Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)Career
Graduate with the training and experience to practise Chinese medicine with a nationally approved qualification in an internationally accepted standard.
Chinese medicine practitioners work with patients to prevent and alleviate health problems using a range of treatment options including Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture.
They assess patients by checking their pulse and tongue, and observing abnormalities in sleep, appetite, perspiration and body temperature. From this, they develop treatment plans.
Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, is one of the most commonly used complementary therapies in Australia and globally.
Graduates will be able to practise Chinese herbal medicine and acupuncture at an internationally accepted level.
You could go on into:
- independent practice
- work in a multidisciplinary healthcare clinic as a registered Chinese medicine practitioner
- industry and/or government in a health and medical research position
Chinese medicine has been regulated in Victoria since 2000 and nationally since July 2012. Employment opportunities are expected to increase with the national mandatory registration.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This double degree is fully accredited by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia.
It is also recognised by the following major Chinese medicine associations in Australia: