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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine

  • Masters (Coursework)

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an established component of Australian healthcare. It is also a rapidly growing industry, currently worth more than A$4.7 billion in Australia, and $83 billion globally.

Key details

Degree Type
Masters (Coursework)
Duration
1.5 years part-time
Course Code
1209240
Study Mode
Online

About this course

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an established component of Australian healthcare. It is also a rapidly growing industry, currently worth more than A$4.7 billion in Australia, and $83 billion globally.

Given the increasing demand, there is a need to build a CAM workforce that not only has the capability to support this growth, but is able to effectively meet the health care needs of a growing population through the provision of quality health care. Naturopathic practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills may be well positioned to meet these needs.

Delivered through the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), the Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine is ideal for both recent graduates of naturopathic programs and experienced naturopathic practitioners wishing to extend their skills in specialised areas of practice, as well as research, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, integrative health care and evidence-based practice.

The University has a long history in the discipline of naturopathy and was the first in Australia to open a naturopathy clinic on campus in 1998.

Entry requirements

A Bachelor degree in Naturopathic Medicine, or equivalent.

Study locations

Online

What you will learn

You will study five core units in naturopathic philosophy, research and evidence-based practice:

  • Critical Perspectives in Naturopathic Philosophy
  • Evidence Translation and Implementation
  • Practice-Based Health Research
  • Health Research Project A
  • Health Research Project B.

You'll also choose three electives to deepen your knowledge in specialist areas:

  • 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 Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine enables practitioners to deepen their knowledge, extend their skills, and expand their scope of practice. The qualification also may help open up new career opportunities in the complementary medicines industry, health care sector, and academia. It is also a pathway to further postgraduate studies in advanced naturopathic medicine.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine, students must complete the equivalent of 8 single weighted units (96 credit points) comprising:

  • 5 core units (60 credit points); and
  • 3 equivalent elective units (36 credit points)