DP013 - Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)

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Plan: DP013GZU - Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)
Campus: GZUCM-RMIT Institute

Overview

Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Medicine)
Award abbreviation: DipHSc(ChinMed)
Total credit points: 96
Career: UGRD
Duration: One Year
Location: GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Science & Bioengineering
Owning school: Health and Biomedical Sciences (173H)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/about/our-education/academic-schools/health-and-biomedical-sciences/
ASCED code: 061905
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Purpose of the Program

The Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) is designed to equip students at the GZUCM-RMIT Institute of Life Sciences and Bioengineering with knowledge and skills in relevant disciplines, together with enhanced academic English language proficiency relevant to those disciplines, thus enabling them to articulate seamlessly into Year 2 of the double degree Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) program (which will also be offered at GZUCM-RMIT). 

The Diploma program is delivered in full time mode. It consists of eight courses (96 credit points). The program structure is the same or equivalent to that offered in the first year of the double degree Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) program. Where there is equivalence, you can seek credit transfer for courses successfully completed as you articulate from the Diploma into Year 2 of the double degree program. 

The following courses will provide the scientific foundation for your future studies and your clinical career as a practitioner of Chinese Medicine: Biology of the Cell; Principles of Human Biology; Introduction to Microbiology, Immunology and Genetics; Chemistry for Health Sciences; and Limb and Trunk Anatomy. In Chinese Medicine Theory 1 you will study the history of the development of Chinese medicine and the philosophies and fundamental principles that guide its practice. In Chinese Medicine Theory 2 you will learn diagnostic techniques, diagnostic differentiation methods and skills for constructing case records. In the course Research in Health Science you will learn the fundamental principles of research and how they inform health care practice.

Concurrent studies in English and academic learning skills are embedded into the eight Diploma courses (96 credit points) across the extended semester. 

This program is delivered face-to-face and requires on campus attendance. 

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Articulation and pathways

Students who successfully complete the Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) will be eligible to articulate into Year 2 of BP278 Bachelor of Health Science/Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine). 

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Entrance requirements

Successful completion of an Australian Year 12 senior secondary certificate of education or equivalent.  

The Chinese equivalent for entry to the Diploma program is:

A minimum of 375 in the Gao Kao (National College Entrance Examination, NCEE) - Beijing

For students with secondary qualifications from countries other than China, the equivalent requirements can be found at:
http://www.rmit.edu.au/content/rmit-ui/en/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/country-equivalency

English language requirements
A minimum IELTS (Academic module) overall score of 5.5+, with no band below 5.0; or equivalent.  For further information on English language test equivalency go to: http://www.rmit.edu.au/study-with-us/international-students/apply-to-rmit-international-students/entry-requirements/english-requirements/english-language-proficiency-tests  

 

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External accreditation and industry links

RMIT's Discipline of Chinese Medicine has engaged in extensive consultation in the development of its programs since their inception in 1993. Senior Chinese Medicine staff at RMIT have made significant contributions to the achievement of registration for Chinese Medicine practitioners in Victoria and nationally in Australia. They have been active in the development of educational and practice guidelines following extensive consultation periods. Consultation has also been conducted through the RMIT Chinese Medicine Program Advisory Committee and major professional associations throughout the program development process.

In addition, RMIT University has established an extensive network of practitioners and public hospitals for students to experience clinical observation during their studies and/or undertake part of their bachelors or masters degree clinical practicum, including the Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine in China. 

National registration of Chinese Medicine practitioners (including acupuncturists, Chinese herbal medicine practitioners and herbal medicine dispensers) was introduced in Australia on 1 July 2012.  The Bachelor of Health Science / Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) double degree program (BP278) is accredited by the Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA) and is designed as a primary qualifying undergraduate program in Acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine that provides requisite knowledge and skills for entry into the Chinese medicine profession. 

The Diploma of Health Science (Chinese Medicine) is offered only as a pathway into the Bachelor of Health Science /  Bachelor of Applied Science (Chinese Medicine) double degree program. This double degree program is accredited in Australia and accreditation in China will be sought. The Diploma is not accredited, nor will it be sought.  

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

The learning resources associated with this course will include targeted readings taken from a range of both primary and secondary sources. All required reading material  will be digitally available to students. Lecture material will be delivered via online mediums. GZUCM-RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning through our online systems. RMIT Library subject guides are available as follows:

Chinese Medicine: http://rmit.libguides.com/chinese-medicine

Biomedical Science: http://rmit.libguides.com/biomedical-science

Research in Health Sciences: http://rmit.libguides.com/research

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