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Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management

  • : Online
Start anytime online and enjoy the flexibility to study at your own pace. COURSE OVERVIEW

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.

COURSE CONTENTS
  • 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 
COURSE OUTLINE

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

ONLINE START STUDIES ANYTIME.

COHORT 3
From $1,795

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.

GP REGISTRARS: Doctors in training receive a HealthCert Scholarship and save up to $350 on online certificate courses and up to $500 on certificate courses that include a practical workshop. 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 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 Tetyana Rocks

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

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 Jaimon Kelly

Senior Teaching Fellow, Bond University

Peta Paterson

Accredited Practising Dietitian and Senior Teaching Fellow, Bond University

Shane Jeffrey

Accredited Sports Dietitian

Treasurer, Australian & New Zealand Academy for Eating Disorders

Founder, River Oak Health

Founder, Food Mind Body

Greg Shaw

Nutrition Lead, Australian swimming

Kathy Beck

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

COURSE DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT

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 cohort. 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 feature of this professional diploma. The audit will guide you to reflect on your patient management prior to and after increasing your knowledge and clinical management of patients with medical nutrition concerns. You will need to submit your own patient cases as part of the audit. The clinical audit is separately accredited.

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 cohort.

CERTIFICATION AND ACCREDITATION

Upon successful completion of the course requirements, course participants will receive the Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition certificate and below points.

RACGP CPD Accredited Activity 40 Points

ACRRM - PDP units: 40 Educational activity, 16 Performance review

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 PLD(at)dhcr.gov.ae 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 mainprocredits(at)cfpc.ca for more information.
  • Meets World Federation of Medical Education standards.
  • Is quality-assured by Bond University.
Type
Delivery
Title
Professional Diploma of Medical Nutrition Management
Interest Areas / Topics Covered
Lifestyle and nutrition, Nutrition/weight management
Location
Provider Type
Non Profit Organisation
Duration
Max 120 hours
CPD Points
40
Price
1795.00
Location
Online
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Entry Requirements / Prerequisites
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.
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