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HealthCourses and Degrees

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Turn your passion for health into a fulfilling career. Take the first step towards a rewarding career in Health, where you can make a positive difference in people’s lives. We offer courses in Complementary Medicine, Nutrition, Counselling, Community Services, Public Health, Nursing and Beauty and Dermal. These courses are all designed to ensure you get real-world experience so that you can develop your confidence and gain industry connections. Additionally, Torrens offers 4 different types of Bachelors of Health Science including Aesthetics, Clinical Nutrition, Naturopathy and Western Herbal Medicine.

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Undergraduate

Bachelor's Degree, Higher Education Diploma, Diploma

key study outcomes
Be on top of the latest trends and innovations driving the Aesthetics profession globally
Gain a solid understanding of health and the human body
Get hands on in a safe and supervised environment and learn various preventative skin health procedures
Ideal for:
Those looking to enter into the growing field of aesthetics and those currently working in this area and looking to upgrade their qualifications.

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney

Full time 2 years or Part time Options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Critically evaluate national health care systems, standards, and legislation paying particular attention to underlying ethical principles and the impact of the public health profession on their establishment
Undertake advocacy for public health problems drawing on evidence, history, and current and future practice.
Demonstrate a commitment to equitable access, social justice and human rights in the development and implementation of public health initiatives.
Ideal for:
Students who want to enter public health administration for government agencies, NGOs or other private health organisations.

On campus Wakefield Street Campus, Adelaide

Online study available

Full time 3 years full time or Accelerated 2 years accelerated option available or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Apply specific counselling modalities and interventions to meet the needs of clients
Explain mental health and the impact of mental ill health on individuals and families
Apply effective counselling interventions with people presenting with alcohol, drug abuse and addiction
Ideal for:
Those who are interested in a rewarding career as a counsellor. You will gain the qualification, skills and understanding to work effectively as a counsellor in various areas, including drug & alcohol, women’s health and so much more.

On campus Wakefield Street Campus, Adelaide

Online study available

Full time 3 years or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Apply specific counselling modalities and interventions to meet the needs of a range of clients
Explain mental health and the impact of mental illness on individuals and families
Respond to human diversity and establish working relationships with clients
Apply effective counselling interventions with clients presenting with addictions
Apply constructive methods to facilitate positive behaviour change
Evaluate the effectiveness of counselling
Understand social policies, ethical and professional standards and how they pertain to various client groups
Refer clients to other health professionals as appropriate
Ideal for:
Those who are interested in a rewarding career as a counsellor. You will gain the qualification, skills and understanding to work effectively as a counsellor in various areas, including drug & alcohol, women’s health and so much more.

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney

Online study available

Full time 3 years or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Perform and coordinate various dermal treatments efficiently following the necessary health and safety processes and procedures within a clinical environment.
Determine and develop integrated frameworks and treatment plans based on a thorough understanding of client’s needs.
Identify and review current research developments, methods and skills appropriate to the Aesthetics sector to determine its impact on the sector.
Ideal for:
Those looking to enter into the growing field of aesthetics and those currently working in this area and looking to upgrade their qualifications.

On campus Fortitude Valley Campus, Brisbane

Full time 3 years or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Apply evidenced based strategies to acupuncture and herbal treatments.
Explore the relationship between the mind, body and spirit.
Explore how different external factors can cause disease.
Explore the history and philosophy of Chinese medicine.
Construct an acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine prescription and safely perform acupuncture and prescribe and dispense Chinese herbal prescriptions.
Understand the regulations and guidelines on restricted substances such as the CITES, TGA and CMBA guidelines.
Ideal for:
This Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Medicine is ideal for those who want a career as a practitioner treating the imbalance of Yin and Yang with its own forms of diagnosis (such as observation of the patient including their tongue, pulse, and overall state), and treatment (including acupuncture, herbs, and diet and acupuncture).

On campus Fitzroy Campus, Melbourne

Full time 4 years or Part time Options available

key study outcomes
Health science & clinical assessment
Lifespan nutrition
Food as medicine
Clinical nutrition therapeutics & clinical studies
Evidence-based clinical nutritional management
Nutrition clinical practicum
Ideal for:
Those who wish to learn about how to clinically assess and treat patients through the use of nutritional medicine, diet therapy, lifestyle modification, and prescription.

