Master of Integrative MedicineMasters by Coursework
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.
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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.
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.
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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.
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).
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.
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Complete the following units to satisfy the Requirements of the Award
|HLTH5008||Principles and Practice of Integrative Health Care: Foundations||
|HLTH6001||Human Microbiome and Health||
|HLTH6002||Metabolic Health and Management||
|HLTH6004||Psychological & Environmental Influences on Health||
|HLTH6006||Principles and Practice of Integrative Health Care: Application||
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|Unit Code||Unit Title||Notes|
|HLTH5008||Principles and Practice of Integrative Health Care: Foundations|
|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|