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Unit of Study NATM2004 - Professional Contexts in Naturopathic Medicine 1: Foundations (2025)

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      Students are required to attend scheduled classes and participate in online activities. Students will be required to attend on-campus classes and complete 8 observational clinical placement hours. This unit contains Work Integrated Learning (WIL) that requires students to meet mandatory fit to practice obligations prior to attending. Failure to comply by the fit to practice deadline will result in the cancellation of your WIL and you will not be permitted to continue in this unit. Full details are available at

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

describe the historical evolution of naturopathic medicine

explain, individually or in a group, the underlying philosophies and principles of naturopathic medicine

discuss the scope and delivery of contemporary naturopathic medicine practice

recognise clinical reasoning frameworks applicable to the discipline of naturopathic medicine

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