Chinese medicine is a whole medical system that seeks to balance the functions of the body, mind and spirit and restore health. It combines theory (philosophies and principles) and practices including acupuncture, moxibustion, medical Qi Gong, Chinese remedial massage (tui na), Chinese herbal prescribing and dispensing, and Chinese dietary therapy.
The Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) is a 4-year degree qualification that includes the practices of acupuncture, Chinese herbalism and Chinese herbal dispensing. It extends students’ knowledge into individualised herbal prescribing and formula modifications using a range of dispensing methods, as well as the manufacturing, dispensing and research into herbal therapies role in contemporary Chinese medicine practice.
As this is an entirely new degree qualification, a process of approximately two years is required to obtain accreditation with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA).