COURSE OVERVIEW

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 full education pathway is Primary Certificate of Medical Nutrition & Chronic Disease, Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management, Advanced Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management and Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS AND COURSE REQUISITES

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.

Professionally recognised qualifications and prior studies may be recognised for entry into this course if the learning outcomes match exactly. Please ask a HealthCert Education Advisor for an individual assessment of your prior qualifications and experience.

COURSE CONTENTS

  • Different dietary approaches for the management of chronic disease: Mediterranean, MIND, vegetarian, high protein, low GI
  • Are carbs the enemy? Understanding the nutritional needs of patients with diabetes.
  • Latest trends in cardiovascular nutrition

Course participants will:

  • Have the opportunity to replay video lectures from medical experts.
  • Participate in discussion of patient cases, evaluate and make decisions.
  • All presentation slides available for download.
  • Participate in course webinar prior to the examinations and ask questions.
  • Receive unlimited and ongoing access to free alumni learning resources, video lectures, and discussion forums, as well as invite-only events and special offers after completion of the course.
  • Receive ongoing support post-course through webinars and case review
  • Have the opportunity to participate in optional clinical attachments at dedicated nutrition clinics.

COURSE OUTLINE

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

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COURSE FEES AND PAYMENT OPTIONS

UPFRONT PAYMENT

Single course

$1,795

Two-Course Bundle*

$3,410

Three-Course Bundle*

$4,840

*Special rates for upfront registrations for multiple courses within the same pathway.
DEFERRED PAYMENT

Single course 

$640 x 3 

Two-Course Bundle

$605 x 6

Three-Course Bundle

$645 x 8 

 Defer your payments over several months.

LEARN MORE ABOUT AVAILABLE PAYMENT OPTIONS

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.

Meet Your Instructors

Your instructors are noted specialists in Medical Nutrition Management.
Dr Zoe Apalla

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.

COURSE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT

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:

  • Pre- and post-course activities
  • Three sets of module review questions
  • Three sets of patient case scenarios

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Primary Certificate of Medical Nutrition & Chronic Disease certificate and below points. To learn more about the delivery of certificates in Australia and overseas, please visit our FAQs.

RACGP and ACRRM points are pending.

 

This primary certificate:
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.

EDUCATION PATHWAYS

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.

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