Study at the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Education at National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine

Naturopathic medicine education in Australia has undergone considerable transformation over the last 200 years; transitioning from an apprentice-based training model in the early nineteenth century, to a Bachelor degree qualification in the twenty-first century. The establishment of the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine represents a major game-changer for the field that will lead the way in advancing naturopathic medicine education in Australia and internationally. 

Leveraging from Southern Cross University’s expertise in online education and the creation of flagship learning experiences, as well as the extensive experience and knowledge of internationally-renowned leaders in naturopathic medicine education and research, NCNM has developed a suite of innovative courses that aim to enrich clinical practice, enhance professional standing, and empower future leaders in the field of naturopathic medicine.

The courses delivered through NCNM are underpinned by a framework of critical enquiry, clinical reasoning and evidence-based practice. Patient-centredness, integration, interdisciplinarity and the principles of naturopathic medicine form an integral part of these courses. Graduates will be equipped with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to work with diverse patient groups and teams across a range of professional settings.

Details of the courses available through the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine are provided below.

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This three-year foundation degree is for students who wish to pursue a career in health, naturopathic medicine, or lifestyle medicine. The course provides a direct pathway into our one-year Master of Naturopathic Medicine, where students will gain the clinical hours required to practise as a naturopath. 

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This Master’s degree prepares graduates for entry into professional naturopathic medicine practice. Graduates develop a clear scope of practice across diverse clinical settings, a strong focus on patient-centred care and solid understanding of the role of naturopaths within healthcare teams.

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Advance your theoretical and technical knowledge of naturopathic medicine, by studying aspects of naturopathic philosophy, practice-based research, and a specialised area of clinical practice, such as gastrointestinal health, mental health or reproductive health.

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Deepen your knowledge and extend your skills in specialised areas of practice and research, including integrative mental health, cognition and the healthy brain, integrative gastroenterology, gut microbiome and health, integrative women's health and integrative reproductive health.

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The Master of Lifestyle Medicine is designed for health practitioners working in general medicine, allied health, nursing or other health disciplines who wish to develop skills and knowledge in the specialised field of lifestyle medicine. 

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