Denis Stewart's Professional Extension Diploma of Herbal Medicine

Final program offered by Denis Stewart, the Godfather of Australian Herbalism

Course Outline

Dates: 6 bimonthly weekends (12 days) starting from Saturday 23 November 2019

Time: 9:30am - 5pm (Registration 9:10am)

Information/Enrolment: 02 4393 1200


Are you interested in attending this event via a live webinar?
Please register your interest below:

Saturday 23 November 2019

Sunday 24 November 2019

Fundamentals of Herbal Medicine: Part 1 & 2

Scientific explanation of why and how herbs work. A study of herbal constituents and active principles. A survey of herbal preparations e.g. extracts, tinctures etc. The importance and establishment of herbal medicine dosage.

Saturday 22 February 2020

Digestive System

Treatment protocols for various GIT disorders, e.g. peptic ulcers, reflux conditions, irritable bowel syndrome, hepatitis, gall bladder disease, inflammatory bowel disease etc.

Sunday 23 February 2020

Dermatological Conditions

Topical and oral herbal medicine protocols for various skin conditions, e.g. eczema, acne, psoriasis etc.

Saturday 18 April 2020

Respiratory System

Treatment protocols for upper and lower respiratory disorders, e.g. cough conditions, bronchitis, asthma, rhinitis, sinusitis etc. 

Sunday 19 April 2020

Immune System 

Treatment protocols for such conditions as chronic fatigue syndrome, cold and influenza, autoimmune conditions etc.

Saturday 20 June 2020

Urinary and Male Reproductive Systems

Treatment protocols for such conditions as chronic urinary infections, prostate enlargement, impotency etc. 

Sunday 21 June 2020

Female Reproductive System

Treatment protocols for such conditions as functional infertility, endometriosis, dysmenorrhoea etc.

Saturday 22 August 2020

Nervous System

Treatment protocols for such conditions as anxiety, depression, insomnia, headaches etc. 

Sunday 23 August 2020

Cardiovascular System

Treatment protocols for such conditions as essential hypertension, cardiac insufficiency, circulatory disturbances etc.

Saturday 17 October 2020

Muscular Skeletal System

Treatment protocols for such conditions as gout, arthritis, rheumatism etc. 

Sunday 18 October 2020

Herbal Toxicology and Drug Interaction

Precautions to be taken when administering herbal medicine, particularly to patients on conventional medications.


Full Fee - $5498

Super Early Bird - $4398 (Paid 2 months prior to 23/1//19 - SAVE $1100)

Early Bird - $4948 (Paid 1 month prior to 23/11/19 - SAVE $550)

Pay As You Go (Direct Debit Payment Plan) - $918 per month x 5, due 1 month prior to each weekend

Per weekend - $1318

Denis Stewart Biography

Clinical Medical Herbalist/Naturopath, Denis Stewart has been in continuous practice for over 40 years and currently conducts busy practices in Newcastle and Cessnock.

Referred to as the Godfather of Australian Herbalism, Denis spearheaded a Renaissance in Australian Herbal Medicine in the early 1970’s.

At the NSW College of Naturopathic Sciences Denis established/taught the inaugural 3 year full time program in Herbal Medicine in Australia.

For the National Herbalist’s Association of Australia, Denis constructed professional examinations, course studies and curriculum for Herbal training and education.

In the late 1970’s, Denis founded the Southern Cross Herbal School, offering undergraduate and post-graduate programs.

From 2002-2007, Denis was a Conjoint Associate Professor at the University of Newcastle and assisted construction the Bachelor of Herbal Therapies program at the Ourimbah campus.

Denis was inducted into the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS) Hall of Fame in 2012.

He is a Fellow/Life Member of the National Herbalist’s Association of Australia (NHAA).

Additional information

Convener: Maggie Sands N.D, Founder SIBT/LakeSpa, ATMS Life Member/Director

Award: Professional Extension Diploma of Herbal Medicine from Southern Cross Herbal School

Prerequisite: Naturopath, Herbalist, TCM, Nutritionist, Chiropractor, Osteopath, Pharmacist, Medical Practitioner, Physiotherapist, Horticulturist, Natural Medicine Practitioner etc

CPE: 7 hours per day

Accommodation: Contact Lake Spa Wellness Centre 43931200 / [email protected]

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Lakespa Wellness Centre, 1 Callaghan Drive, Charmhaven 2263
Event Date: 
Saturday, November 23, 2019 - 09:30 to Sunday, October 18, 2020 - 17:00
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