Nutritional Therapist Advanced Course Contents
The Nutritional Therapist Advanced Diploma Course Stage 3 (Units 9-12) follows on seamlessly from the School of Health Nutritional Therapist Course Stage 1 & Stage 2 (Units 1-8 incl. Anatomy & Physiology). The Nutritional Therapist Advanced Course Stage 3 comprises: Units 9-12, Clinical Observation and Clinical Supervision.
Unit 9 - Applied Nutrition
Within Unit 9 students will study cellular energy and how nutrient deficiencies affect this process leading to various disease conditions. We also study oxidative stress and how this is at the root of many disease states. We then look at the area of gene testing and the various single nucleotide polymorphisms or SNPs and how these impact upon health. Unit 9 builds on the nutritional biochemistry foundation that students leant in Stages 1 and 2 (Units 1-8).
Unit 9 Contents
Introduction to chemistry
Structure of carbohydrates, proteins and lipids
The Citric Acid Cycle & Cellular Respiration
Acetyl Co Enzyme A
The Citric Acid Cycle
Reduction and Oxidation (Redox)
Nucleotides & Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms
Single nucleotide polymorphisms - SNP’s
Nutrition in Practice
Energy production and storage
|Unit 9 Movie Lectures
|Carbohydrates part 1
|Carbohydrates part 2
|Fats part 1
|Fats part 2
|Fats part 3
|Fats part 4
Unit 10 - Clinical Skills & Supervision
In this Unit, and the accompanying side book 'Nutrition Assessment Techniques', students look in more depth at the client/therapist relationship including taking the case, dealing with difficult clients, progressing the case, motivational techniques and reflective practice. Students will then be working with clients together with the guidance of their supervisor.
Unit 10 Contents
Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs
Neural Linguistic Programming (NLP) techniques
Behavioural Change Theories
Communicating with your client
Guidelines - A Quick Look
Starting in Practice
Already in Practice
What is Clinical Supervision?
Why Do We Need Supervision?
Preparing for Supervision
Duration and Cases
When to Start Supervision
The Supervision Process
Applying for Supervision
Practice Under Supervision
Using the Online Learning System
Final Review - Reflection & Assessment
School Supervision Team and Extension Fees
School Core Criteria
Guidelines for Setting Up Your Practice
Guidelines for Email/Phone/Skype supervision
Guidelines for Supervision Session
Guidelines for Use of Case Top Sheets
|Unit 10 Movie Lectures
|Electrolytes part 1||Mary Sharma
|Electrolytes part 2||Mary Sharma||6m|
|Microminerals part 1||Mary Sharma||10m|
|Microminerals part 2||Mary Sharma||13m|
|Water part 1||Mary Sharma||10m|
|Water part 2
Unit 11 - Research & Legal Considerations
In the Unit students will be looking at research methods in healthcare, why research is important, research paradigms, designing a research study, the challenges for clinical trials in nutritional therapy and Evidence-Based Medicine. Students will then go on to look at various legal aspects that they need to be aware of when practicing as a Nutritional Therapist from ethics, Disability Legislation, Health and Safety, Insurance and Public Health Issues etc.
Unit 11 Contents
What is Research?
Why Do We Need Research in Nutrition?
Designing a Research Study
Literature as a Resource
Challenges for Clinical Trials in Nutrition Therapy
Dietary Reference Values, recommended intakes and safe upper limits
Professional Indemnity Insurance
Health claims legislation
Code of Ethics
Health and Safety in the Workplace
Public health issues
|Unit 11 Movie Lectures
|Nutrition & Health part 1||Mary Sharma||7m|
|Nutrition & Health part 2
|Nutrition & Health part 3
|Nutrition & Health part 4
|Nutrition & Health part 5
|Nutrition & Health part 6
|Blood Sugar Balancing||Karen Carman
Unit 12 - Setting up in practice
This Unit teaches business skills and setting up a nutrition practice. The Unit provides information on how to conduct market research and define a business proposition. Students are led through the process of defining a brand strategy, values and vision. The Unit covers internal business activities: finance, marketing, operations and design; and external activities: service, products, clinic location and layout, website design, social media and communication.
Unit 11 Contents
Setting up in practice
What is a brand?
Getting an Overview
The Business Model
Presenting to the External World
Organising your Internal World
Bust a Belief
Sustaining the Flight
Learning from Others
|Unit 12 Movie Lectures
|Nutrition & Health cont. part 1
|Nutrition & Health cont. part 3
|Nutrition & Health cont. part 3
|Marvelous Microbiome part 1||Karen Carman||1h 15m|
|Marvelous Microbiome part 2
||Karen Carman||1h 17m|
|Loving your Liver||Karen Carman
|Allergies||Mary Sharma||3h 32m|
|Allergies Case Studies||Mary Sharma||37m|
What is pharmacology?
What is a drug?
Drug classification, groups and names
How do drugs get into the body – drug administration
How do drugs know where to work?
How can we tell what prescription drugs patients are taking?
Assessment techniques booklet
The initial consultation
Progressing the case
Students complete paper cases for assessment as they work through the course study manual. They receive detailed written feedback on each case and these form part of their clinical training.
Students attend two clinical training events that include a mixture of clinical lectures and cases. Students work on cases in class with feedback from the lecturers. 2 x 3 day events.
During Unit 10 students enter into clinical supervision where they find clients to work with under supervision. They take the cases with the supervisor present, then the student analyses the case and comes up with a treatment plan, this then goes to the supervisor for feedback and sign-off.
3 clients, 2 cases each (6 cases in total) over 6 months.