Functional & Biochemical Imbalances

Impact of environmental factors on health and well-being | Epigenetic | Prevention, and management of environmental triggers and mediators | Further research skills development

Drug Nutrient Interactions

Drug/food/nutrient/herb interactions | Key principles of pharmacology (including pharmacodynamics and pharmacokinetics, mechanisms of actions, and common side effects) | Use of pharmacopeia | Principles of nutraceutical posology | An introduction to herbal medicine | Underpinning knowledge and skills development for demonstrating safe and legal nutritional strategies in the clinical practice modules

Functional & Diagnostic Testing Concepts

An introduction to laboratory tests (diagnostic and functional), and visual & manual screening for nutritional status | Using these tools in nutritional therapy clinical practice to enhance the individualisation of management plans | Skills in how to use an evidence based approach to determine the usefulness of these tests and screens in clinical practice | Interpretation of results are developed further

Disordered Physiology

Aetiology and pathophysiology of common diseases and health conditions | Functional systems imbalances and their links to disease states, health conditions and symptoms | Differential Diagnosis | Nutritional and behavioural strategies | Evidence informed nutritional modulation and monitoring of chronic conditions | Breastfeeding, weaning, childhood diets | Communicating to clients and the public

Clinical Practice 1*

Practical application of clinical analysis | Communication skills | Exploring the client-practitioner relationship with consultation ‘role-play’ | Observation of professional NTs | Ethics and Performance | BANT Code of Professional Practice & CNHC | Code of Conduct | The Functional Medicine Framework | Personal Development Planning

Assessments you’ll have

Essay | Aide memoire | Clinic practical | Case study | Magazine article | Critique | Short answer tests | Reflective portfolio