Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    4 years full-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
  • Location:
  • Career Outcomes:
    Acupuncturist | Chinese (Oriental) Medicine Therapist | Medical Researcher | Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner | Private Practice Owner | View All

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Course Rundown

Traditional Chinese medicine might be thousands of years old but it’s still a promising career path today for those fascinated by this ancient practice of health and wellness. 

Approaching health in a holistic manner, the practice of Chinese medicine covers prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. 

The Bachelor Of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Western Sydney University covers areas including acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, herbal dispensing, Chinese medical theory and clinical assessment. 

A collaboration between Western and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, this course will guide you on what professional competencies are required for delivering high-quality care and also gain invaluable communication skills for patient relationships. 

If helping people increase their health and wellbeing through natural, proven healing methodologies sounds like the perfect career, enquire about the Bachelor Of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Western Sydney University!


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In this qualification, some of the subjects you may study include:

 Year 1

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine 1
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Culture, Diversity and Health
  • Professional Health Competencies
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine 2
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 2
  • Communication in Health
  • Cell Biology

Year 2

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine 3
  • Pathophysiology 1
  • Channels and Points 1
  • Chinese Materia Medica 1
  • Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
  • Pathophysiology 2
  • Channels and Points 2
  • Chinese Materia Medica 2

Year 3

  • Research Methods (Quantitative and Qualitative)
  • Chinese Medicinal Formulas
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice 1
  • Acupuncture Techniques
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Clinical Assessment Methods
  • Evidence-Based Practice
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice 2

Year 4

  • Chinese Internal Medicine 1
  • Specialities in Traditional Chinese Medicine 1
  • Classical Texts in Chinese Medicine
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice 3
  • Chinese Internal Medicine 2
  • Specialities in Traditional Chinese Medicine 2
  • Block Clinical Practicum
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine Practice 4

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Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

Australia Capital Territory: Campbelltown

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion, you'll receive a Bachelor Of Traditional Chinese Medicine from Western Sydney University.

The Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine has been approved as meeting the accreditation requirements of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia to qualify graduates for general registration in the three divisions of Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner and Chinese Herbal Dispenser.

Your new accreditation in this ancient medicinal practice will open up a range of career options in the TCM field where interest and demand continue to grow.

Curious about where a career in medical could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Fees for this course vary depending on the units selected. 

Eligible students can apply for the Australian government's HECS-HELP loan to cover all or part of your fees.

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HECS-HELP You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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