Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)
Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)

Bachelor Degree

3 majors available

Here’s a list of majors available at Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)

Course description

Duration

duration

3 yrs - 6 yrs

Study mode

studyMode

On-campus

Start date

date

3 intakes per year. February, June, September

  • Develop a whole-person philosophy of health rather than just focusing on the symptoms of disease with the Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine)
  • Gain hands on experience through placements at the Think Wellbeing Clinic & graduate with clinical experience
  • Be supported by a dedicated support team for the duration of your studies

Campus options

3 campuses available

CampusStudy modeDurationStart date
Sydney

On-campus (full time)

On-campus (part time)

3 yrs

6 yrs

February; June; September
Melbourne

On-campus (full time)

On-campus (part time)

3 yrs

6 yrs

February; June; September
Brisbane

On-campus (full time)

On-campus (part time)

3 yrs

6 yrs

February; June; September

Course details

Entry requirements
  • Year 12 ATAR score of 60 or equivalent; AND
  • Pass in a science subject at senior secondary level recommended; AND
  • Pass in standard English (Band 4 or above); AND
  • Current first aid certificate and working with children check before commencing clinical component

OR demonstrated ability to undertake study at the required level through either broadly relevant work experience; formal or informal study; or a written submission

Location
NSW, QLD, VIC
Start dates
3 intakes per year. February, June, September
Duration
Full-time: 3 years | Part-time: 6 years
Study mode
On-campus
Education institution
Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT) (RTO 0269)
Price
The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including your citizenship or whether you have completed any other courses. To find out more, contact the course provider.
Payment options

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Australasian College of Natural Therapies (ACNT)
Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine) (BHSWHMPTF)
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Course content

35 units

  • Anatomy and physiology 1
  • Counselling and communication skills
  • History and philosophy of complementary and alternative medicine
  • Herbal medicine manufacturing
  • Anatomy and physiology 2
  • Bioscience
  • Botany
  • Nutritional foundations 1
  • Anatomy and physiology 3
  • Biochemistry 1
  • Research and evidence-based practice
  • WHM materia medica 1
  • General pathology
  • Biochemistry 2
  • Nutritional foundations 2
  • WHM materia medica 2
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 1
  • WHM pharmacology
  • Herbal medicine therapeutics 1
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 2
  • Health assessment and diagnostic techniques
  • Herbal medicine therapeutics 2
  • Clinical studies 2
  • Pathophysiology and clinical diagnosis 3
  • Advanced herbal medicine
  • Professional practice
  • Clinical studies 3
  • Integrative complementary medicine 1
  • Drug and integrated pharmacology
  • WHM clinical practicum 1
  • WHM clinical practicum 2
  • Integrative complementary medicine 2
  • WHM clinical practicum 3
  • Advanced WHM clinical practicum 1
  • Advanced WHM clinical practicum 2

What you’ll learn

  • Biological and social sciences
  • Research and evidence based practice
  • Western herbal medicine and clinical studies
  • Herbal manufacturing
  • Properties of herbs and herbal pharmacology
  • History and philosophy of herbal medicine

Support and delivery

Experienced lecturers
Your lecturers will always be industry experts, who use real-life examples to challenge you and provide you with the best learning experience possible.

Collaborative small classes
With small class sizes capped at 25 students, you’ll have better access to lecturers. Campuses are purpose-built to facilitate collaborative learning, with breakout spaces for group work, open-plan environments and lecturers who are on hand to offer support and guidance throughout your learning journey.

The Customer Service Hub
Experienced staff can give help and advise on courses, enrolment and campuses, including all services and activities.

The Learning Hub
Take advantage of a suite of learning resources:

  • Learning skills advisors, learning technology advisors, library learning skills officers
  • Physical and digital resources relevant to your studies, such as books, journals, multimedia and databases
  • Self-check kiosks for library loans, and print and copy facilities

Student lounge and study areas
Spaces for group work and student lounge areas equipped with:

  • Microwaves, kitchenette facilities, vending machines
  • Areas for student breakouts and relaxed study spaces for group work
  • Quiet areas for private study

Counsellors
Available to consult with you on a range of personal issues.

WI-FI
Free wireless access throughout the campus.

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