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Bachelor of Complementary Medicine

Complementary Medicine

Bachelor of Complementary Medicine

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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 and it is completely delivered online.

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 is designed for students who are interested in the Complementary Medicine field as a whole, and are interested in careers other than Clinical Practitioner.

Students will learn a broad range of theoretical topics including biological sciences, social sciences, naturopathy, nutrition, acupuncture, musculoskeletal therapies, homeopathy and public health and health promotion. Complementary Medicine also has an extensive suite of elective subjects to allow students to specialise in areas of interest.

Public interest in Complementary Medicine is strong, driving ever increasing investment in the field, and pushing for its integration into the rapidly evolving healthcare landscape that will be increasingly dominated by multidisciplinary and integrative teams. This course will prepare students for employment in a variety of fields including public health, public administration, health administration and social work. Career outcomes include but are not limited to; clinic or health retreat management, facilitator in behavioural change support programs, policy advisor in government or private sector business, health store owner/operator and a variety of positions in the complementary medicine supply chain.

Please note: This course is not approved by CRICOS for international students studying in Australia. 

Online Learning

Study wherever and whenever suits you with fully online delivery of the Bachelor of Complementary Medicine, supported by dedicated tutors.

Contact Hours

This course requires 12 contact hours online with an additional 8-12 personal study hours per week (full time figures). Part time study options are also available.

Complementary Medicine Events

For a complete list of upcoming Endeavour-hosted and supported events (including Open Days), please visit our events page.

What to Expect

The Bachelor of Complementary Medicine 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.

While some subjects require mid-term and final exams, assessments may also comprise quizzes, essays and tutorial participation. Students enrolled in online subjects sit their final exam at the College.

Course Structure

The following subjects make up the Bachelor of Complementary Medicine. Click on the titles to view the full subject outline which includes detailed information about each subject. Note: all subjects must be taken online for Bachelor of Complementary Medicine students.

Course Electives

In the final year of this degree there are 8 credit points required as elective study. This can be studied across two, three or four subjects in a variety of speciality areas listed below. Note: all electives must be taken online for Bachelor of Complementary Medicine students.

Free Choice Electives

Advanced standing

Any student is able to enrol into a course of study at Endeavour without holding a previous tertiary qualification. However, if you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards an Endeavour degree via the Educational Pathways process.

Use our online Articulation Abacus to calculate possible credit towards an Endeavour degree based on your previous studies.

Learn more about Educational Pathways Try the Articulation Abacus

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Course Details

Study Options

Full time
Part time

Course Duration

3 years full time (12 contact hours per week)
6 years part time (6 contact hours per week)

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Campus Availability

The Bachelor of Complementary Medicine is delivered fully online with no on campus classes

Intake Dates

Monthly online intakes:
- 2018 Online Calendar

Fees and Payment Options

FEE-HELP is available to eligible students
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Entry Requirements

Endeavour is a direct entry institution
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Career Outcomes

Manager, Patient Services Coordinator, Policy Adviser/Writer
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