Faculty of Health

Emmanuelle Bostock, Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Complementary Medicines

"I enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Complementary Medicine to complement my PhD topic on bipolar disorder and partial seizures arising from the temporal lobes. Many patients are dissatisfied with conventional medicines and are increasingly seeking out complementary medicines."

- Emmanuelle Bostock, current student.

Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Complementary Medicine

I enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Complementary Medicine to complement my PhD topic on bipolar disorder and partial seizures arising from the temporal lobes. Many patients are dissatisfied with conventional medicines and are increasingly seeking out complementary medicines. This at times can be to their detriment (e.g. herbal remedies can lower the seizure threshold) or it can be beneficial to the patients' health.

Evidence Based Complementary Medicine is a great subject and I have learnt skills which may be applied to conventional medicine, critically appraising randomized controlled trials and searching relevant literature.

I chose to study my Graduate Certificate at the University of Tasmania because it was where I undertook my undergraduate studies, I am a casual tutor here, and Tasmania is where I grew up and live.

This course has made me aware of the importance of asking participants in my study whether they are using any complementary or alternative medicines, and I would definitely recommend the University of Tasmania if you're planning on going into postgraduate studies. There are so many topics to choose from!