Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
Please contact Info Corner to discuss other study options.
Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
The Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) consists of 144 credit points.
The program incorporates the philosophy of Chinese medicine in the first year and clinical studies in the final two years.
Clinical studies focus on using Chinese herbal medicine for a variety of clinical conditions and specialist areas including:
- internal medicine
- external conditions
The Australian healthcare system, professional issues, research and pharmacology and toxicology are also covered.
You'll need to complete 468 hours of clinical practice as part of the program - 234 hours are spread over three clinical courses, and 234 additional hours of supervised practice are required. Prior to commencing clinical practice, you must pass the clinical entrance exam.
You must be supervised by an AHPRA-registered Chinese medicine practitioner with a minimum of five years' experience to supervise your clinical practice.
If you're based in Melbourne you can access RMIT's Health Sciences Clinic for observation or practice.
Interstate students can choose an AHPRA-registered Chinese medicine practitioner to supervise clinical practice. A list of previous practitioners who have supervised students throughout Australia is available.
The following is an example of courses offered:
- Chinese Materia Medica and Formulae
- Chinese Medicine Theory
- Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine and Clinical Conference (Chinese Herbal Medicine)
- Clinical Chinese Medicine
- Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Professional Issues and Australian Health Care System
- Research Project
- Supervised Clinical Practice
Plans are variations offered for a program such as specialisations, modes of delivery or location. Browse a plan to see the courses our students are currently studying.
Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine)
3 years part time
|Bundoora Campus||3 years part time|