Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science in Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine are emerging advantageous in the current market. These practitioners are favoured by an increasingly savvy public for their deeper knowledge of evidence-based study as opposed to their Advanced Diploma qualified counterparts. So what is one to do to level the playing field and enhance one’s level of employability? Paramount College of Natural Medicine offers a unique bridging course that allows you to go from advanced diploma to degree. Contact us to find out more about securing your Bachelor of Naturopathy online.

A timely and tailor-made solution

In July 2014, the Community Services and Health Industry Skills Council announced that the Advanced Diplomas in Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Nutritional Medicine and Western Herbal Medicine would be dropped from the Health Training Package.  As a result of this decision, students now only have the option of studying a Bachelor Degree in order to become a Natural Medicine practitioner.

In response to this change, Paramount College of Natural Medicine has developed an Advanced Diploma to Bachelor Degree upgrade programme.   This will allow eligible candidates to fill in the ‘actual gaps’ in their learning and equip them with the right tools and skills to stand out from the rest.

It is important that practitioners consider upgrading their qualification to remain relevant.

Eligibility Criteria (for maximum credit)*
  • An Australian Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy, Nutritional Medicine or Western Herbal Medicine, achieved (and dated) prior to 31st December 2012; and at least 4 years of current and ongoing membership with an Australian professional association that represents natural therapies, including demonstration of 20 hours CPE per annum.

  • Applicants who do not meet this criteria for this specific programme are encouraged to enquire about upgrading; each situation will be reviewed on a ‘case by case’ basis

Availability

All modules are available online in February, April, June, August, October and December. For face to face options in March and August, please contact the college. Exit exams must be taken face to face.

For eligible practitioners holding an Advanced Diploma of Naturopathy seeking to upgrade to Bachelor of Health Science (Naturopathy):

  • Biochemistry for Naturopaths ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 1 ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 2 ONLINE
  • Herbal Medicine 3 ONLINE
  • Herbal Medicine 4 ONLINE
  • Microbiology and Public Health ONLINE
  • Nutrition 3 ONLINE
  • Nutrition 4 ONLINE
  • Clinical Safety in Practice ONLINE (inc. Exit Exam)

For eligible practitioners holding an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine seeking to upgrade to Bachelor of Health Science (Nutritional Medicine):

  • Biochemistry of Nutrients ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 1 ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 2 ONLINE
  • Food Health and Safety ONLINE
  • Microbiology and Public Health ONLINE
  • Nutrition 3 ONLINE
  • Nutrition 4 ONLINE
  • Public Health Practice ONLINE
  • Clinical Safety in Practice ONLINE (inc. Exit Exam)

For eligible practitioners holding an Advanced Diploma of Western Herbal Medicine seeking to upgrade to Bachelor of Health Science (Western Herbal Medicine):

  • Biochemistry for Naturopaths ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 1 ONLINE
  • Critical Thinking in Contemporary Healthcare 2 ONLINE
  • Elective 1 ONLINE**
  • Elective 2 ONLINE**
  • Herbal Medicine 5 ONLINE
  • Microbiology and Public Health ONLINE
  • Theory and Practice of Western Herbal Medicine ONLINE
  • Clinical Safety in Practice ONLINE (inc. Exit Exam)

Fees are deferrable on FEE-HELP to eligible students.  Exit exams must be taken face to face and will be available in Perth and in Sydney (dates TBA).

* The selection of units included in this package were mapped to the Health Training Package qualifications and recognise the candidate’s clinical experience – NO further RPL is available.

** Electives for WHM will be determined by Paramount College’s Academic or Faculty Manager according to academic background of candidate, for best fit to complete the bachelor qualification.

For receive more information regarding Advanced Diploma to Bachelor Upgrade please contact us via the form below.

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