UNDERGRADUATE

Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine)

Chinese medicine is the use of medicinal substances that come from different sources such as roots, flowers, seeds and leaves of plants to address health conditions.

Degree Details

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 management plans.

Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and 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
  • academia
  • industry and/or government in a health and medical research position.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 70% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester
Year One of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Medicine Theory 112COTH2140Bundoora Campus
Biology of the Cell12BIOL2272Bundoora Campus
Chemistry for Health Sciences12CHEM1268Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences12BIOL2480Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Medicine Theory 212COTH2141Bundoora Campus
Limb and Trunk Anatomy12BIOL2274Bundoora Campus
Research in Health Science12OHTH2160Bundoora Campus
Professionalism and Evidence-based Health Care12PUBH1410Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Two of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Materia Medica and Formulae 112COTH2118Bundoora Campus
Head and Visceral Anatomy12BIOL2275Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 1 - Body Systems12BIOL2043Bundoora Campus

ANDSelect and Complete One (1) course from any:University Elective ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Materia Medica and Formulae 212COTH2119Bundoora Campus
Acupuncture Theory and Practice 112COTH2138Bundoora Campus
Neuroscience12BIOL1131Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 2: Body Systems12BIOL2044Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Three of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Medical Examination 112MEDS2146Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Pathology12MEDS2118Bundoora Campus
Pharmacology and Toxicology12ONPS2060Bundoora Campus
Acupuncture Theory and Practice 212COTH2139Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Medical Examination 212MEDS2147Bundoora Campus
Advanced Pathology12MEDS2119Bundoora Campus
Chinese Medicine Clinical Skills12COTH2168Bundoora Campus
Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12ONPS2294Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Four of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Internal Medicine12COTH2183Bundoora Campus
Traumatology in Chinese Medicine12COTH2182Bundoora Campus
Differential Diagnosis in Western Medicine12MEDS2049Bundoora Campus
Law and Ethics for Health Professionals12OHTH2163Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Gynaecology in Chinese Medicine12COTH2184Bundoora Campus
Dermatology and Chinese External Medicine12COTH2181Bundoora Campus
Supervised Clinical Practice 124COTH2127Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Five of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine12COTH2053Bundoora Campus
Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology and Paediatrics in Chinese Medicine12COTH2172Bundoora Campus
Supervised Clinical Practice 224COTH2129Bundoora Campus

How To Apply

RMIT

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the RMIT which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

Degree Details

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 management plans.

Chinese medicine, including acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine, and 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
  • academia
  • industry and/or government in a health and medical research position.

You must have successfully completed an Australian Year 12 or an equivalent senior secondary school qualification with a minimum average of 70% (see calculator below).

Equivalent qualifications may also include completion of the RMIT Foundation Studies program or a recognised post secondary diploma in the relevant discipline with the required grades.

Meeting the minimum academic requirements does not guarantee entry. Your application will still need to be assessed and accepted.

Credit may reduce the duration of your study by acknowledging your earlier, relevant study experience.

When you are submitting an application, please indicate that you want to be considered for credit and provide detailed course syllabus (also known as course outline), outlining volume of learning, course content and weekly topics, learning objectives/outcomes, assessment types and their weightings, and reference to the learning resources such as prescribed textbooks and recommended readings.

Program Structure

To graduate you must complete the following: All courses listed may not be available each semester
Year One of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Medicine Theory 112COTH2140Bundoora Campus
Biology of the Cell12BIOL2272Bundoora Campus
Chemistry for Health Sciences12CHEM1268Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Human Biosciences12BIOL2480Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Medicine Theory 212COTH2141Bundoora Campus
Limb and Trunk Anatomy12BIOL2274Bundoora Campus
Research in Health Science12OHTH2160Bundoora Campus
Professionalism and Evidence-based Health Care12PUBH1410Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Two of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Materia Medica and Formulae 112COTH2118Bundoora Campus
Head and Visceral Anatomy12BIOL2275Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 1 - Body Systems12BIOL2043Bundoora Campus

ANDSelect and Complete One (1) course from any:University Elective ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Materia Medica and Formulae 212COTH2119Bundoora Campus
Acupuncture Theory and Practice 112COTH2138Bundoora Campus
Neuroscience12BIOL1131Bundoora Campus
Human Physiology 2: Body Systems12BIOL2044Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Three of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Medical Examination 112MEDS2146Bundoora Campus
Introduction to Pathology12MEDS2118Bundoora Campus
Pharmacology and Toxicology12ONPS2060Bundoora Campus
Acupuncture Theory and Practice 212COTH2139Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Medical Examination 212MEDS2147Bundoora Campus
Advanced Pathology12MEDS2119Bundoora Campus
Chinese Medicine Clinical Skills12COTH2168Bundoora Campus
Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics12ONPS2294Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Four of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Four (4) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Chinese Internal Medicine12COTH2183Bundoora Campus
Traumatology in Chinese Medicine12COTH2182Bundoora Campus
Differential Diagnosis in Western Medicine12MEDS2049Bundoora Campus
Law and Ethics for Health Professionals12OHTH2163Bundoora Campus

ANDSemester Two - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Gynaecology in Chinese Medicine12COTH2184Bundoora Campus
Dermatology and Chinese External Medicine12COTH2181Bundoora Campus
Supervised Clinical Practice 124COTH2127Bundoora Campus
AND
Year Five of Program
Semester One - Complete the following Three (3) Courses:

Course TitleCredit PointsCourse CodeCampus
Classic Literature in Chinese Medicine12COTH2053Bundoora Campus
Otorhinolaryngology, Ophthalmology and Paediatrics in Chinese Medicine12COTH2172Bundoora Campus
Supervised Clinical Practice 224COTH2129Bundoora Campus

How To Apply

RMIT

Complete your details and we'll make sure your inquiry is sent to the RMIT which will contact you to discuss this degree. For more details, feel free to contact one of the educational consultants at EDVISE HUB Click Here To Book Your Session

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Duration:Full-time 5 years

Location:Australia

Fees:AUD$37,440

intake: February

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