Postgraduate Diploma in Phytotherapy

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Department of Complimentary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Complimentary Medicine
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Phytotherapy
Programme Code: E9P01Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 111682

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022


The purpose of this programme is to develop a graduate competent in the knowledge, attitudes, insight and skills required for diagnosing and managing patients in the field of Phytotherapy and formulating comprehensive treatment plans for health promotion. Graduates will be competent to compound, dispense and prescribe herbal medicines within their scope of practice and will also be a team player capable of working in multidisciplinary teams to promote the profession.

Career Opportunities


Admission Requirements

31 October 2022

Selection Process

Master of Technology (M. Tech)&%2358; Homoeopathy, M. Tech Chiropractic, Bachelor of Medicine or Bachelor of surgery (MB ChB), Double Bachelors from the University of the Western Cape (UWC) (BSc Complementary Health Science plus a Bachelor’s degree in one of the following&%2358; Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture, Naturopathy, or Unani-Tibb).
Applications from persons with other related qualifications will be considered by a constituted status committee in line with the University and Faculty regulations.

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