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Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)

Torrens University Australia
Program overview
3-6 years
Full time/part time
Bachelor's degree
Scholarships available
English
Start dates
Adelaide
01 November 2021

Brisbane
01 November 2021

Melbourne (Australia)
01 November 2021

Sydney
01 November 2021

Program description

Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)

Western Herbal Medicine Practitioners use a holistic approach to healthcare. During your studies, you will gain an understanding of health science, clinical assessment, pharmacology, herbal synergy, quality and safety issues affecting prescribing decisions. As a part of your practice, you will also learn how to provide basic dietary and lifestyle advice to your clients. You will also gain hands-on experience at The Practice Wellbeing Centre consulting with members of the public under the guidance of experienced Western Herbal Medicine practitioners. This will prepare you to confidently start practice in the community.

Clinical Practice

Work Integrated Learning and Clinical Practicum Experience are embedded throughout the course and are incorporated into theory subjects. Students complete most clinic requirements in our custom-built University Student-led Clinic - The Practice Wellbeing Centre. You will gain hands on experience by consulting with members of the public under the guidance of experienced practitioners. This will prepare you to confidently practice in the community.

Admission requirements

A degree in Western Herbal Medicine is ideal for those who want a career incorporating herbal medicine practice as part of a holistic and scientifically based health plan.

Domestic Admissions Criteria

Australian Year 12 certificate (or equivalent) OR

  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above, or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO)

International Admissions Criteria

  • Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and
  • Academic IELTS 6.5 (no band less than 5.5) or equivalent.

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


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Program content

Year 1

  • Botany & Herbal Manufacturing
  • Human Nutrition 2
  • Human Nutrition 1
  • Complementary Medicine Foundations
  • Human Structure & Physiology 2
  • Human Structure & Physiology 1
  • Biological Foundations
  • Evidence Based Practice

Year 2

  • Herbal Therapeutics 1
  • Herbal Pharmacology
  • Herbal Materia Medica 2
  • Herbal Materia Medica 1
  • Pre-clinical Studies 1
  • Human Systems & Pathophysiology 2
  • Human Biochemistry
  • Human Systems & Pathophysiology 1

Year 3

  • Entrepreneurship, Professionalism & Business Skills in Health
  • Pre-clinical Studies 2
  • Integrated Pharmacology
  • Advanced Herbal Therapeutics
  • Herbal Therapeutics 2
  • Clinical Assessment

Scholarships & funding

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

Program delivery

You control your workload, how and where you study. Choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.

Each subject represents approximately 10 hours a week and an average of three assessments. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Tuition fees

For more about tuition fees, please request information.

Qualification

Learning Outcomes:

  • Nutritional Foundations for Health
  • Properties of Herbs and Herbal Pharmacology
  • Research and Evidenced Based Practice
  • Western Herbal Medicine Clinical Practice & Therapeutics
  • Herbal History, Philosophy and Principles of Practice

Career opportunities

As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you in a number of settings:

  • Private practice
  • Complementary and multi-modality clinics
  • Health industry roles in sales and marketing, regulatory affairs, educational events, manufacturing and practitioner education
  • Product development roles

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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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Torrens University Australia

46-52 Mountain Street Ultimo
Sydney NSW
Australia

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