Why study the Undergraduate Certificate in History and Philosophy of Complementary Medicine?

Written by Endeavour College of Natural Health | 21 July, 2020

Undergraduate Certificate in History and Philosophy of Complementary Medicine

If the world of complementary medicine has always fascinated you, then Endeavour College’s Undergraduate Certificate in History and Philosophy of Complementary Medicine is the perfect introduction to this exciting area.

This six-month course will introduce you to the historical underpinnings and cultural background of some of the oldest health fields, and is a great place to start in your natural health studies.

So, why else would you consider studying an Undergraduate Certificate in History and Philosophy of Complementary Medicine?

Pathway into a health science degree

The Undergraduate Certificate in History and Philosophy of Complementary Medicine can act as a pathway directly into Endeavour’s Health Science degrees, to seek credits into another allied health qualification, or to upskill in preparation for new job opportunities. Think of it as a taster for further natural health studies – plus, you’ll graduate in just six months!

Gain a deep understanding of Complementary Medicine

This short-course allows you to develop a basic understanding of the history, philosophy and frameworks within the complementary medicine field. During the course, you will study the history of healing and integration of complementary medicine, naturopathic principles and philosophy, foundations of Chinese medicine, musculoskeletal therapies as well as the cultural, ethical and social dimensions of human nutrition.

Fee support while studying

We understand that you need to consider the financial side of things when it comes to studying. Eligible students may receive financial support through FEE-HELP – see if you’re eligiblehere.

A bit more about the course…

The Undergraduate Certificate in History and Philosophy of Complementary Medicine is a full-time course which is delivered entirely online, over the course of six months. The course is comprised of five subjects which are all theory-based. These include History of Healing (SOCH1), Naturopathic Philosophy (NATP1), Introduction to Chinese Medicine (CMPF1), Sociology of Food (NMDS1), plus Introduction to Musculoskeletal Therapies (MSTP2).

This short course is best suited to someone with a general interest in complementary medicine and interested in learning more about the historical and cultural background of some of its major fields of study.

Upon graduation, students will have developed a deep understanding of the history and philosophy of Complementary Medicine along with basic skills in communication, organisation and information literacy.

Take a look at the course brochure and read more about the course here.


Endeavour College of Natural Health

Endeavour College of Natural Health is Australia's largest Higher Education provider of natural medicine courses.

The College is known as the centre of excellence for natural medicine and is respected for its internationally recognised academic teams and high calibre graduates. Endeavour offers Bachelor of Health Science degrees in Naturopathy, Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine, Acupuncture and Myotherapy, a fully online Bachelor of Complementary Medicine and  HLT52015 Diploma of Remedial Massage.

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