Help your patients eat more healthily and prevent chronic disease.

We’ve created our online courses, Nutrition for Medics and Integrative Healthcare Practitioners, so you can help your patients eat more healthily and prevent chronic disease. They are for the busy professional who wants to study in their own time and be able to implement nutrition guidance into their consultations straight away. Our courses will help you achieve results for your patients improving their quality of life and health outcomes.

We currently offer 3 online courses for Medics and Integrative Healthcare Practitioners; Individual courses offered are Metabolic Health and Immunity. For those wishing to study further health areas, we offer a Diploma in Applied Nutrition covering 7 health areas and including more detailed methods of assessment.

Metabolic Health

Metabolic Health for Medics & Integrative Healthcare Practitioers

This RCGP accredited online course covers the foundations of healthy eating and metabolic health. In particular, the following is included;

  • Impact of macronutrient and micronutrient intake on our metabolic and long-term health.
  • Systems and chemicals involved in satiety, blood sugar regulation and fatty acid synthesis. 
  • Calorie counting and meal composition.
  • Gut microbiota, its impact on metabolic health and appropriate dietary interventions.
  • Nutrition and dietary patterns.
  • Changes and interventions to determine our capacity to avoid, manage and correct metabolic issues.
  • Making smart food choices in practice and simple food swaps.
  • Guidance on supplementation.
  • Take home key points for each major section.
  • Cooking demonstration videos and downloadable recipe cards.
  • Patient handouts that can be downloaded and used straight away!
  • Assessment via online tests.
  • Optional additional learning tasks.
  • CPD certificate issued on course completion.
  • Study time 10-15 hours.

Immunity

Immunity for Medics. & Integrative Healthcare Practitioers

Immune dysfunction may be expressed in terms of low immunity, allergy, autoimmunity or chronic inflammation as seen in metabolic health concerns and cardiovascular disease. This online course examines how we can influence our immune function with specific nutrients and foods. In particular, the following is included;

  • Immune cell production, regulation, functioning and nutrition for optimisation.
  • Inflammation pathways and nutrients that can down-regulate inflammation.
  • The gut and immunity.
  • Allergies, intolerances and autoimmunity.
  • Nutrients and foods to support immune function. 
  • Guidance on supplementation.
  • Take home key points for each major section.
  • Cooking demonstration videos and downloadable recipe cards.
  • Patient handouts that can be downloaded and used straight away!
  • Assessment via online tests.
  • CPD certificate issued on course completion.
  • Study time 10-15 hours.

We recommend the course ‘Metabolic Health’ be studied prior to this course as it contains learnings in respect of the basis of healthy eating.

Diploma in Applied Nutrition 

Diploma in Applied Nutrition for Medics & Integrative Healthcare Practitioers

This online course is suitable for medics and all integrative healthcare practitioners wishing to apply nutrition within their patient consultations. It consists of 8 modules;

  • Metabolic Health
  • Immunity
  • Cardiovascular
  • Joints & Bones
  • Digestion & Gut Health
  • Skin Health
  • Mood & Mental Health
  • Final Assignment

In addition to the core teaching the following is included in all modules;

  • Cooking demonstration videos and downloadable recipe cards.
  • Patient handouts that can be downloaded and used straight away!
  • Assessment via online tests and written assignments. The modules must be worked through in order and completed before the subsequent module can be studied.
  • CPD certificate issued on course completion.
  • Study time 100-120 hours.

Who will benefit from Nutrition for Medics Courses ?

Sano Nutrition for Medics is suitable for any frontline medical professional wanting to incorporate lifestyle medicine into their consultations. This includes;

General Practitioners
Physicians
Physicians Assistants
Nurse Practitioners
Consultants
Pharmacists
Registered Dietitians
Dentists
Holistic Practitioners

What the Courses Include

In addition to support from the Education Team and access to the Sano Community all of our Nutrition for Medics courses include;

Ability to study anytime, anywhere to fit in with your schedule
Material accessed via our interactive learning platform. Your progress is marked so that you always know where to pick up studying again in your next session
Learning via reading material, animations, video content, quizzes and downloadable handouts
Written material also available for download in pdf format
A review of key anatomy, physiology and biochemistry
The role of nutrition and the application of nutritional science enabling the recommendation of appropriate food choices to patients
The evidence for supplementation
Video content demonstrating how to apply nutritional knowledge practically in the kitchen
Recipes supporting the health area of the individual course with printable recipe cards
Downloadable patient handouts for use in your consultations. These enable patients to leave your surgery armed with detailed information reinforcing your discussions
Assessment for individual courses is via interactive online tests completed in your own time. Assessment for the Diploma in Applied Nutrition also includes written assignments
Additional learning materials and activities (optional study)
1 CPD point per hour of study awarded by CPD Certification Service

“Currently there is no formal medical training on the impact of nutrition on health which means doctors are not empowered to treat patients with diet and lifestyle related diseases which are causing tremendous harm to their health.”

Dr. Aseem Malhotra
Dr Claudia Pastides

"Sano's CPD accredited online nutrition course is delightfully evidence based, practical and I've personally found what I learnt life changing for my family as well as invaluable for enhancing patient care. I highly recommend this diploma to medics as it's a brilliant refresher of biomedical science (that we learnt many moons ago!) plus really interesting new information that can be applied to patient care "

Dr Claudia Pastides
MRCGP MBBS BSc

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