Endeavour College of Natural Health

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Endeavour College of Natural Health

Study the highest degree of Natural Health.

Monthly online intakes available across all Bachelor degrees for domestic students.

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Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture)


Study Method: Blended

Start Date (next on campus): 3 August 2020

Start Date (online): Monthly intakes for selected online subjects

Course overview

The ancient practice of Acupuncture, a form of Traditional Chinese Medicine, has become a widely used treatment option in Australia.

Endeavour’s Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) is approved by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA). Graduates must apply for registration with CMBA if they wish to use professional titles and practise as a Chinese medicine practitioner in Australia. Information regarding registration standards is available on the CMBA website.

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What you'll learn

As a student you will gain an understanding of Traditional Chinese Medicine philosophy and principles and learn to apply these practically through techniques such as acupuncture, Qi Gong, Chinese herbs, Chinese dietary therapy and massage (Tui Na). Throughout this degree, you will have extensive opportunity for clinical practice in Endeavour's on campus Wellnation Clinics.

Duration / study load

  • Full-time: 4 years
  • Part-time: 8 years

Entry requirements

To gain entry to an accredited undergraduate course at Endeavour College, applicants must satisfy the general requirements and other entry requirements by type of background.

General Requirements – All applicants

All domestic applicants, regardless of background, must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be willing to attend an admissions interview upon submission of enrolment paperwork (in person or via teleconference / Skype)
  • Must be 18 years of age within the first period of study
  • Must meet self-declared minimum computer literacy standards and have unrestricted access to the internet and a personal email account
  • Must read and understand the Inherent Course Requirements for the course into which they are seeking admission and accept them prior to enrolment in the course
  • For Bachelor of Health Science courses which involve clinical practicum subjects, a valid Working with Children Check (or its equivalent) will be normally required to be supplied to the College prior to the second period of study. If the applicant knows of any reason why they will not pass a Working with Children Check, they should not apply for entry to these courses.

Additional applicant background entry requirements (including english language) are available through enquiring with the College.

Course features

  • Practitioner focussed degree
  • All clinical/practical subjects are completed on-site at campus location
  • Flexibility of study in both time and location
  • All course material is available online
  • Dedicated online tutor
  • Ability to book one-on-one consultations

Recognition of prior learning

If you have fully or partially completed a qualification with another provider (either at a Higher Education or Vocational Education and Training level), you may receive advanced standing towards your Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) degree via our Credit Recognition process.

Professional recognition

Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) may apply for membership with the following professional associations:

  • Australian Acupuncture and Chinese Medicine Association Ltd (AACMA)
  • Australian Natural Therapists Association (ANTA)
  • Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS)
  • Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)
  • Federation of Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture Societies of Australia Ltd (FCMA)

Assessment

  • Exams
  • Quizzes
  • Essays
  • Practical/clinical skills demonstration
  • Tutorial participation

Delivery

Endeavour College offers the flexibility to study some of your subjects online. With the support of an online tutor and a robust Learning Management System that can be accessed at any time of the day, you can fit study around your work and personal commitments.

To support learning students attend practical classes where they are expected to practice interviewing and case assessment techniques, as well as physical clinical examination and treatment procedures. This is conducted under the supervision of qualified instructors and with respect for privacy, cultural and religious differences.

Students gain clinical experience at Endeavour’s Wellnation Teaching Clinics under the supervision of qualified practitioners. Our busy clinics provide the opportunity to develop and hone all skills required to run a successful clinic after graduation, including patient assessment and management, patient recruitment and continuity of care, customer service and dispensary management.

Career opportunities

  • Acupuncturist
  • Herb farmer
  • Product manufacturer
  • Compliance officer
  • Product development
  • Clinical practitioner

Subjects

Below are a selection of subjects new students will undertake during their first semester of study:

  • BIOH111 Human Biological Science 1
  • CMPR113 Foundations of Traditional Chinese Medicine
  • CMAC111 Acupuncture Channel Theory
  • CMPR112 TCM Terminology in Chinese
  • MSTA121 Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Palpation
  • NATE121 History and Philosophy of Natural Medicine

About Endeavour College of Natural Health

Our vision is to promote and advance the philosophy and practice of natural medicine and wellbeing by producing high-quality graduates who will go on to be leaders in their fields of practice. We are dynamic and innovative whilst maintaining traditional wisdom in a personalised learning environment. We aim to create an empowering experience achieving excellence in teaching and learning and connecting with the community.

We are enrolling now for Semester 1 study with our on-campus intake commencing 2 March 2020.

As a direct entry institution, you do not need to wait for end of year results release or need to apply via a tertiary admissions centre. You can apply to study directly through us at any time.

Enquire about one of our courses today for more information on enrolling with Endeavour College!


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