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C10164v7 Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine Bachelor of Arts in International Studies

Award(s): Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine (BHlthSc)
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (BA)

UAC code: 609346(Autumn session)
CRICOS code: 067517F
Commonwealth supported place?: Yes
Load credit points: 288
Course EFTSL: 6
Location: City campus

Overview
Career options
Course intended learning outcomes
Admission requirements
Applications
Course duration and attendance
Course structure
Course completion requirements
Course program
Rules and regulations
Professional recognition
Other information

Overview

The Bachelor of Health Science in Traditional Chinese Medicine Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is a combined degree program that provides students with greater exposure to and understanding of another culture. Students studying this course choose a country major choice from the Bachelor of Arts in International Studies.

If students choose the China major, they complete four consecutive sessions of Mandarin and Chinese culture before proceeding to China for an academic year of study at a university or institution of higher education.

The course has a strong history of delivering highly skilled practitioners and researchers. Students complete over 1030 hours of clinical practice starting in their first session, first year of study and are well equipped for private practice.

Career options

Career options include acupuncture or Chinese herbal medicine practitioner in private or community health services. This combined program makes it more possible for graduates to practise outside Australia.

Course intended learning outcomes

1.0 An understanding of the nature, practice and application of the chosen science discipline.
2.0 Encompasses problem solving, critical thinking and analysis attributes and an understanding of the scientific method knowledge acquisition.
3.0 The ability to acquire, develop, employ and integrate a range of technical, practical and professional skills, in appropriate and ethical ways within a professional context, autonomously and collaboratively and across a range of disciplinary and professional areas, e.g. time management skills, personal organisation skills, teamwork skills, computing skills, laboratory skills, data handling, quantitative and graphical literacy skills.
4.0 The capacity to engage in reflection and learning beyond formal educational contexts that is based on the ability to make effective judgments about one's own work. The capacity to learn in and from new disciplines to enhance the application of scientific knowledge and skills in professional contexts.
5.0 An awareness of the role of science within a global culture and willingness to contribute actively to the shaping of community views on complex issues where the methods and findings of science are relevant.
6.0 An understanding of the different forms of communication - writing, reading, speaking, listening -, including visual and graphical, within science and beyond and the ability to apply these appropriately and effectively for different audiences.
7.0 An ability to think and work creatively, including the capacity for self-starting, and the ability to apply science skills to unfamiliar applications.
INT.1.1 Graduates will have the capacity to operate appropriately in intercultural professional contexts
INT.1.2 Graduates will demonstrate the application of international knowledge as adaptable, flexible and resourceful practitioners
INT.1.3 Graduates will have a broad and coherent understanding of the historical, political, cultural, social and economic situations in other countries
INT.2.1 Graduates will be able to creatively design and conduct independent, engaged and ethical research in and about other cultural contexts and societies
INT.2.2 Graduates will possess critical problem-solving and research-led analytical skills in international and intercultural change
INT.3.1 Graduates will be able to personally reflect upon the relationship between diverse cultures in Australia while confidently engaging successfully with cultures overseas, particularly in this region
INT.4.1 Graduates will have the capacity to reflect upon and contextualise Indigenous peoples' experiences and circumstances to professional and social situations as and when appropriate
INT.5.1 As informed and engaged international citizens, graduates will demonstrate cosmopolitan openness, with an awareness of, and commitment to, ethical practices
INT.6.1 Graduates will possess a high-level of oral and written communication skills in English and, where relevant, a developed level of oral and written communication skills in at least one language other than English

Key

INT = International Studies course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

Admission requirements

Applicants must have completed an Australian Year 12 qualification, Australian Qualifications Framework Diploma, or equivalent Australian or overseas qualification at the required level.

Entry to this degree is via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

The English proficiency requirement for international students or local applicants with international qualifications is: Academic IELTS: 6.5 overall with a writing score of 6.0; or TOEFL: paper based: 550-583 overall with TWE of 4.5, internet based: 79-93 overall with a writing score of 21; or AE5: Pass; or PTE: 58-64; or CAE: 176-184.

Eligibility for admission does not guarantee offer of a place.

International students

Visa requirement: To obtain a student visa to study in Australia, international students must enrol full time and on campus. Australian student visa regulations also require international students studying on student visas to complete the course within the standard full-time duration. Students can extend their courses only in exceptional circumstances.

Applications

Course duration and attendance

This combined degree is offered on a six-year, full-time basis. This also involves students practising their skills in the UTS acupuncture and herbal medicine clinics as required during the course. Students spend their fifth year of study at an overseas university.

Course structure

Students are required to complete 288 credit points of study, comprising 192 credit points in traditional Chinese medicine and 96 credit points of country major choice. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies (96 credit points) includes 32 credit points (four 8-credit-point subjects) of instruction in language and culture, 8 credit points (one subject) of study of foundations in international studies, 8 credit points (one subject) of study of contemporary culture and 48 credit points (two sessions) of study at a university or institution of higher education in the country of choice. The Bachelor of Arts in International Studies is not offered as a separate degree, but is completed only in combination with the professional degree program.

