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General information

This course may undergo changes in the calendar, teaching methodology or assessment procedure depending on the course of events and the guidelines of health authorities in relation to the COVID-19 crisis. Notwithstanding, the quality of the training and the achievement of objectives are guaranteed in all cases.
Qualification awarded: Diploma d'Especialització/Diploma de Postgrau (Degree IL3-UB)
  • Cañigueral Folcarà, Salvador
Number of credits: 30,00
Length of course (in academic years): 1
Mode of delivery (face-to-face/ blended/ distance): Distance
Centre responsible : Institute for LifeLong Learning IL3-UB
In-company placement(s): No
Enrolment fee:
  • 2.100,00 €
  • An increase of 10% is applied to the price, up to a maximum of € 70, as administration fee
Classes begin: 11/10/2022

Objectives and admission

Learning objectives:
- To acquire a general understanding of the main morphological and chemical characteristics of medicinal plants, to provide more informed and more effective advice.
- To understand the benefits, limitations and risks of plant-based products.
- To acquire the professional competence to recommend and dispense phytotherapy products correctly and to guarantee the user's health and well-being.
- To learn the principal regulations in force in Spain and the European Union.
- To understand the labelling of phytotherapy products.
- To learn the current criteria for the quality, safety and effectiveness of plant-based drugs.
- To understand the characteristics of the main diseases that can be efficiently treated with phytotherapy, on the basis of scientific evidence, and the corresponding treatments available.
- To learn to distinguish scientific evidence from popular beliefs about phytotherapy, and to learn to distinguish between the different plant-based products on the market, with a concern for quality, efficiency and safety.

Recommended applicant profiles and admission requirements:
- Pharmacy and parapharmacy assistants.
- Professionals who work or who want to work in natural therapy establishments, herbalists, diet and nutrition centres and other related centres.
- Graduates in disciplines outside the health sciences and experimental sciences who have en specific interest in phytotherapy.

Admission for applicants not holding a degree qualification:
Students who are not university graduates may be admitted on these courses. These students will be eligible for a university extension course certificate.Information regarding the entry requirements in this case can be obtained from the course coordinators.

Date on which pre-enrolment begins: 2/1/2022
Date on which pre-enrolment ends: 11/7/2022

Further information


Name of individual or institution: Institut de Formació Contínua - UB
Address: C/ Ciutat de Granada, 131 08018 Barcelona Espanya
Email address: info@il3.ub.edu
Webpage: http://www.il3.ub.edu
Telephone: 93 403 96 96
Fax: 93 403 96 97
Observations: Online.


Name of individual or institution: Instituto Forymat
Address: C/ Quintana, 29 28008 Madrid Espanya
Email address: info@forymat.com
Webpage: http://www.il3.ub.edu/es/postgrado/postgrado-fitoterapia-plantas-medicinales-salud.html
Telephone: 917 94 61 26

Observations: Monday to Thursday, from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m., and Friday, from 9.30 a.m. to 3 p.m.

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