Students are encouraged to take the Final Assessment, because it provides an invaluable opportunity to integrate their new-found herbal knowledge.
Essentially, it is a written assignment based on an allotted case history, which is marked by the Course Tutor. It involves listing the herbs (and other strategies) that could be used to alleviate the ailments that are likely to occur in specified circumstances (poor diet, cigarette smoking, obesity, etc.).
Completion of this assignment at a sufficiently high level merits the award of a 'Certificate of Herbal Studies', that is presented at an Annual General Meeting of the British Herbal Medicine Association in London.
“It is a comprehensive course and much thought has gone into the preparation to enable lay people to gain more understanding about maintaining health and the use of herbal medicine in the present day.”
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