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Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine

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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    MAdvNatMed

  • Course code

    1209240

  • Credit points

    96


Overview

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.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Demonstrate expert judgement of the interplay between traditional and scientific knowledge within naturopathic medicine.

Demonstrate application of research and evidence-based practice processes in clinical and professional contexts, from research inquiry through to evidence implementation.

GA2: Creativity

Apply innovative, creative and effective responses to the integration of traditional and scientific knowledge in professional practice of naturopathic medicine.

GA3: Ethical practice

Integrate ethical and legal principles into practice-relevant health research project.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Critically apply established naturopathic theories, philosophies and principles to professional naturopathic medicine practice and research development.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed independent judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner, researcher and practitioner.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Communicate concisely and appropriately in an oral and written forms in academic, professional and health care settings.

Critically analyse, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories for ongoing, self-directed lifelong learning.

GA7: Cultural competence

Integrate physical, social, political, ecological and cultural influences that impact health and wellbeing in all members of society to clinical and research contexts.

Examine contemporary naturopathic medicine practice within the context of different integrative healthcare models.

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
  • Foundations of Clinical Hypnosis.

Location Teaching period UAC code QTAC code
Online Term 3 N/A N/A

Requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.

Course requirements

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 option units (36 credit points)

Inherent Requirements

Inherent Requirements apply to this course as defined on the Student Equity & Inclusion website. Students who have a disability or health condition which may impact on their ability to meet these requirements are encouraged to visit the Student Equity & Inclusion website for further information and contact details.

Course structure

Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.

Unit Code Unit Title Available Credit points Notes

Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award

NATM6002 Critical Perspectives in Naturopathic Philosophy
Term3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term3
Term3
HLTH5009 Practice-Based Health Research
Term4,5
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term4,5
Term4,5
Pre-requisites Admitted to 1207235 - Master of Osteopathic Medicine OR 1209240 - Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine OR 1008440 - Graduate Certificate in Advanced Naturopathic Medicine; OR 196 credit points in 3007319 - Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle) OR 3007229 - Bachelor of Midwifery; OR 60 credit points in 1209350 - Master of Naturopathic Medicine
Option Unit
Option Unit
Option Unit
HLTH6007 Health Research Project A
Term1,3
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1,3
Term1,3
HLTH6008 Health Research Project B
Term2,4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2,4
Term2,4
Pre-requisites HLTH6007 - Health Research Project A
HLTH5010 Evidence Translation and Implementation in Health Care
Term2,5
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term2,5
Term2,5

Unit Code Unit Title Notes

Core Units

NATM6002 Critical Perspectives in Naturopathic Philosophy
HLTH5010 Evidence Translation and Implementation in Health Care
HLTH5009 Practice-Based Health Research
HLTH6007 Health Research Project A
HLTH6008 Health Research Project B

Option Units

NATM6006 Cognition and the Healthy Brain
NATM6005 Integrative Mental Health
NATM5003 Integrative Gastroenterology
HLTH6001 Human Microbiome and Health
NATM5006 Integrative Women's Health
NATM5004 Integrative Reproductive Health
FOOD5004 Food as Medicine
CMPL5001 Fundamentals of Clinical Hypnosis