Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

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Duration
1.5 years part-time
2 years part-time
Location
Online
Start date
January, April, August
Course code
1209240
Course abbreviation
MAdvNatMed
Credit points
96
Equivalent units
8
CRICOS
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Course overview

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an established component of Australian healthcare. It is also a rapidly growing industry, currently worth more than A$4.7 billion in Australia, and $83 billion globally.

Given the increasing demand, there is a need to build a CAM workforce that not only has the capability to support this growth, but is able to effectively meet the health care needs of a growing population through the provision of quality health care. Naturopathic practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills may be well positioned to meet these needs.

Delivered through the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), the Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine is ideal for both recent graduates of naturopathic programs and experienced naturopathic practitioners wishing to extend their skills in specialised areas of practice, as well as research, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, integrative health care and evidence-based practice.

The University has a long history in the discipline of naturopathy and was the first in Australia to open a naturopathy clinic on campus in 1998.

Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) is an established component of Australian healthcare. It is also a rapidly growing industry, currently worth more than A$4.7 billion in Australia, and $83 billion globally.

Given the increasing demand, there is a need to build a CAM workforce that not only has the capability to support this growth, but is able to effectively meet the health care needs of a growing population through the provision of quality health care. Naturopathic practitioners with advanced knowledge and skills may be well positioned to meet these needs.

Delivered through the National Centre for Naturopathic Medicine (NCNM), the Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine is ideal for both recent graduates of naturopathic programs and experienced naturopathic practitioners wishing to extend their skills in specialised areas of practice, as well as research, critical thinking, clinical reasoning, integrative health care and evidence-based practice.

The University has a long history in the discipline of naturopathy and was the first in Australia to open a naturopathy clinic on campus in 1998.

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

A Bachelor degree in Naturopathic Medicine, or equivalent.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

About the course

You will study five core units in naturopathic philosophy, research and evidence-based practice:

  • Critical Perspectives in Naturopathic Philosophy
  • Evidence Translation and Implementation
  • Practice-Based Health Research
  • Health Research Project A
  • Health Research Project B.

You'll also choose three electives to deepen your knowledge in specialist areas:

  • Cognition and the Healthy Brain
  • Integrative Mental Health
  • Integrative Gastroenterology
  • Gut Microbiome and Health
  • Integrative Women's Health
  • Integrative Reproductive Health
  • Food as Medicine.

Domestic students

LocationStudy Period
Online1, 3, 5

International students

LocationStudy Period
Online1, 3, 5

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

International students studying online or outside of Australia

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Demonstrate critical judgement, thinking and understanding of the interplay between traditional and scientific knowledge within naturopathic medicine.

Demonstrate an ability to integrate the complex evidence matrix to assess the efficacy of naturopathic medicine.

Develop innovative, creative and effective responses to the integration of traditional and scientific knowledge in professional practice of naturopathic medicine.

Develop and integrate an understanding of ethical and legal principles and apply these values to the practice of naturopathic medicine.

Demonstrate an advanced, integrated understanding of established naturopathic theories, guiding philosophies and principles of practice with respect to professional practice of naturopathic medicine.

Demonstrate autonomy, well developed independent judgement, adaptability and responsibility as a learner and practitioner.

Demonstrate person-oriented care and communicate concisely and appropriately in an oral and written form in an academic, professional and health care settings.

Demonstrate ability to analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories.

Demonstrate an understanding of the physical, social, political, ecological and cultural influences that impact health and wellbeing in all members of society.

Apply a deep understanding of naturopathic medicine which is informed by cultural awareness and cultural competence, a global perspective and respect for the rights of all people.


Assessment methods

The assessment methods used in this course vary from unit to unit. Each assessment connects with the learning outcomes for each unit and the course as a whole, but also the real-world. Assessment tasks may include essays, literature reviews, journal manuscripts, case studies, online activities, examinations and presentations.

Teaching methods

Our online study option is innovative, highly interactive and engaging. It strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community among learners. An inquiry-based approach, together with the use of diverse media (e.g. interactive videos, scenario-based activities, electronic study materials, online discussion forums, virtual classes) and real-world assessments, creates an immersive and accessible learning environment that enriches the student learning experience. These methods of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

 

Career opportunities

The Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine enables practitioners to deepen their knowledge, extend their skills, and expand their scope of practice. The qualification also may help open up new career opportunities in the complementary medicines industry, health care sector, and academia. It is also a pathway to further postgraduate studies in advanced naturopathic medicine.

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International future
students

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Current
students

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Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Advanced Naturopathic Medicine, students must complete the equivalent of 8 single weighted units (96 credit points) comprising:


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