2010 Postgraduate Chinese herbal medicine BunDooRa CaMPus / MIxeD MoDe CouRsewoRk MC138 Chinese herbal medicine at RMIT Program features Master of Applied Science The Master of Applied Science (Chinese Herbal Teaching methods (Chinese Herbal Medicine) Medicine) provides a new pathway for all primary The program will be delivered via intensive face-to- School of Health Sciences health-care practitioners and science graduates face workshops, online learning, supervised clinical (clinical diagnosis is required) to qualify for Chinese practicum and self study. herbal medicine practice. Assessment The program incorporates studies on theory and This program is assessed through online practice of Chinese herbal medicine, medicinal participation, including journal clubs, blogs and chemistry, botany, pharmacology and toxicology as quizzes, assignments, written and practical well as clinical practice. In addition, herb–drug examinations, clinical practicum and final clinical interaction and relevant research training is examinations. provided in an integrative approach throughout the program. Graduates from the program meet the Program structure requirements set by the Chinese Medicine The master consists of 144 credit points. Registration Board of Victoria and equivalent The following is an example of courses offered. accrediting bodies in other states. Year one Credit points Duration Semester one Three years part-time. Ů Botany, medicinal chemistry and research methods 12 Pathways Ů Chinese medicine theory 1 12 Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and credit Semester two transfer are ways that RMIT recognises applicants’ Ů Chinese medicine theory 2 12 skills and knowledge gained through formal and Ů Chinese materia medica and formulae 1 12 informal education and training, work experience, Year two and/or life experience (including volunteer work, committee responsibilities, family duties, hobbies). Semester one Ů Chinese materia medica and formulae 2 12 Career outlook Ů Pharmacology and toxicology 12 Graduates will be suitably prepared for private or Semester two group practice. Ů Classic literature in Chinese medicine 12 Ů Clinical Chinese medicine 1 12 Professional recognition Year three The program is approved by the Chinese Medicine Semester one Registration Board of Victoria. Graduates of the Ů Clinical Chinese medicine 2 12 program will be accepted by the Board subject to continued accreditation and can begin practice Ů Professional issues and project 12 upon graduation in Victoria. The program is also Semester two recognised by the following professional bodies: Ů Clinical Chinese medicine 3 12 Ů Australian Natural Therapies Association (ANTA) Ů Supervised clinical practice 4 12 Ů Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Inc. (FCMA) www.rmit.edu.au entrance requirements Fees Applicants must hold an appropriate bachelors degree in the Program fees may vary according to the courses chosen and fees health-care profession or sciences (clinical diagnosis is required). are invoiced on a semester basis. RMIT reserves the right to adjust In addition, competence in the areas of physical examination and fees on an annual basis but no fee increase will exceed the annual diagnosis is also required to facilitate safe practice when employing increase cap of 7.5%. Chinese Herbal Medicine as a primary modality of care. Minor Further information is available from the relevant program contact inadequacies in respect to this may be overcome by bridging or at www.rmit.edu.au/programs/fees courses in Diagnosis and Differential Diagnosis in Western Medicine concurrent with the Chinese Herbal Medicine courses during the first Fees for 2010 year of study. $24,480 total program cost. application procedures FEE-higher education loan program (FEE-HELP) Students offered a fee-paying place (FPP) may be eligible for the Timely applications for coursework programs are due by: FEE–HELP (FEE–higher education loan program) scheme, which Ů 10 November each year (semester 1) and enables eligible fee-paying students to obtain an interest-free loan. Ů 31 May each year (midyear semester 2). For further information: www.goingtouni.gov.au Applications will continue to be accepted until all places have been Postgraduate commonwealth supported equity places filled. You are encouraged to lodge your application early. RMIT has a limited number of government-subsidised CSP in Midyear applications open on 1 May: www.rmit.edu.au/midyear postgraduate coursework programs for applicants who meet Apply via: RMIT Direct Application Form entrance and equity criteria. For further information please visit: Tel. +61 3 9925 2260 www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications/equity Email: email@example.com Additional costs www.rmit.edu.au/programs/applications/forms Additional purchase of textbooks and equipment are required. Students practicing in the RMIT on-campus clinic are required to scholarships hold a current first aid certificate (minimum level 2) and undergo a Many of RMIT’s scholarships are based on financial and living police check and working with children check to meet Australian circumstances. Before letting money worries control your life and regulations. RMIT Bundoora campus requires payment for parking. upset your studies, check the web site and contact the friendly staff. Further information: Scholarships and Finance Office Tel. +61 3 9925 2811 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.rmit.edu.au/students/scholarships Further information Contact: School of Health Sciences Tel. +61 3 9925 7376 Email: email@example.com www.rmit.edu.au/healthsciences Further program information: www.rmit.edu.au/programs/mc138 10433 0809 every effort has been made to ensure the information contained in this publication is accurate and current at the date of printing. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the RMIT university web site before lodging your application. Prepared in august 2009. CRICos provider number 00122a.
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