Unit description

Provides students with supervised clinical experience in integrated naturopathic practice, combining physiotherapy, nutrition, homœopathy and tactile therapies within a student clinic. Within this supervised environment the student clinician will be responsible for case planning and management. Learning is supported by external observational placements in community clinics

Unit content

Whilst in clinic it is expected that students will participate and gain skills in the following areas:
Case management — assessment, diagnosis, planning, therapeutic intervention, evaluation
Critical review of cases by peer and supervisor interaction
Clinic management (dispensary, room monitor)

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
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Clinical 11 hours (17 weeks)
Community/Professional placement 45 hours (Per session)
Case study30%
Exam: viva30%
2 x Clinical Skills Assessments40%
Professional Conduct ReviewSR

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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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