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Master of Integrative Medicine

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Course snapshot

Domestic snapshot

  • Course abbreviation

    MIntegrativeMed

  • Course code

    1209310

  • Credit points

    96


Overview

Integrative medicine (IM) is a model of healthcare where practitioners work together in interdisciplinary teams to understand and address the matrix of factors that contribute to illness in each individual. Patients are central to IM, and remain active participants in co-designing and managing their care. IM specialises in preventive medicine and treating complex and chronic conditions.

The Master of Integrative Medicine assists practitioners to more confidently practice in integrative health care teams and settings, and to prescribe interventions that facilitate behaviour change in order to support the prevention and management of chronic disease, and to improve patient outcomes.

The Master of Integrative Medicine is taught by leaders in the field and uses an evidence-based approach to examine the principles and practices of IM, including models of care, clinical reasoning, self-management, behaviour change, and strategies and interventions for preventing and managing disease. An observational placement is undertaken at the end of the degree to enable students to consolidate their understanding of IM in a real-life setting.

Course Learning Outcome

GA1: Intellectual rigour

Apply an evidence-based clinical-decision making framework using appropriate evidence and critical thinking within contemporary integrative medicine practice.

Apply knowledge of research principles and methods to investigating integrative medicine practice.

GA2: Creativity

Critically and creatively evaluate and respond to actual and potential health problems impacting individuals, families and communities.

GA3: Ethical practice

Understand and function within applicable professional competencies, scopes of practice, codes of conduct, codes of ethics, laws and policies.

GA4: Knowledge of a discipline

Demonstrate advanced knowledge and critical application of pertinent integrative medicine theories and frameworks in clinical and professional contexts.

Apply an integrated body of knowledge of, and be responsive to, local and global determinants of health across a range of populations in a safe and competent manner.

GA5: Lifelong learning

Critically reflect on current skills, knowledge, attitudes and practices to plan and implement ongoing personal and professional learning.

Apply autonomy, accountability, adaptability, professional advocacy, responsibility and leadership in integrative medicine across diverse teams and settings.

GA6: Communication and social skills

Demonstrate advanced verbal and written communication skills that drive appropriate patient and population outcomes in diverse settings.

GA7: Cultural competence

Demonstrate an ability to advocate the socio-cultural preferences, needs and values of individuals and groups across diverse settings and within interdisciplinary teams.

Students are required to complete a 24-hour observation placement at the end of their degree. The placement will be undertaken within an integrative health care setting, and will enable students to consolidate their understanding of IM in a real-life context. 

Students will study core units and elective units across the following areas: the principles and practice of integrative health care; nutritional medicine; botanical medicine; human microbiome and health; metabolic health and management; psychological and environmental influences on health; principles and practice of integrative health care; integrative mental health; integrative gastroenterology; and integrative women's health.

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

Career Outcomes

Graduates of the Master of Integrative Medicine will be eligible to apply for Fellowship with the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA).

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 Integrative Medicine students must complete the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising:

  • 7 core units (84 credit points) and
  • 1 option unit (12 credit points).

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

First Year

HLTH5008 Principles and Practice of Integrative Health Care: Foundations
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites Nil
Co-requisites Nil
Anti-requisites Nil
Enrolment restrictions Nil
NUTR2001 Nutritional Medicine
Term1,4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term1,4
Term1,4
Pre-requisites BIOL1004 - Biological Chemistry and Human Metabolism OR BIOL2007 - Biochemistry OR be admitted to course: 1209350 - Master of Naturopathic Medicine OR 1209310 - Master of Integrative Medicine
Enrolment information On-campus students will be required to attend workshops online, and tutorials on-campus. Online students will be required to attend workshops and tutorials online. Students must have access to a computer and the internet to participate in online activities.
NATM2001 Botanical Medicine
Term1,3,5
12
Location Domestic International
Gold Coast
Term1,3
Term1,3
Online
Term5
Term5
Pre-requisites PHAR2001 - Introductory Pharmacology OR Admitted to 1209350 - Master of Naturopathic Medicine OR 1209310 - Master of Integrative Medicine
Enrolment information Online enrolment is only available for students admitted to the Master of Integrative Medicine. All other students must enrol into Lismore or Gold Coast classes. Students are required to attend on-campus classes and/or participate in online activities. Prior knowledge of chemistry and pharmacology is desirable.
HLTH6001 Human Microbiome and Health
Summer Term
Term2
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Summer Term
Term2
Summer Term
Term2

Second Year

HLTH6002 Metabolic Health and Management
Summer Term
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Summer Term
Summer Term
Enrolment information To participate in this online unit, students must have access to a computer and the internet. Prior knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and pathology is desirable.
HLTH6004 Psychological & Environmental Influences on Health
Term4
12
Location Domestic International
Online
Term4
Term4
Pre-requisites Nil
Co-requisites Nil
Anti-requisites Nil
Enrolment information To participate in this online unit, students must have access to a computer and the internet.
Enrolment restrictions Nil
Option Units
HLTH6006 Principles and Practice of Integrative Health Care: Application

Not currently available

12

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
HLTH5008 Principles and Practice of Integrative Health Care: Foundations
NATM2001 Botanical Medicine
NUTR2001 Nutritional Medicine
HLTH6001 Human Microbiome and Health
HLTH6004 Psychological & Environmental Influences on Health
HLTH6002 Metabolic Health and Management
HLTH6006 Principles and Practice of Integrative Health Care: Application

Unit Code Unit Title Notes
NATM6005 Integrative Mental Health
NATM5003 Integrative Gastroenterology
NATM5006 Integrative Women's Health