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Complementary medicine experts offer advice to Cornwall College students
Students studying the Foundation Degree Complementary Health Therapies course at Cornwall College Camborne have been treated to a guest lecture by professionals at the Middlesex School of Complementary Medicine.
Margaret Karlinski is a senior lecturer for MSCM and travelled down to Cornwall College to teach the ‘Chemistry for Aromatherapists' workshop. The lesson included teaching students to make the links between essential oils that they use in the clinic and how they affect the body. Students were able to learn about areas of chemistry such as methods of extraction within essential oils, the physical composition of certain oils and the different types that exist for medicinal purposes.
Haley Larson, 22 from St Austell, said: "I felt that Margaret's tutorial was a valuable learning experience and felt that it was really informative and gave me a better and broader understanding of the essential oils available and how they work with the body. It was brilliant!"
Margaret Karlinski added: "Research into essential oils and their chemical constitution is the door to understanding how oils really work in harmony with the human body. I believe that the future of aromatherapy is bright and that in a few years' time we will be talking about aroma-medicine not just therapy."
Dave Linnell, Principal of Cornwall College, said: "To have an industry expert like Margaret come and teach our students in their learning environment is a great experience for them and allows them to learn so much from someone who has worked in that specific field."