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

University of Technology Sydney (UTS)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00099F

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 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.

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. 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.

Subjects

  • Traditional chinese medicine
  • Culture studies

Standard entry 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.

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.

Study pathways

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.

Study information

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  • ATAR: 93
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Further information

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. 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. 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.

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