Endeavour offers a capstone Honours degree - a specialised year of online study that follows the successful completion of an undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Health Science).
The Honours degree allows you to draw together the theoretical and practical skills gained in undergraduate studies and develop an in-depth knowledge and understanding of your particular modality or an area of interest through research and additional course work.
Endeavour Honours degrees that are available:
- Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) (Honours)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy) (Honours)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional and Dietetic Medicine) (Honours)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Myotherapy) (Honours)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) (Honours)
Please note: The Honours degree is not currently available to international students.
For detailed information refer to the following documentation about the Honours degree:
Expressions of interest
Submit a course enquiry form
Applications for Semester 1 2018 close on Friday 10 November 2017.
Endeavour's Associate Director of Research, Dr Amie Steel, and Nutritional Medicine Lecturer, Dr Bradley McEwen, outline the need for higher degrees by research for complementary medicine practitioners, published in the Australian Journal of Herbal Medicine:
The need for research in complementary medicine (CM), which is meaningful and relevant within a real world setting, has been growing since the advent of the evidence-based practice movement. This need has not, however, been successfully addressed due to both insufficient interest amongst the research population and issues with the usefulness of much of the completed research to inform the practical needs of clinicians and policy makers. These issues may be attenuated by seeing an increased number of CM practitioners involved in future research projects. However, the absence of appropriate and focused research training for CM practitioners may hinder the number of practitioners pursuing research careers. With this in mind, there is a real need to see an increase in both the availability of higher degrees by research at both undergraduate and postgraduate level for CM practitioners as well as the institutions offering these degrees. In particular, ensuring that CM practitioners are able to receive primary supervision of a research project by researchers with a detailed understanding of CM is vital if effective and meaningful CM research, which is well-supported within higher education institutions, is to occur.
Read the full paper