Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines (M5Q)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Part time only
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 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

Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Full Fee Paying places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the International Online Course Guide (PDF 809KB) for courses 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 part time, postgraduate course and is offered online only. It consists of four core subjects taught by the Faculty of Health, School of Medicine. Candidates must complete the requirements of the Graduate Certificate in a minimum of 2 semesters and a maximum of three years, from the time of first enrolment.

The objectives of this course are to enable you to:

  • Confidently initiate conversations about CAM use
  • Determine the appropriateness of CAMs for your patients in light of other available treatment
    options and safety issues,
  • Apply the principles of evidence-based medicine to the CAM domain, and
  • Utilise CAMs, where clinically appropriate, to assist in the management of common clinical
    conditions.

Career outcomes

This qualification is intended to augment the practice of registered health professionals and improve their ability to practise integrative medicine

Professional Recognition

This qualification will enable registered health professionals to expand their competence and scope ofpractice into complementary and alternative medicines. Participants in the course will be able to count their time commitment towards their Continuing Professional Development requirements.

Course structure

Schedule

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

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

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 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 CSA514-516. The aim will be for you to develop knowledge concerning effective CAMs,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 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. The aim will be for you to develop knowledge concerning effective CAMs,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

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

Entry requirements

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Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

DOMESTIC STUDENTS

TAFE

To be eligible for an offer applicants must have completed an Advanced Diploma. Additional work experience will be considered advantageous.

TERTIARY

To be eligible for an offer applicants must have completed successfully completed an AQF (or equivalent) Bachelor degree.

APPLICANTS WITH WORK/LIFE EXPERIENCE

Applicants can complete and submit a personal competency statement. You may be eligible for an offer if you have sustained work experiences that demonstrate a capacity to succeed in this course.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Admissions information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

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 a Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines (4 units).

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a 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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Domestic
1300 363 864
International
+61 3 6226 6200
Email
Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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