Catherine Lane is studying the Masters of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine). She enjoys combining Western and Eastern medicine, believing both have an important role in modern health care.
Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine)
Director and Principle Chinese Medicine Practitioner, Mont Albert Acupuncture
Completing this Master’s program has enabled me to confidently diagnose and prescribe Chinese herbal formulas for patients suffering a wide range of disorders and I am able to critically review the current research in Chinese medicine.
I’m always interested in extending my knowledge in Chinese Medicine. After national registration of the profession, it was important for me to become registered as a Chinese herbalist.
RMIT is involved in some very progressive research involving Chinese Medicine and is one of the few universities to offer this Master’s program.
Chinese medicine looks at and treats the whole person - no symptom is considered in isolation. It’s a tradition based on more than 2,000 years of observation, which appealed to me after working as a medical scientist.
I enjoy combining my knowledge of Western and Eastern medicine and believe both have an important role in modern healthcare.
I’ve recently returned from Nanjing China, where I completed work experience in a busy Chinese herbal medicine practice and hospital. I’ve also completed clinical hours in the RMIT student clinic. This was extremely beneficial for consolidating my learning.
Being quite a solitary profession it has been great to meet and network with other like-minded practitioners. Completing this Master’s program has enabled me to confidently diagnose and prescribe Chinese herbal formulas for patients suffering a wide range of disorders.
I’m currently running my own Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture practice. My greatest achievement at work is helping my patients.
My dream job is what I’m doing now – I plan to concentrate on building my practice, and someday would like to do further work experience in China.