As a busy health care professional, it is important that the skills, knowledge, and experience that you gain, both formally and informally, as you work, is recorded, reviewed, and reflected upon to help you set development goals and objectives.
ICTIM works with you to build a comprehensive CPD programme through innovative programmes and the maintenance of an ePortfolio.
ICTIM programmes can help you to reflect, review and document your learning as well as developing and updating your professional knowledge and skills.
The courses are flexible, done at your own pace and time and completed online. The time needed for completion ranges from 10 minutes to one hour.
An ICTIM ePortfolio of your CPD programmes can document your learning, professional knowledge and skills.
On request, ICTIM sets online exams to verify your learning which helps you set development goals and objectives.
One of the most important aspects of continuing professional development is the need to be reflective. We need to reflect on our clinical proficiency but also on the culture that underpins that proficiency. All the modules in this sub category of “Culture & Health” serve to widen our understanding of the different medical paradigms, including biomedicine, being practised worldwide today.
We tend to think that culture does not matter when it comes to medicine but it is now recognised as being one of the major obstacles to patients not understanding their illness, and to therapeutic compliance.
This aspect of clinical care, and how to address it, will be discussed in this lecture series.
This series of lectures is divided into 5 sections, within which you can explore the history and culture of Irish indigenous medicine. It commences with the legendary Dianchect and continues, through the centuries, to the present day.
These lectures also explore the common attributes that Irish indigenous medicine has with indigenous medicines elsewhere.
The importance of appraising culture for a successful therapeutic outcome will also be discussed in some depth.
With increasing research on herbs and natural products it can be difficult to keep abreast with current evidence and to incorporate this into your practice. This is the same whether you are a herbal practitioner, or a doctor, physiotherapist, pharmacist or nurse practitioner looking to integrate herbs and natural products into your practice.
The courses within this sub-category of General Therapeutics will focus on treatment options that are available using a variety of herbs and natural products from a modern scientific perspective (i.e. research) but supported by traditional use. The emphasis will be on information that can readily be incorporated into your practice, that is, it is practice ready.
This series of talks will explore different aspects of the GUT microbiome and its role in maintaining the health of the host. There is an increasing focus on research in this area as we try and understand the symbiotic relationship between the GUT microbiome and the host system. While traditional herbal medicine has always focused treatment on the GUT, increasingly modern research is supporting this traditional stance by showing the important of GUT health and a broad and diverse microbial community.
The series comprises 5 individual lectures which cover different aspects of the GUT microbiome, including health issues and herbs. They each last between 10 and 15 minutes and are supported by both audio and text.
These courses offer an opportunity to explore the use natural products and traditional approaches that can improve vitality and health outcomes for people living with, for example cystic fibrosis or other specific pathologies. The focus is on how certain medicinal herbs, essential oils, and lifestyle choices can help alleviate symptoms and prevent complications. How natural healthcare techniques can be applied to help boost immunity, fight infections, reduce inflammation, and heal diseased tissue.
Like most chronic diseases, the presentation of cystic fibrosis is unique to every individual, thus personalised medicine is the most effective way to treat this disease. Traditional healing systems are inherently personalised, therefore integration of these modalities can be very beneficial to the clinical outcomes of CF sufferers and can help reduce the negative side effects of some conventional medical treatments.
As a clinical herbalist, and a person with CF, Mica McDonald has helped himself, and other CF sufferers, improve their overall health quality with use of herbs, diet, and lifestyle changes.
The cost of the three webinars is €60
These two lectures form the foundation for the understanding of Chinese medicine. The course covers the significant intellectual insights that evolved in the development of Chinese medicine and how this influenced diagnostics and therapeutics over the centuries.
The cost of these webinars is €60
The principle of Yin & Yang dates from the 3rd century BCE or even earlier. It is a fundamental concept in Chinese philosophy and describes how contrary forces may actually be complementary, interconnected and interdependent in the natural world. It describes how these seemingly contradictory forces may give rise to each other as they interrelate to one another. Yin is the receptive and Yang the active principle. This duality lies at the origins of many branches of classical Chinese science and philosophy, as well as being a primary guideline of traditional Chinese medicine.
The cost of these webinars is €30
Available from January 1st, 2019
Even though today, moxibustion is usually deemed a secondary practice to acupuncture, both acupuncture and moxibustion are two techniques that were once understood to be essential parts of one fundamental approach to treating disease and maintaining health. The purpose of moxibustion is to deal with cold and moxibustion therapy is especially effective for treating deficiency-cold disease.
Treatment of the digestive system is central to the practice of traditional medicine. This course is comprised of a series of short webinars which consider the treatment of common conditions such as Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, and Celiac.
The discussion will focus on treatment options, directly related to clinical practice, which have been drawn from current research and tradition.
The cost of these three webinars is €60
“Not only did I enjoy the course and the challenges it posed, but the course gave me insight and knowledge into herbology that I can apply in my Chiropractic practice. It was very easy getting signed up and getting all the information needed. I appreciate the opportunity to grow with such a great organization.”
"My first contact with herbal medicine was through the ICTIM. They taught me important things about herbal science, but they also taught me to see the herbs as a living being, that interacts with people and all the environment. Understanding that herbs are part of the universe and thus we are somehow connected with them, and with everything else, has changed my way of thinking the therapeutic proccess entirely. Although I continued my studies more specifically on Chinese herbal medicine, the things I learned from Mrs Rosari and the other teachers from ICTIM are always a part of my medical thinking process, because it changed the way I understand medicine and the treatment process, and for that I am really grateful."
“The course on Irish Medicine with Rosari Kingston was wonderful. I gained a solid understanding of the role that the Irish indigenous worldview plays in Irish herbalism and traditional healing. It is inspiring to know that the wisdom of the ages is still being studied, appreciated, and passed on, and that it is still useful in a clinical setting. I appreciated getting to know some of the techniques and concepts of Irish traditional medicine so that I might use them in my own work as a clinical herbalist."
“I would highly recommend this course for anyone with an interest in a holistic approach to medicine. The course is well structured with a focus on practical applications. As a medical research scientist by trade, I chose this course in particular owing to two factors : 1: the material is often backed by research verified information and 2: the lecturers are practitioners with real life experience.
The course itself is provided in a flexible online learning approach which works perfectly for me. I have a young family and a full time job and I find that the lecturers have been very approachable and flexible all the way through the course.
I really enjoy this course and I really feel like I will be well prepared to take up a career in this field."
The webinars are available for viewing at a time that is convenient to you and are between 10 and 30 minutes long.
The content focuses on providing you with information on treatment options that can be directly used in your clinical practice.
The courses are given by health care professionals who are experts in their field, both in conventional medicine and in traditional herbal medicine.
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When you find a course of interest, click on the course and follow the instructions.
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