Southern Cross University

Master of Integrative Medicine

Southern Cross University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 01241G

Integrative medicine (IM) is a model of healthcare where practitioners work together in interdisciplinary teams to understand and address the matrix of factors that contribute to illness in each individual. Patients are central to IM, and remain active participants in co-designing and managing their care. IM specialises in preventive medicine and treating complex and chronic conditions. The Master of Integrative Medicine assists practitioners to more confidently practice in integrative health care teams and settings, and to prescribe interventions that facilitate behaviour change in order to support the prevention and management of chronic disease, and to improve patient outcomes. The Master of Integrative Medicine is taught by leaders in the field and uses an evidence-based approach to examine the principles and practices of IM, including models of care, clinical reasoning, self-management, behaviour change, and strategies and interventions for preventing and managing disease. An observational placement is undertaken at the end of the degree to enable students to consolidate their understanding of IM in a real-life setting.


Credit points 96


  • Students will study five core units and three elective units across the following areas: the principles and practice of integrative health care
  • nutritional medicine
  • botanical medicine
  • environmental medicine
  • integrative gastroenterology
  • integrative mental health
  • integrative women’s health
  • integrative reproductive health
  • food as medicine
  • lifestyle medicine
  • and metabolic health and management.

Standard entry requirements

An Australian equivalent Bachelor degree in a clinical health discipline AND two years of documented, relevant clinical experience.


Graduates of the Master of Integrative Medicine will be eligible to apply for Fellowship with the Australasian Integrative Medicine Association (AIMA).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online campus International: $58,720 No
  • Part-time : 2 years
  • Online/Off-campus : 2 years

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