Unit description

Integrates the various components of naturopathic clinical practice to allow final year students the ability to synthesise them prior to graduation and independent clinical practice. This unit includes consideration of legal, ethical and professional issues.

Unit content

Integrated Evidence-Based Naturopathic Practice

  • Synthesising treatment approaches
  • Case based problem solving
  • Understanding of underlying dysfunctions
  • Dealing with controversial issues
  • Developing professionalism
  • Awareness of safety and ethical issues and limitations of practice

Business Practice Management Setting up costs, regulations, recording

  • Promotion, advertising
  • Taxation and Insurance
  • Professional bodies

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture on-site 2 hrs (12 weeks)
Workshop on-site 2 hrs (12 weeks)
Business Plan40%
Exam: closed book60%

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
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