Aromatherapy III - AROMA 304

Aromatherapy III
Instructor
Department
Aromatherapy
Credits
3
Course Number
AROMA 304

 

This course provides essential oil materia medica training including the therapeutic uses, active constituents, methods of administration, and cautions and contraindications for each of the oils studied. Materia medica training includes botanical information, identification, sources, historical uses, parts used, cultivation, harvesting, production, characteristics, active constituents, therapeutic actions, medicinal uses, evidence-based uses, household uses, and perfumery. It is recommended that students also complete AROMA 303 to study the full complement of essential oils taught at ACHS.  

Learning Outcomes

Identify, discuss, and safely use the organic or wildcrafted essential oils studied, including: Botanical information, identification, sources, historical uses, parts used, cultivation, harvesting, production, characteristics, active constituents, therapeutic actions, medicinal uses, evidence-based uses, household uses, and perfumery
Create lifestyle plans and aromatherapy programs to support optimal health
Identify, describe, and discuss appropriate and safe uses of a full range of administrative methods for the oils studied
Synthesize the aspects of the body of aromatherapy research
Build on skills gained in Aroma 303 and continue to learn to interpret and evaluate aromatherapy research
Discuss the concepts in evaluating the validity of aromatherapy research
Demonstrate the ability to critically review aromatherapy research
Explain the hierarchy of research (case study, a case series, pilot study, and trials)
Understand the importance of and perform aromatherapy research in order to maintain a practice of independent study to maintain and further develop expertise in the clinical uses of essential oils
Understand the critical process and evaluate it with a critical eye and identify ways to perform your own research study
Understand the importance of and perform aromatherapy research in order to maintain a practice of independent study to maintain and further develop expertise in the clinical uses of essential oils
Demonstrate the ability to write a case study and/or report on aromatherapy

 

Required Course Pack

  • ACHS eTextbook: Petersen, D. (2016). Aromatherapy Materia Medica: Essential Oil Monographs. Portland, OR: American College of Healthcare Sciences. [You should already have this from the AROMA 303 course. Students will have access to download the eTextbook in the online classroom] (Optional: Printed copy available for an additional fee)
  • AROMA 304 Practical Lab Kit 
  • Online Materials and Library Resources (OMLR) 

Required Textbooks:

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Total Course Price: 

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Last updated 7/14/19

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