The Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management 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. The course will allow you to 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 the last part of the three-part Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management. The education pathway is Professional Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management, Advanced Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management and Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management.

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The Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management 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 course is suitable for medical doctors, degree-qualified nurses who work under their supervision and International Medical Graduates. Participants must have successfully completed the HealthCert Advanced Certificate of Medical Nutrition Management course (or a qualification deemed equivalent). 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.


  • Diet and depression
  • Eating disorders
  • Nutrition in chronic kidney disease
  • Childhood nutrition
  • Advanced sports nutrition
  • Motivational interviewing for behaviour change
  • Ageing, medication and nutritional management
  • Food allergies and intolerances
  • Nutrition in COPD and asthma

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 


Module 1: Diet and depression

Module 2: Eating disorders

Module 3: Nutrition in chronic kidney disease

Module 4: Childhood nutrition

Module 5: Advanced sports nutrition

Module 6: Motivational interviewing for behaviour change

Module 7: Ageing, medication and nutritional management

Module 8: Food allergies and intolerances

Extended Learning Unit: Nutrition in COPD and asthma




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*The individual offers and special rates cannot be used in conjunction with any other specials. 


Meet Your Instructors

Your instructors are noted specialists in Medical Nutrition Management.
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Dr Treasure McGuire

PhD, BPharm, BSc, GradDipClinPharm, GCHEd, CertIVTAE, Adv Prac Pharm, FACP, FPS, MSHP

Assistant Director of Pharmacy (Practice and Development), Mater Health

Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Bond University

Dr Treasure McGuire is a passionate medicines information pharmacist, pharmacologist, educator and researcher. She is an Assistant Director of Pharmacy (Practice and Development), Mater Health, Brisbane and holds two senior conjoint academic appointments between Mater, the School of Medicine, Bond University and School of Pharmacy, The University of Queensland (UQ). She is also currently national president of the Australian College of Pharmacy.

As Associate Professor of Pharmacology, Bond University, Dr McGuire aims to transform medical students from ‘doctor as scientist’ to ‘prescriber ready clinicians’. For her work in education at UQ, she was a member of the Postgraduate Clinical Pharmacy Program Team that received the 2016 UQ Faculty of Health and Behavioural Sciences Award for Programs that Enhance Learning (APEL) and a 2017 UQ Commendation for these programs.

Dr McGuire collaborates with academic GPs in patient centred research, in the domains of medicines information, evidence-based practice, medication safety, reproductive health and complementary medicines.

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Dr Tetyana Rocks

Head of Translational and Educational stream, Food & Mood Centre, Deakin University

Dr Tetyana Rocks is a postdoctoral research fellow and Head of Translational and Educational stream at the Food & Mood Centre, Deakin University.  Her main role within the centre is to support the translation of the current evidence in the field of Nutritional Psychiatry into policy and clinical practice through education and training of health professionals and the wider community in Australia and internationally. Tetyana is also continuing to developing her research in eating disorders, focusing on the role of gut microbiota in treatment. Tetyana is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian with extensive experience in tertiary education.

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Dr Stan Steindl

Clinical Psychologist, Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd

Adjunct Associate Professor, School of Psychology, The University of Queensland

Co-director, UQ Compassionate Mind Research Group

Dr Stan Steindl is a Clinical Psychologist in private practice at Psychology Consultants Pty Ltd, and an Adjunct Associate Professor at School of Psychology, The University of Queensland, Australia. He is also co-director of the UQ Compassionate Mind Research Group. He has over 20 years’ experience as a therapist, supervisor and trainer, especially providing training in Motivational Interviewing (MI). His PhD examined the use of MI with combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder and comorbid alcohol dependency, and he continues to work in the areas of trauma, addiction and health behaviour change, as well as having a general clinical practice. He is an active member of the Motivational Interviewing Network of Trainers (MINT), and delivers training in an engaging, informative and practical ways.


Dr Jaimon Kelly

Senior Teaching Fellow, Bond University

Dr Jaimon Kelly is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Senior Teaching Fellow at Bond University. Jaimon works in private practice and consults primarily for chronic disease nutrition. He is also an early career researcher passionate about improving patient-centred care in chronic disease, is an advocate for patient-engagement in both the clinical and research setting, and has a strong interest in exploring new ways to deliver dietary education to improve people’s dietary self-management.
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Peta Paterson

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Teaching Fellow, Bond University

Peta Patterson is an Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Teaching Fellow at Bond University.  Her teaching focuses on community and public health nutrition issues and its application to improving the health of the population. Prior to academia she has worked as a dietitian in the general practice setting supporting patients to achieve optimum health through nutrition. She has also spent over 10 years as a Senior Public Health Nutritionist with a primary focus on the health of mothers, infants and children. She has been a member of the Dietitians Association of Australia since 2001.

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Shane Jeffrey

Accredited Sports Dietitian

Treasurer, Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

Founder, River Oak Health

Founder, Food Mind Body

Shane Jeffrey is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and Accredited Sports Dietitian with 25 years of experience as a dietitian in both the private and public sectors, working almost exclusively in the field of eating disorders, the non-diet approach and sports nutrition. Shane is the current treasurer and a past executive member of the Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders, a past chairperson for the nutrition interest group for the Academy for Eating Disorders, and a past chairperson for the Eating Disorder Interest Group for the Dietitians Association of Australia.

Shane has a passion for supporting the education of health professionals in the eating disorders, teaching into four universities, facilitating workshops, and presenting at various national and international conferences. Shane is the founder of River Oak Health and Food Mind Body, two Queensland-based private practices dedicated to the treatment of eating, weight and body image concerns.

