The Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) is ideal for those seeking an education in incorporating herbal medicine practice as part of a holistic and scientifically based health plan to help meet patients needs.
The 36 units cover such knowledge and training as: biological and social sciences, western herbal medicine and clinical studies, properties of herbs and herbal pharmacology and the history and philosophy of herbal medicine.
Students will also complete industry experience through two work placement components, Clinical Studies and Clinical Practicum.
Unlike distance education or correspondence courses, the facilitated online cohort-based study model allows you to interact and network with other students, using a range of communication and collaboration tools such as discussion forums, message boards, blogs and wiki’s (editable web pages) and RSS feeds, to ensure you never feel isolated in your independent learning. Courses feature:
- Flexible learning: online or on-campus
- Dedicated online lecturer who guides the learning process and provides academic support
- Industry placement so you graduate with experience
- Access to a fully customised, state-of-the-art learning portal
- Access to one of the largest online libraries in Australia, with over 70 million articles available
- Access to a web-based job finder for job opportunities
- Access to Upskilled's Student Rewards Program
This course is delivered over a duration of 3-6 years. You can choose from full-time or part-time delivery modes, putting you in total control of your completion date. This course is delivered at both the Brisbane and Sydney ACNT campus. For online study, each subject runs for 10 weeks and your study time commitment is approx. 10hrs (per subject) per week. Some subjects are offered online, while others must be taken on-campus, in a specialist facility.
The course work includes both clinical work and fieldwork placement, ensuring that you graduate with valuable experience and industry contacts. Students undertake around 100 hours of practical work placement over the course of their degree, which means you graduate with not only a qualification but also invaluable professional experience - equipping you to be work ready.
Applicants should have completed Senior High School Certificate (Year 12) or equivalent or Mature age entry with relevant work experience with an ATAR 60 or equivalent. Demonstrated ability to undertake study at this level:
- work experience, and/or other formal, informal or non-formal study attempted and/or completed
Additional course entry requirements:
- First Aid Certificate, Working with Children and Police Check before commencing clinical subjects
- Pass in a science subject at senior secondary level recommended
- Pass in standard English Band 4 or above
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
RPL is available for each unit of competency based on relevant workplace experience, formal training, or other expertise. To apply for RPL, please submit documentation for evaluation by assessors. More information can be found here for course credit and here for RPL.