This short course...

  • is for: Practitioners, Scientists
  • is with: Dr Carol Granger; Dr Marie Polley
  • spans: 3 days
  • provides: BANT CPD 15 hours, ION CPD 15 hours, NTEC certification
  • has an Early Bird Offer: Offer expired end of 25.10.19

Cancer is not one disease but a group of many and the risk factors and biochemical imbalances can be complex and varied. Working with clients who have had a cancer diagnosis challenges a practitioner to be on top of their game.  Learn safe, practical and evidence-informed nutritional support to enhance the effectiveness of medical treatments, have a positive impact on wellbeing and help with treatment side effects.

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Course Description 

By the end of the course participants will: 

  • Have a deeper understanding of cancer pathogenesis and development and recent research into dietary and lifestyle factors for different cancers
  • Know how to critique dietary recommendations, tests, supplements and alternative treatments
  • Have greater confidence to make decisions in complex and unpredictable clinical situations
  • Know how to consider elements of the therapeutic relationship, including safety, legal, ethical issues and professional boundary setting
  • Know when to refer to other practitioners or medical professionals and how to develop effective medical collaborations
  • Know how to present clinical cases more effectively and to communicate with oncology specialists

Programme Overview 

Day 1   : Cancer pathophysiology and a client’s journey

Day 2   : Nutritional aspects of the cancer journey

Day 3   : Evidence based supplementation for cancer patients and effective professional communication.

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Who is teaching? 

Dr Marie Polley BSc (Hons), PhD, PGCHE

Marie holds a BSc in Biomedical Sciences, a PhD in molecular carcinogenesis and is a Reiki Master of 18 years.  She has worked in cancer cell biology at Imperial College, as a Research Fellow at Breast Cancer Haven, and as a Senior Lecturer in Health Sciences and Research at the University of Westminster.  Marie has spent the last 10 years of her career developing internationally used outcome measures to capture the patients' experience of cancer treatment and using this to inform more patient-centred support programmes for people affected by cancer.  Marie is also a leading researcher in Social Prescribing and regularly speaks at national and international conferences on this developing area of person-centred healthcare. Marie has developed integrative oncology based CPD courses for complementary and integrative medicine practitioners and is on the board of the Society for Integrative Oncology.

Dr Carol Granger DProf BSc(Hons) MSc MRSB CBiol FBANT

Carol is a Registered Nutritional Therapist practicing in London and West Sussex, and a researcher at the University of Westminster, where she completed research for a professional doctorate on the practice of nutritional therapy for people affected by cancer. She is a chartered biologist with a degree in biochemistry and a Master’s in microbiology, and training in herbal medicine. Carol has worked in various healthcare roles throughout her career, including microbiology research, clinical diagnostics, medical technology and human tissue banking. Carol  used to be the Chair of NTEC, the accreditation body for training in nutritional therapy. She is a trustee of the Research Council for Complementary Medicine and a lecturer on several nutritional therapy courses at degree and Master’s level.

Carol participates in a National Institute for Health Research collaboration on nutrition and cancer.  As part of her work with a national cancer charity, Penny Brohn Cancer Care, she was involved in a collaboration with dietitians, pharmacists and oncologists in a regional cancer centre on nutrition advice for people undergoing cancer treatment.  She now works with a team of forward-thinking oncologists on provision of nutrition and lifestyle for people with a cancer diagnosis.

Both  speakers are members of the Society for Integrative Oncology and the British Society for Integrative Oncology, and have published research on aspects of care for people affected by cancer.  

Who is this course for?

  • Nutritional therapists, nutritionists, dieticians and naturopaths  and other health practitioners
  • Researchers/academics/health communicators with appropriate scientific backgrounds
  • Nutrition students in their final year

This course is not suitable for members of the public. It is an intensive three- day course with clinical case discussions which provides CPD at the equivalent of final year Undergraduate/Masters degree level (Levels 6 and 7). 

Practitioners who are living with cancer are advised to not undertake this course whilst undergoing treatment.

How will I be taught?

Lectures, case study exercises, group work and facilitated discussions. You will be provided with essential information, practical tips and take home resources

Pricing and ticket options

Participants can choose one of two routes for this course depending on their qualification and whether they wish to have certified recognition for their learning. 

CPD option
This route should be chosen by participants who want to demonstrate that they have attended the three day course. Participants will receive ION CPD certificate of attendance for 15hrs learning and has also received 15 hrs CPD with The British Association for Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT).


Practitioner Student ION Alumni
£599.00 £499.00 £499.00
All tickets have 15% off price with discount code 2019CSC15 until 25.10.19

NTEC certified option
This option gives you the opportunity to demonstrate a greater comprehension of the course content, by taking an assessment from the Nutritional Therapy Education Commission (NTEC).  This certification adds a level of assurance that the training course has been assessed by the professional body that accredits professional training. 

You will also gain CPD points from ION and BANT as above.

The assignment will start on the next day after the the last day of the course, and you will need to submit your homework for assessment by the middle of January 2020.  Please allow up to 8 hours of your time for this.

There will be two types of assignments.

Clinical case study: For Practitioners who work in a clinical setting and are fully qualified to provide dietary, lifestyle and supplement advice. will be completing a case study assignment.  You will be provided with a case study during the three days and will be asked to write a short letter to the client's consultant oncologist with a copy of a referenced dietary, lifestyle and supplement plan that you have provided to the client. (Many of the references will be provided with course materials)

Short answer test: For students in their final year who are not yet fully qualified to provide dietary, lifestyle and supplement advice.  You will be completing a short answer assignment in your own time.

The pass mark for both assignments is 50%


Practitioner Student ION Alumni
£699.00 £599.00 £599.00
All tickets have 15% off price with discount code 2019CSC15 until 25.10.19

Good to know

Offer expired end 25th October.

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