Despite the prevalence of nutritional disorders and an increasing amount of evidence showing the significance of diet in disease prevention, medical practitioners are typically untrained in the relationship of nutrition to health and disease. This three-part online program is tailored for medical practitioners who wish to gain a better understanding of nutrition management in order to improve patient outcomes, especially for those patients with conditions commonly seen in general practice, such as obesity, diabetes, pregnancy, cardiovascular disease, cancer and eating disorders. The program explores the role of therapeutic diets in the treatment of chronic illnesses and other nutritional disorders, highlighting the principles of the nutrition care process as applicable in a primary care setting. You will learn key nutrition assessment techniques and intervention strategies that will assist you in providing comprehensive health care to your patients.
PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL NUTRITION MANAGEMENT
The Professional Certificate course will teach the foundations of dietary guidelines and help you understand how they can be applied in general practice to better manage chronic diseases, malnutrition, weight loss, and other conditions.
ADVANCED CERTIFICATE OF MEDICAL NUTRITION MANAGEMENT
The Advanced Certificate course will increase your clinical knowledge of medical nutrition strategies that can be implemented to improve patient outcomes in areas including pregnancy, diabetes, cancer, sport and cardiovascular nutrition.
PROFESSIONAL DIPLOMA OF MEDICAL NUTRITION MANAGEMENT
In the Professional Diploma course you will take your medical nutrition knowledge to the highest level with an understanding of how to assess and intervene in the most complex conditions managed in primary care.
The courses are suitable for general practitioners, degree-qualified nurses who work under their supervision and International Medical Graduates.
- No previous formal training is required for the Professional Certificate course.
- Participants of the Advanced Certificate course must have successfully completed the Professional Certificate course or have equivalent qualifications.
- In order to qualify for the Professional Diploma, participants must complete both certificate courses in sequential order.
- How dietary guidelines can be used to guide treatment
- Approaches for the management of chronic disease: Mediterranean, MIND, vegetarian, high protein, low GI
- Myths and fads: superfoods, paleo, and organics
- Vitamins, minerals and supplements
- Gastrointestinal health
- Malnutrition in older adults
- Talking with patients about weight management
- Bariatric care
Advanced Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management
- Nutrition for fertility, pregnancy and lactation
- Patient centred weight management: non-diet approach
- Metabolic syndrome and insulin resistance
- Carbohydrates and diabetes
- Cardiovascular nutrition
- Gut microbiome: pre and probiotic treatments
- Nutrition management in cancer
- Sport nutrition for high performance
Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management
- Food allergies and intolerances
- Eating disorders including anorexia and bulimia
- Nutrition for people with a disability
- Childhood nutrition
- Nutrition in COPD and asthma
- Nutrition in chronic kidney disease and kidney stones
- Drug-health interactions
- Coaching behaviour change
Prof Liz Isenring
Associate Dean, Research
Program Head & Professor, Nutrition & Dietetics
Board Member and Research Chair, Maggie Beer Foundation
Board Member, Scientific Committee Member, Dietitian Connection
Scientific Committee Chair, Australasian Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, Council Member
Chair, Multinational Association for Supportive Care in Cancer Nutrition & Cachexia study group
Professor Liz Isenring heads the new Nutrition and Dietetics programs at Bond University. She is a leading nutrition and dietetics academic, an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian and previously worked at the University of Queensland, Flinders University and Queensland University of Technology.
Liz is internationally recognised in the areas of oncology nutrition, nutrition in older adults, nutrition screening and assessment. Her PhD students have won numerous research awards including International Young Investigator; International Oral presentations, DAA Best of the Best; DAA Best New Presenter; and DAA Practice in Research Awards. In 2012, she received a DAA National Award of Merit for International Dietetic and Nutrition Terminology-related activities.
Internationally, Liz has been recognised by several research awards and multiple invited conference presentations and visiting fellowships. She has led the development of and contributed to several sets of Australian and international evidence-based guidelines leading to improved nutrition care and greater than 100 peer-reviewed publications. Liz is regularly asked to submit invited-journal articles and editorials, and present at conferences around the world.
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The Medical Nutrition Management program is fully delivered online. There are eight units. The course is delivered over 15 weeks with 12 weeks of teaching followed by three weeks for revision and final examinations. The course includes online presentations from experts in the field followed by patient case discussions and decision-making. There is a final webinar prior to examinations.
The course includes:
- Digital full-colour workbook including all presentation slides.
- Access to additional learning resources, reference materials and video lectures.
- Reading list with references to peer-reviewed journal articles to keep up-to-date with developments in the field.
- 12 months' web-based support with the opportunity to ask the instructors questions while you implement your learning.
In order to meet the requirements of professional and academic learning, the course assessment includes professional requirements and two online examinations.
- Develop a report/explanation of how the learning from this course will help you with your professional development. - All certificate levels
- Complete a two-day face-to-face practical workshop. - All certificate levels
- Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair. - Advanced Certificate and Professional Diploma only
- Document with photographs 25 related cases including
applicationof the knowledge. - Professional Diploma only
- There is a knowledge-based examination and an application-based examination which are both equally weighted. It is therefore not possible to pass this course on knowledge alone; knowledge must be successfully applied to patient cases in order to pass the course. The pass mark for online examinations is 80 per cent. - All certificate levels
HealthCert recommends completion of all requirements at your convenience within three months for Professional and Advanced Certificate and six to nine months for Professional Diploma of the completion of the course.
Upon successful completion of the exam, course participants will receive the respective Certificates of Medical Nutrition Management and below points.
RACGP: 40 Category 1 CPD points
ACRRM: 30 PRPD Points
- Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
- Provides PRPD points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
- Is recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
- Is quality-assured by Bond University.
- Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
Professional Diploma Pathway
This online three-part program consists of the Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate, and Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management. Upon completion of the program, participants will be eligible to apply for credit for the Graduate Diploma in Nutrition with Bond University. This is suitable for medical practitioners who are mainly interested in clinical academic study. Course graduates may also continue their professional development by completing a clinical attachment, which are available on request. These will be on a 1:1 basis providing the opportunity to observe clinical nutrition consultation, planning and decision-making and ask questions of the expert.
Certified clinical attachments pathway
Optional clinical attachments are available on request. These will be on a 1:1 basis providing the opportunity to observe clinical nutrition consultation, planning and decision-making and ask questions of the expert. Clinical attachments are available in Australia.
Postgraduate pathway for nutrition
This pathway is suitable for medical practitioners who are mainly interested in clinical academic study. The Graduate Diploma in Nutrition is studied through Bond University. Medical professionals who successfully complete the HealthCert Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate and Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management will be eligible to apply for credit for the Bond University Graduate Diploma. RPL will be granted for NUTR71-105 Nutrition and Chronic Disease Management. Learn more.
A pathway leading to a Graduate Diploma in Obesity and Weight Management with an online provider in the UK is currently under discussion.