Health

Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)

Cricos Code: 099641D

What is Western Herbal Medicine?

Western Herbal Medicine has been practiced by many cultures for thousands of years and is derived from European and Anglo-American traditions. A contemporary Western Herbal Medicine (WHM) practitioner understands the history and philosophy of herbal practice and is trained to formulate individualised herbal prescriptions using medicinal plants from around the world. An evidence-based practice approach is taken to incorporate research and scientific evidence in prescribing decisions.

This course is delivered by Torrens University Australia Ltd, ABN 99 154 937 005, RTO 41343, CRICOS 03389E.

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Key Information

Where can I study

Where can I study

Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne

Available via blended learning. This combines online and on-campus study with lessons in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. International students on a student visa must not enrol into any more than a third of 33% online subjects over their course and must study at least on subject that is face-to-face in each trimester.

Start Dates

Next intake is on 04 Nov 19

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Workload

Each subject represents approximately 10 hours a week and an average of three assessments. International students on a student visa are required to study full time, i.e. the student must complete a minimum of 1.0 EFTSL of study per year.

Course Duration

3 years full-time

6 years part-time

Study At Torrens

It’s study that suits you, with flexible options like our blended face-to-face and online delivery taught by leading industry experienced lecturers, to provide you with the knowledge and skills you need to achieve your career goals.

FLEXIBILITY TO SUIT YOUR SCHEDULE

You control your workload, how and where you study. Choose to study full-time, part-time, or accelerate your study to graduate sooner. You will always be supported, whether you are studying on-campus or online.
WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT WHEN YOU GRADUATE?
As a graduate you’ll have a wealth of career opportunities available to you in a number of settings:
    • Private practice
    • Complementary and multi-modality clinics
    • Health industry roles in sales and marketing, regulatory affairs, educational events, manufacturing and practitioner education
    • Product development roles
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PERSONALISED APPROACH
Small class sizes designed for collaboration to fast-track your development in a supportive environment where you will know your peers and lecturers personally. Your success coach will focus on improving your employability, and their inside information will give you the edge you need to get ahead of the competition.

"This is a truly rewarding career path"

- REGINA LASAITIS, LECTURER FOR THE BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (WESTERN HERBAL MEDICINE)
All the necessary skills can be gained by taking full advantage of the support available on campus and throughout your studies.
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Course Overview

Herbalists require a deep knowledge of health science, clinical assessment, pharmacology, herbal synergy, quality and safety issues affecting prescribing decisions.  Professional Herbalists also provide basic dietary and lifestyle advice demonstrating a holistic approach to healthcare.  You will gain hands-on experience at the Wellbeing Centre under the guidance of experienced western herbal medicine practitioners, treating public patients.  This will prepare you to confidently start practice in the community.
Learning 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

WHAT YOU'LL STUDY

HOW YOU'LL STUDY

Get supported by a team and community of industry professionally who there to ensure you succeed.

How much you will study

Find out more about course fees and financial support – and for personalised advice, just ask.

Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.

HOW CAN I PAY?

PAYMENT OPTIONS

1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)

FEE HELP

If you are an eligible student you may choose to defer some, or all, of your tuition fees through FEE-HELP. And as we are a university you can also take advantage of no loan fees on FEE-HELP when you study with us.
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SCHOLARSHIPS

Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
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Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?
PAYMENT OPTIONS
1. Upfront payment via Credit Card, BPAY, cheque or overseas bank account transfer
2. Full or partial payment via FEE-HELP Government Assistance (domestic students only)
SCHOLARSHIPS
Talented student? Apply for a scholarship, with options for school leavers, post graduates and more.
VIEW SCHOLARSHIPS
Check the Domestic Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences.
HOW CAN I PAY?
Check the International Course Fee Schedule for the cost of your course. Fees for each trimester must be paid before the trimester commences. Onshore international students requiring a student visa should choose campus-based / blended option however the fully online option is available for offshore international students.
HOW CAN I PAY?

Can I Apply

Before you get started with your course application, check you meet all the requirements listed below.

Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60 Applicants are eligible to be considered for a place in a Torrens University Australia undergraduate program if they have one of the following:
  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above, or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO)
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For international applicants, additional entry requirements of equivalent IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5
Year 12 or equivalent with ATAR 60 Applicants are eligible to be considered for a place in a Torrens University Australia undergraduate program if they have one of the following:
  • A completed higher education qualification at AQF level 5 (diploma) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • Successful completion of at least 1 EFTSL (equivalent full time student load, or one full year) of an AQF level 6 (Associate Degree) or above, or equivalent, from an Australian University or another accredited higher education provider
  • A completed vocational education qualification at AQF level 4 (Certificate IV) or above, or equivalent, from a registered training organisation (RTO)
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For international applicants, additional entry requirements of equivalent IELTS 6.5 (Academic) with no skills band less than 5.5

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INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

We prepare international students with the skills and knowledge to be employment-ready, communicate and collaborate with diverse cultures and graduate with a perspective to gain global learning experiences. Learn more

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