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Master of Health Science

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

Master of Health Science


The Master of Health Science provides existing health care professionals with a knowledge of the properties, desired effects and safety issues of the Western herbal medicines commonly prescribed and dispensed by health care professionals. The 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.

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • understand a specialist area relevant to the professional practice of Western herbal medicine;
  • apply scholarship, academic writing and information-processing skills to the critical evaluation and transformation of a specialist area;
  • demonstrate a comprehensive and in-depth understanding of a diverse range of research methodologies and their appropriate application to specialist knowledge; and
  • use research integrity and ethics, environmental responsibility, cultural awareness and respect for diversity within their academic development.


To be considered for admission into the Master of Health Science, a candidate shall either:

(a) hold a degree of a university in a health related area and have a professionally recognised health qualification and full current practitioner membership of an appropriate professional association approved by the faculty; or

(b) hold the Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Herbal Medicine) from the University of New England.

  • Start Date
  • Tri 1 (Feb), Tri 2 (June) 2014; Tri 1 (Feb), Tri 2 (June) 2015 
  • Organisation Name
  • University of New England 
  • Course venue
  • Online (Campus in Armidale, NSW) 
  • Qualification level
  • Post Grad 
  • Course category
  • Allied Health,Medicine 
  • Course duration
  • 0.5 or 1.5 Years Full-time, Up to 5 Years Part-time 
  • Study Type
  • Full-time,Part-time 
  • Fees
  • Delivery
  • Online 


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