Students will apply skills, principles, and knowledge to critically examine the safety of herbal products, including basic toxicology, pharmacokinetics and pharmacology necessary to analyze the potential acute, chronic, or idiosyncratic toxicities, as well herb/herb and drug/herb interactions. In addition there are numerous activities where students will interact with the materials. Each week, students will determine the myth or reality of a safety scenario through peer discussion. Students will examine a case study through peer-assessment activity where they will determine their plan of action through the application of materials and concepts both provided and discovered. Students will also be using materials and concepts to create, then assess, multiple choice questions in their area of focus.


Course Programs

  • Courses for Advanced Special Standing
  • Master of Arts in Health and Wellness Coaching
  • Master of Science Clinical Herbal Medicine
  • Master of Science Herbal Product Design
  • Master of Science in Nutrition and Integrative Health
  • Master of Science in Therapeutic Herbalism
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Herbal Studies
  • Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Medical Herbalism

Course Details

Course Code
HRB 641
Primary Instructor
Bevin Clare
Start Date
End Date
Online Course