Foundations in Clinical Aromatherapy (Home study) Course Purpose

The purpose of this course is to enable the learner to demonstrate the safe and therapuetic use of 15 essential oils in a clinical setting to improve patient well-being and promote a healing environment.

Course Aims

At the end of this course the student will be able to:
1. Describe the use of 15 essential oils in clinical practice, safely, and effectively

2. Enhance clinical practice with essential oils

3. Use a complementary therapy to help patients with chronic conditions

4. Conduct five case studies using essential oils clinically

5. Take the Certificate in Clinical Aromatherapy test (licensed health professional)

Course Objectives (listed in Lesson 1-10 order)

1. Discuss the role of aromatic medicine in history

2. Outline how plants make essential oils and where they store them.

3. Discuss various reasons why aromatic plants make essential oils

4. Demonstrate various methods for using essential oils

5. Outline how essential oils are absorbed and excreted by the body

6.Describe how smell can affect our emotions

7. Describe what methods of extraction produce an essential oil

8.Describe other methods of extraction

9.Identify a diagram of each process

10. Outline several methods for testing the purity of essential oils

11.Outline how to sample an essential oil correctly

12. Describe how you know what you have in the bottle of essential oil

13. Describe plant taxonomy

14.List 3 different species of lavender and 3 of chamomile

15. List 3 different essential oils that come from one plant

16. Pronounce the Latin names correctly

17. List the main functional groups found in essential oils

18.Compare the properties of those functional groups

19.Describe how you would use an essential oil high in each functional group

20. Pronounce the technical names correctly.

21. Describe the effect smell has on humans and other creatures.

22. Draw simple diagram to explain links between smell and behavior

23. Explain an MSDS and why is it required for clinical use

24. Explain how different functional groups affect the storage of essential oils

25.List essential oils contraindicated in specific clinical conditions

26.Convert drops to percentages

27. Describe dosages for infants, children and adults.

28.Describe several different carrier oils and their properties

29. Describe how to take a clinical aromatherapy case-study for the certificate

30. Discuss the difference between herb extracts and essential oils

31.List the therapeutic potential of 15 essential oils

32.Describe how you would use essential oils and how often

33.List conditions when you would not use the 15 essential oils covered in the course

34. Complete 5 clinical aromatherapy case-studies

35. Complete course evaluation

36. Complete clinical aromatherapy exam





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