Fundamentals of Naturopathic Medicine
Gain an introduction to naturopathic medicine with Southern Cross University.
Naturopathic medicine is a growing field involving the use of natural remedies to help the body heal itself.
This four-week course from Southern Cross University will help you gain a solid understanding of naturopathic medicine and practice.
You’ll delve into its fascinating history, the value of its applications, and the interesting career paths of naturopathic medicine.
Explore the history of naturopathic medicine
In the first week, you’ll explore the origins and core philosophies of naturopathic medicine.
Examine naturopathic principles in care
Learn how approaches like ‘first, do no harm’ and ‘treating the whole person’ distinguish naturopathic medicine from other health disciplines during the second week of this course. By examining the foundations of naturopathy, you’ll gain insight into what makes this field unique.
Unpack contemporary naturopathic medicine
Next, you’ll discover how contemporary naturopathic medicine delivers personalised, holistic care. You’ll explore the various career paths available – from working in clinics to research. You’ll also learn about the scope of naturopathic practice.
Understand the value of naturopathic medicine approaches to health
Finally, you’ll uncover the value of naturopathic principles in everyday life such as exposure to green spaces for healing. This will help you understand how aligning naturopathic principles to the everyday world can enhance patient outcomes.
By the end of the course, you’ll have a strong foundation to pursue this expanding field. Armed with this knowledge, you’ll be set up for a rewarding career in naturopathic medicine.
Learning on this course
On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.
What will you achieve?
By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...
- Describe the field, and historical aspects of naturopathic medicine
- Explain the fundamental principles of naturopathic medicine
- Describe contemporary naturopathic medicine
- Identify the value of naturopathic principles in health
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for anyone with an interest in naturopathic medicine. You may be considering a career in naturopathy or you could be a healthcare practitioner wanting to expand your scope of practice or collaborate with naturopaths.
This knowledge you gain on this course will also set you up for continuing education in naturopathic medicine. You could further your knowledge with Southern Cross University with:
- Diploma of Health (Naturopathic Studies specialisation)
- Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle)
- Master of Naturopathic Medicine
Upon successful completion of the course and quizzes, you’ll receive credit for Assessment 1, and partial contribution of marks to Assessment 3, in the ‘Professional Contexts in Naturopathic Medicine 1: Foundations [NATM2004]’ unit offered by Southern Cross University. This is a core unit in the Diploma of Health (Naturopathic Studies specialisation) and Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Lifestyle) degrees delivered through Southern Cross University.
You’ll receive credit for Assessment 1, and partial contribution of marks to Assessment 3, in the ‘Professional Contexts in Naturopathic Medicine 1 and 2: Foundations and Conduct [NATM5010]’ unit offered by Southern Cross University. This is a core unit in the Master of Naturopathic Medicine degree delivered through Southern Cross University.
Who developed the course?
LocationNew South Wales, Australia
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