For qualified acupuncturist Ilana Sowter, RMIT's flexible Chinese herbal medicine program allows her to combine postgraduate study with work and family, while expanding her skills and knowledge.
Masters of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine)
Clinical experience is essential and as part of my studies, I'll be undertaking clinical observations with renowned Chinese herbalists. I'll also have the opportunity to observe and practice at RMIT's new state-of-the-art Health Sciences clinic.
RMIT offers one of the best master degrees in Chinese herbal medicine in Australia, combining the classics with evidence-based study.
I’m a qualified acupuncturist but looked to expand my skills and also offer my patients the expertise of a herbalist. The use of herbal medicine is an integral part of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
I first began my career at the House of Fertility and Healing in Sydney and have recently joined the Fertile Ground Health Group in East Melbourne. I love what I do because I am a key health and emotional support to women on the baby-making journey.
Clinical experience is essential and as part of my studies, I’ll be undertaking clinical observations with Melbourne’s best Chinese herbalists along with observing and practicing at RMIT’s new state-of-the-art Health Sciences clinic.
In the future I would love to set up a clinic that provides excellence in acupuncture and herbal medicine to my local community, along with a multi-bed so that it is affordable for all. Most importantly, it will offer regular public seminars to educate patients how to help themselves through the wisdom of TCM.