Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)

Torrens University Australia

Course details

CRICOS course code: 099641D

Level of study: Undergraduate

Summary

A Bachelor of Health Science in Western Herbal Medicine offers a foundational knowledge of human biology and physiology, and teaches the history and philosophy of Western herbal medicine as well as the knowledge and skills to apply it today. You’ll learn to formulate herbal prescriptions using medicinal plants from around the world and use evidence-based practice to include biomedical science, research and traditional knowledge.

During your studies, you will learn about health science, clinical assessment, pharmacology, herbal synergy, quality and safety issues affecting prescribing decisions. As a part of your Western Herbal course practice, you will also learn how to provide basic dietary and lifestyle advice to your clients for a holistic approach to healthcare. You will gain hands-on experience at The Practice Wellbeing Centre consulting with members of the public under the guidance of experienced Western herbal medicine practitioners. Work-Integrated Learning and Clinical Practicum Experience are embedded throughout the course and are incorporated into theory subjects.

Learning outcomes

Explore herbal history, philosophy and principles of practice.
Discover the role of research and evidence in determining the most effective treatments.
Learn the innate properties of herbs and herbal pharmacology.
Work with the different forms of herbal medicines, such as liquid extracts, infusions and external preparations like ointments and lotions.

Career opportunities

This course will prepare you to confidently start practising Western herbal medicine in your community, with employment opportunities in a range of healthcare settings that require Western herbal medicine specialisation. Join a healthcare practice or start your own, develop cutting-edge Western Herbal Medicine products, or work in a corporate role within the growing complementary medicine health care sector.

Career paths

Western Herbal Medicine Practitioner
Product Developer
Corporate and Education roles within the health sector

Click here for more details on this course.

Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
24,040 Per Year
Read more72,120 for the entire course
12 Sep 2022 3 years
Full time
Flinders Street Campus
196 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
24,040 Per Year
Read more72,120 for the entire course
12 Sep 2022 3 years
Full time
Fitzroy Campus
25 Victoria Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia
24,040 Per Year
Read more72,120 for the entire course
12 Sep 2022 3 years
Read more3 years full time, approximately 6 years part time

Self study / online (with attendance)
Flinders Street Campus
196 Flinders Street
Melbourne Victoria 3000
Australia
24,040 Per Year
Read more72,120 for the entire course
12 Sep 2022 3 years
Read more3 years full time, approximately 6 years part time

Self study / online (with attendance)
Fitzroy Campus
25 Victoria Street
Melbourne Victoria 3065
Australia

Entry criteria

Australian Year 12 or equivalent; and

International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Academic: Overall 6.5 (min sub-score 6.0); Test of English as a Foreign (TOEFL) – Paper Based Test: 575; Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – Internet Based Test (iBT): 79-93 (min. 21 in writing); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 58 (min. 50 in all skills); Occupational English Test (OET): C

Address

Torrens University Australia
88 Wakefield Street
Adelaide South Australia 5000
Australia
Back to the top of this page