NICM is involved in an expanding program of postgraduate studies offered by supervised research, and our students create a vibrant core of activity in the institute. Read more about NICM Higher Degree Research in NICM's HDR brochure (PDF, 742.95 KB) (opens in a new window).
Bachelor of Health Science / Master of Traditional Chinese Medicine
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is one of many disciplines within the School of Science and Health that is located on the Western Sydney University Campbelltown campus. The course equips graduates to become nationally registered practitioners of TCM and work within the health care system as independent primary care practitioners. Usage and acceptance of TCM, Chinese medicine (CM) used exchangeably (both acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine) is expanding and TCM is making a unique contribution to many fields of health, specifically musculoskeletal problems, women's health, chronic illness, an adjunct to biomedical treatments, prevention and promotion of wellness. Students are challenged offered opportunities to learn a mix biomedical sciences, TCM theory and many practical clinical skills.
The Bachelor of Health Science is an undergraduate three year course, with a fourth year of study required for the Masters degree.
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Master of Chinese Medicine
The Master of Chinese Medicine is a postgraduate qualification designed for Chinese medicine practitioners wishing to strengthen their knowledge and better integrate into the health care system, and for graduates with a Chinese Medicine specialisation seeking a pathway to research. It can be completed in one-and-a-half years of full-time study or the equivalent in part-time study.
The course includes two major streams: a clinical stream and research-training pathway.
- The clinical stream features a substantial clinical placement in a teaching hospital in China affiliated with Beijing University of Chinese Medicine (BUCM) in addition to clinical specialisation workshops.
- The research stream includes a significant research project which is supported by NICM.
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Masters of Research Program
The School of Science and Health Masters of Research program is available to meritorious students. This Masters program has been developed as a pathway to PhD study, providing an innovative research training framework to equip you with analytical, research and communication skills, making you highly competitive for future careers.
The Masters program is offered on a two year full-time basis with the option of a four year part-time basis for domestic students. Lab-based, clinical or advising policy projects are available. View the list of projects on offer within NICM.
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Higher Degree Research and Doctoral Research Program
Higher degree research training is available through the the Masters, Honours or PhD programs on a full-time or part-time basis. Projects may be lab-based or clinical/translational. View the list of projects on offer within NICM.
Find a NICM Supervisor through the NICM Academic Staff Profiles.
For information about the Western Sydney University's research student program, admissions and scholarships, please see Future Students. (opens in a new window)
Scholarships and Postdoctoral Research
From time to time scholarships and postdoctoral research positions become available at NICM. For more information on current opportunities please see Research Scholarships at Western Sydney University (opens in a new window)
In addition to scholarship opportunities available for full time research students through Western Sydney University, NICM has developed several external scholarships for students in collaboration with industry and partners. For more information, please contact the Research Scholarships Development Officer, Tracy Mills. (opens in a new window)
Enquiries from industry or potential postgraduate research students are welcome at firstname.lastname@example.org