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Greg Shaw

Nutrition Lead, Australian swimming

Greg Shaw is a sports dietitian that has developed his experience in sports nutrition over the past 25 years. Five of those years were first-hand, as an international ranked swimmer and a member of the Australian Swim Team. Since completing his degree in 2000, Greg has worked with elite teams such as the Brisbane Lions (premiership 03), Queensland Reds and has worked individually with Olympic champions and world record holders consulting to Australian, Queensland and British swimming teams, and the Queensland Academy of Sport. He spent ten years as a senior sports dietitian at the Australian Institute of Sport. He is currently the Nutrition Lead for Australian swimming. Greg was a board member of Sports Dietitians Australia for over 10 years and was instrumental in developing their professional development framework and is currently a member of SDA’s education committee.

Greg is passionate about sports nutrition and ensuring athletes and sports health professionals practice performance focused, safe and legal sports nutrition practices. Greg is currently a member of numerous national sporting bodies, Sport Supplement Policy panels, and was involved in the development of the AIS Sport Supplement Framework. Greg has completed research into the use of dietary supplements by swimmers, including what drives supplement use and how this use has changed over time in relation to regulatory and policy changes.

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Kathy Beck

Chair, Dietitian Subcommittee, Australasian Society of Clinical Immunologists and Allergists (ASCIA)

Kathy Beck has more than 35 years’ experience working as a registered nurse and a dietitian in clinical dietetics, across all types of home and hospital settings both in Australia and the UK. Kathy is an Accredited Practicing Dietitian and in the last 10 years has specialised in paediatric clinical dietetics across a diverse range of specialty areas but specifically within paediatric food allergy. She is the recognised paediatric allergy dietitian across Queensland and lectures in the area of paediatric food allergy to dietetic students, dietitians, GPs and paediatricians.

Kathy is the Chair of the Dietitian Subcommittee of the Australasian Society of Clinical Immunologists and Allergists (ASCIA) which aims to provide up-to-date educational resources for health professionals and families living with food allergy. Kathy is an active member of the International Network of Diet and Nutrition in Allergy (INDANA) and regularly attends National and International food allergy conferences to broaden and update her skills.


This is a fully online course. We offer a ‘start anytime online’ course structure, which gives flexible start and completion times for studies, as well as exam extensions, to fit in with busy schedules. Participants can enjoy the flexibility to study at their own pace, in their own time, within their home or office, and on their favourite mobile device. The modules are set up in such a way that participants are not required to be online at specific times but can view and replay the video lectures at their convenience. The webinars offer the opportunity to join and interact with the presenters online in real-time but can also be viewed later. There are no face-to-face requirements for exams which can be conveniently completed online within 12 months from the start of the course date. With no travel, accommodation or out-of-office expenses incurred, participants can build critical skills and tailor their career while working in a busy practice or raising a family.

There are eight units in a HealthCert professional diploma program. 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. You will also receive valuable 12 months web-based support from the speakers and participate in regular online learning sessions with the opportunity to ask any questions you might have as you implement your learning. 

A clinical audit is a mandatory element of this professional diploma. The clinical audit will guide you to reflect on your patient management, prior to and after, increasing your knowledge through your studies at HealthCert. You will need to submit your own cases as part of the audit. If you no longer see any cases in this field, the course offers an early exit point with the Complex Certificate.

The course includes: 

  • All presentation slides available for download.
  • 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 month 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.
  • Complete a literature review of three articles nominated by the course chair.
  • Complete a clinical audit (separately accredited) to demonstrate application of learning.

Online assessment

  • 120 knowledge multiple choice questions based on a scenario of a medical practitioner undertaking special interest training.
  • 120 authentic scenario based questions based on cases of patient care at a clinic
    • Example: A patient arrives at your clinic with this problem … What should you do?  Multiple choice images based on patient cases.

The pass mark for each exam is 80 per cent. 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.

HealthCert recommends completion of all requirements at your convenience within 12 months from the start of the course date.


PDNUT certificate

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

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points
ACRRM - PDP units: 40 Educational activity, 16 Performance review


Complete the optional Clinical Audit to demonstrate your learning outcomes and receive an additional 40 RACGP CPD points or equivalent ACRRM PDP hours.


This professional certificate:

  • Provides CPD points from the Royal Australian College of General Practitioners (RACGP).
  • Provides PDP points from the Australian Council of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM).
  • Is recognised by the Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners (RNZCGP).
  • Is recognised by the Hong Kong College of Family Physicians (HKCFP). The HKCFP recognises all courses endorsed by the RACGP. Points are calculated differently.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Dubai. The number of CPD points must be stated on the certificate. Please contact for more information.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in the UK. CPD events overseas, applicable to a doctor’s scope of practice, may be submitted for revalidation. Please confirm with your Responsible Officer.
  • Is a self-submitted activity in Canada through the College of Family Physicians of Canada. Category 1 points are reported as certified and Category 2 points are reported as non-certified. Contact for more information.
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Is quality-assured by Bond University.


This online three-part program consists of the Professional Certificate, Advanced Certificate, and Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management.


Postgraduate pathway for Medical Nutrition Management

Medical professionals who successfully complete the HealthCert Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management will be eligible to apply for recognition of prior learning for NUTR71-103: Nutrition Issues and Priorities at Bond University. This subject may lead to a pathway into the Graduate Certificate in Evidence Based Practice (or other exit points within the Master of Healthcare Innovations), or the Graduate Certificate in Nutrition at Bond University. Learn more.


Postgraduate scholarships for Medical Nutrition Management

HealthCert graduates who successfully complete the Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management receive a scholarship of up to £500 (approximately $1,000) towards the Master of Science in Obesity and Weight Management and the Master of Science in Sports Nutrition (to be offered in 2021). The postgraduate courses are offered entirely online through DiplomaMSc in the UK and awarded by the University of South Wales. This scholarship is only available to HealthCert alumni. Learn more or enrol here.

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