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Advanced Diploma of Clinical Nutrition

Practice as a Nutritionist with a holistic approach!

Nutritionists look at how what we eat affects our health and happiness. It is widely known that there is a direct coloration between a poor diet and physical and mental health problems.  Studies now highlight the important connection between the food on our plates and disease. Changing the way we eat can delay ageing and improve our quality of life.

As a holistic nutritionist, you will help clients approach the management of chronic diseases; provide clients with dietary advice and therapeutic nutritional programs with a focus on providing preventative natural health care for all of life stages.

As a holistic Nutritionist you will;

  • Take a detailed case history of your client
  • Discuss the client’s dietary habits & assess their health needs
  • Explain the concepts of good nutrition and nutritional deficiencies
  • Develop meal plans
  • Help clients with weight loss, detoxing, sports nutrition, food allergies, hormonal health, preconception and pregnancy care and general wellbeing
  • Prescribe supplements where appropriate
  • Monitor client progress and make changes to treatment plans as required

 

A Practitioner Course That Delivers Study/Life balance

Course Duration: Choice of a 3 or 4 year study plan, with a well-balanced study load

Intake: Annual intake commencing in February

How to Get started

The Advanced Diploma Courses have an annual intake commencing in February.

If you miss the annual intake you can study subjects as standalone short courses throughout the year. Completion of these subjects will give you credit towards the Advanced Diploma should you formally enrol in the following year intake. See Course Outline for further information.

 

Study anywhere, any time! – In our virtual classroom

Making learning accessible for everyone is the key to all our course programs.

Nature Care’s virtual classroom is accessed through the colleges secure online Student Portal which you can access day and night 7 days a week. 

Subjects have an online scheduled class time;

 You can choose to:

  • Attend the scheduled class lesson live in real-time in our virtual classroom OR
  • Watch the live recording and review the course content at your leisure in-line with your own weekly study schedule 

Each class recording is available for the whole duration of term to optimise your learning experience.

 

Recognition of Course

Nature Care College is an approved Education Provider for the Advanced Diploma of Clinical Nutrition with the Australian Traditional Medicine Society (ATMS).

Enrolled Nature Care College students get free student membership with ATMS. By joining ATMS you become a member of Australia’s leading natural medicine Association and will be supported on your journey to becoming an Accredited Professional Practitioner.

Once you graduate with your qualification you can upgrade your student membership to ATMS Accredited Membership with access to professional indemnity insurance cover offered exclusively to ATMS members as well as many other membership benefits.

ATMS is the only natural medicine practitioner association appointed to two Commonwealth statutory committees, where it represents the interests if the entire natural medicine profession.

Visit: www.atms.com.au

The Nature Care Benefit

  • Training Practitioners since 1973 – learn from experienced, passionate educators
  • Flexible study options
  • 50% of Clinical Practice training can be completed in our virtual clinic and the remaining 50% can be completed externally
  • Quality Practitioner training at an affordable cost
  • A range of payment options

The college’s quality education is complemented with great value courses to support people in transitioning into work they love! Our Advance Diploma Practitioner courses get you started in the industry at an accessible course cost compared to a Bachelor Degree level course.

 

Course Enrolment

You are welcome to enrol if you are 18 years and over. Nature Care’s wide demographic of students makes learning with likeminded people an enriching and fulfilling experience.

 

Testimonials

Nature Care College provides a quality-learning environment that ensures students are-“industry ready” once graduated. Lecturers are genuinely caring professionals with years of experience in various modalities - Cathie 

The lecturers of Nature Care have all been fantastic. Many of the nutrition subjects have lecturers who are also working in their own practices and they share their experiences & stories. The course also provided a good science grounding with a natural health philosophy.- Janet 

 

To find out more, see what you’ll be learning and have frequently asked questions answered download the Course Outline

Advanced Diploma of Clinical Nutrition Booklist     

UNITS OF STUDY

Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject will teach you an overview of the fundamental Anatomy of Body Structures. This course will focus on the anatomy of the external body structures including the skin and accessory structures, bones of the skeleton, joints and the skeletal muscles.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment

This unit is assessed by:

  • Two on-line quizzes

Pre-requisites: Nil


Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems

Description: A fundamental component of all major modalities, this subject continues on from Anatomy and Physiology of Body Structures and will focus on the anatomy and physiological functioning of each Body System. The final component of this course will focus on processes of pregnancy, labour and lactation and the impact of each body system on Homeostasis and in ageing.