Overseas study

Students spend their fifth year of study at a university overseas.

Industrial training/professional practice

Students gain practical clinical experience treating patients under the guidance of qualified health professionals. There are also options to undertake external clinical placements in Australia and overseas.

Course completion requirements

91614 Evaluating TCM: Theory, Practice and Research 1 6cp
91615 Evaluating TCM: Theory, Practice and Research 2 6cp
99567 Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine 6cp
99584 Clinical Features of Disease 6cp
99618 Chinese Diagnostic System 1 6cp
91610 Medical Classics and the History of Chinese Medicine 6cp
99621 Chinese Diagnostic System 2 6cp
91611 Clinical Practicum (Therapy and Diagnosis) 6cp
99630 Clinical Practice 1 (TCM) 12cp
99631 Clinical Practice 2 (TCM) 12cp
99665 Chinese Medicine Foundations 1 6cp
99666 Chinese Medicine Foundations 2 6cp
99641 Point Location and Acupuncture Anatomy 6cp
99667 Clinical Theory and Clinic Level 1 6cp
99668 Clinic Level 2 and Acupuncture Techniques 1 6cp
99644 Clinic Level 3 and Acupuncture Techniques 2 6cp
99645 Clinic Level 4 and Acupuncture Techniques 3 6cp
99646 Clinic Level 5 and Acupuncture Microsystems 6cp
99647 Clinic Level 6 6cp
92227 Communication for the Complementary Therapist 6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology 6cp
99650 Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine 6cp
99651 Chinese Herbal Formula 1 6cp
99652 Chinese Herbal Formula 2 6cp
91613 Professional Issues in Traditional Chinese Medicine 6cp
99656 Disease States for Traditional Chinese Medicine 1 6cp
99657 Disease States for Traditional Chinese Medicine 2 6cp
CBK90005 Country major choice 96cp
91703 Physiological Systems 6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology 6cp
91706 Neuroscience 6cp
Total 288cp

Course program

An example program is shown below.

Autumn commencing, full time
Year 1
Autumn session
99665 Chinese Medicine Foundations 1   6cp
99641 Point Location and Acupuncture Anatomy   6cp
99667 Clinical Theory and Clinic Level 1   6cp
92227 Communication for the Complementary Therapist   6cp
Spring session
99567 Introduction to Chinese Herbal Medicine   6cp
99666 Chinese Medicine Foundations 2   6cp
99668 Clinic Level 2 and Acupuncture Techniques 1   6cp
91400 Human Anatomy and Physiology   6cp
Year 2
Autumn session
99618 Chinese Diagnostic System 1   6cp
99644 Clinic Level 3 and Acupuncture Techniques 2   6cp
99650 Pharmacology of Chinese Herbal Medicine   6cp
91703 Physiological Systems   6cp
Spring session
99621 Chinese Diagnostic System 2   6cp
99645 Clinic Level 4 and Acupuncture Techniques 3   6cp
99651 Chinese Herbal Formula 1   6cp
91239 Human Pathophysiology   6cp
Year 3
Autumn session
97101 Chinese Language and Culture 1   8cp
91706 Neuroscience   6cp
99646 Clinic Level 5 and Acupuncture Microsystems   6cp
99652 Chinese Herbal Formula 2   6cp
Spring session
97102 Chinese Language and Culture 2   8cp
91611 Clinical Practicum (Therapy and Diagnosis)   6cp
99656 Disease States for Traditional Chinese Medicine 1   6cp
91610 Medical Classics and the History of Chinese Medicine   6cp
Year 4
Autumn session
99584 Clinical Features of Disease   6cp
97103 Chinese Language and Culture 3   8cp
976001 Foundations in International Studies   8cp
Spring session
97104 Chinese Language and Culture 4   8cp
976111 Contemporary China   8cp
99647 Clinic Level 6   6cp
Year 5
Autumn session
977110 In-country Study 1: China   24cp
Spring session
978110 In-country Study 2: China   24cp
Year 6
Autumn session
91614 Evaluating TCM: Theory, Practice and Research 1   6cp
99657 Disease States for Traditional Chinese Medicine 2   6cp
99630 Clinical Practice 1 (TCM)   12cp
Spring session
91613 Professional Issues in Traditional Chinese Medicine   6cp
99631 Clinical Practice 2 (TCM)   12cp
91615 Evaluating TCM: Theory, Practice and Research 2   6cp

Rules and regulations

To enter the Year 4 clinic, students must have successfully completed:

  • all subjects in Years 1–3
  • all clinical hours attached to clinic level subjects 1–6
  • all WIKIs attached to the clinical hours 1–6
  • a senior first aid certificate, current through to the Year 4 clinic period
  • a police check.

Professional recognition

The course is accredited by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency (AHPRA) and graduates are eligible for professional membership as a health practitioner with the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) within AHPRA.

Other information

Further information is available from:

UTS Student Centre
telephone 1300 ask UTS (1300 275 887)
or +61 2 9514 1222
Ask UTS