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New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) Approved and Accredited

PC2448   Diploma of Chinese Herbal Medicine
Level:   7
Credits:   369
Duration:   3 years part-time study concurrent with Bachelors of Health Science (Acupuncture) 
Intake:   February and July
Location:    Auckland
Delivery:   In-house and online supported study (blended learning)

This three-year level 7 program of study comprises TCM medical science, Western biosciences and Chinese herbal medicine specific studies. The programme engages students in an in-depth exploration of the clinical usage of approximately 200 of the most useful Chinese herbal formulas.This diploma is for students who wish to become Chinese herbal medicine practitioners. Clinical Herbs dispensary is now used for the students to gain training.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of our CHM diploma combine it with their BHSC Acupuncture and or Tuina qualifications and trend toward establishing private practices of their own, join or establish multidisciplinary traditional Chinese medicine private practices.

Entry Criteria

  • Enrolments are open to Year 2 and above NZSATCM BHSC students
  • Students that have completed the BHS Acupuncture with NZSATCM can also study the programme  on a part time basis.

Course Programme

Year one
Semester one Semester two
H-HBSP-101: Materia medica H-HBSP-102: Materia medica
H-PROF-101: Professional studies H-CLN-102: Observation
H-TCMT-101: TCM theory H-TCMT-102: TCM theory
H-WMS-101: Anatomy, physiology H-WMS-102: Anatomy, physiology
H-WMS-111: Microbiology H-WMS-112: Human development


Year two
Semester one Semester two
H-CLN-201: Clinical assistant H-CLN-202: Clinical assistant
H-DDX-201: Diagnosis H-DDX-202: Diagnosis
H-HBSP-201: Classical formulae H-HBSP-202: Classical formulae
H-TCMT-201: TCM theory H-TCMT-202: TCM theory
H-WMS-201: Pathology H-WMS-202: Pathology


Year three
Semester one Semester two
H-CLN-301: Clinical training H-CLN-302: Clinical training
H-DDX-301: Diagnosis H-DDX-302: Diagnosis
H-HBSP-301: Modern formulating H-HBSP-302: Modern formulating
H-TCMT-301: Clinical patterns H-SBM-302: Clinical management
H-TCMT-311: Chinese medical classics H-TCMT-302: Clinical patterns