Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to natural health modalities, practices and theories used in the maintenance of health as well as the prevention, diagnosis, improvement or treatment of illness.
Public interest in Complementary Medicine (CM) is strong, driving ever increasing investment in the field and pushing for its integration into the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape. The Bachelor of Complementary Medicine provides students with a broad perspective about the scope of CM in the overall context of today’s healthcare environment, such as public health, ethics, research, health promotion and health behaviour. With exposure to a wide variety of natural medicine disciplines, students will be able to develop a sophisticated appreciation of their interrelationships and contribution to multidisciplinary and integrative health settings. The range in the elective streams allow students to build knowledge in specific areas of their choosing. The degree has been built so that it can lead to further study so graduates can become a practitioner should they desire.
Graduates of the Bachelor of Complementary medicine may work in the allied sectors of the natural medicine industry as:
Depending on the graduate’s previous skills and qualifications, outcomes could also include:
Using your flair for visual and written communication you can create specific content to be used by yourself or companies employing you for:
For students with a keen interest in research, there is an opportunity to apply for the Summer Research Program
This course will prepare students for further study in a variety of fields including health science, public health, public administration, health administration and social work. Some further study options for graduates of this degree include (but are not limited to):