Core Curriculum and Tradition-Specific Curricula

The Core Curriculum describes the common content that all EHTPA accredited programmes must meet.

In addition, the tradition-specific content needed to meet the requirements for accreditation are described in the Tradition-Specific Curricula.

For an individual programme to be accredited it must meet all the requirements of the Core Curriculum plus the requirements of the relevant tradition specific curriculum.

A tradition-specific curriculum is avaliable for each of the following:

  • Ayurvedic Medicine
  • Chinese Herbal Medicine
  • Tibetan Herbal Medicine
  • Western Herbal Medicine

All EHTPA member professional associations have agreed that each institution seeking EHTPA accreditation is required to provide an overarching strategy for the programme as a whole, which includes:

  • evidence that all subjects are assessed at an appropriate level
  • evidence that on successful completion of the programme graduates will be fit to practise
  • both formative and summative assessment of theory and clinical practice at key stages throughout the programme
  • for appropriate traditions, at least one summative clinical assessment towards the end of the programme which incorporates the application of theory to practice

Teaching institutions can obtain copies of the following documents by applying to Harvey Woolf, Chair of the EHTPA Accreditation Board:

Capability framework 

Core Curriculum 

Tradition-Specific Curricula