Bachelor of Health Science
New Zealand College of Chinese Medicine Limited
Traditional Chinese Medicine
Total student fees
over 4 Years - details
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
Graduates of the Bachelor of Health Science will be able to: demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of the theory and application and the traditional and contemporary uses of Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine (including tuina); demonstrate competence in understanding and communicating health issues from the perspective of Western Medical Science; demonstrate skill in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that can benefit from Acupuncture and/or Chinese Herbal Medicine, in the identification of contraindications and in the referral to other health practitioners where these are identified; be able to communicate and provide advice to clients on lifestyle and health care and maintenance; demonstrate a range of critical thinking, analytical and research methods appropriate to the diagnosis and treatment of conditions and to maintaining and increasing professional competence.
Key Information for Students
42 credits at Level 3 on the NQF for Recent School Leavers PLUS 14 credits L 1 in maths; 8 credits L 2 English (4 credits reading and 4 credits writing); 12 in Biology, Chemistry, Physics OR Science. Age 18 plus: 6.0 IELTS or equivalent, within two years
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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All KIS information is the most recent data available and relates to domestic students only.
Examples of related scholarships
Ian Campbell Scholarship
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Determined annually by the Trustees
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
The MyQ data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on responses to the MyQ survey provided by recent graduates of this qualification.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.