|Title:||Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine)|
|Delivery mode type:||Blended|
|Delivery method:||Face-to-face lectures, online delivery, block delivery, guided reading, practical|
demonstrations, clinical observation, participation in on-line or class activities
(such as forums and quizzes) and specialist guest lectures
|Assessment method:||Reflective learning portfolio, case study/report, observed practice|
The aim of the Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) is to prepare registered
acupuncturists, with a Bachelor of Health Science (Acupuncture) or equivalent, to be able to extend the
scope of their practice in the field of Chinese Herbal Medicine.
On completion of the programme, graduates will have the knowledge and skills, within the traditional
Chinese medicine worldview to practise within safe, lawful and professional boundaries in a manner that
is culturally appropriate in Aotearoa New Zealand. They will have an enhanced ability to acquire relevant
new skills in a rapidly changing healthcare environment.
Graduates will have the ability to expand their scope of practice as a Kaiwero Ngira Hauora to encompass
Chinese Herbal Medicine and the academic base required for further tertiary study in a variety of health
and/or policy fields (education outcome) dependant on the requirements of each educational institute.
Graduates of this programme will be able to include herbal medicine as a stand-alone or adjunct therapy.
This allows patients to be treated without face-to-face sessions, increasing the availability of treatment to
clients in remote locations. It can be used in combination with acupuncture for faster, enduring changes.
The Diploma equips graduates to create personalised medicines for complex clients taking into
consideration any pharmaceutical medications. These qualifications may appeal to learners who want to
extend the scope of conditions treated and to provide treatment in a remote context
Fundamentals of Chinese Herbal Medicine, Health context in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Biomedicine in
Chinese Herbal Medicine, Professional Practice for Chinese Herbal Medicine in Aotearoa, Trauma, Injury
and Pain in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Reproduction and Birth in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Food and
Mood in Chinese Herbal Medicine, Paediatrics and Geriatrics in Chinese Herbal Medicine.
A graduate of the Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine) is able to:
The pre-requisite to the Graduate Programmes is registration as an acupuncturist and the Bachelor of
Health Science (Acupuncture) or equivalent to ensure the required knowledge and understanding of
Chinese medicine to extend their scope of practice to Tuina massage therapy and/Chinese herbal
Learners/äkonga will preferably be currently practising upon enrolment so there is access to clients for
the clinical component of the relevant graduate programme.
An applicant must be registered with a professional body being Acupuncture NZ or New Zealand
Acupuncture Standards Authority Inc., who will have assessed or recognised their education and/or
training to be equivalent to the undergraduate education required in Aotearoa.
Learners/äkonga must have a valid first-aid certificate for the duration of their study in the graduate
English language requirements
An applicant is expected to have a level of English sufficient to enable study at the level of the programme.
International learners/äkonga whose first language is not English must have an international English
Language Testing System (IELTS) overall academic score of at least 6.5 (with at least 6 in each band)
issued within the last two years, or equivalent.
|CHMC-401 -7||Fundamentals of Chinese Herbal Medicine|
|CHMC-402-7||Health Context in Chinese Medicine in Aotearoa|
|CHMC-403-7||Biomedicine in Chinese Herbal Medicine|
|CHMC-404-7||Professional Practice for Chinese Herbal Medicine in Aotearoa|
|CHMC-405-7||Trauma, Injury and Pain in Chinese Herbal Medicine|
|CHMC-406-7||Reproduction and Birth in Chinese Herbal Medicine|
|CHMC-407-7||Food and Mood in Chinese Herbal Medicine|
|CHMC-408-7||Pediatrics and Geriatrics in Chinese Herbal Medicine|
Qualification completed as part of this programme
|4562||Graduate Diploma in Health Science (Chinese Herbal Medicine)|
New Zealand School of Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine
Contact us for further information or the teaching timetable
Call: 09 630 3546 / 027 2019177
Location: Level one, 32 Manukau Road, Epsom, Auckland
©Copyright NZ School of Acupuncture & Traditional Chinese Medicine 2023. All rights reserved