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Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)

Torrens University Australia
Program overview
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
Start dates
01 November 2021

Melbourne (Australia)
01 November 2021

Program description

Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)

If you’re interested in understanding the practical skills to treat acute and chronic illnesses through Chinese herbal medicine, acupuncture and ancillary techniques, we can provide you with in-depth knowledge to make a positive impact on others. This four-year Chinese Medicine degree is approved by the National Australian accreditation body TEQSA (Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency). Torrens University Australia is in the process of seeking accreditation of this new Bachelor of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) program with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). The course is designed to meet all three divisions of Chinese Medicine practitioner registration, including Acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, and Chinese herbal dispensing.

Admission requirements

This Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine is ideal for those who want a career as a practitioner treating the imbalance of Yin and Yang with its own forms of diagnosis (such as observation of the patient including their tongue, pulse, and overall state), and treatment (including acupuncture, herbs, and diet and acupuncture).

Domestic Admissions Criteria

General Entry Requirements:

  • Australian year 12 certificate (or equivalent) with ATAR 60

International Admissions Criteria

  • Equivalent IELTS 7.0 (Academic) with no skills band less than 6.5

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

Each subject you complete includes 3 assessments on average and assessments are mapped to specific subject learning outcomes.

Tuition fees

For more about tuition fees, please request information.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Apply evidenced based strategies to acupuncture and herbal treatments.
  • Explore the relationship between the mind, body and spirit.
  • Explore how different external factors can cause disease.
  • Explore the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine.
  • Construct an acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine prescription and safely perform acupuncture and prescribe and dispense Chinese herbal prescriptions.
  • Understand the regulations and guidelines on restricted substances such as the CITES, TGA and CMBA guidelines.

Career opportunities

You’ll have a variety of career options, including:

  • Private practice
  • Medical or multi-discipline clinics
  • Research and further study
  • Community health
  • Humanitarian work
  • Writing for health journals, textbooks and media

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About this institute

Torrens University Australia

Torrens University Australia brings a fresh, modern, careers-focused and global perspective to higher education. Our courses are aimed at providing graduates with a globally oriented skill-set that will make them a valuable contribution to any employer. Torrens University’s ensures that...

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Why study at Torrens University Australia

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  • Flexible Online Learning
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Globally Focused curriculum
  • High-End Technology
  • Hundreds of Partner Companies around the Globe
  • Over 90% Alumini Employability
  • Actual industry professionals teaching

Contact info

Torrens University Australia

46-52 Mountain Street Ultimo
Sydney NSW

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