Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine - HLT61012


 
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Overview

Duration

*On-campus:
Full-time 60 wks (5 semesters)
Part-time 108 wks (9 semesters)

^Online:
Option 1 - 120 wks (5 study periods)
Option 2 - 216 wks (9 study periods)

Start dates

- On-campus (Brisbane; Melbourne)
   2014: 08/09; 08/12
- Online:
   2014: 30/06; 31/07; 29/08; 30/09; 31/10; 28/11; 31/12

- Funding available: VET FEE-HELP
- Full-time on-campus students have vacation of up to 15 weeks annually depending on commencement date. This includes mid-term and between breaks, and the optional 10-week Summer School.

The right Nutrition course for you?

Nationally Recognised TrainingThis Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine is designed to give you the skills to launch your career as a nutritional medicine practitioner. 

Nutritional medicine is one of the cornerstones of holistic medicine, and nutritional medicine courses teach how food and individual nutrients for medicinal and therapeutic effects are used – to maintain health, prevent disease and treat illness. 

This is a high-level vocational course for anyone wishing to enter the nutritional medicine profession. It is aimed at recent school leavers, those looking for a career change, those re-entering the workforce, or those wishing to add nutritional medicine training to their existing professional skill set.  It is also a perfect course for overseas nutritional medicine professionals wishing to ensure their training is comparable to that which is required in Australia.

The course is available on-campus and online.

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*On-campus: 1 semester = 12 weeks
^Online: 1 study period = 24 weeks

Scale on books - Advanced Diploma of Nutritional MedicineAnatomy and Physiology, Biochemistry, Clinical Medicine and Business Management are just a few of the exciting subjects covered as part of this nationally accredited program in nutritional medicine. Specialist subjects studied include training in Nutrition, Naturopathic Philosophy, Iridology and Mineral Therapy.

As part of your qualification you will spend time within the AIAS Natural Medicine Clinic which operates to the public, giving you experience with real clients in a real work environment.

Subjects

Students are required to study all subjects as shown in each Block + First Aid* (HLTFA311A Apply First Aid).

Block 1

Core Subjects
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Anatomy & Physiology 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Confirm physical health status (HLTAP401B)

Anatomy & Physiology 1

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Communication Strategies - Health

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Communicate effectively with clients (HLTCOM404C)
> Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate (HLTCOM406C)

Communication Strategies - Health

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Chemistry

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Chemistry

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Nutrition 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide basic dietary advice (HLTNUT610B)

Nutrition 1

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Naturopathic Philosophy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform naturopathic health assessment (HLTNAT606C)

Naturopathic Philosophy


Block 2

Core Subjects
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Anatomy and Physiology 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTAP501C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Anatomy and Physiology 2

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Nutrition 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide specialised nutritional medicine treatment (HLTNUT608B)

Nutrition 2

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Musculoskeletal Anatomy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTAP501C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Musculoskeletal Anatomy

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Biochemistry

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Biochemistry

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Nutrition 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Plan the nutritional treatment strategy (HLTNUT606B)

Nutrition 3

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Mineral Therapy

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform naturopathic health assessment (HLTNAT606C)

Mineral Therapy


Block 3

Core Subjects
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Anatomy and Physiology 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency including HLTAP501C, HLTNAT606C, HLTNUT610B, HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Anatomy and Physiology 3

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Clinical Medicine 1

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Analyse health information (HLTAP501C)

Clinical Medicine 1

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Iridology

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform naturopathic health assessment (HLTNAT606C)

Iridology

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Nutrition 4

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Apply a nutritional medicine diagnostic framework (HLTNUT603B)

Nutrition 4

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Practice Administration A

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Maintain an effective health work environment (HLTHIR501C)
> Implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements (HLTHIR506C)

Practice Administration A

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Clinic 1A - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Contribute to WHS processes (HLTWHS300A)
> Contribute to effective workplace relationships (BSBFLM303C)
> Prepare and dispense nutritional and dietary supplements (HLTNUT609C)

Clinic 1A - NUT


Block 4

Core Subjects
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Clinical Medicine 2

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Clinical Medicine 2

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Clinical Medicine 3

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B,
HLTNUT607C

Clinical Medicine 3

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Naturopathic Prescribing

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Perform naturopathic health assessment (HLTNAT606C)

Naturopathic Prescribing

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Clinic 1B - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Comply with infection control policies and procedures (HLTIN301C)
> Perform nutritional medicine health assessment (HLTNUT605B)

Clinic 1B - NUT

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Business Management

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Manage a practice (HLTCOM503D)

Business Management


Block 5

Core Subjects
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Clinical Medicine 4

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Essential knowledge for units of competency, including HLTNUT608B, HLTNUT606B, HLTNUT603B, HLTNUT609C, HLTNUT605B, HLTNUT607C

Clinical Medicine 4

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Clinic 2A - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Reflect on and improve upon professional practice (CHCORG428A)
> Develop professional expertise (HLTCOM502C)
> Manage work within a clinical nutritional framework (HLTNUT604C)

Clinic 2A - NUT

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Clinic 2B - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Provide nutritional medicine treatment (HLTNUT607C)
> Manage the control of infection (HLTIN504D)

Clinic 2B - NUT

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Clinical Case Studies - NUT

Training Package Competency Alignment:
> Apply literature research findings to clinical practice (HLTNUT601C)

Clinical Case Studies - NUT


*First Aid not delivered by AIAS

For more information on the Order of Completion (including Part-time and Online study), click here

Career Pathways

Employment

Scale on books - Advanced Diploma of Nutritional MedicineGraduates of the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine will have a thorough education in nutritional medicine. You will be well equipped to begin your career as a self-employed nutritional medicine practitioner or manage a private practice.

You will also have exciting career opportunities in education, community health care services, social welfare, retail, manufacturing and health retreats. Graduates of the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine often take roles as Nutritional Medicine Practitioners and Nutritional Therapists.

Further study

In addition to these employment outcomes, the Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine is expected also to be used as a pathway for learners wishing to continue their studies. An Advanced Diploma is a perfect gateway to a University Degree.