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Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines

Incorporate evidence-based complementary medicines in your practice.

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your evidence-based knowledge and skills, so you can keep up with the growing use of CAM (complementary and alternative medicine) in Australia and other Western Nations.

This includes who uses CAM, their motivations for doing so, and the ethical and professional issues raised by health professionals. There is also a focus on the safety of CAMs, including CAM-drug interactions, and the use of CAMs in special patient groups.

With an estimated two-thirds of the country regularly using CAMs – and more and more asking their health professionals about them – there’s an increasing need for those in the industry to gain the know-how necessary to give the right advice.

Course Options

Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicines

2 years min, 5 years max
Online

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Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines

1 year min, 3 years max
Online

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Improve your ability to confidently practise evidence-based integrative medicine.

Keep up to date with the ever-increasing use of these products.

Expand your research capacity, confidently critiquing and analysing literature.

Study options

Integrative Approaches to Common Clinical Problems

This unit will focus primarily on the use of complementary and alternative medicines (CAMs) for the treatment of medical conditions.

Learn to create research projects and design plans

Look at 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 and design.

Course breakdown

This program offers the flexibility of choosing the:
  • Graduate Certificate for an introductory grounding in evidence-based complementary medicines, or
  • Professional Honours, including units designed to teach you how to design and execute research plans.

1

Graduate Certificate in Evidence-Based Complementary Medicines

50 credit points

Core unit
50 credit points

  • Introduction to Complementary Medicines
  • Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine
    Integrative
  • Approaches to Common Clinical Problems A
    Integrative
  • Approaches to Common Clinical Problems B

2

Bachelor of Medicines Management with Professional Honours in Complementary Medicines

100 credit points

Core unit
100 credit points

  • Introduction to Complementary Medicines
  • Evidence-Based Complementary Medicine
  • Integrative Approaches to Common Clinical Problems A
  • Integrative Approaches to Common Clinical Problems B
  • Integrative Approaches to Common Clinical Problems C
  • Integrative Approaches to Common Clinical Problems D
  • Research Methodology and Project Design
  • Critical Evaluation of Research Literature

Career outcomes

The School of Pharmacy and Pharmacology at the University of Tasmania is a national and international leader in pharmacy and related health care research, ensuring our students benefit from some of the most innovative leaders in their field. With more and more Australians using CAM in their daily life, having an in-depth understanding of CAM uses and benefits will add more scope to your career as a health professional.

Percentage of hospitalisations

17%

attributed to medicines mismanagement

Percentage of unfilled vacancies in healthcare

45%

In 2017/18 financial year, up from 34% in previous year

Projected number of new healthcare jobs

252k

Five years to 2024

Study Experiences

A challenge and a reward

"I took a lot away regarding herb and drug interaction, as well as drug and nutrient interactions and the ways they’re processed within the body. I definitely have a greater depth of understanding of that field than I had prior to starting the course."

For more of Sarah's story

Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses and are available on each individual course page, which you can access from Course Options. We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition for Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.