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Overview

This professional certificate provides a comprehensive introduction to the regulation of complementary medicines (particularly herbal and nutritional) in Australia. 

Critical appraisal of evidence and manufacturer claims will be undertaken. Relevant policies, quality standards, and the ethical implications that govern this industry as well as the internationalisation of complementary medicines will be examined. The regulatory guidelines for advertising, marketing and sales of complementary medicine between global regulatory authorities will be analysed. This course is developed and delivered with industry partners who include regulatory affairs, industry associations and market leaders.

Units of study:

  • Drugs and Devices: R and D to Registration (PCOL5101)
  • Regulation of Complementary Medicines (PHAR7815) (new in 2020)

NB both units of study are taught in first semester.

Please see below under What you’ll study for unit of study details.

Who should study this course?

This professional certificate is suited to medical graduates, pharmacists and complementary medicine practitioners.

Subject areas
Shared pool

Entry, fees, funding & how to apply

Depends on your qualification, citizenship status
The details on this page based on your selections are a guide only, and are subject to change.

Your entry requirements

English language proficiency

Find out if you need to prove English language proficiency (depends on your country of origin and educational background).

For academic requirements check the ‘Admission requirements’ section on this page.

Your fee

How to apply

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Closing date

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

You can apply online via the application portal. When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply’ button on this course page. Visit the How to apply page for other important information. 

Not available to student visa holders or to international students to study offshore. International students in Australia on other visas with study rights may apply.

Closing date

Semester 1 - 31 January of the commencing year

Starting date

Semester 1 (March)

Admission criteria

Admission to the Sydney Professional Certificate in Complementary Medicines Regulation requires a:

  • medical degree from the University of Sydney or equivalent qualification ; or 
  • bachelor's degree in a health or science-related discipline.

Career pathways

This course provides advanced postgraduate training for students who intend to pursue a career in complementary medicines regulation.

Domestic students

International students

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