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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Graduate Certificate in Advanced Naturopathic Medicine

  • Graduate Certificate

The complementary medicines industry in Australia is worth an estimated $4.7 billion, and globally, close to $83 billion. Naturopathic practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills may be well-placed to support this growing field.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
Duration
34 weeks part-time
Course Code
1008440
Study Mode
Online
International Fees
$14,000 per year

About this course

The complementary medicines industry in Australia is worth an estimated $4.7 billion, and globally, close to $83 billion.

Naturopathic practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills may be well-placed to support this growing field.

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Naturopathic Medicine provides an introduction to advanced study in naturopathic medicine. The course is ideal if you are a recent naturopathy graduate wishing to develop specialised knowledge, or a practitioner in the field looking to expand your skills, attributes and career opportunities. The course also provides a pathway for graduates wanting to undertake further postgraduate or higher degree studies.

Delivered online in flexible part-time or full-time mode, the course covers critical aspects of naturopathic philosophy, research and evidence-based practice. You'll also be able to deepen your knowledge in a specialised area of clinical practice, such as gastrointestinal health, mental health or reproductive health, through the choice of an elective.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in Naturopathic Medicine, or equivalent.

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

You will study two core units in naturopathic philosophy and research:

  • Critical Perspectives in Naturopathic Philosophy
  • Practice-Based Health Research.

You'll also choose two electives from the following units to expand your knowledge in a specialist area:

  • Cognition and the Healthy Brain
  • Integrative Mental Health
  • Integrative Gastroenterology
  • Gut Microbiome and Health
  • Integrative Women's Health
  • Integrative Reproductive Health
  • Food as Medicine.

Career pathways

The Graduate Certificate in Advanced Naturopathic Medicine enables practitioners to extend their knowledge and skills in naturopathic medicine. Career opportunities exist as a naturopathic practitioner or in any number of roles within the complementary medicines industry. You may also choose to pursue further postgraduate studies in advanced naturopathic medicine.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Graduate Certificate in Advanced Naturopathic Medicine students must complete the equivalent of 4 units (48 credit points), comprising

  • 2 core units (24 credit points), and
  • 2 equivalent elective units (24 credit points).