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The Bachelor of Complementary Medicine provides students with a broad perspective on the scope of this dynamic field in the overall context of public health, ethics, research, health promotion and health behaviour.
The course exposes students to a wide variety of natural medicine streams to develop a sophisticated understanding of multiple disciplines in this rapidly growing sector. A range of electives enables students to gain knowledge in specific natural medicine professions and may lead to interest in further study to become a practitioner
The course is designed for students who are interested in the field as a whole and not in studying to become a practitioner. While providing a comprehensive grounding and foundation knowledge across natural medicine modalities, the course requires around half of the contact hours required of a clinical degree program. It is well suited to those who wish to gain a familiarity with the field, while learning some useful approaches they may implement in their own lives, and gain knowledge that will be useful in employment in the field of natural health.
This course will prepare students for employment in a variety of fields including public health, public administration, health administration and social work. A broad knowledge of complementary medicine will be useful in these fields as healthcare and public policy increasingly recognise and support the integration complementary and conventional medicine. This integration is supported at an international level by the World Health Organisation (WHO) through its evolving Traditional Medicine Strategy since 2002.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Complementary medicine may gain work in the allied sectors of the natural medicine industry as:
Depending on your previous skills and qualifications, outcomes could also include:
The study of population health is focused on understanding health and disease in community, and on improving health and well-being through health approaches that address disparities in health status between different social groups.
The qualification provides a solid foundation for those seeking to work in the broad field of for community and minority health. The course is also a strong complement to those with existing specialist or clinical health qualifications who are employed in the health care sector.
Competencies and skills developed in this course can lead to exciting and fulfilling job opportunities and career advancement in areas such as project management, environmental health management, community welfare, minority group health education and regional health development. It is a particularly relevant course to those seeking to develop an expanded set of skills that enhance their employability.