With the public's interest in complementary medicine growing rapidly over the past few years, it is steadily becoming integrated into the evolving healthcare landscape. So if you're passionate about natural medicines, and want to work in a career that makes an impact on the health and wellbeing of others, this Bachelor of Complementary Medicine course is the ideal program of study.
Taught by industry experts and leading practitioners, the course covers a wide variety of disciplines such as Chinese medicine, homoeopathy and herbal therapy, and also delves deeper into the biological science and naturopathic philosophy behind holistic healing.
To ensure you graduate with the right mix of skills and knowledge needed to succeed in this evolving field of healthcare, you will also learn about the foundations of public health, clinical best practice and health promotion strategies. Electives that cover a broad spectrum of specialities are also on offer to help students pursue their interests and round out their knowledgebase.
In order to enrol in this course, you must meet the following requirements:
Have completed Year 12; OR
Be a mature age student without Year 12 completion, but with relevant educational history; AND
Demonstrated English language proficiency equivalent to a 6.5 IELTS score
Areas of study
In this complementary medicine course, the subjects you will study include:
Core units - complete all:
History of healing
Foundations of communication and counselling
Human biological science 1
Introduction to homeopathy
Introduction to Chinese medicine
Human biological science 2
Introduction to musculoskeletal therapies
Sociology of food for complementary medicine
Sociology for complementary medicine
Foundations of critical enquiry
Introduction to complementary medicine clinical practice
Herbal therapeutic preparations
Behavioural change and health promotion
Foundations of public health for complementary medicine
Evidence based approaches in complementary medicine
Ethics and law in complementary medicine
Elective units - complete 4:
Chemistry and biochemistry
Pathology and clinical science 1
Biochemistry for complementary therapists
TCM assessment and differentiation
Homoeopathic acute prescribing
Comparative Materia Medica
Homoeopathic case taking
Nutrition, exercise and lifestyle
Flower essence therapy
Foundations of human nutrition
Medicinal food science
Establish and manage a practice
Hear more about Australia's leading provider of natural health education.
Eligible students can apply for a government study loan through FEE-HELP, to help with the upfront costs of this course.
Alternatively, you can pay for your course fees upfront.
You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
As specialists in the field of natural therapy and alternative health care, Endeavour College of Natural Health is committed to producing highly trained graduates who go on to become leaders in their respective fields of practice.
With a diverse spectrum of courses that range from university programs through to online short courses, and six campuses located across Australia, Endeavour College of Natural Health has grown to become the largest natural health college in the southern hemisphere. Backed by Study Group, a global leader education, students are assured every opportunity to reach their career goals. Endeavour College of Natural Health is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Campus locations Adelaide – 88 Currie St, Adelaide SA 5000 Brisbane – Level 2, 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 Gold Coast – 105 Scarborough St, Southport QLD 4215 Melbourne – Level 1, 368 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000 Perth – Lower Ground, 170 Wellington St, East Perth WA 6004 Sydney – Level 2, 815 - 825 George St, Sydney NSW 2000
To help students reach their academic goals, Endeavour College of Natural Health offers a range of student support services including a dedicated team of student support professionals, free study skills workshops, and additional tutoring sessions for students with learning difficulties.
Endeavour College of Natural Health also offers its students full access to highly confidential counselling services, as well as careers advice and career development services.
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