Common Questions

Is there a deadline for ENROLLMENT?

There are no set application deadlines as students can start at multiple times during the year.

Can I go straight on to the clinical training course?

If you are a graduate of a science or healthcare degree programme then you may be able to apply for direct entry onto the clinical programme. However, plant science is not commonly covered in such programmes and we would recommend that preliminary modules in plant science are done to give a foundation for further study on the clinical programme.

If you are a graduate of a non-science programme, the preliminary course is recommended.

What do the course fees cover?

The course fees cover access to the course platform, course material and assessment for the specific modules undertaken. They do not cover books, stationary, workshops, accommodation for workshops, travel expenses, clinical practice, or other associated costs.

How do I pay my fees?

Fees are payable in full before commencing each appropriate module or course.

What association will graduates join?

On completion of their studies graduates can apply to join the Irish Institute of Medical Herbalists

Where will students get their clinical training?

Students based in Ireland, can attend a number of clinics associated with ICTIM. Clinical training is carried out in the clinics of traditional healers, medical clinics, and herbal medicine clinics.  Other clinics are allocated depending on the needs of the student. Some clinical training may also be arranged in Africa, Australia, Canada, UK and USA but a designated number of hours have to be done in Ireland.

However, we feel that students should have the option to attend clinic and practitioners of their choice and so are not prescriptive in this respect. Students are advised of the requirements that should be cover in clinic and final assessments of clinical practice to assist them in their choice of clinic.