Course

Bachelor of Applied Science (Naturopathic Studies)

Approved Abbreviation: BAppSc(NaturopSt)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4597.2

CRICOS Code: 049173G


Course Status: INACTIVE
This version of the course is no longer offered. Please use the course search to find courses currently available.


Naturopathy is an holistic form of health care that aims to enhance the health and wellbeing of people through the use of a variety of modalities and techniques that address the underlying causes of suboptimal health including lifestyle choices.

Naturopathy uses a broad range of techniques which aim to diagnose, treat and prevent a wide range of health problems, ranging from sports injuries, disorders in children, the care of pregnant and breast-feeding women, to the management of stress and age related and chronic disorders.

Treatment is aimed at restoring function to the body through massage, herbal medicine, stress management, homoeopathy, nutritional and lifestyle guidance and counselling. Naturopathy stresses maintenance of health and prevention of disease.

The combination of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Naturopathic Studies) and the Graduate Diploma in Naturopathy is designed to prepare graduates to work competently and safely as primary health care practitioners and to meet the demands of a changing health care system.

Study Mode
Three-years full-time (HECS funded) followed by a one year full-time (full fee paying) graduate diploma in order to practice Naturopathy.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Dr Trevor Baileyssh@westernsydney.edu.au

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Campbelltown CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Advanced standing

Applications for advanced standing will be assessed in accordance with UWS policy.

Accreditation
The combined Bachelor of Applied Science (Naturopathic Studies) and Graduate Diploma in Naturopathy are accredited with the National Herbalists Association of Australia (NHAA) and the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS). Note: Bachelor of Applied Sciences (Naturopathic Studies) alone does not meet ATMS requirement.

Admission

Application to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Naturopathic Studies) is normally through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

International applicants should contact International Office for details on admission. Contact information for the International Office is available via the UWS website.

International Office

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points including the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Recommended Sequence

Full-time

Year 1

Autumn session

400130.1Human Medical Sciences 1
400492.2Introduction to Naturopathy
400732.2Communication in Health
400491.2Remedial Massage 1

Year 1

Spring session

400493.2Biochemistry for Naturopathy
400256.1Human Medical Sciences 2
400494.2Remedial Massage 2
400496.2Homoeopathic Principles

Year 2

Autumn session

400135.1Clinical Pharmacology and Microbiology
400497.2Naturopathic Nutrition 1
400495.2Western Herbal Medicine 1

and one elective

Spring session

400262.1Clinical Diagnosis
400137.1Introduction to Research for Health Sciences
400499.2Naturopathic Nutrition 2
400498.2Western Herbal Medicine 2

Year 3

Autumn session

400501.2Naturopathic Nutrition 3
400138.3Pathophysiology 1
400500.2Western Herbal Medicine 3

And one elective

Spring session

400361.2Herbal Pharmacognosy
400502.2Naturopathic Practice
400267.3Pathophysiology 2

And one elective

Elective Units

Elective units in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Naturopathic Studies) may be chosen from any award offered by Western Sydney University, provided that unit prerequisites are met and space is available.

The following elective unit in the Naturopathy/Complementary Therapies discipline area may be offered. This unit is not listed elsewhere in the Handbook, and is open to students from across Western Sydney University provided space is available:

E1022.1Introduction to Complementary Medicine


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