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Qualification Title Advanced Diploma in Health Sciences (Naturopathy and Nutrition) (Level 7)
Qualification Type Diploma
Level 7
Credits 240
Subject Area
  • Natural and Physical Sciences » Biological Sciences » Human Biology
Strategic Purpose Statement
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the community with naturopaths and nutritionists who can apply in-depth scientific knowledge of the human body to assist people with the prevention of lifestyle based health issues and health conditions or diseases.
Graduates will be able to work as practising Naturopaths or Nutritionists to provide good naturopathic nutrition advice based on current health science and wellness trends.
Graduate profile
Graduates of this qualification will be able to:
* Apply knowledge of nutritional biochemistry and dietary modifications to clients across a range of health states to prevent and manage health imbalances
* Apply herbal medicine materia medica to advise clients across a range of health states to prevent and manage health imbalances and restore wellbeing
* Apply knowledge of pharmaceutical drugs and their interactions within the context of a natural therapies practice
* Apply a range of complementary therapy approaches and evaluate their effectiveness in association with natural therapies practice
* Identify and apply the key principles, concepts and techniques of the major frameworks of counselling in relation to clinical practice and consultation
* Evaluate clinical diagnostic data within a natural therapies context for a range of health states
* Provide professional culturally safe health advice in a clinical environment to help maintain wellbeing as well as prevent and manage health imbalances
* Establish and manage the operation of a natural therapies practice or clinic.
Education pathways
Graduates will be able to undertake higher education in the areas of naturopathy, nutrition, health-related disciplines, health science, as well as complementary and natural medicine.
Graduates will have a pathway to degrees in Naturopathy and Nutrition.
Entry Requirements
* The New Zealand Diploma in Health Science (Level 5) [3510] or equivalent skills and knowledge, experience, and/or qualification(s).
Education Organisation Naturopathic College of New Zealand Limited
Developed By Naturopathic College of New Zealand Limited
Quality Assured By New Zealand Qualifications Authority
Number 3727
Status Current
Created August 2017
Last Reviewed September 2017
Next Review August 2019
Content
Through completion of 16 courses, students in this programme will cover the following content:
* Nutritional Biochemistry
* Pathology and Clinical Science
* Herbal Medicine Materia Medica
* Complementary Therapies I
* Complementary Therapies II
* Dietary Plan (Lifestyle)
* Clinical Skills
* Clinical Examination
* Clinical Diagnostics
* Medicinal Food Science
* Clinical Case Studies
* Advanced Herbal Medicine
* Pharmacology
* Psychology and Counselling Theory
* Establish and Manage a Practice
* Clinical Practicum

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