Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicines (M4U)

This course is in teach-out and is not accepting new admissions

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 2 Years, up to a maximum of 5 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) refers to a broad domain of healing resources that encompasses all health systems, modalities, and practices and their accompanying theories and beliefs, other than those intrinsic to the politically dominant health system of a particular society of culture in a given historical period. This course has been developed to assist health professionals in developing the evidence-based knowledge and skills required to meet the consumer demand for CAM products as well as satisfying their professional and ethical responsibilities. It is a fully online course, designed to be completed on a part-time basis. It consists of eight core subjects taught by the Division of Pharmacy, School of Medicine. Candidates may complete the requirements of the course in a minimum of four semesters (two years) and a maximum of five years, from the time of first enrolment.
  • 1 Demonstrate coherent and advanced knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts associated with the use of complementary medicines, including their safe and effective use in an integrative approach to manage a range of conditions;
  • 2 Demonstrate the skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge to identify and provide solutions to complex problems identified in a range of therapeutic areas;
  • 3 Demonstrate an appreciation of the importance of research to evidence based practice including the ability to adapt knowledge and skills to diverse contexts and to exercise critical thinking and judgement in developing new understandings;
  • 4 Demonstrate an ability to implement research findings with some degree of independence, including the retrieval, interpretation and application of published literature relating to clinical practice;
  • 5 Demonstrate advanced verbal and written communication skills, to effectively communicate with a broad range of health professionals and patients.
  • Career outcomes

    Graduates of the Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicines will be able to expand the scope of their health service delivery by integrating knowledge and skills related to evidence-based medicine and complementary medicine with their existing knowledge to enable them to confidently practise truly evidence-based integrative medicine.

    Course structure

    This unit is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts, principles and practical skills of research methodology required in preparing a project proposal in health and medical research, including information retrieval and analysis, formulation of research questions, research plan…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) encompasses a range of modalities and practices and their accompanying theories and beliefs, which lie outside the politically dominant health system. It is understood by its users to assist in preventing or treating illness or…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Until recently, the phrases 'evidence-based medicine' and 'complementary and alternative medicine' were considered to be contradictory. However, perceptions of the role of evidence-based medicine in complementary and alternative medicine have shifted as the use of complementary medicines has continued to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit will focus primarily on the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for the treatment of medical conditions and will complement the material covered in CSA514, CSA515 and CSA516. The aim will be for you to develop knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will focus primarily on the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for the treatment of medical conditions and will complement the material covered in CSA513, CSA515 and CSA516. The aim will be for you to develop knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will focus primarily on the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for the treatment of medical conditions and will complement the material covered in CSA514, CSA513 and CSA516. The aim will be for you to develop knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit will focus primarily on the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for the treatment of medical conditions and will complement the material covered in CSA514, CSA513 and CSA515. The aim will be for you to develop knowledge…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit provides students with an understanding of research literature in health sciences. Scientific literature and related pharmaceutical literature including trade publications will be appraised. The principles and skills in evaluation and interpretation of the literature will be discussed and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 2

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Entry requirements

    Tertiary: Successful completion of an AQF (or equivalent) Bachelor degree in a health‐ related discipline. Questions relating to equivalence can be referred to the course coordinator, Dr Jason Hawrelak. Competence: Supporting Statement/Personal Competency Statement with extensive or sustained work experience in a health or complementary medicine field. An Advanced Diploma in a health‐related discipline (e.g. Western Herbal Medicine, Naturopathy, Nutrition) in addition to extensive work experience will be considered advantageous. Please refer to the list of approved registered training providers at the end of this guideline document. Refer all applications ‘outside the norm’ or from an unfamiliar training provider to the course coordinator, Dr Jason Hawrelak for review.

    Credit for appropriate studies completed from other university courses may be granted. Refer Rule 6: Part 3 Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning
    Students who are enrolled in the Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines will be able to articulate into the Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicines – the four units in the Graduate Certificate will represent the first four units of the Professional Honours course. Students may choose to exit the Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicines with either a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines (4 units) or a Graduate Diploma in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines (6 units).

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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