Foundation of Western Medicine Education, SNRO accredited (42,5 EC)

This intensive training in Western Medicine is designed for students of any kind of physically aimed complementary medicine to gain a high level of knowledge in anatomy, physiology and pathology.

The course content includes topics according to the latest demands, such as some extra general topics, medical ethics, health care law, pharmacology and also psychosocial topics, psychology and psychopathology. We combine the study of international academic study texts or materials with an interactive study structure in class around oral presentations by the students and discussion in class of current scientific literature.

The course is approved by SNRO according to PLATO demands. We are a member of the ‘Collectief Geaccrediteerde Opleidingen’ (CGO).



  • Medical ethics and the Dutch health care system
  • Basics: Cytology, Embryology and Body Tisseus
  • Integumentary system; skin 
  • Skeleton & Muscles
  • Blood & Immunity
  • Heart & Blood vessels
  • Lungs & Respiration
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary tract
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system & Hormones
  • Female and male genital systems, breast diseases, sexually transmitted diseases
  • Nutrition, metabolism & temperature regulation
  • Infectious and parasitic diseases
  • Anamnesis, inspection and physical examination
  • Applied psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychopharmaceuticals
  • Medical and psychosocial signals, red and yellow flags

An In-Company additional 2 days, short training in First Aid, BLS and AED is mandatory. The lecturer is approved by the Red Cross, after completing the course and passing the exam a diploma from Red Cross is issued. Every two years the students need to do a one day come back training to show their compentency. This short training is not included in the course fee of Western Medicine course.  Please refer to our seminar page for the latest planning of the EHBO courses.

Please note: We plan our courses carefully but unforeseen situations can occur during the study year. Therefore schedules are subject to change. Shenzhou reserves the right to modify the schedule in the course of the year. Courses might be suspended in case the number of registered students is insufficient.