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, Fortitude Valley Campus, Brisbane, Fitzroy Campus, Melbourne

Full time 3 years full-time or Part time 6 years part-time

key study outcomes
Naturopathic Philosophy and Principles of Practice
Health Science and Clinical Assessment
Nutritional Medicine Therapeutics
Western Herbal Medicine Therapeutics
Naturopathic and Clinical Studies
Ideal for:
Those who wish to learn how to apply naturopathic philosophy and principles of practice to clinically assess and treat patients through the use of herbal and nutritional medicine, traditional modalities and lifestyle advice.
key study outcomes
Nutritional Foundations for Health
Properties of Herbs and Herbal Pharmacology
Research and Evidenced Based Practice
Western Herbal Medicine Clinical Practice & Therapeutics
Herbal History, Philosophy and Principles of Practice
Ideal for:
A degree in Western Herbal Medicine is ideal for those who want a career incorporating herbal medicine practice as part of a holistic and scientifically based health plan.
key study outcomes
Health science & human nutrition
Lifespan nutrition
Community and public health nutrition
Health promotion, advocacy and disease prevention
Nutrition program planning, implementation and evaluation
Food science, systems and policy
Ideal for:
Those who want to learn about the nutritional needs of the human body, both in good health and in illness, at the individual, community and population level.

Online study available

key study outcomes
Gain critical skills in professional assessment and clinical decision-making
Clinical placement in multiple healthcare, industry and community settings
Key determinants in patient health and wellbeing
Ideal for:
Students who want to become a Registered Nurse (RN) and advocate for improving patients’ lives.

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, Gotha Street Campus, Brisbane, Flinders Street Campus, Melbourne

Full time 3 years or Accelerated 2 years or Part time available

key study outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of salon practice, industry trends, business fundamentals and professional ethics in relation to the Beauty/Spa industry
Demonstrate the practical application of skills and capabilities required to provide a range of Beauty/Spa treatments to an accepted industry standard
Identify and respond to a range of treatment variations that require solution based thinking, and discretion in approach
Ideal for:
Those looking to start an exciting professional career in the Beauty and Spa Industry

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, Fortitude Valley Campus, Brisbane

Full time 3 trimesters (1 year) or Part time Part Time

key study outcomes
Deepen you understanding of human behaviour
Learn a range of theories in counselling
Analyse the impact of society and culture upon the counsellor/client relationship
Recognise behavioural and thought patterns
Understand common mental health conditions
Deepen your communication skills
Learn the importance of self-care and resilience
Practical work experience
Ideal for:
Those who are interested in entering the counselling industry or a professional development opportunity for those working in an industry where effective communication skills and counselling knowledge is helpful.

On campus Pyrmont Campus, Sydney

Online study available

Full time 1 year (3 trimesters)

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Understand the biological building blocks that make up the human body
How the body functions and maintains health
Develop an understanding of health theories and initiatives to improve health outcomes from the perspective of Complementary Medicine or Public Health
Understand and apply evidence-based practice and critical enquiry
Ideal for:
Those who want a taste of study before starting a full degree, or just want to learn more about Health, the Human body and Public Health or the Complementary Medicine industry. It is also an ideal flexible entry pathway into our Bachelor courses specialising in Nutrition, Naturopathy, Western Herbal Medicine, Chinese Medicine and Public Health. The broad range of electives will provide you with key knowledge and skills for use in a variety of healthcare professions depending on your desired career.
key study outcomes
Health and wellbeing principles
Health solutions in human nutrition, health and fitness
Health maintenance and disease prevention
Health theories and social determinants
Health promotion strategies
Ideal for:
Those who are passionate about health & wellbeing and want to enter community health or health promotion.

Online study available

Full time 3 trimesters or Part time Options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Nutritional evaluation and advice
Nutrition and health science
Nutritional solutions in human development, health and fitness
Application of nutritional science
Ideal for:
Those who wish to learn about the nutritional needs of the human body both in good health and in illness at the individual, community and population level.

Online study available

key study outcomes
Understanding of principles of Sports Development
Understand health solutions in health, fitness and human nutrition
Explore principles of sporting physical activity and its application in maintaining health and preventing disease
Ideal for:
Those who are passionate about sport development, fitness, and human nutrition.

Online study available

Full time 3 trimesters or Part time options available

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Postgraduate

Master's Degree, Graduate Diploma, Graduate Certificate

key study outcomes
Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements
Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice
Deepen and broaden your communication skills
Apply theories and practical skills to personal lived experience
Apply theory and practice skills to demonstrate self-care
Ideal for:
Those seeking to start or progress towards a career in the counselling and wellbeing space whilst continuing to meet work and family commitments.

