Diploma (Advanced) Nutritional Medicine Part A

Course Code30243
Fee CodeFD
Duration (approx)3080 hours
QualificationAdvanced Diploma

Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine (Part A)

Part A


Undertaken with ACS Distance Education (1st year).

Part A of the Advanced Diploma is ACS's Foundation Diploma. When you finish part A you will be awarded a Foundation Diploma in Natural Health. The Course Fees displayed on the righthand side are for the ACS Distance Education's Foundation Diploma only.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Diploma (Advanced) Nutritional Medicine Part A.
 Biochemistry I (Animal and Human) BSC103
 Cell Biology BSC110
 Counselling Skills I BPS109
 Human Anatomy & Physiology (Human Biology 1A) BSC101
 Human Nutrition I BRE102
 Introduction To Psychology BPS101
 Biochemistry II (Plant & Animal) BSC203
 Human Nutrition II BRE202
 Biochemistry III (Animal Processes) BSC303
 Human Nutrition III BRE302

Note that each module in the Diploma (Advanced) Nutritional Medicine Part A is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Part B

Part B is undertaken with Health Schools Australia (Final 2 years).  Modules  include:

  1. Disorder Profiles
  2. Clinical Practice 2-4
  3. Chemistry
  4. Iridology
  5. Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
  6. Pathophysiology & Symptomatology
  7. Advanced Nutrition
  8. History & Philosophy Of Natural Medicine
  9. Ethics & Jurisprudence
  10. Practice Management
  11. Occupational Health & Safety 2
  12. 200 Seminar Hours + 150 Clinical Hours.
  13. Additional Requirements: Senior First Aid Cert.

Please check with Health Schools Australia for total costs involved.


  • Contribute to effective workplace relationships.
  • Develop professional expertise.
  • Manage a practice.
  • Communicate effectively with clients/patients.
  • Make referrals to other health care professionals when appropriate.
  • Apply advanced first aid (O/S).
  • Apply basic first aid.
  • Contribute to organisational effectiveness in the health industry.
  • Provide leadership in the health industry.
  • Develop a natural health assessment framework.
  • Apply elementary Patho physiological research to client assessment.
  • Manage work within a natural health framework.
  • Research human health issues and apply results to client assessment.
  • Advise clients on appropriate preventative health strategy.
  • Provide advice on nutritional supplementation.
  • Analyse clinical tests to assist diagnosis.
  • Provide basic counselling.
  • Apply human health sciences data to an assessment program.
  • Apply natural health assessment framework.
  • Plan the natural health and fitness regime with client.
  • Assess clinical disorder profiles.
  • Apply advanced iridology as diagnostic technique.
  • Provide functional nutritional advice.
  • Provide specialised nutritional care.
  • Apply basic iridology as a diagnostic technique.
  • Apply literature research findings to clinical nutritional practice.


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