- Face-to-face edition: from September 2018 to June 2019
- Online edition: from October 2018 to July 2019
- Duration: 10 months
In Spain we have two large Fairs of the Natural Therapies sector, such as Expo EcoSalud and BioCultura; as well as Infarma in Madrid and Barcelona. Year after year the number of attendees as exhibitors is increasing due to the increased interest of young people and families for a healthier diet and a healthier health care with fewer drugs. Proof of this is the growing number of companies in the food, naturist and pharmaceutical sectors that are offering the market products that coexist with this new philosophy of healthy and healthy life and at the same time the Spanish television networks are broadcasting programs that promote a life healthy.
In Spain we see as more and more pharmacies, doctors and other health professionals and parasanitarios are promoting the use of medicinal plants as a complement or in some cases substitutes for conventional medicines by empirical studies that show in many cases the reduction of the effects collateral health that can cause other complementary problems. It is already very common to find in the pharmacies and shopping centers plants such as valerian, milk thistle, mint, turmeric, dandelion, etc. that through capsules, infusions or as spices can be used for daily use. It is increasingly common to find university programs offered by Spanish universities such as the University of Barcelona, among others.
The medicinal plants constitute a market of enormous actuality, since their consumption is high and the produced sales are so high that they require a labor market of specialists who direct their efforts towards a greater knowledge of the medicinal plants and of course, to inform of the benefits and risks that can derive from their consumption. According to data from the year 2002 in Spain, the Pharmacy represents approximately 40% of the sales of phytotherapy products. These sales grow by 8 to 10% year-on-year, while those corresponding to herbalists / large stores decrease or remain stable, according to IMS growth data in Europe.
In the rest of Europe, where the market for medicinal plants is much more developed, sales growth is estimated at around 3% year-on-year. Germany is the country with the highest number of sales of phytotherapeutic products (33% of total OTC sales) and the lowest percentage (14%) corresponds to Belgium. (Source: General Council of Official Associations of Pharmacists).
You can apply for the validation of credits for the own Master in Naturopathy and Parapharmacy (60 ECTS), or for the university degree of expert in naturopathic dietotherapy and herbal medicine (30 ECTS), and for the university degree of expert in Phytotherapy (24). ECTS); as long as the admission requirements of each title are met.
a) Students with a university degree (Diploma, Bachelor or Degree in any field of knowledge): provide a certified photocopy of the title or, failing that, a certified or original photocopy of the payment of the fees for issue of the degree. For students coming from a country that is not a member of the Treaty of Bologna, they must provide the title or the certificate of completion of the studies with the apostille of the beech.
b) Students without university degree: the profile of the candidate will be evaluated by an academic committee to decide if the student is admitted or not to the program.
This academic program is aimed at those interested in joining natural therapies as a work tool in a consultation.
Aimed at university graduates in health sciences (medicine, pharmacy, physiotherapy, nursing, psychology, nutrition and dietetics, among others); as well as other university degree graduates wishing to enter the knowledge of medicinal plants as a complement to their skills as may be the case of graduates in sports science.
It is also aimed at professionals of the training cycles of medium and higher level in the area of dietetics and nutrition and the health area. Directed also for those people who can not accredit a regulated, official studies and that through a previous interview with the studies tutor assess the possibility of developing the program so that finally the university of its final resolution.
Work in natural therapy centers, polyclinics with health professionals, wellness centers, rehabilitation centers, spas, gyms, spas, tour operators such as cruise ships, hotels. In aesthetic clinics, in residences or day centers for the elderly. Food processing industries. Consulting-consulting companies in the field of food, nutrition and dietetics. Collective canteens, catering services, hotels, day care centers, schools, residences for the elderly. Gyms and aesthetic clinics and personal image. Centers for the prevention and treatment of eating disorders (anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, binge eating ...). In parapharmacies, pharmacies and dietetic establishments, in addition to large surfaces.
Objectives and competencies
Enter the wonderful world of botany to learn the therapeutic usefulness of plants and distinguish those of a toxic nature, as well as their application form within a correct health program, adjusted to each organic alteration and individuality of the person.
Prepare the student with deep and specific knowledge about medicinal plants, based on the most recent scientific validations as well as empirical therapeutic use.
Study the application, degree of toxicity and positive and negative synergies between the same plants and other techniques to be able to use the plant drug propitiously to stimulate, support and regulate the quality of life from a holistic naturopathic approach.