Online study available

Full time 6 months or Part time Available

key study outcomes
Demonstrate an understanding of the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity;
Demonstrate an understanding of how intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases among human populations are applied;
Understand how the major social, behavioural and cultural variables and issues affect the health of populations;
Ideal for:
Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.
key study outcomes
Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements
Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice
Deepen and broaden your communication skills
Apply theories and practical skills to personal lived experience
Apply theory and practice skills to demonstrate self-care
Ideal for:
Those who wish to begin a career as a counsellor and gain an industry-recognised qualification whilst continuing to meet their work and family commitments.

Online study available

Full time 1 Year or Part time Available

key study outcomes
Identify and analyse the major social, behavioural and cultural variables and issues that affect the health of populations;
Evaluate the effectiveness of innovative health policy and management to promote and optimise the health and welfare of various populations;
Identify and describe environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a given community or population;
Ideal for:
Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.
key study outcomes
Apply advanced business principles to complex problems to determine solutions
Develop intervention strategies to detect and prevent diseases
Analyse financial, legal, and economic aspects of health and health policy
Ideal for:
Business people seeking a deeper knowledge of public health and strategies for improving population health or managing in a health environment and/or public health practitioners wanting a deeper knowledge of and applied skills in leadership and management.
key study outcomes
Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements
Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice
Deepen and broaden your communication skills
Apply theories and practical skills to personal lived experience
Apply theory and practice skills to demonstrate self-care
Ideal for:
For those who wish to embark on counselling as a professional career or enhance their current practice in a related profession.

Online study available

Full time 18 months or Part time Available

key study outcomes
Support clients with a range of issues within ethical and professional requirements
Understand and apply psychosocial wellbeing to practice
Deepen and broaden your communication skills
Apply theories and practical skills to personal lived experience
Apply theory and practice skills to demonstrate self-care
Ideal for:
For those who wish to embark on counselling as a professional career or enhance their current practice in a related profession.

Online study available

Full time 2 years or Part time Available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Identify major influences of technology and globalisation and apply innovative solutions
Incorporate research findings into project plans to improve delivery and minimise risk
Intervention strategies to detect and prevent diseases
Ideal for:
Project managers wanting to learn more about public health and apply strategies for improving population health, and/or public health practitioners seeking to upskill their project management skills to manage complex projects.
key study outcomes
Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases among human populations.
Identify and describe environmental risk factors that affect the health and safety of a given community or population
Demonstrate a commitment to the ethical practice of public health, and the principles of access and equity
Ideal for:
Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.

On campus Wakefield Street Campus, Adelaide, Pyrmont Campus, Sydney, Fortitude Valley Campus, Brisbane, Flinders Street Campus, Melbourne

Online study available

Full time 1. 5 years (2 years for international students) or Part time options available

International Students Welcome

key study outcomes
Apply local and global public health awareness to public health challenges
Design and apply intervention strategies to detect, prevent and control diseases among human populations.
Apply knowledge and skills of systematic research to public health practice.
Apply knowledge and skills of systematic research to public health practice.
Ideal for:
Experienced medical or administrative staff who want to transition into roles where they will be further developing public health policy at local, national or global levels.
key study outcomes
Develop skills to design and conduct research projects
Present and defend research findings
Develop high-level communication skills
Further develop research and critical analysis skills
Deepen ones knowledge of a professional discipline
Ideal for:
Medical practitioners, biomedical scientists, allied health practitioners, and nurses who would like to transition into the clinician scientist pathway and commence an exciting career in medical research.

Online study available

Full time PhD: 3 years; MPhil: 2 years or Part time PhD: 6 years; MPhil: 4 years

International Students Welcome

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Torrens University Australia

"I am so glad that I started my study because now I have the tools and the knowledge and all of this passion to live out the rest of my life in a career that I absolutely love."

Nicola Miethke | Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy)

Valentina Algeri - Diploma of Health Science

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"When I started doing my research, this course fulfilled everything I wanted. It was flexible, had the option of studying in person and online, and the teaching staff were really balanced in their approach to health. The lecturers have been brilliant and supportive."

Valentina Algeri | Diploma of Health Science

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“The lecturers at Torrens have been amazing at helping me get the education I need. The teachers and staff were so supportive to me, they made me feel like can do anything I put my mind to.”

Veronica Muraguri | Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Developing and implementing effective public policy to help ensure that everyone can enjoy good health, regardless of their location or socio-economic status, is our goal.

Start your career or move into the upper echelons of public health policy with these undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications. They are suitable for a Health career in any sector – government, NGO or private consultancy.

The Health courses offered by Torrens University Australia are available online, with some courses delivered on our Adelaide, Sydney and Melbourne campuses.