Assessment
This subject is assessed by:

  • Two on-line quizzes


Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Pre-requisites: Nil


Body Chemistry A

Description: An introduction to organic chemistry, this subject is essential in helping you understand the human condition at a cellular level. The structure of chemical substances and interactions of these substances as they relate to biochemical processes within the human body will be explored.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This subject is assessed by:

  • Two on-line quizzes

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure

Co-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems


Body Chemistry B

Description: An introduction to organic chemistry, this subject is essential in helping you understand the human condition at a cellular level. The structure of chemical substances and interactions of these substances as they relate to biochemical processes within the human body will be explored.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This subject is assessed by:

  • Two on-line quizzes

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure, Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems

Co-requisites: Integrative Anatomy & Physiology


Building Your Successful Practice

Description: This subject will describe the skills and knowledge required to work effectively in a healthcare setting with clients, staff, visitors, suppliers and others. You will acquire skills and knowledge to implement and monitor compliance with legal and ethical requirements, skills and knowledge required to arrange referrals to other health care professionals and to provide administration for a clinical health practice.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This subject is assessed by:

  • One written assignment

Pre-requisites: Nil


Clinical Assessment Techniques

Description: This subject is designed to equip students with the skills required to take an in depth client history, to perform basic physical examination techniques (including observing and recording vital signs). Students will also be introduced to holistic assessment techniques such as iridology, skin, hair, tongue & nail examination as part of the client consultation- all techniques which form an integral part of the modern Natural Therapies Clinic.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This subject is assessed by:

  • One on-line quiz

Pre-requisites: Nil


Clinical Practice 1A (Nut)

Description: These classes will enable you to consolidate your knowledge of medical sciences and nutrition, aiming to assist you in solving problems, emulating the methods used by nutritionists in their own clinics. The course work will then focus on those health complaints commonly encountered in practice. This subject involves a considerable amount of home study followed by class discussion.

 

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

 

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • One research project

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Foundations of Nutrition; Principles of Micronutrients

 

Co-requisites: Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology  


Clinical Practice 1B (Nut)

Description: These classes will enable you to consolidate your knowledge of medical sciences and nutrition, aiming to assist you in solving problems, emulating the methods used by nutritionists in their own clinics. The course work will then focus on those health complaints commonly encountered in practice. This subject involves a considerable amount of home study followed by class discussion.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This subject is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • One research project

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Foundations of Nutrition; Principles of Micronutrients

Co-requisites: Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology; Nutritional Therapeutics


Clinical Practice 2 Nutrition - 200 hours

Description: This class is the culmination of your studies, applying all that has been learned into actual case taking, management and treatment plans.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • Ongoing practical assessment tasks

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Foundations of Nutrition; Principles of Micronutrients, Nutritional Therapeutics; Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology; Communicate with Clients; Communicate in Health; Safe Practices
Co-requisites: Clinical Practice 1 Nutrition 

 


Communicate In Health

This unit of study is designed to develop skills and knowledge required gather information, maintain effective working relationships and networks, with particular regard to communication and representation.


Communicate With Clients

Description: This unit of study covers the skills required by practitioners to establish and maintain effective communication with clients throughout all interactions and provide basic counselling as required and as appropriate to facilitate the treatment or health service being provided. The skills apply to work in a range of health settings where health services are provided with direct client contact involved.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • One on-line quiz

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil

 


Develop Professional Expertise

In this unit of study you will learn how complementary therapies is part of the overallhealth system and how to continue your professional development and keep up to datewith the latest industry news. The unit will also provide you with the knowledge and skills required to establish andmanage a successful complementary health care practice with emphasis on operationaland marketing strategies


Evidence Based Practice

Description: This unit of study will enhance your critical thinking skills and will provide you with the knowledge and skills required to source and evaluate relevant information and then apply those findings to clinical practice.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This subject is assessed by:

  • Online Exam

Pre-requisites: Develop Professional Expertise

Co-requisites: Nil


Food as Medicine

Description: Food as Medicine explores the healing potential of foods, beverages and dietary patterns using the best knowledge from both traditional and scientific sources. In this unit of study you will learn how to recommend wholesome foods and beverages based on seasonally available ingredients that delight the senses whilst providing specific phytochemicals and nutrients. You will also learn how to communicate knowledge of nutritional medicine philosophy, principles and practices

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One on-line quiz

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Foundations of Nutrition A

Description: In this stimulating unit of study you will gain a solid understanding of the concepts of naturopathic nutrition. You will be introduced to the macronutrients, including their role in absorption, metabolism and diet and will also study nutrient values, specific food
groups and the effects of processing on foods. This unit of study will enable you to identify appropriate dietary modification and negotiate dietary changes according to an individual’s particular requirements.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • One end of term exam

Pre-requisites: Nil

Co-requisites: Nil


Foundations of Nutrition B

Description: In this stimulating unit of study you will gain a solid understanding of the concepts of naturopathic nutrition. You will be introduced to the macronutrients, including their role in absorption, metabolism and diet and will also study nutrient values, specific food groups and the effects of processing on foods. This unit of study will enable you to identify appropriate dietary modification and negotiate dietary changes according to an individual’s particular requirements.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • One end of term exam
  • Compulsory clinic consultation at the Nature Care Student Clinic or an external professional practitioner

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A

Co-requisites: Nil


Integrative Anatomy & Physiology

Description: This unit of study integrates your knowledge of Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems and Body Structure, increasing your understanding of a wide range of body functions. Subjects studied include the anatomy and physiology of stress, sleep, consciousness, memory, emotions and behaviour.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • Weekly on-line quizzes
  • One end-of-term exam

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems
Co-requisites: Nil

 


Introduction to Natural Medicine

Description: This inspiring and foundational subject will provide you with an understanding of the history, philosophy and fundamental principles of natural medicine.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment
  • Food diary
  • Compulsory clinic consultation at the Nature Care Student Clinic or an external professional practitioner

Pre-requisites: Nil.

