cardio-vascular system – heart and vessels, cholesterol, blood pressure measuring
Diseases and natural treatments: vascular and cardiac tonics, anti-hypertensives, anticoagulants
Reproductive systems – male and female
Diseases and natural treatments: hormone balancers (phyto-estrogens, phyto-androgens), astringents, anti-spasmodics, ovarian tonics, uterine tonics, decongestants,
Hormone testing
Drug/herb interactions
Herbal dosing
Herbal toxicology