The Primary Certificate of Medical Nutrition & Chronic Disease teaches different dietary approaches for the management of chronic disease, diabetes and cardiovascular health in primary care.
Delivered by leading experts in the field, the online course focuses on the role of nutrition and diet in the management and prevention of major nutrition-related disease states. You will learn how to better approach your patients’ needs and provide holistic management of chronic diseases, diabetes and cardiovascular conditions commonly seen in general practice.
This Primary Certificate course allows you to gain an insight into the HealthCert Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management program by exploring one of the most prevalent topics in the field. Should you wish to fast-track your studies and receive financial credit into further courses, you may complete this Primary Certificate course and receive partial Recognition of Prior Learning and cost savings towards the Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management, which is stage one of the three-part Professional Diploma program in Medical Nutrition Management (quality-assured by Bond University).
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.
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.
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.
This course is for medical practitioners who wish to utilise nutrition as a key component of improving patient outcomes, especially focusing on dietary approaches for the management of chronic disease, diabetes and cardiovascular health.
The course is suitable for general practitioners, medical doctors, degree-qualified nurses who work under their supervision, and International Medical Graduates. The course assumes no prior knowledge or training in the field. Participants do not have to pass an IELTS test but, as the courses are delivered in English, proficiency in listening, reading and writing English is assumed.
Participants will require access to a computer/laptop, an internet connection and a basic level of technology proficiency to access and navigate the online learning portal.
Course participants will:
Module 1: Different dietary approaches for the management of chronic disease: Mediterranean, MIND, Vegetarian, high protein, low GI
Module 2: Are Carbs the Enemy? Understanding the nutritional needs of patients with Diabetes
Module 3: Latest Trends in Cardiovascular Nutrition
GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training who are on a pathway to General Practice Registration through a recognised training provider receive a HealthCert Scholarship and save $500 on face-to-face certificate courses (two-day practical workshops) and $300 on online and hybrid certificate courses (one-day practical workshop with supporting online theory). This offer cannot be used in conjunction with the Early Bird special.
Prof Liz Isenring
Program Head, Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, Bond University
Associate Dean of Research, Bond University
Professor Liz Isenring is an Advanced Accredited Practising Dietitian passionate about improving the quality of life of patients and their carers via evidence-based nutrition. Liz is Head of Program for the Master of Nutrition and Dietetic Practice, and the Associate Dean of Research for the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University. She is recognised internationally as an expert in nutrition during treatment for cancer and for older adults. Liz has held several leadership positions including in AuSPEN, Dietitian Connection and MASCC, has published over 130 peer-reviewed papers and received more than $3 million AUS in research funding.
The Primary Certificate of Medical Nutrition & Chronic Disease is delivered fully online. The course consists of three modules and includes online presentations from experts in the field followed by patient case discussions and decision-making.
There are review questions provided at the end of every module to ensure understanding, as well as patient case scenarios for every module to ensure application and safe practice.
Assessment includes the following as mandatory submissions:
Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Primary Certificate
This primary certificate:
Fast-track your studies and receive financial credit into further courses
Complete the Primary Certificate as a standalone course or continue onto the HealthCert Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management.
Upon completion of this Primary Certificate, you will receive partial Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and cost savings towards the Professional Certificate course which is stage one of the three-part Professional Diploma program in Medical Nutrition Management, quality-assured by Bond University.
The full program consists of the Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate, and Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management.