This degree equips practitioners with the knowledge and professional competencies required for a career in acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine and herb dispensing.
Building a solid, broad understanding of biomedicine and various health science fields in this way will give you a deeper understanding of TCM and help you to work in interdisciplinary teams and centres and assist you in advising clients on treatment options.
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Advance human health
To graduate with a Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine, you will be required to complete all compulsory units. You will study core common units with other health science and allied health students.
In this course, you will share your new knowledge and experiences with other students and, together, gain professional competencies, important for ethical and safe practice and high-quality care. The skills you will gain in communication and working with people will be valuable throughout your career and in your life.
Starting in the first session of first year, you will also take TCM units. The final two years of the program focus on clinical skills, practical experience and specialised areas such as skin disease, gynaecology and the musculoskeletal system. TCM units cover acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, herbal dispensing, Chinese medical theory and clinical assessment.
The Bachelor of Traditional Chinese Medicine has been approved as meeting the accreditation requirements of the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia to qualify graduates for general registration in the three divisions of Acupuncturist, Chinese Herbal Medicine Practitioner and Chinese Herbal Dispenser.
Chinese Medicine Centre
A collaboration between Western and Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, the centre aims to promote the international recognition and development of Chinese medicine for the benefit of human health.
Our Chinese Medicine Centre is a platform for:
- Synergy and integration of high-quality educational resources offering students joint degree programs and student exchange opportunities.
- High- quality health services, clinical education and clinical research.
- Multi-point co-operation and sophisticated research.
- Promoting health and culture to benefit local communities.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On Campus
Fees: AUD $29,040*
Delivery: On campus
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As a graduate of Chinese medicine, you can look forward to career opportunities including:
- Private practitioner or in a clinic
- Product development, management and sales roles in pharmaceutical and herbal companies
- Medical research
Acupuncturists treat disorders and illnesses by stimulating the body's defence mechanisms through inserting fine needles into the skin. Registration or licensing may be required.
Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners treats imbalances of energy flows through the body by assessing the whole person and using techniques and methods such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, massage, diet, exercise and breathing therapy.
Product and process development is a essential function in pharmaceutical and health supplement organisations. You will use your health sciences training to design and ensure the highest quality products are produced.
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The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their course based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their course past the normal finish date of the course will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.