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Graduate Diploma in Health Science

Starting Date: Tri 1 (Feb) 2014; Tri 1 (Feb), Tri 2 (June) 2015

Graduate Diploma in Health Science


The course aims to provide graduate health practitioners with a knowledge of the properties, desired effects and safety issues of western herbal medicines that are commonly prescribed and dispensed by health care professionals.

The variety of, and options for, treatment relevant to a wide range of common conditions encountered by health care professionals and the selection of appropriate and individual treatments, including recommendations on dosage, are examined. The course is offered in collaboration with the Australian College of Phytotherapy.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of Western herbal medicine knowledge for professional practice;
  • use critical analysis, evaluation and reflection skills to appraise traditional and contemporary evidence-based professional practice;
  • apply information-processing skills through sourcing, critically evaluating and integrating knowledge from a range of sources; and
  • understand and apply academic integrity, environmental responsibility, cultural awareness and respect of diversity within the practice of Western herbal medicine.


To be considered for admission into the Graduate Diploma in Health Science, a candidature shall either:

(a) hold a degree of a University relevant to the award and approved by the school; or

(b) satisfy the school by means of other qualifications and relevant experience of adequate preparation for candidature.

In addition, Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Herbal Medicine) candidates will be required to have a professionally recognised health qualification and full current practitioner membership of an appropriate professional association approved by the school.


Mandatory intensive schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

  • Start Date
  • Tri 1 (Feb) 2014; Tri 1 (Feb), Tri 2 (June) 2015 
  • Organisation Name
  • University of New England 
  • Course venue
  • Armidale (Off Campus) 
  • Qualification level
  • Post Grad 
  • Course category
  • Allied Health,Medicine 
  • Course duration
  • Up to 4 Years Part-time 
  • Study Type
  • Part-time 
  • Fees
  • Delivery
  • Online 


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