Co-requisites: Nil.

 


Naturopathic Diagnosis

Description:  A fascinating and relevant unit of study designed specifically for students and holistic practitioners who wish to learn about naturopathic diagnostic skills and tests.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems.

Co-requisites: Integrative Anatomy & Physiology


Nutritional Therapeutics A

Description: In Nutritional Therapeutics you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to effectively assess nutritional problems and treat a wide variety of pathologies and system dysfunctions, using various diets, specific foods and nutritional supplements

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One written assignment

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A & B; Principles of Micronutrients A & B; Body Chemistry A & B; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology
Co-requisites: Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology 1


Nutritional Therapeutics A Tutorials

These tutorials enhance and support your learning while completing Nutritional Therapeutics A.


Nutritional Therapeutics B

Description: In Nutritional Therapeutics you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to effectively assess nutritional problems and treat a wide variety of pathologies and system dysfunctions, using various diets, specific foods and nutritional supplements

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

 

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One case study assignment

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A & B; Principles of Micronutrients; Nutritional Therapeutics A; Body Chemistry A & B; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Integrative Anatomy & Physiology
Co-requisites: Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology 1


Nutritional Therapeutics B Tutorials

These tutorials are designed to enhance and support your learning in Nutritional Therapeutics B


Pharmacology

Description: Pharmacology familiarises the student with pharmacological terminology, introduces the classification of commonly used drugs according to their pharmacological actions and investigates drug side effects and interactions.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this subject. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment:

This subject is assessed by:

  • End of term examination

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure, Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems, Integrative Anatomy & Physiology, Body Chemistry
Co-requisites: Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology

 


Principles of Micronutrients A

Description: In Principles of Micronutrients, you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to understand and prescribe nutritional supplements for illness, imbalance or simply to maintain wellbeing in the human body.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One end of term exam
  • Compulsory Clinic Consultation

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A & B; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Body Chemistry A

Co-requisites: Integrative Anatomy & Physiology; Body Chemistry B

 

 


Principles of Micronutrients B

Description: In Principles of Micronutrients, you will be provided with the knowledge and skills to understand and prescribe nutritional supplements for illness, imbalance or simply to maintain wellbeing in the human body.?

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment

This unit is assessed by:

  • One end of term exam
  • Compulsory clinic consultation at the Nature Care Student Clinic or an external professional practitioner

Refer to Assessment Procedures and Assessment Tasks documents for full details

Pre-requisites: Foundations of Nutrition A & B; Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Body Chemistry A & B; Principles of Micronutrients A.

Co-requisites: Integrative Anatomy & Physiology.


Safe Practices

Description:  This unit incorporates the skills and knowledge required to comply with infection control policies and procedures and contribute to WHS processes.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One on-line quiz

Pre-requisites: Nil.

Co-requisites: Nil.


Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology A

Description: A one year unit of study which introduces students to basic pathological processes, methodology of history taking, physical examination and incorporating studies of diseases in each body system.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.

 

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One end of term exam

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Body Chemistry A & B
Co-requisites: Nil

 


Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology B

Description: A one year unit of study which introduces students to basic pathological processes, methodology of history taking, physical examination and incorporating studies of diseases in each body system.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.
 

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One end of term exam

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Body Chemistry A & B; Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology A
Co-requisites: Nil


Symptomatology, Diagnosis & Pathology C

Description: A one year unit of study which introduces students to basic pathological processes, methodology of history taking, physical examination and incorporating studies of diseases in each body system.

Learning Hours: Learning hours are inclusive of all supervised and prescribed activities throughout the duration of this unit of study. These may include lectures, on-line tasks, forums, assessments, prescribed reading, research, assignments and activities.
 

Assessment
This unit is assessed by:

  • One end of term exam

Pre-requisites: Anatomy & Physiology Body Structure; Anatomy & Physiology Body Systems; Body Chemistry A & B; Symptomatology Diagnosis & Pathology A & B
Co-requisites: Nil




You enrol and pay on a term by term basis.

Year 1 Fees:

Term 1 : $2,710.00

Term 2 : $2,790.00

Term 3 : $2,690.00


Year 2 Fees:

Term 1 : $2,690.00

Term 2 : $2,740.00

Term 3 : $2,825.00


Year 3 Fees:

Term 1 : $1,210.00

Term 2 : $500.00

Total Course Fees: $18,155.00

*Excluding Clinical Practice 2 Training in your final year/s


Clinical Practice 2 Training

Cost of 50% of your clinical training in Nature Care's online Wellness Clinic = $3,362.50
The remaining 50% of clinic training is to completed externally

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testimonials

"I really enjoyed it! I'm still reading the course books now, it really opened my eyes to how the body processes food and how different foods make it function, which I wasn't really aware of before. I also liked that the assignments were based on your own life in a lot of ways, so you were forced to look at your diet and reflect on what you've learned..."

Alexandra Ishigaki

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